1: Advanced tools
For iMovie’s advanced tools go to iMovie>Preferences. In the General section tick Show Advanced tools. The toolbar will expand to include new icons.
2: Faster editing
Click on the Edit tool icon. Click and drag an orange bar to select part of a clip in the Event browser. The selection will be added to the project window.
3: Faster favouriting
You can also favourite clips quicker using the advanced toolbar. Simply click on the Favorite tool icon, then scrub the green-starred icon over the best bits.
4: Hide and seek
Favourited clips will feature a green bar along the top. To show favourited clips (and hide everything else in the Event browser) set Show to Favorites only.
5: Back to basics
To return from Advanced to Basic editing mode simply click the arrow icon (or hit Escape). Now any clips you click on will be selected with the usual yellow bar.
6: Split screen
Drag a selected clip onto a shot in the Project window. The advanced contextual menu features new options like Side by Side. This creates a split screen effect.
7: Blue screen
Shoot a subject against coloured backdrops, drag the clip onto an existing project clip and choose Blue (or Green) Screen. The coloured background will vanish.
To find specific clips click the Keyword icon. Tick to add preset keywords to a clip, or Add to create your own. Drag the cursor across a clip to add the keywords.
9: Quick comment
Use the Advanced mode to drag a comment icon onto project clips. You can then jump to specific comments (or chapter markers) with the fly-out menu.