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

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

by David Pogue, Aaron Miller


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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.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781491947326
    Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
    Publication date: 06/08/2014
    Pages: 434
    Sales rank: 288,043
    Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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

    Table of Contents

    The Missing Credits;
    About the Authors;
    About the Creative Team;
    The Missing Manual Series;
    The Difficult Birth of the New iMovie;
    iMovie for iOS;
    A Crash Course in Video Recording;
    About This Book;
    The Very Basics;
    Online Resources;
    Safari® Books Online;
    Part 1: iMovie Basics;
    Chapter 1: Introducing iMovie;
    1.1 The iMovie Revolution;
    1.2 iMovie’s Many Roles;
    1.3 iMovie, the Program;
    1.4 Getting into iMovie;
    1.5 Tour iMovie;
    Chapter 2: First Things First: Import Your Footage into iMovie;
    2.1 Importing Video;
    Chapter 3: Events;
    3.1 How Events Work;
    3.2 iMovie Libraries;
    3.3 Create Your Own Library;
    Chapter 4: Projects;
    4.1 The Concept of iMovie Projects;
    4.2 Project Basics;
    4.3 Remodel Your Workspace;
    Part 2: Build Your Movie;
    Chapter 5: Create Your Movie;
    5.1 Phase 1: Review Your Clips;
    5.2 Phase 2: Select the Good Bits;
    5.3 Phase 3: Build the Storyboard;
    5.4 Phase 4: Fine-Tune Edits;
    5.5 Aspect Ratios: The Missing Manual;
    Chapter 6: Video Chunks: Favorites and Rejects;
    6.1 Mark Clips as Favorites or Rejects;
    6.2 Hiding and Showing Favorites and Rejects;
    6.3 Say Goodbye to Rejected Footage;
    Chapter 7: Transitions, Themes, and Travel Maps;
    7.1 About Transitions;
    7.2 When to Not Use Transitions;
    7.3 Two Ways to “Transish”;
    7.4 Create Individual Transitions;
    7.5 A Long Discussion of Transition Lengths;
    7.6 Automatic Transitions;
    7.7 Transitions: The iMovie Catalog;
    7.8 Themes;
    7.9 Travel Maps;
    Chapter 8: Video Effects;
    8.1 Video Effects;
    8.2 Fast/Slow/Reverse;
    8.3 Connected Clips;
    8.4 One-Step Effects;
    Chapter 9: Stabilization, Color Fixes, Cropping, and Rotating;
    9.1 Video Stabilization;
    9.2 Auto Enhance;
    9.3 Color Balance;
    9.4 Color Correction;
    9.5 Copy and Paste Adjustments;
    9.6 Crop Video;
    9.7 Rotate Video;
    Chapter 10: Titles, Subtitles, and Credits;
    10.1 Add Titles;
    10.2 Font, Size, and Style;
    10.3 Check the Results;
    10.4 Edit or Delete a Title;
    Chapter 11: Music, Sound Effects, and Narration;
    11.1 Three Kinds of Audio;
    11.2 Volume Adjustments;
    11.3 Music;
    11.4 Edit to the Beat;
    11.5 Connected Audio;
    11.6 Narration;
    11.7 Detach Clip Audio;
    11.8 A Word on Audio and Transitions;
    11.9 Audio Effects and Enhancements;
    11.10 Multiple Audio Adjustments;
    11.11 Editing Audio in GarageBand;
    Chapter 12: Photos;
    12.1 Using Photos and Graphics;
    12.2 Photo Sources;
    12.3 Two Ways to Add Photos;
    12.4 Timing Changes;
    12.5 The Dimensions of an iMovie Photo;
    12.6 Fit, Crop, and Rotate Photos;
    12.7 The Ken Burns Effect;
    12.8 Freeze Frames;
    Chapter 13: Movie Trailers;
    13.1 Trailer Basics;
    13.2 The Trailers Catalog;
    13.3 Build Your Trailer;
    13.4 Customize Your Trailer;
    Chapter 14: Advanced Editing;
    14.1 The Power of Editing;
    14.2 Popular Editing Techniques;
    Part 3: Share Your Movies;
    Chapter 15: Share via Email and the Web;
    15.1 First, a Word About Sharing Raw Footage;
    15.2 Share via Email;
    15.3 Share to YouTube;
    15.4 Share to Facebook;
    15.5 Share to Vimeo;
    15.6 Share to CNN iReport;
    15.7 Share to Your Own Web Page;
    Chapter 16: Share to the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, and iDVD;
    16.1 Sharing Basics;
    16.2 iMovie Theater;
    16.3 Share to iTunes;
    16.4 From iTunes to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Apple TV;
    16.5 File Exports;
    16.6 iDVD;
    Chapter 17: QuickTime Player;
    17.1 QuickTime Basics;
    Part 4: iMovie for iOS;
    Chapter 18: iMovie for iOS: The Lay of the Land;
    18.1 Download iMovie;
    18.2 The Video Browser;
    18.3 Import Video;
    Chapter 19: iMovie for iOS Projects;
    19.1 Create a New Movie;
    19.2 Pick a Theme;
    19.3 Find Clips;
    19.4 Rename a Project;
    19.5 Find Audio and Photos;
    19.6 Build Your Movie;
    19.7 Reposition Clips;
    19.8 Edit Clips in the Timeline;
    19.9 Play Back Your Movie;
    19.10 Save Your Project to the Camera Roll;
    19.11 Import Projects from Other iDevices;
    19.12 The Undo Button;
    Chapter 20: iMovie for iOS Themes, Titles, and Transitions;
    20.1 Themes;
    20.2 Titles;
    20.3 Transitions;
    Chapter 21: iMovie for iOS Music, Narration, and Sound;
    21.1 Two Kinds of Audio;
    21.2 Add Audio to Your Project;
    21.3 Add Narration;
    21.4 Detach Audio from Video;
    21.5 Adjust Audio Levels;
    21.6 Split Audio;
    21.7 Duplicate Audio;
    Chapter 22: iMovie for iOS Photos;
    22.1 The Photo Library;
    22.2 Shoot with Your Camera;
    22.3 Video Freeze Frames;
    22.4 Adjust Photos;
    22.5 Delete Photos;
    Chapter 23: iMovie for iOS Trailers;
    23.1 Create a Trailer;
    23.2 The Outline;
    23.3 The Storyboard;
    23.4 Preview Your Trailer;
    Chapter 24: iMovie for iOS Sharing;
    24.1 Share Movies, Trailers, or Clips;
    24.2 Share to the Web;
    24.3 Share to Other Devices;
    Part 5: Appendixes;
    iMovie, Menu by Menu;
    iMovie Menu;
    File Menu;
    Edit Menu;
    Mark Menu;
    Modify Menu;
    View Menu;
    Window Menu;
    Help Menu;
    The Shortcut Menu;
    The Golden Rule;
    General iMovie Troubleshooting;
    Starting Up and Importing;
    Where to Get Help;
    Master Keyboard Shortcut List;
    Panes, Panels, and Windows;
    Event Browser and Storyboard;
    Working with Clips;
    Music and Audio;
    Editing Titles;
    Visual Cheat Sheet;

    Customer Reviews