To start a project and begin creating your movie, you need to add any imported or captured video, audio, or pictures to the storyboard/timeline. The clips on storyboard/timeline become the contents of your project and future movie.
You can use the storyboard/timeline to create and edit projects. The storyboard and timeline both display your work in progress, but each provides a different view of your work:
- The storyboard displays the sequence of clips.
- The timeline displays the timing of clips.
You can switch between the storyboard and timeline as you work on a project.
After you add clips to the storyboard/timeline to create a project, you can do the following:
- Rearrange the clips in the sequence you want.
- Create transitions between clips.
- Add video effects to video clips and pictures.
- Trim the clips to hide unwanted segments (on the timeline view only).
- Split and combine clips.
- Add narration that synchronizes with the clips (on the timeline view only).
As you work on a project, you can preview it in the monitor at any time to get an idea of the end result. You can save your work-in-progress as a project and return to work on it again.
Before you can send a project as an attachment in an e-mail message, to a Web server, or record it back to tape in a DV camera, you must first save it as a movie.