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iMovie ’09 & iDVD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide by Jeff Carlson

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Introduction

I was at Macworld Expo when Apple introduced the first version of iMovie, and seeing it in person was a bona fide “aha” moment for me and most of the people in attendance. Video editing, a skill that people spend years mastering in specialized schools, had arrived on the average user’s Mac. Of course this was going to work. When Steve Jobs presented a short video of two children playing, I knew the days of long, choppy, unedited videotape recordings were coming to a close. Not only can you easily—let me repeat that: easily—capture video footage and transfer it to your computer, you can now edit out all the bad shots, the awkward moments, and those times when the camera was inadvertently recording while dangling at your side.

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