Press Release: April 28, 2005
"iMovie HD & iDVD 5: The Missing Manual": Hollywood-Quality Filmmaking from the Comfort of Home
Sebastopol, CA--"Don't let the rumors fool you," warns number one bestselling Mac author and Emmy-award-winning CBS News correspondent David Pogue. "iMovie may be simple, but it isn't simplistic. It offers a wide range of special effects and flexible features for creating transitions between scenes, superimposing text in your video, layering multiple soundtracks together, and more. Unfortunately, many of the best techniques aren't covered in the only 'manual' you get with iMovie: its electronic help screens."
iMovie is the first digital video (DV) editing software for nonprofessionals--that is, people who have lives outside of video editing. "iMovie HD [the new iLife '05 version] represents a deep overhaul of the program, one that will challenge even the iMovie veteran with a good deal of unlearning and relearning," says Pogue. In the new, full-color iMovie HD and iDVD 5: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly, US $29.95), Pogue explains iMovie's big-ticket features and improvements as well as the finer points--the intriguing little enhancements that typically go unmentioned but, "taken together, will make a big difference in your moviemaking career."
And then, along with guest author (and bestselling digital-video goddess) Erica Sadun, Pogue includes an invaluable book-within-a-book on iDVD, exploring all of iDVD 5's new enhancements that make home DVDs look even more like commercial Hollywood DVDs.
With very little jargon and plenty of humor and wisdom, Pogue offers a complete course in Macintosh filmmaking and DVD design, including:
Well illustrated and in full color throughout, iMovie HD & iDVD 5: The Missing Manual contains hundreds of undocumented secrets for extending iMovie HD and iDVD design tools and countless little-known tips of the pros so that anyone can create and distribute professional-quality films from the comfort of home.
Praise for the previous edition:
"Perhaps it's a good thing that Apple doesn't include manuals with their
products, as they simply wouldn't be this good."
--Kirk Hiner, Applelinks
"An absolute 'must-have' for getting the most out of iMovie 4 & iDVD
software, highly recommended for amateur and professional moviemakers and
movie editors working on the Macintosh."
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