You need to select a range of frames with a beginning and end so that a yellow border surrounds your range. The split will occur at the edges of the yellow border. If one end of the yellow border is at the first or last frame of the clip, it will create two clips. If the first and last frame in the yellow border are in the middle of the clip, a split will produce three clips.
Thanks AM...while I "have" you :-) Any Idea about the second part of my post? WHY would iMovie change a duration adjustment differently than what I enter? There are no transitions overlaps to consider, and the audio track is not "pinned"...or is it? If that's the case (track is a voiceover), then I can understand this....
Go into iMovie/Preferences and see if you have a check by "display time as hh:mm:ss:frames"
If you do, there are 30 frames per seconds (25 in Europe).
If you don't you express time in tenths.
So 5.5 is equivalent to 5.15.
Give us an example of how it is changing for you and maybe we can explain further.
Thank you again...the display preference is NOT set to show frame count; and I have expressed the adjustments in tenths of seconds. As I'm working with still images (entirely) in this show, frame count is not an issue...? When you say "..5.5 is equivalent to 5.15", I assume that this results when the frame count pref IS checked..right?
Here is some specific info - the first cap is before I set the clip duration to "18" to trim from the end and better match the voice-over:
Unfortunately, the pop-up that shows I did enter "18" is not available to Grab...but here's what I get after the change:
So, no (apparent) change..?? Am I asking too much from iMovie? a one-second adjustment would not seem to be too precise..?? or, am I not getting something important here?
Thanks again for your continued interest and help.
Sorry, I had to "step away" for a while....
As you can see from my screencaps, the clip durations for my project are quite variable...so, no, I have not checked "apply to all" for ANY adjustments or corrections.
How do you suggest I learn about any adjustments iMovie is making that override my set times? since I first posted, I have worked with the durations extensively to try and improve the "fit" of the music and voiceovers - have actually had situations where iMovie INCREASED the clip duration when I entered a value to decrease it....there has gotta be a reason that I am missing; in most cases, as one would expect, things work as I want them to...BUT :-( as noted, there are situations when it seems to have a mind of its own...