Apple updated iMovie for the Mac today, making it a lot more like the iOS version.
First, the ‘New Project’ button is now easier to track down in the projects browser. It’s basically the first option in the library.
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Apple also increased the thumbnail views for all movies, and lets you edit projects with a single click. When you click on a clip, it now selects the entire video instead of a portion.
If you do want a range instead of the clip, hold down the ‘R’ key and drag the slider to grab a piece of video from your clip.
Though it’s still a trackpad and keyboard experience, iMovie for Mac is a lot more like iOS with its default to select entire clips and range selection. Aesthetically, it’s also a bit more familiar for iOS users, which may encourage casual users to turn to it on the desktop, too.