iMovie is full of features that can help speed up your video-editing workflow. But some of those time-saving features aren’t as obvious as others. A good example is iMovie’s Clip Trimmer.

Now, you may be thinking: “It’s pretty obvious what the Clip Trimmer does, Mike. It trims clips!”

Yeah, but why would you use it?

You can easily trim clips in the iMovie timeline by simply clicking and dragging on the in-point and out-point of a clip.

Well, as it turns out, there’s more to the Clip Trimmer than trimming clips. It has a hidden feature that can save you a significant amount of time in the editing process. This video tutorial reveals that hidden feature, and shows you how to use it to speed up your video editing in iMovie.


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Camera: Sony a5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Lens: Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN Art (Silver) for Sony SE

Camera HDMI to USB 3.0 Capture: AJA U-TAP HDMI Simple USB 3.0 Powered HDMI Capture

Voice-Over Microphone: RODE NT-USB

Lights: VILTROX L116T CRI95+ Super Slim Dimmable LED Light Panel

Recording & Editing: Screenflow 8


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Michael Kinney

Michael is an award-winning media creator with 30 years of professional video production experience. He's written, produced, directed, hosted, recorded, and edited a variety of media projects - from TV documentaries to interactive learning.

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