iMovie: The Missing Manual
2014 release, covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and 2.0 for iOS
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: May 2014
Pages: 432

This edition covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and iMovie 2.0 for iOS.

iMovie's sophisticated tools make it easier than ever to turn raw footage into sleek, entertaining movies—once you understand how to harness its features. Experts David Pogue and Aaron Miller give you hands-on advice and step-by-step instructions for creating polished movies on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Dive in and discover why this is the top-selling iMovie book.

The important stuff you need to know

  • Get started. Import footage, review clips, and create movies, using iMovie’s new, streamlined layout.
  • Include stunning effects. Introduce instant replays, freeze frames, fast-forward or slo-mo clips, and fade-outs.
  • Add pro touches. Create cutaways, picture-in-picture boxes, side-by-side shots, and green-screen effects.
  • Make movies on iOS devices. Tackle projects on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with our book-within-a-book.
  • Produce stunning trailers. Craft your own Hollywood-style “Coming Attractions!” previews.
  • Share your masterpiece. Quickly post movies to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and iTunes.
  • Watch iMovie Theater. Play your movies on any Apple gadget in iMovie’s new full-screen cinema.
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    4.0

    Trying to "keep up"...

    By Budbyr

    from Saint Louis, MO

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    • Well-written

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      Comments about oreilly iMovie: The Missing Manual:

      Print media allows reading (and re-reading) which "works for me". Making notes/comments while working with book keeps history of what-I-did.
      Downside of print/book: by time it's issued there is ALWAYS some update (or more) that can't be included. Got to watch for those situations!
      Good that there is a web page for obtaining "later" info. USE IT.
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      4.0

      Very Helpful Guide, but not the latest version for Mac

      By samo

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Applied Econometrician, Educator, Phd Applied Economist

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      Pros

      • Easy to understand
      • Helpful examples
      • Well-written

      Cons

      • 1 Version Too Old

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      • Intermediate

      Comments about oreilly iMovie: The Missing Manual:

      The version I have is iMovie 10.1 for Mac OS. I had never used iMovie before and I found the manual to be invaluable, even though many commands were more like approximations rather than precise steps. However, it appeared to be the only recent guide available (purchased Dec 3, 2015). I basically had 1 week to learn iMovie and produce a 5 chapter slideshow video with music purchased from iTunes. This guide, and the on-line help in Apple Support, enabled me to accomplish my objective. In fact, I was complimented, by many attendees at my Mother-in-law's Memorial Service and Reception.

      I highly recommend this manual when used in conjunction with Apple's on-line support. i also would like the authors to update the guide to the current version of iMovie.

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      from Denver, CO

      About Me Educator, Hobbiest, Maker

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      Comments about oreilly iMovie: The Missing Manual:

      I usually read most of the manual and then use it for reference during my use of the software.

      The coverage is thorough and the book has an excellent index.

      I wish that it more completely covered iDVD.

       
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      Continues to be excellent resource

      By Dave the moviemaker

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        Comments about oreilly iMovie: The Missing Manual:

        Not only do they fully and clearly explain how the app works, they also provide excellent tips about artistic touches - traps to avoid, as well as ideas to make the movie excellent.

        Nice touches of humour.

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