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iMovie 6 & IDVD: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)

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Publisher Comments:

While the last version of iMovie gave moviemakers the ability to capture and edit widescreen High Definition Video (HDV) from the new generation of camcorders, iMovie 6 is all about the ease of moviemaking itself. iMovie 6 includes five professionally designed themes with backgrounds, motion graphics, titles, and effects that act as building blocks for your projects. You can preview transitions and stunning new video effects--such as time-lapse video--in real time using the full screen. Or edit audio and add sound effects with a new built-in sound studio. For presenting your movie, Magic iDVD offers easy-to-use themes, including new widescreen options.

Whether you're a professional or an amateur moviemaker, this is amazing stuff. But if you want to learn the full capabilities of these applications, Apple documentation won't make the cut. Instead, iMovie 6 & iDVD: The Missing Manual is the ideal third-party authority that covers all of these changes through an objective lens. This witty and entertaining guide from celebrated author David Pogue details every step of iMovie 6 and iDVD production. The book shows you how to:

  • Work on multiple iMovie projects at once and drag & drop clips among them
  • Output your creation to a blog, its own web page, or as a video podcast with iWeb
  • Use "Magic iMovie" to import your video and make a movie for you
  • Integrate with other iLife programs to use songs, photos, and an original soundtrack
  • And a whole lot more


From choosing and using a digital camcorder to burning the finished work onto DVDs, posting it online, or downloading it to an iPod, iMovie 6 & iDVD: The Missing Manual zooms right in on the details in a clear, concise, and understandable manner. The book also provides a firm grounding in basic film technique so that the quality of your video won't rely entirely on magic.

Book News Annotation:

