I'm working on an iMovie '11 project consisting of an assortment of short-length clips (most between 2-10s) and each time I try and move the portion I selected from the event menu, the select box disappears and I am not able to transfer it to the project. I have tried the prescribed click-and-hold method to only limited success (90% of the time the clip de-selects) and it has become extremeley frustrating. Am I doing something wrong? Is there an easier way to move clips?
Thanks so much.
Drag and drop should work pretty well, but if you prefer, you can use the buttons on the middle toolbar. You can also use keyboard shortcuts.
For example select an event clip and type E to add it to the end of your project.
More info here. http://help.apple.com/imovie/#mov3a62377a