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iMovie® '09 and iDVD® Portable Genius by Guy Hart-Davis

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Chapter 1. What's New in iMovie '09?

What's New in iMovie '09?

To the swift and simple movie editing that iMovie '08 gave Mac users, iMovie '09 adds a slew of terrific new features — advanced drag and drop, a Precision Editor for transitions, a means of removing camera shake, and the list goes on. This chapter introduces you to the new features in iMovie and points you toward the chapters in which you'll find more coverage of them. It also covers the iMovie interface so you know what all the different elements do and what they're called.

Meeting the New Features in iMovie '09

iMovie '09's new features include advanced drag and drop; the Precision Editor; themes and maps; video stabilization; a wider selection of titles, transitions, and effects; and a new Library browser.

To open iMovie, click the iMovie icon on the Dock. I'll take you through what you need to know about the new features. After that, I'll discuss the main features of the iMovie window.

Note

If the iMovie icon doesn't appear on the Dock, click the Desktop, choose Go

Meeting the New Features in iMovie '09

Advanced drag and drop

iMovie '09 includes a new advanced drag-and-drop feature that enables you to edit your movies just as quickly and easily as in iMovie '08 but with extra power. As well as being able to add a clip to a project by simply clicking and dragging it to the Project window, ...

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