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iMovie 6 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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Chapter 2. Turning Home Video into Pro Video

When you turn on the TV, how long does it take you to distinguish between an actual broadcast and somebody’s home video? Probably about ten seconds.

The real question is: Howcan you tell? What are the visual differences between professionally produced shows and your own? Apple’s advertising claims that a DV camcorder and iMovie let you create professional-quality video work. So why do even iMovie productions often have a homemade look to them?

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