iMovie '09 and iDVD: The Missing Manual

iMovie '09 and iDVD: The Missing Manual

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By (author) David Pogue, By (author) Aaron Miller

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 447 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 231mm x 30mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 8 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 0596801416
  • ISBN 13: 9780596801410
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 320,256

Product description

Bursting with new features, Apple's iMovie '09 is vastly more usable and complete than iMovie '08 - amazing right out of the box. But the box doesn't include a good user's guide, so learning these applications is another matter. "iMovie '09 and iDVD: The Missing Manual" gets you up-to speed on everything you need to turn raw digital footage into highly creative video projects. You get crystal-clear, jargon-free explanations of iMovie's new video effects, slow & fast motion, advanced drag & drop, video stabilization, and more. Author and "New York Times" tech columnist David Pogue uses an objective lens to scrutinize every step of process, including how to: organize your videos just like your photos, and precisely edit with ease; work on multiple iMovie projects at once and drag & drop clips among them; integrate with other iLife programs to use songs, photos, and an original sound track; output your creation to a blog, its own web page, or as a video podcast with iWeb; and understand basic film techniques to improve the quality of the video you bring to iMovie. From choosing and using a digital camcorder to burning the finished work onto DVDs, posting it online, or creating versions for iPod and iPhone, "iMovie '09 & iDVD: The Missing Manual" helps you zoom right in on the details.

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David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "For Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles. David and his wife Jennifer Pogue, MD, live in Connecticut with their three young children. His web site is www.davidpogue.com. Aaron Miller is a part-time lawyer, part-time professor, and runs a software company serving nonprofit organizations. In all of his spare time, he authors the blog "Unlocking iMovie" (http://www.unlockingimovie.com), his own little way of trying to make the Mac world a better place. If he's not at his computer, he's probably playing Ultimate Frisbee or "tickle monster" with his kids.

Table of contents

Inhaltsverzeichnis div id="toc"> * The Missing Credits * About the Authors * About the Creative Team * Acknowledgments * The Missing Manual Series * Introduction * The Difficult Birth of iMovie '08 and '09 * iDVD * iMovie: What's It Good For? * A Camcorder Crash Course * About This Book * The Very Basics * Safari® Books Online * Editing in iMovie * Chapter 1Importing Video * iMovie: The Application * Getting into iMovie * Importing from a Tape Camcorder * Importing from Tapeless Camcorders * Importing from DVD Camcorders * Recording Live from a Camcorder or iSight Camera * Importing Old iMovie Projects * Dragging Video In from the Finder * Importing Footage from Old Analog Tapes * Chapter 2The Lay of the Land * The Concept of Movie Projects * The Project Library * Aspect Ratios: The Missing Manual * All About Events * Four Ways to Remodel Your Workspace * Chapter 3Building the Movie * Phase 1: Review Your Clips (Skim + Play) * Phase 2: Select the Good Bits * Phase 3: Build the Storyboard * Phases 2-3 (Alternate): Paint-to-Insert * Phase 4: Fine-Tune the Edit * Storyboard Playback * Full-Screen Playback * Rearranging Video * Copying and Pasting Video * Shortening or Lengthening Clips * Splitting a Clip * Cutaways * The Precision Editor * Chapter 4Video Chunks: Keywords, Favorites, and Rejects * Marking Favorites and Rejects: Two-Step Method * Marking Favorites and Rejects: One-Step Method * Unmarking * Selecting Marked Footage * Hiding and Showing Favorites and Rejects * Keywords * The Keyword Filter * Deleting Footage for Good * Space Saver * Chapter 5Transitions, Themes, and Travel Maps * About Transitions * When Not to Use Transitions * Two Ways to "Transish" * Creating Individual Transition Effects * A Long Discussion of Transition Lengths * Automatic Transitions * Transitions: The iMovie Catalog * Themes * Travel Maps * Chapter 6Video Effects, Slo-Mo, Green Screen, and Picture-in-Picture * Video Effects * Fast/Slow/Reverse * Green Screen * Picture-in-Picture (PiP) * Chapter 7Stabilization, Color Fixes, Cropping, and Rotating * Video Stabilization * Color Fixes * Cropping Video * Rotating Video * Chapter 8Titles, Subtitles, and Credits * Setting Up a Title * Font, Size, and Style * Checking the Result * Editing or Deleting a Title * Chapter 9Narration, Music, and Sound * Two Kinds of Audio * Adding Audio to the Storyboard * Background Music * Sound Effects (Pinned Music) * Editing to the Beat * Recording Narration * Extracting Audio from Video * Volume Adjustments * Editing Audio in GarageBand * Chapter 10Photos * Importing Still Images * The Photos Browser * Two Ways to Add Photos * The Dimensions of an iMovie Photo * Crop, Fit, Rotate * The Ken Burns Effect * Creating Still Images from Footage * Exporting a Still Frame * Chapter 11Advanced Editing * The Power of Editing * Popular Editing Techniques * Back and Forth to iMovie 6 * Finding Your Audience * Chapter 12Exporting to iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, or Front Row * Exporting the Movie to iTunes * From iTunes to iPod, iPhone, Etc. * Chapter 13Exporting to YouTube and the Web * Method 1: iMovie to YouTube * Method 2: iMovie to MobileMe * Custom Web Pages: Three Roads * Method 3: iMovie to iWeb * Method 4: HomePage * Method 5: Posting a Movie on Your Site * Chapter 14From iMovie to QuickTime * Understanding QuickTime * The Export Pop-up Menu * The Video Codecs: A Catalog * Saving a QuickTime Movie * Chapter 15QuickTime Player * QuickTime Player (Free Version) * QuickTime Player Pro * Advanced QuickTime Pro: Track Tricks * iDVD '09 * Chapter 16iDVD Basics * Why iDVD? * What You're In For * Phase 1: Prepare Your Video * Phase 2: Insert Chapter Markers * Phase 3: Export from iMovie '09 * Phase 4: Design the Menu Screen * Phase 5: Add Your Movies * Phase 6: Burning Your DVD * OneStep DVDs, Magic iDVDs * Chapter 17DVD Menus, Slideshows, and the Map * Adding Movies * Submenus ("Folders") * The DVD Map-and Autoplay * DVD Slideshows * Chapter 18Designing iDVD Themes * iDVD's Built-in Themes * Editing Buttons * Editing Text * Editing Backgrounds * Menu Audio * Saving Favorites * Chapter 19Advanced iDVD * iDVD: The DVD-ROM Maker * Uncover Your DVD Project File * AppleScripting iDVD * Archiving Your Project * Disk Images * Professional Duplicating * Appendixes * iMovie '09, Menu by Menu * iMovie Menu * File Menu * Edit Menu * View Menu * Text Menu * Share Menu * Window Menu * Help Menu * Drag and Drop Menu * Troubleshooting * Two Golden Rules * General iMovie Troubleshooting * Starting Up and Importing * Editing * Exporting * Where to Get Help * Master Keyboard Shortcut List * Panes, Panels, and Windows * Event Browser and Storyboard * Playback * Editing * Working with Clips * Music and Audio * Editing Titles * Visual Cheat Sheet * Colophon