iMovie '09 and iDVD '09 For Dummies

iMovie '09 and iDVD '09 For Dummies

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A fun, full-color guide to creating, editing, dressing up, and sharing home movies using iMovie and iDVD Make home movies 21st Century style, complete with special effects, themes, backgrounds, and other elements you can add yourself when you know how to use iMovie and iDVD. This fun and friendly guide makes it easy! iMovie and iDVD are preloaded on every new Mac. Especially if you're new to the Mac, you'll appreciate how iMovie '09 & iDVD '09 For Dummies walks you through every step, starting with transferring footage from your camcorder to your computer. You'll learn to use all the features and put your finished product on DVD for others to enjoy.*
Explains how to transfer movie clips to the computer from a camcorder or digital camera* Covers all the features of both iMovie '09 and iDVD '09* Shows how to use the new Project Library, editing effects, transitions, image stabilization, and Precision Editor* Guides you through the cover flow interface, image stabilization, image effects, maps and backgrounds, and themes* Provides step-by-step directions for creating multimedia DVDs* Illustrated in beautiful full color iMovie '09 & iDVD '09 For Dummies will have you making movies in no time and having fun doing it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 589.67g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0470502126
  • 9780470502129
  • 638,678

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Ready for action? Get your footage into iMovie, edit like a pro, and create a masterpieceiMovie '09 is a whole new creature, and this books is going to help you take advantage of each fabulous feature. Discover the best ways to plan a shoot, manage Events, and handle your clips. Then learn to work with iMovie themes, enhance your footage, combine video and audio tracks, and bring your creation to the world on a DVD or online.What's in a movie -- learn what equipment you need, how to plan your video shoot, and how to anticipate the unexpectedEditing 101 -- preview and organize clips, crop and resize still images, put them together, and add themesThe virtual cutting room -- perform precision edits, fine-tune audio, and add titles, transitions, and effectsDistribution -- share your movie via YouTube, iTunes, or MobileMe as well as on DVDQuick DVDs -- make a OneStep DVD from your video camera, or use Magic iDVD to create one using content already on your MacOpen the book and find: What goes into the movie-making processHow to import videoWhat Events are and how to manage themTips for effectively arranging your clipsTen useful hardware and software add-onsHow transactions can enhance your movieVideo effects that add pizzazzHow to add professional touches to your DVD
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Pre-Production and Getting Started. Chapter 1: Making and Sharing Movies. Chapter 2: Creating and Assembling Your Source Material. Chapter 3: Managing Events. Chapter 4: Working with Clips. Part II: Doing a Rough Cut. Chapter 5: Creating a Project. Chapter 6: Video Editing Basics. Chapter 7: Working with Stills. Chapter 8: Using Themes to Enhance Your Movie. Part III: In the Cutting Room. Chapter 9: Adding Titles, Transitions, and Effects. Chapter 10: Precision Editing. Chapter 11: Editing Audio. Part IV: Production and Distribution. Chapter 12: Sharing Your Movie. Chapter 13: Making a Quick DVD. Chapter 14: Working with iDVD Themes. Chapter 15: Assembling Your DVD. Chapter 16: Burning Your DVD. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Useful Hardware and Software Add-ons. Chapter 18: Ten Tips and Troubleshooting Hints. Index.
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"...a tightly focused and easy-to-absorb introduction to iMovie and iDVD." (Mac User, July 17th 2009)
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About Michael E. Cohen

Dennis Cohen is a Mac authority and coauthor of several Mac-related books, including iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD Bible and Apple Works 6 for Dummies . Michael Cohen develops instructional writing software and coauthored The Mac Xcode 2 Book as well as several other books.
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