Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. iTunes

    1. Chapter 1 Getting Music Into iTunes

      1. A Quick Tour
      2. Music from CDs
      3. Importing Other Music Files into iTunes
    2. Chapter 2 Getting Music Out of iTunes

      1. Playing Music
      2. Internet Radio
      3. Podcasts
      4. Burning a CD or DVD
      5. CD Covers and Printed Playlists
      6. Playing Songs Across a Network
      7. AirPort Express and AirTunes
    3. Chapter 3 Managing Your Music

      1. Deleting Songs
      2. Searching for Songs
      3. Ratings
      4. Song Information
      5. Converting Between File Formats
      6. Joining Tracks
      7. Start and Stop Times for Songs
      8. Playlists
    4. Chapter 4 The iTunes Music Store

      1. Welcome to the Music Store
      2. A Store Tour
      3. Searching and Shopping
      4. What to Do with Music You've Bought
      5. Music Store Billing
      6. "Books on Tape" from Audible
    5. Chapter 5 The iPod Connection

      1. Your Very First Sync
      2. Variations on the Auto-Transfer Theme
      3. The Unspeakable Act: iPod to Mac Copying
  2. iPhoto

    1. Chapter 6 Camera Meets Mac

      1. iPhoto Arrives
      2. Getting Your Pictures into iPhoto
      3. The Post-Dump Slideshow
      4. Where iPhoto Keeps Your Files
    2. Chapter 7 The Digital Shoebox

      1. The Source List
      2. More on Film Rolls
      3. Working with Your Photos
      4. Albums
      5. Folders
      6. Smart Albums
      7. Three Useful Panels
      8. Information Panel: Titles, Dates, and Comments
      9. The Calendar
      10. Keywords
      11. Searching for Photos by Text
      12. The Photo Info Window
      13. Rate Your Photos
      14. Deleting Photos
      15. Customizing the Shoebox
    3. Chapter 8 Editing Your Shots

      1. One-Click Fixes
      2. Advanced Fine-Tuning
      3. Using the Editing Tools
      4. One-Click Fixups: The Enhance Button
      5. Cropping
      6. Painting Over Freckles, Scratches, and Hairs
      7. Red-Eye
      8. B & W, Sepia
      9. Rotate
      10. The Adjust Panel
      11. Introduction to the Histogram
      12. Exposure
      13. Adjusting the Levels
      14. Brightness and Contrast Sliders
      15. Color Balance
      16. Straightening
      17. Sharpening
      18. Beyond iPhoto
      19. Reverting to the Original
      20. Editing RAW Files
    4. Chapter 9 The iPhoto Slideshow

      1. About Slideshows
      2. Option-Click Slideshows
      3. Instant Slideshows
      4. Saved Slideshows
      5. Control Over the Show
      6. Slideshows and iDVD
    5. Chapter 10 Prints and Books

      1. Making Great Prints
      2. Printing from iPhoto
      3. Ordering Prints Online
      4. Publishing a Photo Book
    6. Chapter 11 Photos Online— and on Your Network

      1. Emailing Photos
      2. Publishing Photos on the Web
      3. Photo Sharing on the Network
      4. The QuickTime Slideshow
      5. Building a Custom Screen Saver
      6. One-Click Desktop Backdrop
    7. Chapter 12 iPhoto File Management

      1. About iPhoto Discs
      2. iPhoto Backups
      3. Managing Photo Libraries
      4. Merging Photo Libraries
      5. Beyond iPhoto
      6. Exporting and Converting Pictures
  3. iMovie

    1. Chapter 13 Camcorder Meets Mac

      1. Meet Digital Video
      2. Connecting to FireWire
      3. Getting into iMovie
      4. Importing Camcorder Footage
      5. Managing Project Files
      6. Converting Older Projects
      7. How iMovie Organizes Its Files
      8. Magic iMovie
      9. Importing Footage from Non-DV Tapes
    2. Chapter 14 Building the Movie

      1. Navigating Your Clips
      2. Undo, Revert, and Other Safety Nets
      3. The Project Trash
      4. Shortening Clips by Dragging
      5. Three Ways to Trim a Clip
      6. Splitting a Clip
      7. The Movie Track: Your Storyboard
      8. Tricks of the Timeline Viewer
      9. Playing the Movie Track
      10. Full-Screen Playback Mode
    3. Chapter 15 Transitions and Effects

      1. About Transitions
      2. When Not to Use Transitions
      3. Creating a Transition
      4. Transitions: The iMovie Catalog
      5. The Effects Pane
      6. Effects: The iMovie Catalog
      7. Installing More Effects
    4. Chapter 16 Titles, Captions, and Credits

      1. Setting Up a Title
      2. Inserting and Rendering a Title
      3. The iMovie Titles Catalog
    5. Chapter 17 Narration, Music, and Sound

