Hello, my name is Dan.
Can you tell me the version of Mac OS X you are using? And the version of iLife/iMovie?
How large is this project, and have you made very many projects in iMovie? I ask this so I know about where you are in terms of experience.
My MAC is MACOSX 10.5.8
I am not sure about the version of imovi, but it looks like the latest version
are you there?
This is my first imovie project
But I came pretty far along into the project and themn suddenly I could drag and drop titles onto the video
Select a project in the Project Library, and then click Edit Project.
Choose Window > Titles, or click the Titles button in the iMovie toolbar.
Browse the title styles and choose the one you want.
Move the pointer over any title to see how it looks. If a theme is set for your project, a set of theme-styled titles appears above the standard titles.
Add the title to your project by doing one of the following:
If you want the title to appear directly over your video, drag it to the project, and let it hover over the video where you want it to appear. As the title hovers over the video, a purple shadow appears, representing the frames that the title will cover.
If you want the title to appear over a solid color or an Apple-designed animated background, drag it between clips or to the beginning or end of your project, and then choose a background.
A blue title icon appears above the video clips to show where the title appears in your video. You can adjust the position of the title at any time.
Select the text in the viewer, and then type the text you want to appear.
To edit the title’s font, color, size, style, or alignment, click Show Fonts in the viewer.
NOTE:You can’t edit the font in theme-styled titles, nor in some animated titles.
To preview the title, click the Play button in the upper-right corner of the viewer.
As you become more familiar with using iMovie, you can turn on advanced tools that let you streamline and speed up your workflow, categorize and filter your video, and unlock extra editing features.
With advanced tools turned on, you can do the following:
Add video to the end of a project just by selecting it
Mark video as Favorite, Rejected, or Unmarked just by selecting it
Tag and filter your video with keywords
Easily replace a clip in your project with an equal length of video from a selected Event clip
Add cutaway clips
Add picture-in-picture clips
Use green-screen effects to superimpose video over other video clips or animated backgrounds
For more information about using these features after advanced tools are turned on, see Related Topics below.
Choose iMovie > Preferences and click General, and then select the checkbox next to Show Advanced Tools.
The following new buttons appear in the iMovie window:
The Keywords button in the toolbar allows you to tag video with selected keywords.
The Pointer button in the toolbar closes any tool you have open.
The “Filter by Keywords” button below the Event Library shows or hides the “Filter by Keywords” pane, in which you can sort through your video based on keywords.