Synopses & Reviews
As a dedicated Mac user, you have experienced the power that applications like iMovie, iDVD, and iTunes can give you over your digital media. Ever wonder what you could do if you combined these tools with QuickTime, iPhoto, and iTools? The result is a complete digital lifestyle that allows you to master your digital domain. Mac OS X and the Digital Lifestyle gives you the skills you need to combine each of these powerful applications to create a digital media studio. Begin by touring the individual applications as you master the fine points of each tool. Then the real fun begins as you partner the tools to complete projects such as creating soundtrack CDs and adding video and sound from a movie or television show to your iMovie projects. Put the finishing touches on your projects by learning how to publish your digital media in a variety of formats including videotape, CD, or DVD.
iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, QuickTime, Image Capture, and iTools together form an incredible digital media studio on the Mac OS X desktop. This book helps Mac users put the digital pieces together to enable readers to master their digital domain.
Mac OS X v.10.2 is designed to enable anyone from digital media hobbyist to mid-level professionals take advantage of the amazing capabilities of Apple's suite of digital media tools. iLife is published by Apple, retails for $49, and combines iTunes for managing music, iPhoto for digital photography, iMovie for editing digital video and iDVD for creating your own DVDs.
While there is no information on each individual application, there is little-to-no information on understanding how these applications can work together in such an amazing way. The Mac's digital media applications are widely recognized as the leading applications in digital media creation. The timing is perfect for this type of book as Apple continues to push this digital lifestyle through the year 2000. This book helps Mac users put the digital pieces together to enable readers to master their digital domain.
About the Author
Brad Miser has written extensively about computers and related technology, with his favorite topics being anything related to Macintosh computers. Brad has written many books, and has had articles published in MacAddict and other magazines. Brad is the senior technical communicator for an Indianapolis-based software development company. Brad is responsible for all product documentation, training materials, online help, and other communication materials. He also manages the customer support operations for the company and provides training to its customers. Previously, he was the lead engineering proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo (1986) and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics. Brad lives in Indiana with his wife and their three daughters.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: Exploring the Digital Lifestyle 1. QuickTime Pro: Making It All Happen 2. iTunes: Burning Down the House 3. iPhoto: Not Your Father's Photo Album 4. iMovie: The Swiss Army Knife of Digital Video Software 5. iDVD: The Power of a Movie Production House in Your Mac 6. iTools: Maybe the Only Internet Tool You Ever Need 7. Digital Lifestyle Hardware: Digital Rules, Analog Drools Part 2: Building Digital Lifestyle Projects 8 - Extracting Video and Audio Elements of Any Quicktime Movie for Your Digital Lifestyle Projects 9. Moving Your Digital Media into and out of the Digital Lifestyle Applications 10. Creating Soundtracks for Digital Lifestyle Projects 11. Adding Video and SOund from Movies or Television Shows to Your Digital Lifestyle Projects 12. Customizing Your Mac OS X Desktop with Digital Media 13. Adding Digital Tricks to iMovie's Bag 14. Creating Your Own Soundtrack CDs 15. Building Digital Lifestyle Slideshows Part 3: Displaying Your Digital Masterpieces 16. Expoerting Your Projects to Videotape 17. Putting Your Projects on CD 18. Putting Your Projects on DVD 19. Creating and Hosting a Digital Lifestyle Web Site with iTools 20. Organizing and Archiving Your Digital Media