Below you see the iMovie screen and the controls that are used to create movies. An explanation of the use of each follows:
- Monitor: You watch the clips in this window.
Scrubber Bar: This special scrollbar lets you move to anywhere in either a single clip, or the whole movie.
Note: The Playhead is the downward pointing triangle near the end of the Scrubber. It shows exactly where you are in the clip. You may move it a single frame with the arrow keys. The current selection is highlighted yellow in the Scrubber Bar.
- Clips/Timeline Viewer: Allows you to toggle between Clips view (shown) and Timeline view.
- Camera/Edit Mode: Switches between Camera and Edit mode. Camera mode allows you to import video from your miniDV camera, while Edit mode allows you to work with your project.
- Movie Track: This shows the order in which the clips will play. Clips can be dragged to reorder them.
- Playback Controls: These control both the playback of the movie and the operation of the camera depending on whether the Camera or Edit mode is selected.
- Clips Pane: The current pane is the Clips Panes, where clips are placed upon import. Is a part of the Design Panes.
Volume Control: This controls the speaker volume of the computer.
Note: It does not change the volume levels in your video or audio clips.
- Pane Tabs: These five buttons enable you to use the special stuff which bring movies to life.
- Free Space Indicator: This shows the amount of hard drive space you have available.
- Project Trash: This holds the deleted clips. Empty the trash when the project is finished or you need to recover the disk space.