Chapter . iMovie: Making Movies

iMovie at a Glance

Video editing is the process of assembling video clips, still images, and audio into a finished package that tells a story, conveys a message, and keeps your audience from falling asleep.

iMovie lets you edit video, but it also lets you manage it. Just as iPhoto helps you store and organize photos, iMovie helps you keep track of the video you shoot.

That’s important, because we’re shooting more video than ever. New, tiny video cameras make it easy to capture memories wherever we go. Many new camcorders don’t even use tape, instead recording movies on built-in hard drives or on memory cards like those used by your digital camera. And speaking of digital cameras, many of them can shoot video clips, ...

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