My iMovie

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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iMovie screenshots that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into iMovie problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from iMovie.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks ...

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Overview

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iMovie screenshots that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into iMovie problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from iMovie.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through everything you want to do with iMovie.
Learn how to:
• Become familiar with the layout of the new iMovie for Mac interface
• Organize and manage your iMovie Library, videos, photos, and other digital media
• Import your videos into iMovie
• Precisely trim movie clips to show exactly what you want in your movie
• Correct shaky or blurry video
• Enhance your audio and create a voiceover
• Add background music and sound effects
• Use themes to make your movies look polished
• Add titles and special effects to your movie
• Create a high-quality trailer to give your friends a sneak peek at what is to come
• Share your movies on social media like Facebook, or via email
• Bonus Chapter: Using iMovie on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
• Add transitions between clips to move smoothly from one clip to the next
• Overlay one clip or photo on top of another to combine them into one image

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789749956
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Series: My... Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 252,585
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig James Johnston has been involved with technology since his high school days at Glenwood High in Durban, South Africa, when his school was given some Apple ][ Europluses. From that moment, technology captivated him and he has owned, supported, evangelized, and written about it.

Craig has been involved in designing and supporting large-scale enterprise networks with integrated email and directory services since 1989. He has held many different IT-related positions in his career ranging from sales support engineer to mobile architect for a 40,000-smartphone infrastructure at a large bank.

In addition to designing and supporting mobile computing environments, Craig cohosts the CrackBerry.com podcast as well as guest hosting on other podcasts, including iPhone and iPad Live podcasts. You can see Craig’s previously published work in his book Professional BlackBerry, and many books in the My series, including books covering BlackBerry, Palm, Nexus, HTC, DROID, and Samsung devices.

Craig also enjoys high-horsepower, high-speed vehicles and tries very hard to keep to the speed limit while driving them. Originally from Durban, South Africa, Craig has lived in the United Kingdom, the San Francisco Bay Area, and New Jersey, where he now lives with his wife, Karen, and a couple of cats.

Craig would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact Craig about your experiences with My iMovie at http://www.CraigsBooks.info. All comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome, including positive and negative.

Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan is committed to education and technology. For more than 15 years Cheryl has run her own company, Virtually Global Communications - VGC, a Web design and development company with a focus in education. Armed with a Master’s degree in Education, as well as being an expert in web design and development, she has been developing cutting-edge websites and mobile Internet applications, and teaching individuals and companies about computers, technology, and web design and development.

Combining web technologies and education strategies, Cheryl has developed and authored books, instructor-led training curriculum, and online education courses for clientele that include QWEST, Que, Alpha Publishing, New Riders Publishing, ADIC, Dell, Virtual Training Company–VTC, and Sun Microsystems.

Cheryl has been an avid Apple Computer enthusiast for years, ever since Apple captured the education market back in the 1980s. From that time until today, she has used Apple products for her work and personal use. She has authored and taught training classes on Apple products and has used the Apple iLife suite of software since it was introduced—this includes the iMovie software product.

Cheryl currently teaches college classes in web development and design. Her commitment to the combination of education, technology, and various delivery methods for communicating information keeps her very busy in this ever-changing world. Please visit her website at www.virtuallyglobal.com to learn more about Cheryl and her company Virtually Global Communications.

