Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Capturing DV Footage

    1. Chapter 1 The DV Camcorder

      1. Meet Digital Video
      2. Buying a DV Camcorder
    2. Chapter 2 Turning Home Video into Pro Video

      1. Film vs. Videotape
      2. Film-Technique Crash Course
      3. Get the Shot
      4. Replace the Microphone
      5. Limit Zooming and Panning
      6. Keep the Camera Steady
      7. Video Lighting: A Crash Course
      8. Keep It in Focus
      9. Video Composition: A Crash Course
    3. Chapter 3 Special Event Filming

      1. Interviews
      2. Music Videos
      3. Live Stage Performances
      4. Speeches
      5. Sports
      6. Photos and Old Movies
      7. Weddings
      8. Actual Scripted Films
  2. Editing in iMovie

    1. Chapter 4 Camcorder Meets Mac

      1. iMovie: The Application
      2. Connecting to FireWire
      3. Getting into iMovie
      4. Importing Camcorder Footage
      5. iSight Recording
      6. USB Camcorders
      7. High-Definition Camcorders
      8. The Aspect-Ratio Problem
      9. Magic iMovie
      10. Time-Lapse Recording
      11. Managing Project Files
      12. Converting Older Projects
      13. How iMovie Organizes Its Files
      14. Importing Footage from Non-DV Tapes
    2. Chapter 5 Building the Movie

      1. Navigating Your Clips
      2. Undo, Revert, and Other Safety Nets
      3. Project Trash—and the Disk-Space Paradox
      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
      11. Themes
    3. Chapter 6 Transitions and Special Effects

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

      1. Setting Up a Title
      2. Inserting and Rendering a Title
      3. The iMovie Titles Catalog
    5. Chapter 8 Narration, Music, and Sound

      1. The Two iMovie Soundtracks
      2. Audio Clips
      3. Recording Narration
      4. Importing Music from iTunes or GarageBand
      5. Scoring in GarageBand
      6. Sound Effects (Crickets, Etc.)
      7. Audio Effects (Reverb, Etc.)
      8. Volume Adjustments
      9. Manipulating Audio Clips
      10. Overlaying Video Over Sound
      11. Extracting Audio from Video
    6. Chapter 9 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 10 Professional Editing Techniques

      1. The Power of Editing
      2. Popular Editing Techniques
  3. Finding Your Audience

    1. Chapter 11 Back to the Camcorder

      1. Why Export to Tape
      2. Transferring Footage to the Camcorder or VCR
      3. Notes on DV Tapes
    2. Chapter 12 From iMovie to QuickTime

      1. Saving a QuickTime Movie
      2. Understanding QuickTime
      3. The Share Presets: What They Mean
      4. The Expert Settings
      5. The Video Codecs: A Catalog
      6. Burning QuickTime Movie CDs
    3. Chapter 13 Movies on the Web, the iPod, and the Phone

      1. Make the Big Screen Tiny
      2. Method 1: Publishing Movies on a .Mac Account
      3. Posting a Movie on Your Own Web Site
      4. Other Internet “Film Festivals”
      5. Optimizing Online Movies
      6. Movies on the iPod
      7. Movies on Your Phone
    4. Chapter 14 QuickTime Player

      1. QuickTime Player (Free Version)
      2. QuickTime Player Pro
      3. Advanced QuickTime Pro: Track Tricks
  4. iDVD 6

    1. Chapter 15 From iMovie to iDVD

      1. Why iDVD?
      2. What You’re in For
      3. Phase 1: Prepare Your Video
      4. Phase 2: Insert Chapter Markers
      5. Phase 3: Hand Off to iDVD
      6. Phase 4: Design the Menu Screen
      7. Phase 5: Burning Your DVD
      8. OneStep DVDs, Magic iDVDs
    2. Chapter 16 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 17 Designing iDVD Themes

      1. iDVD’s Built-in Themes
      2. Button Styles
      3. Editing and Positioning Text
      4. Changing Backgrounds
      5. Choosing Menu Audio
      6. Saving Favorites
      7. Buying Sound and Vision
    4. Chapter 18 iDVD Secrets

      1. iDVD—The DVD-ROM Maker
      2. Project Info
      3. Uncover Your DVD Project File
      4. AppleScripting iDVD
      5. Archiving Your Project
      6. Disk Images
      7. Professional Duplicating
  5. Appendixes

    1. Appendix iMovie 6, Menu by Menu

      1. iMovie Menu
      2. File Menu
      3. Edit Menu
      4. View Menu
      5. Markers Menu
      6. Share Menu
      7. Advanced Menu
      8. Window Menu
      9. Help Menu
    2. Appendix Troubleshooting

      1. Two Golden Rules
      2. Preparing the Playground
      3. General iMovie Troubleshooting
      4. Starting Up and Importing
      5. Title Trouble
      6. Photo Problems
      7. Problems Editing
      8. Exporting Troubles
      9. Project Corruption
      10. Problems with Sound
      11. DVD Problems
      12. Where to Get Help Online
    3. Appendix Master Keyboard Shortcut List

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