Synopses & Reviews
With iMovie '11, Apple upped the bar for fast, effortless, versatile video editing. Packed with new features, iMovie '11 lets you create your own movie trailers, apply one-step effects like Instant Replay, edit audio tracks with intuitive tools, use themes for news and sports videos, and seamlessly upload your finished movies to sites like Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, or CNN.
But while iMovie '11 packs a lot in, it doesn't include any printed instructions. In this gorgeous, full-color book, award-winning author David Pogue and Aaron Miller provide a complete course in film editing and DVD design. Whether you plan to create the next indie hit, keepsake home movies, or on-the-fly YouTube videos, iMovie '11 & iDVD: The Missing Manual gives you the guidance and insight you need to exercise the power of your imagination.
- Editing Basics. Learn how to import an organize clips, create a storyboard, and build your movie.
- Fancy moves. Add scene transitions, special effects, background music, titles and credits, themes, and more.
- Secret tips and shortcuts. Youll get the tips, tricks, and workarounds the authors have learned after working with six previous versions of iMovie.
- Finding an Audience. Export your masterpieces to the Web (YouTube, MobileMe, or your own site), an AppleTV, an iPod, or even your iPhone.
- Mastering DVDs. iDVD lets you distribute your movies on Hollywood-style DVDs, complete with customized menus and chapter markers.
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 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.
Apple's video-editing program is better than ever, but it still doesnt have a printed guide to help you get started. That's where this gorgeous, full-color book comes in. You get clear explanations of iMovie's impressive new features, like instant rendering, storyboarding, and one-step special effects. Experts David Pogue and Aaron Miller also give you a complete course in film editing and DVD design.
- Edit video like the pros. Import raw footage, add transitions, and use iMovies newly restored, intuitive timeline editor.
- Create stunning trailers. Design Hollywood-style "Coming Attractions!" previews for your movies.
- Share your film. Distribute your movie in a variety of places—on smartphones, Apple TV, your own site, and with one-click exports to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and MobileMe.
- Make DVDs. Design the menus, titles, and layout for your DVDs, and burn them to disc.
This book covers version 9 of Apple's iMovie software.
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. 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 complete, funny computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 30 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" (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
The Missing Credits; About the Authors; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; The Difficult Birth of the New iMovie; iDVD; iMovie: What's It Good For?; A Camcorder Crash Course; About This Book; The Very Basics; Online Resources; Safari® Books Online; Part 1: Editing in iMovie; Chapter 1: Importing Video; 1.1 iMovie: The Application; 1.2 Getting into iMovie; 1.3 Importing Footage from a Tape Camcorder; 1.4 Importing from Tapeless Camcorders; 1.5 Importing from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch; 1.6 Importing from DVD Camcorders; 1.7 Recording Live from a Camcorder or iSight Camera; 1.8 Importing Old iMovie Projects; 1.9 Dragging Video In from the Finder; 1.10 Importing with iMovie's Drop Box Folder; 1.11 Importing Footage from Old Analog Tapes; Chapter 2: The Lay of the Land; 2.1 The Concept of Movie Projects; 2.2 The Project Library; 2.3 Aspect Ratios: The Missing Manual; 2.4 All About Events; 2.5 Five Ways to Remodel Your Workspace; Chapter 3: Building the Movie; 3.1 Phase 1: Review Your Clips (Skim + Play); 3.2 Phase 2: Select the Good Bits; 3.3 Phase 3: Build the Storyboard; 3.4 Phases 2 to 3 (Alternate): Paint-to-Insert; 3.5 