The Complete Idiot's Guide to IMovie 2

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Penguin, 2000 - Performing Arts - 357 pages

The Complete Idiot¿s Guide to iMovie 2 provides beginning to intermediate users everything they need to know to download, edit, polish, and view or send their home video productions, including background for understanding the tools and steps to create Digital Video; how to create video tracks; how to use transitions, sound effects, and other special elements; and how to prepare movies for distribution and viewing on the Web, on TV and in emails. A must-have for all digital video enthusiasts!

 

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Contents

iMovie Digital Movie Magic
7
What Is DV All About?
8
How Do You Build a DV Movie?
9
Planning Your Flick
10
Gathering Your Clips
11
Adding Special Effects and Sound
12
Finishing Your Movie
13
Other Things You Need to Know
14
Stocking the Shelf from Another Shelf
165
Creating More Working Room
167
Capture to the Clip Viewer Instead of to the Shelf
168
Laying All Your Clips Down
171
Know Your Clips
172
Get the Dirt on a Clip
173
Edit Your Clips for the First TimeAnd Definitely Not the Last Time
175
Moving Around a Clip
178

Building a Digital Video Toolkit with More Power
15
The Big FourYou Must Have These to Make DVs
17
iMovie
26
Input Devices
27
Storage Devices
33
Software for More Power
36
iMovie Definitely Not Your Fathers Video Editing Application
37
Why iMovie Rocks
38
A Guided Tour
41
Viewing with the Viewers
44
Working with Tools on the Tools Palette
46
Storing Clips on the Shelf
47
Taking Out the Trash
48
Being Quick with QuickTime
51
What You Need to Know About QuickTime
52
QuickTime Is Good but
53
QuickTiming Around the Web
57
Rocking to MP3 Tunes
58
You Need QuickTime Pro
60
Upgrading to QuickTime ProIts Fast Cheap and Good
61
Building QuickTime Movies with Cut and Paste
62
Extracting Tracks Is Less Painful than Extracting Teeth
65
Through the Digital Looking Glass Choosing and Using a Digital Video Camera
69
The Sometimes Baffling World of DV Camcorders
70
Winnowing Down Your Options
71
Be iMovie Compatible
72
Pick a Brand?
74
Consider the Cost
75
Choosing a DV Camcorder
76
The factors Please
78
Buying a DV Camcorder
81
Laying the Digital Foundation
83
So What Makes for Good Digital Video?
85
Deciding What Kind of Movie You Want to Make
87
You Are the Director
89
Grab a Keyboard and Start Writing that Script
90
Picturing a Movie with Storyboards
91
Pick Your ShotsPlanning the Production
92
Practice Makes Your Movie Perfect
94
Rehearse Til You Drop
95
Shooting Like a Pro
97
Scouting Your Location
98
Shooting Inside
100
Managing Sound
101
Setting Camera Positions
102
Lighting Your World
103
Keeping Quiet on the Set
105
Setting Camera Positions
106
Lead Your Target aka Follow Their Nose
107
Shooting Your Shots Like Wyatt Earp Shot Bad Guys
108
Moving the Camera
110
Switching to Manual
111
Digitizing Your Own
113
Digitizing with a DV Camcorder
114
Digitizing Without a DV Camcorder
115
Building a Digitizing System
116
Digitizing Video
118
Building a USB Digitizing System
119
Using a USB Digitizing System to Digitize Video
121
Converting the Digitized Video to a QuickTime Compatible Format
124
Digitizing with a PCL System
125
Building a PCL Digitizing System
126
Using a PCL Digitizing System to Digitize Video
127
Converting the Digitized Video to a QuickTimeCompatible Format
129
Directing the Action
131
Producing Your iMovie Project
133
Taking Some Load Off of Your Macs Shoulders
134
Seeing All the Colors of the Rainbow
138
lncreasing Your Shelf Space
139
Making Room for iMovie
141
Giving iMovie Plenty of Breathing Room
146
Producing Your Project
148
Stating Your Preferences?
149
Stocking the iMovie Shelf
153
Stocking the Shelf with Fire a Fire Wire DV Camcorder that Is
154
Capturing Clips
158
Stocking the Shelf in QuickTime
162
Put Them on the Shelf
164
Editing Doesnt Have to Hurt
179
Copy and Paste Among Clips
181
Split a Clip
182
Lay Those Clips Down
183
Assembling a Movie Is a Drag Literally
184
Making the Magic Happen
187
Smoothing the Digital Flow with Transitions
189
Add Transitions to Your Movie
191
Preview and Adjust it
192
Place It and Update it
194
Watch Your Movie
197
Fade to Black
198
Titling Provided by You
201
iMovie Title Styles
202
iMovie Title Tools
204
How to Add Titles to Your Movies
206
Now Add Some Titles to Your Movie
208
Explain Something with a Caption
210
Introduce Your Movie with a Title
213
My Arent These Effects Special
215
These Effects Are Indeed Special
216
Effects You Will Learn to Love
217
Make Your New Video Look Old
218
Making the World a Prettier Place
221
Walking on a Timeline Viewer
223
Hitting the Afterburner or the Speed Brakes
225
There ls No Quiet on an iMovie Set Adding Sound Effects and Narration
227
Use the Sound that Came with Your MovieOr Not
230
its All Relative
231
Fading Away
233
Edit the Sound
234
Make Your Movie Bark Meow and Other Odd Things
236
Lend Your Voice or Someone Elses to Your Movie
239
Dont Be Satisfied with What Comes Naturally Add and Use Your Own Sound Effects
241
Put a Submarine in Your Movie
242
Make a QuickTime Movie Sound Track Your Own
244
Being John Williams Adding a Music Score to Your Movie
245
Where ls That Music Coming From?
246
Add Music from a CD
247
Find the Perfect Tune
248
ALF and You
250
Import an AIF File
251
Edit the AIF Clip
252
Finishing Up and Moving On
255
Leaving Bits and Bytes on the Cutting Room Floor
257
Be Your Own Best Critic
259
Send in the Critics
260
Hack Until It Hurts
261
Great Art Demands to Be Seen Distributing Your Masterpiece to the World
265
Distributing Your Movie on a Videotape
266
Recording Your Movie on Your Camcorder
267
Transferring Your Movie to Videotape
269
Distributing Your Movie for Viewing on a Computer
270
Record It for All Time on a CD
272
Send It by Email
276
Show It Over the Web
279
iMovie Resources on the Net
285
Apples iMovie Home on the Web
286
Apples QuickTime Web Site
290
Other Useful Pages
291
Use the Internet to Download and Use Cool iMovie Resources
292
Downloading Free iMovie Resources Is as Easy as a Click
293
lnstalling and Using iMovie Resources ls a Snap or Should that Be Click?
294
Other DV lnternet Resources
296
Expand Your iMovie World with Mailing Lists
297
Creating a Slideshow That ls Not Soporific
299
Creating Slideshows to Keep Your Audience Awake
300
Using a Scanner lsnt Very Hard
302
Format Your Files
304
Make a Resolution
305
Prep Those Files
307
lmporting Your lmages ls Easier than lmporting Cars
311
Get in the Importing Business
312
The Steps Apply
314
Create the Audio Track
317
Join Them
318
Index
333
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Brad Miser has written extensively on Macintosh computers and related topics, including The Complete IdiotÂ's Guide to iMac, The Complete IdiotÂ's Guide to iBook, Using Mac OS 8.5, and The Mac OS 9 Guide. Brad has been using Mac computers for more than 12 years and is a member of the Apple Developer Connection Select Program. Brad has also been a development, technical and copy editor for more than 35 books.

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