Making Movies with iMovie HD
- iMovie HD at a Glance
- The Essentials of Movie Making
- A Short Lesson in Video Formats
- Importing DV and HDV Video
- Working with Clips
- Timeline Techniques: Adding Clips to a Movie
- Advanced Timeline Techniques
- Creating Cutaways
- Adding Photos to Movies
- Working with the Ken Burns Effect
- Advanced Ken Burns Techniques
- Adding Audio to Movies
- Tips for Recording Better Sound
- Working with Audio Tracks
- Applying Audio Filters and Effects
- More Sound Advice
- Adding Transitions
- Creating Titles
- Adding Effects
- Adding Sizzle and Structure with Themes
- Magic iMovie: Editing on Autopilot
- Working in Other Video Formats
- Its a Wrap: Exporting to Tape
- Creating Chapter Markers
- Go Small: Internet and iPod Movies
- More Ways to Share Movies
- Fun with Freeze Frames
- iMovie HD Tips
- More iMovie HD Tips
- Tips for Making Better Movies
- Creating Time-lapse Movies and Animation
iMovie HD at a Glance
Video can be a powerful vehicle for communicating an idea, setting a mood, selling a product, or recalling a memory. It can also be great way to put people to sleep.
Video editing is the process of assembling video clips, still images, and audio into a finished package that gets your message across and keeps your audience’s eyes open. Video editing is what iMovie HD is all about.
With iMovie HD, you can import video from a video camera. iMovie HD stashes incoming clips on its Clips pane. If you’re using a miniDV or HDV camera, iMovie HD even controls your camera during the importing process.
Then, you edit clips and sequence them by dragging them to the timeline, optionally adding music from your iTunes music library and creating titles, effects, and scene transitions. When you’re finished, a few mouse clicks send your efforts back out to tape or to iDVD.
You can use iMovie HD to edit interminable home movies, but you can also use it to assemble montages of photos from iPhoto, promotional videos, and anything else that belongs on the small screen. iMovie HD supports more video formats than did earlier iMovie versions, and that means more options for you.
Quiet on the set.