      1. The Two iMovie Soundtracks
      2. Audio Clips
      3. Recording Narration
      4. Importing iTunes Music
      5. CD Music
      6. Sound Effects
      7. Editing Audio Clips
      8. Overlaying Video over Sound
      9. Extracting Audio from Video
    6. Chapter 18 Still Pictures and QuickTime Movies

      1. Importing Still Images
      2. The Dimensions of an iMovie Photo
      3. The Ken Burns Effect
      4. Still Images as Titles
      5. Creating Still Images from Footage
      6. Importing QuickTime Movies
    7. Chapter 19 Finding Your Audience

      1. Why Export to Tape
      2. Transferring Footage to the Camcorder or VCR
      3. Exporting to a QuickTime Movie
      4. Posting Movies on the Web
      5. Movies on Your Phone
  4. iDVD

    1. Chapter 20 From iMovie to iDVD

      1. Why iDVD?
      2. What You're in For
      3. Phase 1: Insert Chapter Markers
      4. Phase 2: Hand Off to iDVD
      5. Phase 3: Design the Menu Screen
      6. Phase 4: Burning Your DVD
      7. OneStep DVDs
    2. Chapter 21 iDVD Projects by Hand

      1. Building iDVDs
      2. Creating a New Project
      3. Adding Movies
      4. Submenus ("Folders")
      5. The DVD Map—and Autoplay
      6. DVD Slideshows
    3. Chapter 22 Advanced iDVD

      1. Designing Your Own Themes
      2. Button Styles
      3. Editing and Positioning Text
      4. Changing Backgrounds
      5. Choosing Menu Audio
      6. Saving Favorites
      7. Buying Sound and Vision
      8. iDVD—The DVD-ROM Maker
      9. Archiving Your Project
      10. Disk Images and External DVD Burners
      11. Professional Duplicating
  5. GarageBand

    1. Chapter 23 Setting Up the Garage

      1. The Two GarageBand Challenges
      2. Opening GarageBand
      3. Playback
      4. Cycling (Looping)
      5. Navigating the Music
      6. Two Kinds of Music
      7. Tracks
      8. Muting and Soloing Tracks
    2. Chapter 24 Loops

      1. Starting a New GarageBand Project
      2. The Loop Browser
      3. Placing a Loop
      4. More Loops
    3. Chapter 25 Regions

      1. Selecting Regions
      2. Renaming Regions
      3. Dragging Regions
      4. The Grid
      5. Looping Regions
      6. Shortening Regions I
      7. Shortening Regions II
      8. Lengthening Regions
      9. Splitting Regions
      10. Joining Regions
      11. Copy and Paste
      12. Option-Drag
      13. Delete
      14. The Time Display
    4. Chapter 26 Software Instruments (MIDI)

      1. How to Feed a Hungry GarageBand
      2. Your FREE! Onscreen Digital Piano
      3. The Mac Keyboard as Piano
      4. MIDI Synths and Controllers
      5. Recording a MIDI Track
      6. Retakes
      7. Spot Recording (Punch In/Punch Out)
      8. Cumulative Recording
      9. Mod Wheels and Other MIDI Fun
      10. Editing Software Instrument Parts
      11. Quantizing ("Align To" Button)
      12. Velocity, Pedaling, and Other MIDI Data
    5. Chapter 27 Recording and Editing Live Audio

      1. The Setup
      2. Recording a Live Audio Track
      3. Editing Real Instrument Regions
      4. Enhance Timing, Enhance Tuning
    6. Chapter 28 Effects, Guitar Amps, and Instrument Modules

      1. Instrument-Named Presets
      2. Save Instrument, Delete Instrument
      3. Effect Modules
    7. Chapter 29 Mixing and Publishing

      1. Mixing Tracks
      2. The Master Track
      3. Publishing the Song
  6. Troubleshooting

    1. Chapter 30 Troubleshooting iTunes

      1. Rule 1: Get the Latest
      2. Rule 2: Back Up Your Library
      3. Store-Bought Songs Won't Play
      4. Playback Problems
      5. Files Missing in Action
    2. Chapter 31 Troubleshooting iPhoto

      1. Importing and Opening
      2. Exporting
      3. Printing
      4. Editing
      5. General Questions
    3. Chapter 32 Troubleshooting iMovie and iDVD

      1. Two Golden Rules
      2. General iMovie Troubleshooting
      3. Starting Up and Importing
      4. Title Trouble
      5. Photo Problems
      6. Problems Editing
      7. Exporting Troubles
      8. DVD Problems
      9. Project Corruption
      10. Problems with Sound
      11. Relinking Missing Files
      12. Where to Get Help Online
    4. Chapter 33 Troubleshooting GarageBand

      1. The Speed Problem
      2. Set the Stage
      3. Trouble with Loops
      4. Mixing and Publishing Glitches
  1. Colophon