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.
Chapter 1 Introducing iMovie
The iMovie Revolution
iMovie’s Many Roles
iMovie, the Program
Getting into iMovie
Chapter 2 First Things First: Import Your Footage into iMovie
Chapter 3 Events
How Events Work
Create Your Own Library
Chapter 4 Projects
The Concept of iMovie Projects
Remodel Your Workspace
Build Your Movie
Chapter 5 Create Your Movie
Phase 1: Review Your Clips
Phase 2: Select the Good Bits
Phase 3: Build the Storyboard
Phase 4: Fine-Tune Edits
Aspect Ratios: The Missing Manual
Chapter 6 Video Chunks: Favorites and Rejects
Mark Clips as Favorites or Rejects
Hiding and Showing Favorites and Rejects
Say Goodbye to Rejected Footage
Chapter 7 Transitions, Themes, and Travel Maps
When to Not Use Transitions
Two Ways to “Transish”
Create Individual Transitions
A Long Discussion of Transition Lengths
Transitions: The iMovie Catalog
Chapter 8 Video Effects
Chapter 9 Stabilization, Color Fixes, Cropping, and Rotating
Copy and Paste Adjustments
Chapter 10 Titles, Subtitles, and Credits
Font, Size, and Style
Check the Results
Edit or Delete a Title
Chapter 11 Music, Sound Effects, and Narration
Three Kinds of Audio
Edit to the Beat
Detach Clip Audio
A Word on Audio and Transitions
Audio Effects and Enhancements
Multiple Audio Adjustments
Editing Audio in GarageBand
Chapter 12 Photos
Using Photos and Graphics
Two Ways to Add Photos
The Dimensions of an iMovie Photo
Fit, Crop, and Rotate Photos
The Ken Burns Effect
Chapter 13 Movie Trailers
The Trailers Catalog
Build Your Trailer
Customize Your Trailer
Chapter 14 Advanced Editing
The Power of Editing
Popular Editing Techniques
Share Your Movies
Chapter 15 Share via Email and the Web
First, a Word About Sharing Raw Footage
Share via Email
Share to YouTube
Share to Facebook
Share to Vimeo
Share to CNN iReport
Share to Your Own Web Page
Chapter 16 Share to the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, and iDVD
Share to iTunes
From iTunes to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Apple TV
Chapter 17 QuickTime Player
iMovie for iOS
Chapter 18 iMovie for iOS: The Lay of the Land
The Video Browser
Chapter 19 iMovie for iOS Projects
Create a New Movie
Pick a Theme
Rename a Project
Find Audio and Photos
Build Your Movie
Edit Clips in the Timeline
Play Back Your Movie
Save Your Project to the Camera Roll
Import Projects from Other iDevices
The Undo Button
Chapter 20 iMovie for iOS Themes, Titles, and Transitions
Chapter 21 iMovie for iOS Music, Narration, and Sound
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.
Very Helpful Guide, but not the latest version for Mac
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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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend