A05 Trimming Edits Between Video Clips 2:31

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When you are working on your movie 

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and an edit between two clips 

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isn't the way you want it

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you can fine tune it

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to make it look perfect.

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This process is call trimming.

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When putting these movies together,

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we have a good clip of Isak 

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jumping off the dock in to the water.

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‚ô™ Splash sound ‚ô™

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We also have another clip of him jumping off the dock later

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taken from a different angle.

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Notice how the sound of the splash 

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is quiter in the second clip.

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‚ô™ Splash sound ‚ô™

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Lets trim these clips so they flow nicely togheter.

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First move the pointer over the second clip

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and choose Precision Editor from the pop-up menu.

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The precision editor pane appears below

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show you a magnified view of the transitions

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between the clip you click

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and the one before it.

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As you move the pointer along the gray area 

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between the two film strips

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you can see the cut point

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that's for one clip ends and the other begins.

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The heighlight the filmstrips

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show the video in your project to plays before 

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and after the cut point,

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and the shaded sections are the parts

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of the video clips that you recorded

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but didn't include in your initial edit.

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You can preview few seconds of each clip 

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around the edit point 

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by clicking the play button here.

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‚ô™ Splash sound ‚ô™

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To make a more precise edit for this splash

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move the pointer over the first clip 

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until you get the exact point you want 

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right after the highest point of Isak's jump

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and then clic.

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Do the same for the second clip.

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Find the poin where Isak is in the same relative position

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and click.

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iMovie create a new edit point for both clips

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which you can see by preview again.

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‚ô™ Splash sound ‚ô™

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Now that the edit looks better

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lets make the sound better.

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Click on the Audio Traks button 

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to reveal the sound files 

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that are associated with each video clips.

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As the first clip is closer to the splash

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we want use that sound for edit.

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To do this move the pointer over 

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the blu audio edit line 

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until it changes in the cross hair symbol.

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Click an drag the edit line 

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until it include all the sound you want, 

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and then release.

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When you will preview your edit now

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we had a better splash sound.

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‚ô™ Splash sound ‚ô™

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When you'r finish

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click done,

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and the changes are incorporated in to your project.

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With the advanced tools for making precise edits

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iMovie makes it easy to get profesional looking results.

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