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Hello.

I tried many tasks when recently having a hands on demo of iMovie11 at my local Apple Store, but forgot to ask the following question:

Is it possible to insert numerous blocks of text between various scenes in a single project? For instance:

Intro, two minutes footage, single block of white text on a black background (7 seconds long for slow readers), two minutes footage, more text - etc.

I ask because I shall be buying an iMac in January and need to know if I can avoid purchasing Final Cut, or other less intuitive editing suites - I don't want to go beyond iMovie until I am familiar and confident with using what will be my first ever Mac.

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Found the answer

No, unfortunately. Never mind, will have to reconsider my options - don't fancy learning a complicated editing suite whilst finding my way around a Mac for the first time ever.

Bit disappointing that. Thanks anyway.
 
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Actually, the answer is yes. Of course you can create what you describe. It's called a "title" and you can put one anywhere you want. Child's play.
 
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First of many

... doh moments!

In my many online searches I entered every word relating to my query - except 'titles', getting lost in a maze of problems that only bore slight relation to my question. I've repeated the search for 'duration and editing of titles (as opposed to text) between scenes' and you are right.

Even learnt that there is a quirk with transition and title values that I'm to be aware of - assuming stills inserts follow the same rules as titles. I am trying to learn as much as possible before taking the plunge into the promised land. Now to take a closer look at the basics of switching from darkness to light.

Thanks for your reply.
 

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