But there are still a few things you can do with the iMovie interface. By default it’s set up for simple editing, but you can activate some more advanced features in just a few minutes if you know where to look. Here we show you exactly how you can do that.
1 View waveforms
When you’re tweaking audio, you need to see it to do a proper job. Click the Thumbnail button on the right of the timeline and check the box in the menu to see waveforms below each clip.
2 Skimmer Info
Click View>Show Skimmer Info, or hit Ctrl+Y to activate a small pop-up over each clip giving you details like the name of the video or photo and the file type.
3 Wrapping timeline
If you have a lot of extra space in your timeline, you can choose View>Wrapping Timeline to show your project over multiple lines; perfect for longer projects.
You can adjust the size of the thumbnails for each clip in your timeline, too. Just click the Thumbnail button on the right again and use the slider to adjust the size.
5 Swap locations
If you want to return to the glory days of iMovie ’09, you can put the timeline back in the top-left and move the events view down by choosing Window>Swap Project and Event.
When you’ve got your perfect setup and just want to concentrate on editing your clips, you can also click Hide in the top-left to get the Libraries list off-screen temporarily.
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