Learn iMovie and iDVD: Mac Video Training

Video description

Anyone can press record and capture footage onto a digital camcorder, but what if you could turn that footage into professional-looking finished masterpieces to share with your family and friends? This easy to follow series of videos will show you how to import your footage, edit out the bad stuff while keeping the good stuff, add professional titles, a great soundtrack, and output your finished movie in a variety of formats including burning it to DVD or uploading it to YouTube. The iDVD section will show you how to create stunning-looking DVD menu layouts that may rival what comes out of Hollywood.

Table of contents

  1. The Basics
    1. Introduction 00:01:04
    2. 1. Camcorder Types
    3. 2. Non-Linear Tapeless Camcorders
    4. 3. Difference Between DV & HD
    5. 4. Interlace vs. Progressive Modes
    6. 5. Single CCD vs. Three-CCD
    7. 6. NTSC vs. PAL Frame Rates
    8. 7. FireWire/i.Link & USB Connectors
    9. 8. Camera Mic vs. External Mic
    10. 9. Features to Ignore or Avoid
    11. 10. Time Code Basics
    12. 11. Taking Notes While Shooting
    13. 12. Automatic vs. Manual Focus
    14. 13. Using a Dedicated External HD
    15. 14. Launching iMovie
    16. 15. A Quick Tour of the Interface
  2. Importing & Interface
    1. 16. Importing From a DV Camcorder
    2. 17. Importing From a Tapeless Camcorder
    3. 18. Importing Movies from iPhoto
    4. 19. Importing Existing Quicktime Movies
    5. 20. Importing Old Analog Footage
    6. 21. Organizing Projects into Folders
    7. 22. Changing Project Properties
    8. 23. Duplicating & Deleting Projects
    9. 24. The Project Library & Browser
    10. 25. The Viewer
    11. 26. The Event Library
    12. 27. Playing Video
    13. 28. Skimming Video
    14. 29. Selecting vs. Slipping Video
    15. 30. Managing Events
    16. 31. Marking Footage
    17. 32. Viewing Time vs. Timecode
  3. Basic Editing
    1. 33. Creating a New Project
    2. 34. Adding Clips to the Movie
    3. 35. Changing the Order of Clips
    4. 36. Basic Editing
    5. 37. Cropping & Rotating Clips
    6. 38. Making Video Adjustments
    7. 39. Reverting to Source Clips
    8. 40. Importing Pictures from iPhoto
    9. 41. Changing a Clip's Volume
    10. 42. Fading Audio In & Out
    11. 43. Adding Background Music & Effects
    12. 44. Adding Transitions
    13. 45. Adding Titles
  4. Exporting & Output
    1. 46. Exporting to iTunes
    2. 47. Uploading to MobileMe
    3. 48. Uploading to YouTube
    4. 49. Exporting for iDVD
  5. iDVD
    1. 50. Launching iDVD
    2. 51. The Interface
    3. 52. Using Drop Zones
    4. 53. Editing and Adding Text
    5. 54. Adding Movies
    6. 55. The Inspector Window
    7. 56. Creating a Slideshow
    8. 57. Adding Background Audio
    9. 58. Burning Your DVD
    10. 59. Using Magic iDVD
    11. 60. Closing Comments
  6. Bonus iMovie/iDVD '08 Web Videos
    1. 61. Freeing up HD Space
    2. 62. Recording a Voiceover
  7. Bonus iMovie/iDVD '09 Update Videos
    1. 1. Interface Changes
    2. 2. Improved Transitions & Themes
    3. 3. Improved Titling
    4. 4. Globe Button
    5. 5. Video Effects
    6. 6. Slow Down/Speed Up, & Reverse Clips
    7. 7. Stabilizing Shaky Clips
    8. 8. Picture in Picture
    9. 9. Precision Editor

Product information

  • Title: Learn iMovie and iDVD: Mac Video Training
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: August 2010
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 9780132595308