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My New Mac, Lion Edition by Wallace Wang

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Understanding iMovie’s Interface

To use iMovie, you have to first understand the layout of its interface. The bottom of the iMovie window lists video clips called events. Events typically correspond to a single video clip that you captured at a specific time. For example, if you captured a video on your iPhone of a street performer juggling on stilts and then stopped the camera, that would be considered one event. As soon as you start capturing another video, such as a clown beating up a mime five seconds later, this is considered a second event.

By clicking an event name in the bottom-left corner of the iMovie window, you can view the video of that event in the bottom-right corner of the iMovie window. This list of events acts like a library of ...

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