My videos transfer in to iPhoto along with the pictures from my DSLR. I would like to trim just a bit off the beginning and end in order to upload to youtube. Apparently, after trimming in iPhoto, which is remarkably easy, there's absolutely no easy way to get the movie OUT of iPhoto. You can't email it, you can't upload to youtube. I tried uploading to facebook but the compression was horrible. When I drag to the desktop, apparently it's only dragging an alias because the file is less than a MB and it won't open in Quicktime. I dragged to iMovie (not wanting to wait around for iMovie to auto-create thumbnails for iPhoto movies) and it looked like it was going to work. However, the upload to youTube took half a second so something was still wrong. Obviously youTube said it couldn't play the movie. I could see the whole movie in iMovie, but perhaps it was still just using an alias from iPhoto. When I do a standard export to the desktop, once again it's a tiny file which plays with preview but is a black screen in QT. Only the "Export using Quicktime" option works, but this took about an hour to export a 2.5 minute video. That's an absurd amount of time wasted just to knock a few seconds off the beginning and end of the movie. Am I missing something?