Simple (?) question about iMovie --- I hope!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eroxx, May 5, 2011.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I want to do:

    I want to play a movie, pause it at a certain point, and place a playhead there. Then I want to play and pause again, and I want a clip BETWEEN the two playheads.

    Even better, I'd like a way to advance or rewind by a frame if they playhead isn't exactly where I want it ..

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    With the Playhead where you want it(I think that the Arrow keys will move the Playhead one frame at a time), Ctrl(Right) click, and there should be the option to split the clip.
     
  3. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you get the playhead to where you want it though?
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Play the movie and then stop it when it's where you want it? Either that or move it with the mouse.
     
  5. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But how to set one for beginning and another for end?
     
  6. mrgraff macrumors 6502a

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    Same way for both. Play or drag the playhead to where you want it for each end of the clip, and create splits at each point. Then remove the sub-clip that you have now created, and drop in something else.
     
  7. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry to be such a dolt on this ... But once you press play and then pause, how do you create a playhead from where it pauses WITHOUT using the mouse? Once I use the mouse it moves the playhead. And then once one is created, how do I create a second?
     
  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Yeah that is a problem. Once you've positioned the playhead, don't move the mouse. Adjust the postion if needed with the arrow keys, then Right/Ctrl click without moving the mouse. It's a bit tricky, but you'll get there.

    Move it to the second position and do it again??
     
  9. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Someone really oughta post a screencast of this ... :)

    But again, how to get a second playhead? doesnt the first one dissapear if you try to make one again?

    Thanks for the reply!
     

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