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iMovie 3 for MAC OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Jeff Carlson
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: June 19, 2003
ISBN: 0-321-19397-0
Pages: 250

Crammed with new features—but lacking any documentation to speak of—iMovie 3 is a tool just waiting to be tapped, and this Visual QuickStart Guide provides the key. If you're already familiar with Apple's video editing software, you'll welcome the easy-to-find coverage of all of iMovie's new features—including seamless integration with other iLife applications, added visual effects, powerful new audio controls and effects, chapter markers, and instant DVD export. If you're using iMovie for the first time, the accessible, step-by-step format will have you making movies in no time. Using hundreds of screen shots (all updated to reflect iMovie 3's new interface) and tips gleaned from personal experience, noted Mac author Jeff Carlson covers all the bases here—from shooting and capturing footage, viewing clips, and working in the iMovie timeline to using special effects and transitions and adding sound, music, titles, and narration. New in this edition is a chapter focusing on working with still images, thorough coverage of interoperability between the other iLife applications, a valuable troubleshooting section, and much more.

• Table of Contents
iMovie 3 for MAC OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Jeff Carlson
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: June 19, 2003
ISBN: 0-321-19397-0
Pages: 250
   Special Thanks to:
      Who Should Read This Book
      What's New in this Edition
      An iMovie Toolbox
      The Moviemaking Process
      What You Can Accomplish by the End of this Book
    Part 1:  Shooting
      Chapter 1.  The Digital Camcorder
      Buying a Camcorder
      Features Worth Noting
      Features to Ignore/Avoid
      Chapter 2.  Composition and Coverage
      Understanding Timecode
      Take Notes
      Composing Your Shots
      Depth of Field
      Chapter 3.  The Camera in Motion
      Don't Move
      Changing Shutter Speed
      Chapter 4.  Lighting
      Hard and Soft Light
      Color Temperature
      Three-Point Lighting
      Bounce Cards and Reflectors
      Shooting Outside
      Chapter 5.  Capturing Audio
      Your Camcorder's Microphone
    Part 2:  Editing
      Chapter 6.  iMovie Overview
      Working with Projects
      iMovie's Interface
      Chapter 7.  Importing Footage
      Importing Clips
      Importing Footage from an Analog Camcorder
      Importing QuickTime Movies
      How iMovie Manages Clips
      Managing Clips
      Moving Clips to the Trash
      Transferring Clips to Other Projects
      Chapter 8.  Editing Video
      Adding Clips to the Movie
      Ordering Clips
      Editing Clips
      Pasting Clips over Clips
      Reversing Clip Direction
      Changing Playback Speed
      Inserting Black Frames
      Restoring Clips
      Chapter 9.  Editing Still Pictures
      Importing Pictures from iPhoto
      Importing Pictures from Other Sources
      Creating a Still Clip from a Video Clip
      Changing the Duration of a Still Clip
      Adding Motion with the Ken Burns Effect
      Chapter 10.  Editing Audio
      Changing a Clip's Volume
      Fading Audio In or Out
      Extracting Audio
      Locking and Unlocking Audio Clips
      Editing Audio Clips
      Adding Music from iTunes
      Grabbing Music from an Audio CD
      Recording Voice-overs
      Adding Sound Effects
      Importing Audio Files
      Chapter 11.  Transitions
      Editing Transition Settings
      Adding Transitions
      Removing Transitions
      Chapter 12.  Titles
      Editing the Text
      Editing Text Style
      Setting Title Duration
      Setting Title Position
      Adding Titles
      Modifying and Deleting Existing Titles
      Chapter 13.  Effects
      Editing Effect Settings
      Applying Effects
      Removing Effects
    Part 3:  Exporting
      Chapter 14.  Moving Back to Tape
      Exporting to the Camera
      Combining Movie Segments
      Transferring to Videotape
      Chapter 15.  QuickTime and the Web
      Exporting to QuickTime
      Exporting to QuickTime Using Expert Settings
      Getting Your Movie on the Web
      Using .Mac
      Writing HTML
      Creating a Poster Movie
      Chapter 16.  Exporting to DVD
      Creating Chapter Markers
      Creating an iDVD 3 Project
      Exporting Movies for DVD
      Adding Movies to an Existing iDVD Project
      Editing and Burning in iDVD
      Playing the DVD
    Appendix A.  Troubleshooting
      Troubleshooting Performance
      Troubleshooting Video
      Troubleshooting Audio
    Appendix B.  Resources
      Essential Information
      Recommended Books
      Online Tutorials and Reference
      Audio Editing Applications
      Other iMovie-Related Software
      Royalty-Free Audio Clips
      iMovie Plug-ins