iMovie '09 and iDVD Portable Genius

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470475430
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/24/2009
  • Series: Portable Genius Series , #12
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,467,724
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet 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.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction xv

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

Index 278

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