Apple pioneered so many things we now take for granted in personal computing. Among these innovations are the menu-driven, graphical user interface (yes, we know they didn't invent it, but Apple pioneered it for the masses) and the digital video application genre. The latter, implemented as iMovie and iDVD, are the subjects of this tome.
For those of you who are used to versions of iMovie prior to iMovie '08, iMovie '09 is going to be a new experience for you. iMovie '08 was all-new from the ground up and iMovie '09 builds on that by adding a lot of new functionality.
iMovie and iDVD are just two of the five applications that comprise the iLife application suite as shipped. (iTunes is considered a part of iLife, but is a free download and not included on the DVD.) The other applications are iPhoto, GarageBand, and iWeb. Although more people probably work with iPhoto than iMovie or iDVD, we think that digital video is the most fun, and iMovie and iDVD empower you to have that fun.
First things first, even though this book has For Dummies in its title, we don't think of you as dummies. After all, you were intelligent enough to want to learn about iMovie and iDVD, and you came to us to help you find what you seek. We think that's pretty darn smart! The rationale for the For Dummies line of books is to present a comfortable environment for you to find out about subjects that interest you but about which you may not know much at the outset.
Apple doesn't provide ...