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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.
iMovie '09 & iDVD Portable Genius provides essential information coupled with savvy advice on everything from capturing to editing, viewing, and posting movies online in a variety of formats. Filled with hip tips that cover how to use the core features in iMovie and iDVD this practical guide takes movie making to the masses. Titles in the Portable Genius series are not comprehensive; instead they aim to provide readers with the most accessible, useful information possible by giving readers tips and techniques for the most used features in a product or software. A handy smaller trim size makes it easy for readers to carry with them essential information on the hottest tips and tricks for their Mac. As many iLife users initially find iMovie and iDVD somewhat daunting, this book offers fast-moving coverage of the essentials of these applications as well as more advanced features. iMovie receives very wide distribution because Apple includes iLife free with all new Macs sold. Mac users are passionate and loyal and these books capture that same feeling in pedagogy and series style.
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.
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.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
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