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iMovie '09 and iDVD: The Missing Manual
     

iMovie '09 and iDVD: The Missing Manual

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by David Pogue
 

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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

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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.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780596555726
    Publisher:
    O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    04/17/2009
    Series:
    Missing Manual Series
    Sold by:
    Barnes & Noble
    Format:
    NOOK Book
    Pages:
    464
    File size:
    23 MB
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    This product may take a few minutes to download.

    Meet 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.

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    iMovie '09 and iDVD: The Missing Manual 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
    INDEPENDENTREVIEWER More than 1 year ago
    Do you want to know more about iMovie and iDVD? If you do, then this book is for you! Authors David Pogue and Aaron Miller, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that is designed to be used as the ultimate iMovie and iDVD manual. Pogue and Miller, begin by showing you how to transfer your footage into iMovie; edit your clips; place them into a timeline; add crossfades and titles; work with your soundtracks; and, more. Next, the authors present step-by-step instructions on how to take your cinematic masterpiece on your screen to the world, by looking at how iMovie excels at exporting your work to- the Web; YouTube; an iPod or iPhone; an Apple TV; a QuickTime file on your hard drive; or, iDVD for burning. Finally, the authors cover the world's easiest-to-use DVD design and burning software. This most excellent book explores each iMovie feature in depth; offers illustrated catalogs of the various title and transition effects; offers shortcuts and workarounds; and, unearths features that the online help doesn't even mention. More importantly, it provides a complete course in film editing and DVD design.
    EddieEA More than 1 year ago
    Of course, all the information in this book is on the internet ... somewhere. But where? Certainly not on the Apple website, as iMovie '09 is now "obsolete" and most of the links to iMovie '09 information on Apple's site are now gone. Even when iMovie '09 was "supported", Apple offered nothing as useful as this 'missing manual'. This book brings together everything you need to complete your movie project. Yes, iMovie '09 is still very useful. I'm not switching to something newer until Apple produces an update which is CLEARLY better than iMovie '09, and less expensive than Final Cut.
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    scott_baxter More than 1 year ago
    more detailed than I needed, but still helpful.
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