Chapter 9. Add Effects

iMovie’s effects aren’t used as frequently as transitions and titles, mainly because they offer a specific look or action—you just won’t have that many occasions to use Fairy Dust. However, some effects are more subtle, such as adjusting a clip’s color balance, or applying sepia or black-and-white tone to the footage.

One exception, however, is a new effect in iMovie HD: Fast/Slow/Reverse. Previous versions of iMovie featured a Clip Speed slider below the Timeline that let you speed up or slow down a clip. Now, you use this effect to make those changes; it also reverses the clip to play from the last frame to the first. See page 62 for more information.

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