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“My main problem with imovie is that I want to be able to adjust audio in the video clips and from what I’ve read you can’t really do that. I think I can live without the timeline and some other components but I would really like to be able to tweak certain vids if they’re too loud or quiet to fit with the rest of the vids. I watched your vid and while it does look pretty good I’m wondering about what if you wanted to bring the volume of the music down so someone could talk over it. Is that even possible? Also, can I take a large clip and cut it into two smaller pieces? If I remember correctly, there was no way to do that in iMovie HD. Finally, I’ve heard that you can only export your files in one settingand it’s only good for webstuff. What if I wanted to make a DVD?”
1) easily doable there are “Hidden” features in imovie ’09 that allow you to set volume levels, ducking and voiceovers. Adding a voiceover is ridiculously easy. You can copy and paste adjustments from on clip to other clip(s).
2) right click (or control click) a clip and split it easy, or go to “Precision Editing” mode to get even finer control.
3) you can make a movie and publish it (in several resolutions or formats) to the media browser, itunes, youtube, movie gallery, or Iweb or idvd.
to make a dvd you can publish straight to idvd from imove or you can publish to media browser then from the media browser take it into idvd, other pro dvd suites, roxio toast etc.
you can also export it to final cut for more advanced editing.
For me it is a huge timesaver…