iMovie '09 & iDVD: The Missing Manual

Errata for iMovie '09 & iDVD: The Missing Manual

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 5
3rd bullet

"Turn Photos into Video" -- Repeats bullet, (in slightly different language) which was on the previous page.

Note from the Author or Editor:
The last bullet is a repeat, in different language, of a bullet on the previous page.

Lawrence Keyes  May 27, 2009 
Printed
Page 5 50
first paragraph

The first paragraph on page five (first edition) says, "The Event Library lists all the video you've ever imported into iMove '09, on all your hard drives." In contrast, the first paragraph of page fifty says, " your Events list (lower left of the iMovie window) shows every piece of video on your entire mac--even video on other hard drives." I would suggest that the page fifty text should refer to the Event Library list. It is also factually wrong in saying, " every piece of video ". If that were true, iMovie '09 would be unusable on my systems.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change the 2nd sentence of para 1 on page 50 to say "The idea here is that your Event Library list (lower left of the iMovie window) shows every piece of video you've ever imported into iMovie--even video on other hard drives."

James R. Cutler  Aug 11, 2009 
Printed
Page 8

Page 8, 3rd paragraph. "As it turns out, AVCHD is the same as H.264, which is the video format as Blu-ray... Shouldn't the word "same" be inserted between the and video? Or, change "as" to "of."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Already corrected in another errata submission.

Mike Back  Jun 29, 2009 
Printed
Page 8
3rd paragraph

First line: "...which is the video format as Blu-ray...". There should be a "same" between "the" and "video".

Note from the Author or Editor:
The sentence should read "which is the same video format".

Jeffrey A. Horwitz  Sep 27, 2009 
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Page 20
last paragraph

a "d" missing. Find quick answers when you nee<d> the most accurate, ...

Note from the Author or Editor:
Correct. It should be "need" not "nee".

Mr Gadget  May 07, 2009  Jul 01, 2009
Printed
Page 24
Chapter 1, last paragraph

Change “iMovie 8.0.1” to “iMovie 8.0.3”

Anonymous  Jun 15, 2009  Jul 01, 2009
Printed
Page 29
Figure 1-5 description

Reference to stabilizing camera work is cited as page 514, when it should be page 154.

Note from the Author or Editor:
That's right. The page reference in the caption of figure 1-5 should read "154."

Anonymous  Jun 02, 2009  Jul 01, 2009
Printed
Page 37
last paragraph

See step 5 on page XX must be XXX= 30

Note from the Author or Editor:
Correct. Last paragraph on page 37 should say "See Step 5 on page 30" instead of "page xx".

eleonora  Jun 12, 2009  Jul 01, 2009
Printed
Page 56
In the "Confirmed Corrections"

This is a "correction of the Confirmed Corrections." An Anonymous reader corrected the 4:3 ratio definition. However, the approving Author responded with this: Note from the Author or Editor: Whoops! That's right. The text should read "So if you [sic] screen is 4 feet wide, it's 3 feet high." No, no, no... it would still be "your screen," not "you screen," regardless of how you might say the words in everyday conversation. The word "your" is correct in the original printed version.

Note from the Author or Editor:
A new error to replace the old one. :( "Your" not "you".

Jim Wright  Aug 31, 2009 
Printed
Page 56
Third paragraph under "Aspect Ratios;"

Correct me if I'm wrong, but an aspect ratio of 4:3 would mean that if your TV was 4 feet wide, then it would be 3 feet tall. No the opposite...unless of course you had it lying on its side. :)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Whoops! That's right. The text should read "So if you screen is 4 feet wide, it's 3 feet high."

Anonymous  Apr 30, 2009  Jul 01, 2009
Printed
Page 60
4th bullet

"Chronological order" means moving forward in time. So the first complete sentence under this bullet needs to read, "Ordinarily, iMovie lists your Events in chronological order..." The confusion is compounded because the Event Library listing shown on the opposing page (p. 61) lists the events in reverse chronological order, not in the default chronological order. Perhaps Figure 2-11 could mention that it's not in the default order.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Delete the word "reverse" in the text in the fourth bullet on p60. The bullet doesn't refer to figure 2-11, so don't worry about making a change to the figure text.

Jim Wright  Aug 31, 2009 
Printed
Page 88
3rd paragraph in Power Users' Clinic

The 'tiny box in the top left corner' is, in fact, in the top RIGHT corner.

Note from the Author or Editor:
It should read, "top right corner".

Neil Woodard  Nov 11, 2009 
Printed
Page 134
In first TIP

'doesnÕt' should be 'doesn't'

Note from the Author or Editor:
There is a weird character instead of an apostrophe.

Neil Woodard  Nov 11, 2009 
Printed
Page 220
Chapter 9, first bullet, last sentence

Change “up to two seconds” to “up to five seconds”

Anonymous  Jun 15, 2009  Jul 01, 2009
Printed
Page 275
Last line.

HomePage is now gone. You've most likely caught this one already. :)

Note from the Author or Editor:
HomePage was cancelled by Apple after the book went to print.

Dale Peterson  Apr 30, 2009  Jul 01, 2009
Printed
Page 301
QDesign Music 2

QDesign Music 2 is no longer listed in the Format drop-down menu.

Note from the Author or Editor:
QDesign Music 2 is truly no longer listed. This bullet should be removed.

Neil Woodard  Nov 12, 2009 
Printed
Page 359
First line under "DVD Slideshows".

"The DVD maybe the world's best delivery mechanism"? Or should it be "The DVD may be the world's best delivery mechanism"? Maybe or may be?

Note from the Author or Editor:
Correct. The word "maybe" in the 2nd to last para. on page 359 should be replaced with "may be".

Dale Peterson  Jun 03, 2009  Jul 01, 2009
Printed
Page 386
Applescript IDVD section p.386-388

The entire section "Applescript iDvd" is worthless because,disappointingly, apple has stopped distributing iDvd companion and all links to download these are dead-ended at a general Mac OSX page- their "discussions" have no info about the subject either. The link in the book (www.apple.com/applescript/archive/idvd) is likewise dead.

Note from the Author or Editor:
I's true. The link no longer works. It looks like since the last printing Apple has redirected the link to a summary page of OS X apps and utilities.

Robin Morris  Jun 18, 2009