The 20 iMovie Tricks You Should Know

iMovie has become one of the more popular video editing programs around thanks to its straightforward approach, multiple options and the fact that it comes free with every new Mac. If you’re an iMovie user and are looking for ways to make the most out of this software, there are 20 tricks you might need to know.

1. Multi-touch Gestures

If you’re equipped with a MacBook or a desktop Mac with Apple’s MagicPad, you can make use of multi-touch features to take your editing workflow up a notch.

  • To add a clip to your project, go to the Event browser and use a three finger swipe up on your trackpad.
  • Move the cursor above the media and pinch your fingers open to expand and pinch your fingers closed to contract your view of the media.
  • Select the clip within your timeline, and use a three finger swipe to move it to the right or left.

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