Pogue explains Macintosh filmmaking and DVD design, focusing on the iMovie 6 video editing software, with four chapters devoted to iDVD. He begins with an explanation of how to capture footage from home videos or special events; outlines film techniques; describes how to edit, build the movie, and create transitions, special effects, titles, and soundtracks; covers exporting a finished film using QuickTime or other devices; and ends with details about iDVD projects, themes, and tips. Appendices cover troubleshooting, menus, and shortcuts. Pogue is the weekly tech columnist for the New York Times, a CBS correspondent, and creator and author of 17 books in the series.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Pogue explains Macintosh filmmaking and DVD design, focusing on the iMovie 6 video editing software, with four chapters devoted to iDVD. He begins with an explanation of how to capture footage from home videos or special events; outlines film techniques; describes how to edit, build the movie, and create transitions, special effects, titles, and soundtracks; covers exporting a finished film using QuickTime or other devices; and ends with details about iDVD projects, themes, and tips. Appendices cover troubleshooting, menus, and shortcuts. Pogue is the weekly tech columnist for the New York Times, a CBS correspondent, and creator and author of 17 books in the series. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Featuring five professionally designed themes with backgrounds, motion graphics, titles and effects that act as building blocks for projects, this guide to iMovie HD 6 shows users how to preview effects in real time using the full screen, and add sound effects with a built-in sound studio.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits; About the Authors; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; Meet iMovie; What's New in iMovie 6; About This Book; The Very Basics; Capturing DV Footage; Chapter 1: The DV Camcorder; 1.1 Meet Digital Video; 1.2 Buying a DV Camcorder; Chapter 2: Turning Home Video into Pro Video; 2.1 Film vs. Videotape; 2.2 Film-Technique Crash Course; 2.3 Get the Shot; 2.4 Replace the Microphone; 2.5 Limit Zooming and Panning; 2.6 Keep the Camera Steady; 2.7 Video Lighting: A Crash Course; 2.8 Keep It in Focus; 2.9 Video Composition: A Crash Course; Chapter 3: Special Event Filming; 3.1 Interviews; 3.2 Music Videos; 3.3 Live Stage Performances; 3.4 Speeches; 3.5 Sports; 3.6 Photos and Old Movies; 3.7 Weddings; 3.8 Actual Scripted Films; Editing in iMovie; Chapter 4: Camcorder Meets Mac; 4.1 iMovie: The Application; 4.2 Connecting to FireWire; 4.3 Getting into iMovie; 4.4 Importing Camcorder Footage; 4.5 iSight Recording; 4.6 USB Camcorders; 4.7 High-Definition Camcorders; 4.8 The Aspect-Ratio Problem; 4.9 Magic iMovie; 4.10 Time-Lapse Recording; 4.11 Managing Project Files; 4.12 Converting Older Projects; 4.13 How iMovie Organizes Its Files; 4.14 Importing Footage from Non-DV Tapes; Chapter 5: Building the Movie; 5.1 Navigating Your Clips; 5.2 Undo, Revert, and Other Safety Nets; 5.3 Project Trash--and the Disk-Space Paradox; 5.4 Shortening Clips by Dragging; 5.5 Three Ways to Trim a Clip; 5.6 Splitting a Clip; 5.7 The Movie Track: Your Storyboard; 5.8 Tricks of the Timeline Viewer; 5.9 Playing the Movie Track; 5.10 Full-Screen Playback Mode; 5.11 Themes; Chapter 6: Transitions and Special Effects; 6.1 About Transitions; 6.2 When Not to Use Transitions; 6.3 Creating a Transition; 6.4 Transitions: The iMovie Catalog; 6.5 Downloading More Transition Choices; 6.6 Video FX; 6.7 Effects: The iMovie Catalog; 6.8 Installing More Effects; Chapter 7: Titles, Captions, and Credits; 7.1 Setting Up a Title; 7.2 Inserting and Rendering a Title; 7.3 The iMovie Titles Catalog; Chapter 8: Narration, Music, and Sound; 8.1 The Two iMovie Soundtracks; 8.2 Audio Clips; 8.3 Recording Narration; 8.4 Importing Music from iTunes or GarageBand; 8.5 Scoring in GarageBand; 8.6 Sound Effects (Crickets, Etc.); 8.7 Audio Effects (Reverb, Etc.); 8.8 Volume Adjustments; 8.9 Manipulating Audio Clips; 8.10 Overlaying Video Over Sound; 8.11 Extracting Audio from Video; Chapter 9: Still Pictures and QuickTime Movies; 9.1 Importing Still Images; 9.2 The Dimensions of an iMovie Photo; 9.3 The Ken Burns Effect; 9.4 Still Images as Titles; 9.5 Creating Still Images from Footage; 9.6 Importing QuickTime Movies; Chapter 10: Professional Editing Techniques; 10.1 The Power of Editing; 10.2 Popular Editing Techniques; Finding Your Audience; Chapter 11: Back to the Camcorder; 11.1 Why Export to Tape; 11.2 Transferring Footage to the Camcorder or VCR; 11.3 Notes on DV Tapes; Chapter 12: From iMovie to QuickTime; 12.1 Saving a QuickTime Movie; 12.2 Understanding QuickTime; 12.3 The Share Presets: What They Mean; 12.4 The Expert Settings; 12.5 The Video Codecs: A Catalog; 12.6 Burning QuickTime Movie CDs; Chapter 13: Movies on the Web, the iPod, and the Phone; 13.1 Make the Big Screen Tiny; 13.2 Method 1: Publishing Movies on a .Mac Account; 13.3 Posting a Movie on Your Own Web Site; 13.4 Other Internet "Film Festivals"; 13.5 Optimizing Online Movies; 13.6 Movies on the iPod; 13.7 Movies on Your Phone; Chapter 14: QuickTime Player; 14.1 QuickTime Player (Free Version); 14.2 QuickTime Player Pro; 14.3 Advanced QuickTime Pro: Track Tricks; iDVD 6; Chapter 15: From iMovie to iDVD; 15.1 Why iDVD?; 15.2 What You're in For; 15.3 Phase 1: Prepare Your Video; 15.4 Phase 2: Insert Chapter Markers; 15.5 Phase 3: Hand Off to iDVD; 15.6 Phase 4: Design the Menu Screen; 15.7 Phase 5: Burning Your DVD; 15.8 OneStep DVDs, Magic iDVDs; Chapter 16: iDVD Projects by Hand; 16.1 Building iDVDs; 16.2 Creating a New Project; 16.3 Adding Movies; 16.4 Submenus ("Folders"); 16.5 The DVD Map--and Autoplay; 16.6 DVD Slideshows; Chapter 17: Designing iDVD Themes; 17.1 iDVD's Built-in Themes; 17.2 Button Styles; 17.3 Editing and Positioning Text; 17.4 Changing Backgrounds; 17.5 Choosing Menu Audio; 17.6 Saving Favorites; 17.7 Buying Sound and Vision; Chapter 18: iDVD Secrets; 18.1 iDVD--The DVD-ROM Maker; 18.2 Project Info; 18.3 Uncover Your DVD Project File; 18.4 AppleScripting iDVD; 18.5 Archiving Your Project; 18.6 Disk Images; 18.7 Professional Duplicating; Appendixes; iMovie 6, Menu by Menu; iMovie Menu; File Menu; Edit Menu; View Menu; Markers Menu; Share Menu; Advanced Menu; Window Menu; Help Menu; Troubleshooting; Two Golden Rules; Preparing the Playground; General iMovie Troubleshooting; Starting Up and Importing; Title Trouble; Photo Problems; Problems Editing; Exporting Troubles; Project Corruption; Problems with Sound; DVD Problems; Where to Get Help Online; Master Keyboard Shortcut List; Colophon;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596527266
Subtitle:
The Missing Manual
Author:
Pogue, David
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Video recordings
Subject:
Interactive multimedia
Subject:
Miscellaneous Software
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Digital video
Subject:
Home video systems
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
idvd;imovie;imovie 6;magic idvd
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Missing Manuals
Publication Date:
20060515
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 1.2 in 2.18 lb

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