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I. Editing in iMovie > 5. Transitions, Themes, and Travel Maps

Chapter 5. Transitions, Themes, and Travel Maps

Cutting and ordering your clips makes them infinitely more entertaining than the hours of dreck you’d have otherwise. But why stop there? This is computer video editing, after all. The next two chapters cover what you can do between your clips (this chapter) and what you can do to your clips (Video Effects) to make your whole project more vivid.

Impressively enough, there’s no rendering time required by iMovie—no delay while the program computes the effect you’re creating—as there is in most other video-editing programs. You see the effect instantly.

About Transitions

What happens when one clip ends and the next one begins? In about 99.99 percent of all movies, music videos, and commercials—and in 100 percent of camcorder movies before the Macintosh era—you get a cut. That’s the technical term for “nothing special happens at all.” One scene ends, and the next one begins immediately.


  

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