IMovie '09 and IDVD Portable Genius

IMovie '09 and IDVD Portable Genius

Paperback Portable Genius

By (author) Guy Hart-Davis, By (author) Jeff Greenberg

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 18mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 24 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470475439
  • ISBN 13: 9780470475430
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,175,231

Product description

Genuis tips and tricks to help you get the most from Apple's video applications Your Mac's iMovie and iDVD applications are a key part of the iLife '09 suite and Apple's cool digital lifestyle. iMovie '09 and iDVD Portable Genius is packed with tips and techniques to help you get all the benefits these applications have to offer. This full-color guide provides essential information and savvy advice on everything from capturing footage to editing, viewing, and posting movies online in a variety of formats. With plenty of hip tips on how to use the core features in iMovie and iDVD, it covers all the basics plus the advanced features that can turn you into a movie-making expert. And its handy 6x9" size makes it easy to take with you for quick advice on the go. Written by a Certified Apple Trainer and illustrated in full color Makes iMovie and iDVD easy to use right from the start Offers essential coverage of the key skills, tools, and shortcuts that will help you start making movies with confidence Explores editing techniques and how to post your movies online Provides the advanced tips and tricks that allow you to create professional-quality movies and DVDs with your Mac The advice in iMovie '09 and iDVD Portable Genius will help you make great quality movies and have more fun with iMovie and iDVD.

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Author information

Guy Hart-Davis is the author of more than 50 computing books, including iLife '09 Portable Genius , iWork '09 Portable Genius , and Mac OS X Leopard QuickSteps , and the coauthor of iMac Portable Genius .

Review quote

"'s undoubtedly informative and makes for a helpful reference tool for outright beginners" (Mac User, July 17th 2009)

Back cover copy

The Genius is in. You don't have to be a genius to use iMovie '09 or iDVD. But if you want to get the very most out of these programs, put this savvy Portable Genius to work and start ramping up the pace. Want to quickly turn raw footage into a polished movie? Crop, rotate, or delete clips? Add background music or sound effects? Customize your iDVD themes? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, insider secrets, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy iMovie '09 and iDVD to the max. Keep this indispensable Genius on hand and watch your iMovie '09 and iDVD IQ soar. Portable GENIUS Fun, hip, and straightforward, the new Portable Genius series gives Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.

Table of contents

Acknowledgments v Introduction xv Chapter 1 What's New in iMovie '09? 2 Chapter 2 How Do I Make a Movie Quickly? 16 Chapter 3 What Are My Video Import Options? 30 Chapter 4 Do You Have Tips for Fine-Tuning Edits? 52 Chapter 5 How Do I Make Video Adjustments? 72 Chapter 6 How Do I Create Cool Transitions, Titles, and Effects? 92 Chapter 7 What Should I Know about Audio and Scoring My Movies? 122 Chapter 8 What's the Best Way to Manage My Video? 154 Chapter 9 How Can I Use Still Photos in My Movies? 174 Chapter 10 How Can I Share My Movies? 208 Chapter 11 How Do I Create DVDs Using iDVD? 224 Chapter 12 Do You Have Any Troubleshooting Tips? 264 Index 278