iMovie 2 for Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

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iMovie 2 is the latest version of the easy-to-use movie editing software that has encouraged so many Mac users to make their own desktop movies. iMovie 2 offers powerful new moviemaking tools, the ability to work with more video footage, and new visual, sound, and titling effects that let users create movies in even more visually interesting ways.

iMovie 2 for Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide covers the basics of working with iMovie - shooting and capturing footage, viewing ...

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Overview

iMovie 2 is the latest version of the easy-to-use movie editing software that has encouraged so many Mac users to make their own desktop movies. iMovie 2 offers powerful new moviemaking tools, the ability to work with more video footage, and new visual, sound, and titling effects that let users create movies in even more visually interesting ways.

iMovie 2 for Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide covers the basics of working with iMovie - shooting and capturing footage, viewing clips, editing and working in the iMovie timeline; using special effects and transitions; adding sound, music, titles, and narration, and more. These step-by-step lessons are illustrated with hundreds of screenshots, making it easy for readers to walk through each task. This Visual QuickStart Guide can be used as a tutorial for users completely new to iMovie, while readers already familiar with the software can use this guide as a handy reference. This book is great for teachers, students, hobbyists, corporate users, aspiring filmmakers, and anyone interested in creating their own movies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201787887
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 12/18/2001
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Part 1 Shooting 1
Chapter 1 The Digital Camcorder 3
Buying a Camcorder 4
Features Worth Noting 10
Features to Ignore/Avoid 12
Chapter 2 Composition & Coverage 15
Preproduction 16
Understanding Time Code 18
Take Notes 21
Composing Your Shots 22
Focus 24
Depth of Field 25
Coverage 26
Chapter 3 The Camera in Motion 31
Don't Move 32
Zooming 33
Dollying 34
Changing Shutter Speed 35
Panning 36
Chapter 4 Lighting 39
Hard and Soft Light 40
Color Temperature 41
Three-Point Lighting 42
Bounce Cards and Reflectors 44
Shooting Outside 45
Chapter 5 Capturing Audio 47
Headphones 48
Your Camcorder's Microphone 49
Microphones 52
Part 2 Editing 55
Chapter 6 iMovie Overview 57
Getting iMovie 58
Working with Projects 58
iMovie's Interface 60
Chapter 7 Importing Footage 67
Importing Clips 68
Importing Footage from an Analog Camcorder 71
Importing Still Pictures 72
Importing QuickTime Movies 73
How iMovie Manages Clips 74
Managing Clips 75
Moving Clips to the Trash 76
Transferring Clips to Other Projects 78
Chapter 8 Editing Video 79
Time Code 80
Adding Clips to the Movie 81
Ordering Clips 81
Editing Clips 82
Pasting Clips over Clips 86
Reversing Clip Direction 88
Changing Playback Speed 89
Creating a Still Clip 90
Inserting Black Frames 91
Restoring Clips 92
Chapter 9 Editing Audio 93
Changing a Clip's Volume 94
Fading Audio In or Out 95
Extracting Audio 96
Locking and Unlocking Audio Clips 97
Editing Audio Clips 98
Sound Effects 100
Grabbing Music from an Audio CD 102
Recording Voice-overs 104
Importing Audio Files 105
Chapter 10 Transitions 107
Editing Transition Settings 108
Adding Transitions 110
Removing Transitions 113
Chapter 11 Titles 115
Editing the Text 116
Editing Text Style 118
Setting Title Duration 120
Setting Title Position 121
Adding Titles 122
Modifying and Deleting Existing Titles 123
Chapter 12 Effects 125
Editing Effects 126
Applying Effects 128
Modifying Existing Effects 129
Removing Effects 130
Committing Effects 131
Part 3 Exporting 133
Chapter 13 Moving Back to Tape 135
Exporting to Camera 136
Combining Movie Segments 138
Transferring to Videotape 139
Chapter 14 QuickTime and the Web 141
Exporting to QuickTime 142
Exporting to QuickTime Using Expert Settings 146
Getting Your Movie on the Web 151
Apple's iTools 152
Writing HTML 155
Creating a Poster Movie 158
Chapter 15 Exporting to DVD 161
Exporting for iDVD 162
Creating a DVD in iDVD 163
Playing the DVD 165
Appendix A Transitions Gallery 167
Appendix B Titles Gallery 171
Appendix C Effects Gallery 177
Appendix D Resources 181
Index 183
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