Phase 4: Fine-Tune the Edit; 3.6 Storyboard Playback; 3.7 Full-Screen Playback; 3.8 Rearranging Video; 3.9 Copying and Pasting Video; 3.10 Shortening or Lengthening Clips; 3.11 Splitting a Clip; 3.12 Cutaways; 3.13 The Precision Editor; Chapter 4: Video Chunks: Keywords, People, Favorites, and Rejects; 4.1 Marking Favorites and Rejects: The Two-Step Method; 4.2 Marking Favorites and Rejects: The One-Step Method; 4.3 Unmarking; 4.4 Selecting Marked Footage; 4.5 Hiding and Showing Favorites and Rejects; 4.6 Keywords; 4.7 People; 4.8 The Keyword/People Filter; 4.9 Deleting Footage for Good; 4.10 Space Saver; Chapter 5: Transitions, Themes, Travel Maps, and Animatics; 5.1 About Transitions; 5.2 When Not to Use Transitions; 5.3 Two Ways to "Transish"; 5.4 Creating Individual Transition Effects; 5.5 A Long Discussion of Transition Lengths; 5.6 Automatic Transitions; 5.7 Transitions: The iMovie Catalog; 5.8 Themes; 5.9 Travel Maps; 5.10 Animatics; Chapter 6: Video Effects; 6.1 Video Effects; 6.2 Fast/Slow/Reverse; 6.3 Green Screen/Blue Screen; 6.4 Picture-in-Picture (PiP); 6.5 Side-by-Side; 6.6 One-Step Effects; Chapter 7: Stabilization, Color Fixes, Cropping, and Rotating; 7.1 Video Stabilization; 7.2 Color Fixes; 7.3 Cropping Video; 7.4 Rotating Video; Chapter 8: Titles, Subtitles, and Credits; 8.1 Setting Up a Title; 8.2 Font, Size, and Style; 8.3 Checking the Result; 8.4 Editing or Deleting a Title; Chapter 9: Narration, Music, and Sound; 9.1 Three Kinds of Audio; 9.2 Adding Audio to the Storyboard; 9.3 Background Music; 9.4 Sound Effects (Pinned Music); 9.5 Editing to the Beat; 9.6 Recording Narration; 9.7 Extracting Audio from Video; 9.8 Volume Adjustments; 9.9 Multiple Clip Adjustments; 9.10 Removing Audio Adjustments; 9.11 Audio Effects, Enhancements, and Equalizers; 9.12 Editing Audio in GarageBand; Chapter 10: Photos; 10.1 Importing Still Images; 10.2 The Photo Browser; 10.3 Two Ways to Add Photos; 10.4 The Dimensions of an iMovie Photo; 10.5 Crop, Fit, Rotate; 10.6 The Ken Burns Effect; 10.7 Creating Still Images from Footage; 10.8 Exporting a Still Frame; Chapter 11: Movie Trailers; 11.1 Trailers Basics; 11.2 The Trailers Catalog; 11.3 Building Your Trailer; 11.4 Customizing Your Trailer; Chapter 12: Advanced Editing; 12.1 The Power of Editing; 12.2 Popular Editing Techniques; 12.3 Back and Forth to iMovie 6; Part 2: Finding Your Audience; Chapter 13: Exporting to iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Front Row; 13.1 Exporting the Movie to iTunes; 13.2 From iTunes to iPod, iPhone, and So On; Chapter 14: Exporting to YouTube and the Web; 14.1 iMovie to YouTube; 14.2 iMovie to MobileMe; 14.3 iMovie to Facebook; 14.4 iMovie to Vimeo; 14.5 iMovie to CNN iReport; 14.6 Custom Web Pages: Two Roads; Chapter 15: From iMovie to QuickTime; 15.1 Understanding QuickTime; 15.2 The Export Pop-up Menu; 15.3 The Video Codecs: A Catalog; 15.4 Saving a QuickTime Movie; Chapter 16: QuickTime Player; 16.1 QuickTime Player X; 16.2 QuickTime Player 7 (Free Version); 16.3 QuickTime Player Pro; 16.4 Advanced QuickTime Pro: Track Tricks; Part 3: iDVD '11; Chapter 17: iDVD Basics; 17.1 Why iDVD?; 17.2 What You're in For; 17.3 Phase 1: Prepare Your Video; 17.4 Phase 2: Insert Chapter Markers; 17.5 Phase 3: Export from iMovie '11; 17.6 Phase 4: Design the Menu Screen; 17.7 Phase 5: Add Your Movies; 17.8 Phase 6: Burning Your DVD; 17.9 OneStep DVDs and Magic iDVDs; Chapter 18: Dvd Menus, Slideshows, and the Map; 18.1 Adding Movies; 18.2 Submenus ("Folders"); 18.3 The DVD Map--and Autoplay; 18.4 DVD Slideshows; Chapter 19: Designing iDVD Themes; 19.1 iDVD's Built-In Themes; 19.2 Editing Buttons; 19.3 Editing Text; 19.4 Editing Backgrounds; 19.5 Menu Audio; 19.6 Saving Favorites; Chapter 20: Advanced iDVD; 20.1 iDVD: The DVD-ROM Maker; 20.2 Uncover Your DVD Project File; 20.3 Automator and iDVD; 20.4 Archiving Your Project; 20.5 Disk Images; 20.6 Professional Duplicating; Part 4: Appendixes; iMovie '11, Menu by Menu; iMovie Menu; File Menu; Edit Menu; Clip 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;