iMovie 6 and iDVD: The Missing Manual

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While the last version of iMovie gave moviemakers the ability to capture and edit widescreen High Definition Video (HDV) from the new generation of camcorders, iMovie 6 is all about the ease of moviemaking itself. iMovie 6 includes five professionally designed themes with backgrounds, motion graphics, titles, and effects that act as building blocks for your projects. You can preview transitions and stunning new video effects—such as time-lapse video—in real time using the full screen. Or edit audio and add sound ...

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Overview

While the last version of iMovie gave moviemakers the ability to capture and edit widescreen High Definition Video (HDV) from the new generation of camcorders, iMovie 6 is all about the ease of moviemaking itself. iMovie 6 includes five professionally designed themes with backgrounds, motion graphics, titles, and effects that act as building blocks for your projects. You can preview transitions and stunning new video effects—such as time-lapse video—in real time using the full screen. Or edit audio and add sound effects with a new built-in sound studio. For presenting your movie, Magic iDVD offers easy-to-use themes, including new widescreen options.

Whether you're a professional or an amateur moviemaker, this is amazing stuff. But if you want to learn the full capabilities of these applications, Apple documentation won't make the cut. Instead, iMovie 6 & iDVD: The Missing Manual is the ideal third-party authority that covers all of these changes through an objective lens. This witty and entertaining guide from celebrated author David Pogue details every step of iMovie 6 and iDVD production. The book shows you how to:

  • Work on multiple iMovie projects at once and drag & drop clips among them
  • Output your creation to a blog, its own web page, or as a video podcast with iWeb
  • Use "Magic iMovie" to import your video and make a movie for you
  • Integrate with other iLife programs to use songs, photos, and an original soundtrack
  • And a whole lot more

From choosing and using a digital camcorder to burning the finished work onto DVDs, posting it online, or downloading it to an iPod, iMovie 6 & iDVD: The Missing Manual zooms right in on the details in a clear, concise, and understandable manner. The book also provides a firm grounding in basic film technique so that the quality of your video won't rely entirely on magic.

Featuring five professionally designed themes with backgrounds, motion graphics, titles and effects that act as building blocks for projects, this guide to iMovie HD 6 shows users how to preview effects in real time using the full screen, and add sound effects with a built-in sound studio.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596527266
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And 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 amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Capturing DV Footage

Chapter 1: The DV Camcorder

Chapter 2: Turning Home Video into Pro Video

Chapter 3: Special Event Filming

Editing in iMovie

Chapter 4: Camcorder Meets Mac

Chapter 5: Building the Movie

Chapter 6: Transitions and Special Effects

Chapter 7: Titles, Captions, and Credits

Chapter 8: Narration, Music, and Sound

Chapter 9: Still Pictures and QuickTime Movies

Chapter 10: Professional Editing Techniques

Finding Your Audience

Chapter 11: Back to the Camcorder

Chapter 12: From iMovie to QuickTime

Chapter 13: Movies on the Web, the iPod, and the Phone

Chapter 14: QuickTime Player

iDVD 6

Chapter 15: From iMovie to iDVD

Chapter 16: iDVD Projects by Hand

Chapter 17: Designing iDVD Themes

Chapter 18: iDVD Secrets

Appendixes

iMovie 6, Menu by Menu

Troubleshooting

Master Keyboard Shortcut List

Colophon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2006

    YOU WANT TO BE IN PICTURES.....!!

    Are you a Macintosh filmmaker and DVD designer? If you are, then this book is for you. Author David Pogue, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that is designed to give you a grounding in professional filming and editing techniques. Pogue, begins by covering what happens before you get to iMovie. Then, the author shows you how to transfer your footage into iMovie, editing your clips, placing them into a timeline, adding crossfades and titles, working with your soundtracks, and more. Next, he helps you take the cinematic masterpiece on your screen to the world. Finally, he provides an extensive overview of iDVD 6. This most excellent book is designed to serve as the iMovie/iDVD manual. More importantly, it 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.

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