iMovie 09 & iDVD 09 For Dummies

iMovie 09 & iDVD 09 For Dummies



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iMovie 09 & iDVD 09 For Dummies by Dennis R. Cohen, Michael E. Cohen, Cohen

A fun, full-color guide to creating, editing, dressing up, and sharing home movies using iMovie and iDVD

Make home movies 21st Century style, complete with special effects, themes, backgrounds, and other elements you can add yourself when you know how to use iMovie and iDVD. This fun and friendly guide makes it easy!

iMovie and iDVD are preloaded on every new Mac. Especially if you're new to the Mac, you'll appreciate how iMovie '09 & iDVD '09 For Dummies walks you through every step, starting with transferring footage from your camcorder to your computer. You'll learn to use all the features and put your finished product on DVD for others to enjoy.

  • Explains how to transfer movie clips to the computer from a camcorder or digital camera
  • Covers all the features of both iMovie '09 and iDVD '09
  • Shows how to use the new Project Library, editing effects, transitions, image stabilization, and Precision Editor
  • Guides you through the cover flow interface, image stabilization, image effects, maps and backgrounds, and themes
  • Provides step-by-step directions for creating multimedia DVDs
  • Illustrated in beautiful full color

iMovie '09 & iDVD '09 For Dummies will have you making movies in no time and having fun doing it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470502129
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/14/2009
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.12(w) x 7.42(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Dennis Cohen is a Mac authority and coauthor of several Mac-related books, including iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD Bible and Apple Works 6 for Dummies. Michael Cohen develops instructional writing software and coauthored The Mac Xcode 2 Book as well as several other books.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Pre-Production and Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Making and Sharing Movies.

Chapter 2: Creating and Assembling Your Source Material.

Chapter 3: Managing Events.

Chapter 4: Working with Clips.

Part II: Doing a Rough Cut.

Chapter 5: Creating a Project.

Chapter 6: Video Editing Basics.

Chapter 7: Working with Stills.

Chapter 8: Using Themes to Enhance Your Movie.

Part III: In the Cutting Room.

Chapter 9: Adding Titles, Transitions, and Effects.

Chapter 10: Precision Editing.

Chapter 11: Editing Audio.

Part IV: Production and Distribution.

Chapter 12: Sharing Your Movie.

Chapter 13: Making a Quick DVD.

Chapter 14: Working with iDVD Themes.

Chapter 15: Assembling Your DVD.

Chapter 16: Burning Your DVD.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Useful Hardware and Software Add-ons.

Chapter 18: Ten Tips and Troubleshooting Hints.


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