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Visual QuickProject Guide: Making a Movie in imovie HD and iDVD 5

Book Description

So you've got a copy of iMovie HD and iDVD 5,  a camcorder, and plenty of footage—but how do you get all this video footage into a watchable movie? Maybe you don't want  to spend a lot of time learning all the ins and outs of the software, but  just want to get your movie finished. Realizing that many users won't want to waste a single minute reading about all they can do with iMovie and iDVD, best-selling author Jeff Carlson cuts straight to the chase, using simple project-based instruction and big, colorful screen shots to guide them through the process of making their first movie on an interactive DVD. By focusing on that first project, rather than exploring every option and feature, Jeff demonstrates the quickest, easiest, smartest route to cinematic success. Each short lesson builds on the last as users learn how to shoot, edit, and produce their own movies and then distribute them on DVDs to share with friends, family, and colleagues.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Special Thanks to...
  3. Introduction
    1. What you’ll Create
    2. How this Book Works
    3. The Web Site
    4. The Next Step
  4. 1. Project Overview
    1. Project Overview
    2. Project Materials
    3. Movie Editing Overview
    4. DVD Creation Overview
  5. 2. Create an iMovie Project
    1. The iMovie Interface
    2. The Timeline
    3. Extra Bits
      1. Create an iMovie Project p. 7
  6. 3. Import Video into iMovie
    1. Connect the Camcorder
    2. Review your Footage
    3. Import your Footage
    4. Timecode
    5. Extra Bits
      1. Connect the Camcorder p. 12
      2. Review your Footage p. 13
      3. Import your Footage p. 14
  7. 4. Assemble your Movie
    1. Add Clips to Timeline
    2. Arrange the Clips
    3. Extra Bits
      1. Add Clips to Timeline p. 18
      2. Arrange the Clips p. 20
  8. 5. Add Photos and Music
    1. Import Photos
    2. Add Motion to Photos
    3. Add Music from iTunes
    4. Extra Bits
      1. Import Photos p. 26
      2. Add Motion to Photos p. 28
      3. Add Music from iTunes p. 30
  9. 6. Edit Clips
    1. Direct-Trim Clips
    2. Split Clips
    3. Crop and Trim Clips
    4. Copy and Paste
    5. Paste Clips Over Clips
    6. Create Blank Clips
    7. Revert Clip to Original
    8. Change Clip Volume
    9. Extract Audio
    10. Lock and Unlock Audio
    11. Extra Bits
      1. Direct-Trim Clips p. 34
      2. Split Clips p. 35
      3. Crop and Trim Clips p. 36
      4. Copy and Paste p. 37
      5. Create Blank Clips p. 39
      6. Revert Clip to Original p. 40
      7. Change Clip Volume p. 41
      8. Extract Audio p. 42
  10. 7. Add Transitions
    1. Edit Settings
    2. Add the Transition
    3. Extra Bits
      1. Edit Settings p. 48
      2. Add the Transition p. 50
  11. 8. Add Titles
    1. Create a Title
    2. Style the Text
    3. Add the Title
    4. Extra Bits
      1. Create a Title p. 54
      2. Style the Text p. 56
      3. Add the Title p. 57
  12. 9. Add Effects
    1. Edit Effect Settings
    2. Apply the Effect
    3. Extra Bits
      1. Edit Effect Settings p. 60
      2. Apply the Effect p. 61
  13. 10. Share your Movie
    1. Share via Email
    2. Share via a Web Page
    3. Share via QuickTime
    4. Create an iDVD Project
    5. Extra Bits
      1. Share your Movie p. 63
      2. Share via Email p. 64
      3. Share via a Web Page p. 65
      4. Share via QuickTime p. 66
      5. Create an iDVD Project p. 68
  14. 11. Explore iDVD
    1. The iDVD Interface
    2. Extra Bits
      1. Explore iDVD p. 71
      2. The iDVD Interface p. 72
  15. 12. Choose and Customize a Theme
    1. Apply a Theme
    2. Edit the Title
    3. Edit the Buttons
    4. Edit Motion Buttons
    5. Set Background Audio
    6. Add Drop Zone Media
    7. Use Animated Drop Zones
    8. Change Background
    9. Apply Submenu Theme
    10. Extra Bits
      1. Apply a Theme p. 76
      2. Edit the Title p. 77
      3. Edit the Buttons p. 78
      4. Edit Motion Buttons p. 80
      5. Set Background Audio p. 81
      6. Add Drop Zone Media p. 82
      7. Change Background p. 85
      8. Apply Submenu Theme p. 86
  16. 13. Add More Content to the DVD
    1. Create a Submenu
    2. Add Movies
    3. Create a Slideshow
    4. Add DVD-ROM Content
    5. Extra Bits
      1. Create a Submenu p. 90
      2. Add Movies p. 91
      3. Create a Slideshow p. 92
      4. Add DVD-ROM Content p. 94
  17. 14. Burn the DVD
    1. Preview the DVD
    2. Set Encoding Options
    3. Burn the DVD
    4. Save Project to Disk
    5. Extra Bits
      1. Preview the DVD p. 98
      2. Set Encoding Options p. 99
      3. Burn the DVD p. 100
  18. A. Troubleshooting
    1. Improve Performance
    2. Troubleshoot Burning
    3. Troubleshoot System
  19. B. Resources
    1. Reference and Tutorials
    2. iMovie Software
    3. iDVD Software
  20. Glossary