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iMovie® '09 & iDVD® '09® For Dummies®

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Authors
  3. Authors' Acknowledgments
  4. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Conventions Used in This Book
    3. Icons Used in This Book
    4. How This Book Is Organized
      1. Part I: Pre-Production and Getting Started
      2. Part II: Doing a Rough Cut
      3. Part III: In the Cutting Room
      4. Part IV: Production and Distribution
      5. Part V: The Part of Tens
    5. Where to Go from Here
  6. I. Pre-Production and Getting Started
    1. 1. Making and Sharing Movies
      1. 1.1. Getting to iLife '09
      2. 1.2. Knowing What Goes into Making a Movie
      3. 1.3. Understanding the Movie-Making Process
      4. 1.4. Figuring Out What's Where in iMovie
      5. 1.5. Exploring the Event Library
      6. 1.6. Deciding on a Distribution Plan
      7. 1.7. Checking Out iDVD
        1. 1.7.1. The Select a Task window
        2. 1.7.2. Themes, Buttons, and the Media Browser
    2. 2. Creating and Assembling Your Source Material
      1. 2.1. Planning Your Shoot
        1. 2.1.1. Arranging the venue
        2. 2.1.2. Lining up your resources
      2. 2.2. Shooting Your Plan
        1. 2.2.1. Be prepared
        2. 2.2.2. Getting the best footage you can
          1. 2.2.2.1. Avoiding the jitters
          2. 2.2.2.2. Letting in the light
          3. 2.2.2.3. Getting clean audio
      3. 2.3. Importing Your Video
        1. 2.3.1. Getting video from your camcorder
        2. 2.3.2. Importing from a FireWire camera
        3. 2.3.3. Importing from a USB recorder
        4. 2.3.4. Recording video from your iSight camera
        5. 2.3.5. Importing video from other sources
    3. 3. Managing Events
      1. 3.1. Figuring Out What Events Are
      2. 3.2. Naming Events
      3. 3.3. Arranging Events
      4. 3.4. Moving, Copying, and Archiving Events
    4. 4. Working with Clips
      1. 4.1. Finding Out About Clips
      2. 4.2. Viewing Clips in the Event Library
        1. 4.2.1. Viewing in the workspace
        2. 4.2.2. Viewing full-screen
      3. 4.3. Marking Favorites (and Rejects)
      4. 4.4. Hiding Clips
      5. 4.5. Stabilizing Clips
  7. II. Doing a Rough Cut
    1. 5. Creating a Project
      1. 5.1. What Is an iMovie Project?
        1. 5.1.1. Creating a Project
        2. 5.1.2. Changing a Project's defaults
      2. 5.2. Browsing the Project
      3. 5.3. Sharing Events between Projects
    2. 6. Video Editing Basics
      1. 6.1. Introducing iMovie's Advanced Tools
        1. 6.1.1. Discovering the Keywords dialog
        2. 6.1.2. Filtering by keyword
      2. 6.2. Previewing Your Clips
        1. 6.2.1. Sourcing material from different Events
        2. 6.2.2. Arranging your footage
      3. 6.3. Adjusting Your Video
        1. 6.3.1. Exploring clip adjustments
        2. 6.3.2. Adjusting your video's color
        3. 6.3.3. Making audio adjustments
    3. 7. Working with Stills
      1. 7.1. Extracting a Frame for Use As a Still
      2. 7.2. Adding a Still Image to Your Project
      3. 7.3. Cropping (and Rotating) Stills
      4. 7.4. Applying the Ken Burns Effect
      5. 7.5. Adjusting Duration
    4. 8. Using Themes to Enhance Your Movie
      1. 8.1. Understanding iMovie Themes
      2. 8.2. Applying Themes
      3. 8.3. Changing Themes
      4. 8.4. Customizing Themes
        1. 8.4.1. Adding Titles to a Themed Project
        2. 8.4.2. Customizing Transitions in a Themed Project
        3. 8.4.3. Going to Manual transitions
      5. 8.5. Applying an Animated Travel Map
  8. III. In the Cutting Room
    1. 9. Adding Titles, Transitions, and Effects
      1. 9.1. Working with Titles
        1. 9.1.1. Picking a title type
        2. 9.1.2. Adding a title over a clip
        3. 9.1.3. Adding titles between clips
      2. 9.2. Employing Transitions
      3. 9.3. Applying Video Effects
    2. 10. Precision Editing
      1. 10.1. Marking Frames
        1. 10.1.1. Setting a comment marker
        2. 10.1.2. Setting a chapter marker
        3. 10.1.3. Navigating a marked course
      2. 10.2. Editing Precisely
        1. 10.2.1. Editing a transition point
        2. 10.2.2. Adjusting audio separately from video
        3. 10.2.3. Using Picture-in-Picture
        4. 10.2.4. Greening your screen
        5. 10.2.5. Cutting away
        6. 10.2.6. Replacing audio
    3. 11. Editing Audio
      1. 11.1. Adjusting the Audio Volume
        1. 11.1.1. Normalizing clip volume
        2. 11.1.2. Detaching a clip's audio
      2. 11.2. Keeping a Beat
  9. IV. Production and Distribution
    1. 12. Sharing Your Movie
      1. 12.1. iTunes Is for Movies, Too
      2. 12.2. Making Your Media Browsable in Other Applications
      3. 12.3. Channeling YouTube
      4. 12.4. Using MobileMe to Share
      5. 12.5. Sharing Movies Old-School with iDVD
    2. 13. Making a Quick DVD
      1. 13.1. Using Magic iDVD
      2. 13.2. Creating a OneStep DVD
    3. 14. Working with iDVD Themes
      1. 14.1. Selecting a Theme
      2. 14.2. Changing Themes
      3. 14.3. Customizing a Theme
      4. 14.4. Saving a Theme
    4. 15. Assembling Your DVD
      1. 15.1. Adding DVD Content
        1. 15.1.1. Adding a movie
        2. 15.1.2. Adding a slideshow
        3. 15.1.3. Editing menu text and menu buttons
        4. 15.1.4. Previewing your DVD content
        5. 15.1.5. Playing it safe
      2. 15.2. Managing DVD Menus
      3. 15.3. Adding DVD-ROM Content
    5. 16. Burning Your DVD
      1. 16.1. Burning a DVD Disc
        1. 16.1.1. Preflighting your project
        2. 16.1.2. Choosing the encoder
        3. 16.1.3. Feeling the burn
      2. 16.2. Making and Burning a DVD Disc Image
  10. V. The Part of Tens
    1. 17. Ten Useful Hardware and Software Add-ons
      1. 17.1. EyeTV
      2. 17.2. MPEG Streamclip
      3. 17.3. Toast Titanium
      4. 17.4. An External Hard Drive
      5. 17.5. iDVD ThemePAKs
      6. 17.6. iMovieLocationEditor
      7. 17.7. Direct CD/DVD Printer
      8. 17.8. An External Tray-Loading DVD Burner
      9. 17.9. A USB Microphone
      10. 17.10. An iPod or an iPhone
    2. 18. Ten Tips and Troubleshooting Hints
      1. 18.1. Moving an iDVD Project
      2. 18.2. Changing Default Clip Click Behavior
      3. 18.3. Previewing Your Video with a Video_TS Folder
      4. 18.4. Putting a Happy Face on Your Titles
      5. 18.5. Keeping Names Consistent
      6. 18.6. Moving Your iDVD Themes
      7. 18.7. Trimming a Clip Quickly
      8. 18.8. Doing a Slow (DVD) Burn
      9. 18.9. Plucking Apples Off of Your Menus
      10. 18.10. Pasting with Power