iMovie '09 and iDVD: The Missing Manual

iMovie '09 and iDVD: The Missing Manual

by David Pogue, Aaron Miller

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Bursting with new features, Apple's iMovie '09 is vastly more usable and complete than iMovie '08 -- amazing right out of the box. But the box doesn't include a good user's guide, so learning these applications is another matter. iMovie '09 and iDVD: The Missing Manual gets you up to speed on everything you need to turn raw digital footage into highly creative video projects.

You get crystal-clear, jargon-free explanations of iMovie's new video effects, slow & fast motion, advanced drag & drop, video stabilization, and more. Author and New York Times tech columnist David Pogue uses an objective lens to scrutinize every step of process, including how to:

  • Organize your videos just like your photos, and precisely edit with ease
  • Work on multiple iMovie projects at once and drag & drop clips among them
  • Integrate with other iLife programs to use songs, photos, and an original sound track
  • Output your creation to a blog, its own web page, or as a video podcast with iWeb
  • Understand basic film techniques to improve the quality of the video you bring to iMovie
  • From choosing and using a digital camcorder to burning the finished work onto DVDs, posting it online, or creating versions for iPod and iPhone, iMovie '09 & iDVD: The Missing Manual helps you zoom right in on the details.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780596555726
    Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
    Publication date: 04/17/2009
    Series: Missing Manual Series
    Sold by: Barnes & Noble
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 464
    File size: 20 MB
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    About 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. 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 complete, funny computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 30 titles.

    David and his wife Jennifer Pogue, MD, live in Connecticut with their three young children. His web site is

    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" (, his own little way of trying to make the Mac world a better place. If he's not at his computer, he's probably playing Ultimate Frisbee or "tickle monster" with his kids.

    Table of Contents

    • The Missing Credits

    • Introduction

    • Part I: Editing in iMovie

      • Chapter 1: Importing Video

      • Chapter 2: The Lay of the Land

      • Chapter 3: Building the Movie

      • Chapter 4: Video Chunks: Keywords, Favorites, and Rejects

      • Chapter 5: Transitions, Themes, and Travel Maps

      • Chapter 6: Video Effects, Slo-Mo, Green Screen, and Picture-in-Picture

      • Chapter 7: Stabilization, Color Fixes, Cropping, and Rotating

      • Chapter 8: Titles, Subtitles, and Credits

      • Chapter 9: Narration, Music, and Sound

      • Chapter 10: Photos

      • Chapter 11: Advanced Editing

    • Part II: Finding Your Audience

      • Chapter 12: Exporting to iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, or Front Row

      • Chapter 13: Exporting to YouTube and the Web

      • Chapter 14: From iMovie to QuickTime

      • Chapter 15: QuickTime Player

    • Part III: iDVD '09

      • Chapter 16: iDVD Basics

      • Chapter 17: DVD Menus, Slideshows, and the Map

      • Chapter 18: Designing iDVD Themes

      • Chapter 19: Advanced iDVD

    • Part IV: Appendixes

      • iMovie '09, Menu by Menu

      • Troubleshooting

      • Master Keyboard Shortcut List

      • Visual Cheat Sheet

    • Colophon

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