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Table of Contents

Prologue Getting to Know iMovie General Concepts 3
iMovie Layout 3
Libraries 4
Content Library 5
Movie Timeline 6
Viewer 7
Browser 7
Theater 8
Toolbar 8
Chapter 1 Customizing iMovie Settings and Preferences 11
Switching the Project and Event Browsers 13
Resizing the Sidebar, Viewer, Event Browser, and Project Browser 14
Hiding the iMovie Sidebar 16
Changing the Display of Project and Event Browser Content 17
Wrap the Movie Timeline 17
Adjust a Clip Thumbnail in the Event Browser 18
Adjust the Clip Thumbnail in the Project Browser 19
Setting iMovie Preferences 20
Setting Movie Properties 21
Chapter 2 Importing and Organizing Video, Events, and Movie Clips 29
iMovie v10 Default Setup 30
Update Events and Projects from Older Versions of iMovie 31
Update Events and Projects from an External Drive or Mobile Device 33
Importing Movies from a Camera, Memory Card, and iMovie for iOS 35
Import New Media Files 37
Importing from Other Libraries 39
Import from iPhoto or Aperture 39
Import from Other Media Libraries 42
Working with Events and Movie Clips 47
Play a Movie Clip 50
Select Part of a Movie Clip 52
Use the Skimmer and Playhead 52
Locate a Movie File 54
Getting Organized 54
Rename a Library or Event 55
Create a New Event 55
Rearrange Events Between Libraries 56
Merge Events 57
Rating Movie Clips 58
Search for Tags Applied in Previous Versions of iMovie 60
Chapter 3 Creating a New Movie Project 63
Creating a New Movie Project 63
Adding Clips to Your Movie Project 65
Rearrange Clips in the Movie Timeline 69
Replace a Clip in the Movie Timeline 70
Adding Clip Transitions 71
Switch Transitions 74
Edit Transition Duration Time 75
Fade to Transitions 76
Adding Photos to Your Movie 77
Add a Photo from iPhoto/Aperture 77
Add a Freeze-Frame Image 79
Use Multiple iPhoto Libraries 80
Add Photos from Anywhere 81
Customize the Ken Burns Effect 83
Turn Off Automatic Effects 86
Chapter 4 Editing and Correcting Movie Clips 89
Trimming Movie Clips 90
Use the Clip Trimmer 92
Use the Precision Editor 94
Correcting a Shaky Movie 99
Correcting Blurry or Distorted Video 101
Splitting Clips 103
Merge Movie Clips 105
Deleting Movie Clips 106
Rotating a Movie Clip 107
Chapter 5 Adding Special Effects, Maps, Backgrounds, and Titles Clips 109
Speeding Up or Slowing Down a Clip 110
Adjust Clip Speed 110
Adjust Clip Playback Speed 112
Set a Preset Speed 114
Adjust Audio Pitch 115
Reverse a Movie 115
Apply the Rewind Special Effect 117
Creating an Instant Replay of a Clip 118
Adding Backgrounds Using the Green/Blue Screen 120
Add a Background 121
Make Green Screen Adjustments 123
Using Picture-in-Picture 124
Apply the Picture-in-Picture Effect 125
Creating Side by Side Clips 127
Display Side-by-Side Clips 127
Adding Maps & Backgrounds to a Movie 129
Add an Interactive Map 129
Add a Background 131
Adding Titles to a Movie 132
Add Title Text to Movie Clips 134
Customize Title Font Properties 136
Adding Credits at the End of Your Movie 138
Chapter 6 Adding and Editing Voiceovers, Music, and Sound Effects 143
Recording a Voiceover 143
Adding Music from iTunes 146
Adding Sound Effects 147
Adding Audio from GarageBand 148
Editing Audio 149
Slowing Down or Speeding Up Audio 150
Chapter 7 Editing Video Color, Brightness, and More 153
Using the Adjust Menu 153
Adjusting Color Balance 154
Match Color 155
Adjust White Balance 155
Adjust Skin Tone 156
Correcting Color 156
Cropping 157
View the Cropping Menu 157
Crop 157
Use the Ken Burns Effect 158
Correcting for Stability and Rolling Shutter 158
Adjusting Volume 159
Using Noise Reduction and Equalizer Settings 161
Using Video and Audio Effects 161
Chapter 8 Adding and Customizing Video Themes 165
Creating a New Project with a Video Theme 166
Adding a Video Theme to an Existing Project 167
Change the Theme Titles 169
Add a Location 170
Change the Transition 170
Use the Precision Editor 171
Removing a Theme 172
Chapter 9 Creating and Customizing Trailers 175
Creating a Trailer 175
Customize Your Trailer 177
Tweak the Clips 179
Work with the Shot List 180
Sharing Your Trailer 181
Chapter 10 Sharing Your Movies 185
Sharing Your Movie 185
Share via Email 186
Share to iTunes 187
Share to YouTube 188
Share to Facebook 189
Share to Vimeo 190
Share to CNN iReport 191
Save Your Movie to Your Mac Hard Disk 192
Seeing Where Your Movie Is Shared 192
Chapter 11 Using iMovie on Your iPhone and iPad 195
Creating a New Movie Project 195
The Movie Project Main Screen 197
Adding Video, Photos, and Audio 199
Add Video 199
Add Photos 201
Add Audio 201
Editing Your Project 202
Add Titles 203
Speed Up or Slow Down a Clip 204
Trim a Clip 205
Zoom In 206
Duplicate a Clip 206
Create a Freeze Frame 207
Split a Clip 208
Delete a Clip 209
Change the Clip Volume 209
Detach the Audio from a Clip 210
Fade Audio 212
Switch Audio Between Foreground and Background 213
Record a Voiceover 213
Edit a Transition 214
Sharing Your Movie or Trailer 216
Index 219
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