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iMovie ’09 & iDVD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide by Jeff Carlson

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6Make a Movie in a Hurry

The whole point of iMovie ’09 is to make editing your video faster and easier. So in that spirit, this chapter offers a stripped-down walkthrough of the video editing experience.

In subsequent chapters I cover each step in more detail, but if you’re burning to turn your footage into a movie and share it with the world, this is the place to start. Keep in mind that iMovie offers several ways to perform some tasks; for example, I’ve shown only two ways to trim a clip here, but more methods are described in Chapter 10.

Enough of this rambling already. Let’s edit!

Make a Movie in a Hurry

For this overview, we’re going to import video from a digital camcorder, assemble a short movie from the footage, edit the video, add ...

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