Apple’s iMovie makes it easier than ever to turn raw digital footage into highly creative video projects—but the program still doesn’t include a printed manual to help you get started. Fortunately, experts David Pogue and Aaron Miller are back with hand-on, step-by-step instructions and advice to help you create polished movies on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. No wonder it’s the top-selling iMovie book.
The important stuff you need to know:
Edit video like the pros. Import raw footage and add transitions, music, and titles using iMovie’s intuitive timeline editor.
Find out what’s new. Learn about iMovie’s simplified but powerful new interface, streamlined footage import, and background processing.
Use sophisticated tools. Slow down or speed up a scene, stabilize shaky shots, enhance your video’s look and sound, and more.
Share your masterpiece. With a single click, post your movie to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and your own website.
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.
Aaron Miller is a part-time lawyer, part-time professor, and runs a software company serving nonprofit organizations. In all of his spare time, he authors the blog "Unlocking iMovie" (www.unlockingimovie.com), his own little way of trying to make the Mac world a better place.
Comments about oreilly iMovie: The Missing Manual:
There is an '11 manual out there now. I paid over $40 for it and the 10.0.2 changes are NOT covered. O"Reilly kindly gave me the latest electronic version but it also has not kept up with the changes and thus the contents cover commands and screen shots which aren't part of the newest software.
I have reverted back to 9.0.9....happily. iMovie '11 10.0.2 as it is currently structured is a massive downgrade....removing virtually all Preferences, eliminating keywords and setting up a much more complicated file structure for projects and events. NOT recommended. If the upcoming version of this book is aimed at 10.0.2, Mr. Pogue better get assurances from Apple that they won't make yet more incomprehensible changes as soon as he finishes it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend