iMovie: The Missing Manual: 2014 release, covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and 2.0 for iOS [NOOK Book]

Overview

This edition covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and iMovie 2.0 for iOS.

iMovie's sophisticated tools make it easier than ever to turn raw footage into sleek, entertaining movies—once you understand how to harness its features. Experts David Pogue and Aaron Miller give you hands-on advice and step-by-step instructions for creating polished movies on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Dive in and discover why this is the ...

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iMovie: The Missing Manual: 2014 release, covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and 2.0 for iOS

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Overview

This edition covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and iMovie 2.0 for iOS.

iMovie's sophisticated tools make it easier than ever to turn raw footage into sleek, entertaining movies—once you understand how to harness its features. Experts David Pogue and Aaron Miller give you hands-on advice and step-by-step instructions for creating polished movies on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Dive in and discover why this is the top-selling iMovie book.

The important stuff you need to know

  • Get started. Import footage, review clips, and create movies, using iMovie’s new, streamlined layout.
  • Include stunning effects. Introduce instant replays, freeze frames, fast-forward or slo-mo clips, and fade-outs.
  • Add pro touches. Create cutaways, picture-in-picture boxes, side-by-side shots, and green-screen effects.
  • Make movies on iOS devices. Tackle projects on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with our book-within-a-book.
  • Produce stunning trailers. Craft your own Hollywood-style “Coming Attractions!” previews.
  • Share your masterpiece. Quickly post movies to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and iTunes.
  • Watch iMovie Theater. Play your movies on any Apple gadget in iMovie’s new full-screen cinema.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781491948460
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/13/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 370,959
  • File size: 15 MB
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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. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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" (unlockingimovie.com), his own little way of trying to make the Mac world a better place.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Meet iMovie 2
About this Book 3
Part 1 Capturing DV Footage
Chapter 1 The DV Camcorder 9
Meet Digital Video 9
Buying a DV Camcorder 16
Chapter 2 Turning Home Video into Pro Video 33
Film vs. Videotape 34
Film-Technique Crash Course 35
Get the Shot 37
Replace the Microphone 40
Limit Panning and Zooming 43
Keep the Camera Steady 47
Video Lighting: A Crash Course 49
Keep it in Focus 55
Video Composition: A Crash Course 57
Chapter 3 Special-Event Filming 67
Interviews 67
Music Videos 71
Live Stage Performances 72
Speeches 75
Sports 76
Photos and Old Movies 76
Weddings 78
Actual Scripted Films 80
Part 2 Editing in iMovie
Chapter 4 Camcorder Meets Mac 85
iMovie: the Application 85
Connecting to FireWire 89
Getting Into iMovie 90
Downloading Camcorder Footage 97
How iMovie Organizes Its Files 103
Importing Footage from Non-DV Tapes 106
Chapter 5 Building the Movie Track 111
Navigating your Clips 111
Three Ways to Trim a Clip 117
Splitting a Clip 121
The Movie Track: Your Storyboard 122
Playing the Movie Track 125
Full-Screen Playback Mode 127
Chapter 6 Transitions, Crossfades, and Special Effects 129
About Transitional Effects 129
When to Use Transitions 130
Creating a Transitional Effect 131
Transitions: The iMovie Catalog 137
Chapter 7 Titles, Captions, and Credits 147
Setting Up a Title Effect 148
Inserting and Rendering a Title 155
The iMovie Titles Catalog 162
Chapter 8 Narration, Music, and Sound 173
Audio in iMovie 173
The Three iMovie Soundtracks 174
Editing Audio Clips 185
Overlaying Video Over Sound 190
Chapter 9 Picture Files and QuickTime Movies 197
Importing Still Images 197
Using Still Images as Titles 209
Exporting Still Images 211
Importing QuickTime Movies 213
Chapter 10 Professional Editing Techniques 217
The Power of Editing 217
Popular Editing Techniques 222
Part 3 Finding Your Audience
Chapter 11 Back to the Camcorder 229
Why Export to Tape 229
Transferring Footage to the Camcorder 234
Notes on DV Tapes 236
Chapter 12 From iMovie to QuickTime 239
Saving a QuickTime Movie 239
Understanding QuickTime 242
The Expert Settings 249
The Video Codecs: A Catalog 259
Burning QuickTime-Movie CDs 262
Chapter 13 Putting Movies on the Web 269
Make the Big Screen Tiny 269
Free Movie-Posting Pages 270
Posting a Movie on Your Own Web Site 276
Optimizing Online Movies 285
Part 4 Beyond iMovie
Chapter 14 QuickTime Player Pro 289
QuickTime Player (Free Version) 289
QuickTime Player Pro 294
Chapter 15 Final Cut, Premiere, and EditDV 305
Intro to the Pro Leagues 306
Working with Pro DV Software 310
Specialized Efficiency Tools 314
Special Effects 315
Part 5 Appendixes
Appendix A iMovie, Menu by Menu 323
File Menu 323
Edit Menu 325
Help Menu 329
Appendix B Troubleshooting iMovie 333
How iMovie Likes It 333
Starting Up and Capturing Video 334
Problems Editing Video 339
Problems with Sound 344
Problems Exporting to Tape 347
The Secret Preferences Document 349
Where to Get Help Online 355
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