I'm new to iMovie

I have imported the raw footage I want to edit

Here is the noob question:

How do I select the parts I want to use?

It seems, in older versions of iMovie, this was done simply by marking (click and drag to select) the part, and then move it down to timeline

How is it done now?

Macbook Pro 15" retina 2012 with Yosemite

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Create a new project (on top), with or without a theme. Then the timeline will be on bottom and the iMovie library on top. Now you can drag pieces in, just like before.

  • Please read my question again ;) It's not like before (before, you could easily select the right parts first). How do I select the pieces I want to use? Say I have 23 minutes of footage. I want to use 5 small parts of that. EDIT: oh.. this is your first answer...
    – mowgli
    Commented Nov 7, 2014 at 22:03
  • Does this help? Commented Nov 7, 2014 at 22:08
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    damn why did they change that? that was so intuitive and perfect..
    – mowgli
    Commented Nov 7, 2014 at 22:20
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    @mowgli, I just updated to the new version, and the behaviour is still the same. This is version 10.0.6. Commented Nov 8, 2014 at 9:03
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    I believe I had a bug yesterday. Today it works with click & drag. Strange
    – mowgli
    Commented Nov 8, 2014 at 11:04

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