David Pogue (coauthor, editor) is the founder of Yahoo Tech, having been groomed for the position by 13 years as the tech columnist for the New York Times. He’s a monthly columnist for Scientific American, Emmy-winning correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning,” and host of science shows on PBS’s “NOVA.” He’s the creator of the Missing Manual series and the author of 75 books. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and three awesome kids.
Aaron Miller (author, ’09 and ’11 updates) is a part-time lawyer and part-time professor. He also authors the blog Unlocking iMovie (http://unlockingimovie.blogspot.com), his own little way of trying to make the Mac world a better place. If he’s not at his computer, he’s probably playing Ultimate Frisbee or “tickle monster” with his kids. Email: email@example.com.
Peter McKie (editor) has a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University. He lives in New York City and can be found exploring abandoned buildings and researching the history of old structures. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kara Ebrahim (production editor) lives, works, and plays in Cambridge, MA. She loves graphic design and all things outdoors. Email: email@example.com.
Julie Van Keuren (proofreader) quit her newspaper job in 2006 to move to Montana and live the freelancing dream. She and her husband (who is living the novel-writing dream) have two hungry teenage sons. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ron Strauss (indexer) specializes in the indexing of information technology publications of all kinds. Ron is also an accomplished classical violist and lives in Northern California with his wife and fellow indexer, Annie, and his miniature pinscher, Kanga. Email:email@example.com.
This book is a new edition of iMovie: The Missing Manual—the sixth edition, actually—so it represents a lot of effort by some gifted collaborators over the years. I offer my gratitude to those whose contributions live on in these pages: Teresa Noelle Roberts, Tim Geaney, and Lesa Snider. I’m also grateful to David Rogelberg, my agent; our O’Reilly liaison Peter McKie; and especially to Aaron Miller, who has once again updated this book so skillfully, it’s impossible to tell his prose from mine. He did a seamless, witty, professional job.
Above all, thanks to my lovely bride Nicki and my amazing kids, Kell, Tia, and Jeffrey. They make these books—and everything else—possible.
Many thanks to David Pogue for another great opportunity to collaborate and for his masterful writing and editing (even if keeping up with his writing prowess felt like chasing an Olympic sprinter). Thanks as well to Peter McKie for expert support and guidance, and to the O’Reilly professionals behind the scenes who make it all look incredible.
Thanks to Peter Miller for great advice, and to all the friends and family members whose smiling faces appear throughout the book. Great thanks as well to my colleagues in the Romney Institute of Public Management and the Marriott School of Management at BYU, where I am surrounded by great thinkers and talented writers.
I also join with Mac owners everywhere in giving thanks to Randy Ubillos and the entire iMovie team, whose abilities turn our home movies into treasures. Warmest thanks, in particular, to Randy for kindly and patiently answering questions.
Finally, my deepest gratitude to Katie, Luke, Sam, Thomas, and Seth for love, support, and antics that make great home movies.
Missing Manuals are witty, superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index.
Recent and upcoming titles include:
WordPress: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald
iPhoto: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Lesa Snider
iWork: The Missing Manual by Jessica Thornsby and Josh Clark
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mavericks Edition by David Pogue
OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
HTML5: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald
Dreamweaver CC: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland and Chris Grover
Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
iPad: the Missing Manual, Sixth Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer
Quickbooks 2014: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
iPhone: the Missing Manual, Seventh Edition by David Pogue
Photoshop Elements 12: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage
Galaxy S4: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider
Office 2013: The Missing Manual by Nancy Connor and Matthew MacDonald
Excel 2013: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Access 2013: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
For a full list of all Missing Manuals in print, go to www.missingmanuals.com/library.html.