Hi, this is Gary with MacMost Now. On today's episode, lets learn how to use Beat Markers in IMovie 11. So to use Beat markers, first we'll need some music. I'll select one of the default jingles here that's part of the ILife sound effects and I'll drag this into an empty project. And it will put the sound there, there is no video in it yet, so it's just a small block there. Now with this selected, I'm going to go to window clip trimmer or command r to bring up the clip trimmer here. Now there's several different ways I can add Beat Markers here. If you look under clip and you look at Beat Marker there's one way to do it and you say I can do that with m as a shortcut key. I can also drag and drop a Beat Marker from this music note here and i could put it wherever I want. I can also select it and kind of get rid of it by dragging away. The easiest way to create a bunch of beats is to actually play it by pressing the space bar and than hit M at all the different beats, like this. So now that I've added all of those different Beat Markers, I'm done with the clip trimmer. So lets look back at the videos that I have here. These sample videos here I can take and I can drag and drop them into the project and now we get some amount of a time line here. Lets switch to the single row time line. And I could add several different bits. So here's a longer clip. Now you can notice that as I'm doing that, it's adding these right where the beats are. We'll add this next one. Right there and you can see there are the different beats measured out and I can in fact add all of these here. And will add them each one to a different beat set. So each clip starts exactly at a different beat so when I play it, you can see in the preview here, I'll get the desired effect. So now I can also edit the part of each of the segments there all just about three seconds long. So I can go into it here. Command r for the clip trimmer and I can see exactly what segment it's taking. So I am going to take a segment from the middle of each one of these. And click on the next one here the clip trimmer stays open, and I can adjust what part of the action from each clip it takes. Now that I've done that, I can add transitions as well. So I go to the transition's area here, and we'll add a ripple transition and it's going to put the transition right on the beat. Now the secret to doing this is first to go to edit and go to transition overlap and select half maintaining project duration. If you have it set to all, than it will actually give you a warning saying that it's not going to be able to keep the beats with the transitions inserted. So now when I play it. So using Beat Markers is a great way to take some clips, a bit of music and create a finished video. You can even use with photos. Do the same thing I did before except instead of dropping a bunch of video clips in there, you can drop some photos and the photos will all exactly fit with the beats. Hope you found this interesting. Til next time, this is Gary with MacMost Now.