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iLife '09 New Features

with Garrick Chow

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Demonstrates new features for organizing, editing, and sharing movies, music, and photos in iLife '09.
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iLife '09 New Features
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With the release of iLife '09, Apple has introduced intuitive new features for organizing, editing, and sharing movies, music, and photos. Instructor Garrick Chow demonstrates the wide range of enhancements to this already easy-to-use suite of programs in iLife '09 New Features. He explains iPhoto's new ability to organize and search images using face recognition and geodata, and moves on to iMovie, where he explores precision editing tools and real-time video effects. Garrick also covers GarageBand's new built-in music lessons, as well as iWeb's new ability to publish to any web hosting server. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Tagging a photo with geodata
  • Using the new iPhoto editing tools to enhance images
  • Sharing photos with Flickr and Facebook
  • Stabilizing video in iMovie to get rid of the "shaky cam" effect
  • Using green screen effects with iMovie
  • Exploring GarageBand's new amps and effects to use with a real guitar
  • Accessing GarageBand's built-in music lessons
  • Publishing finished projects with iWeb via FTP
  • Integrating iWeb's new widgets into web pages


iLife is Apple's suite of applications that gives you incredibly easy and intuitive ways to organize, edit, and share your digital photos, movies, and music. (Music plays.) Hi, I'm Garrick Chow and welcome to iLife '09 New Features. We'll start with a look at iPhoto '09, where you will learn about iPhoto's amazing new face detection and recognition function, allowing you to sort and browse your photos based on who is in them. We will also take a look at Places, which lets you search through your photos based on their geo-data. I'll also show you iPhoto's new editing tools, travel maps, and social networking capabilities.

In iMovie '09, I'll show you how to use the new Precision Editor to fine-tune the shots in your videos and you will also learn about the new real-time video effects. How to speed up, slow down, and reverse footage. How to create picture in picture shots, green screen effects, and how to turn shaky shots into smooth, steady footage. GarageBand '09 also has its share of new features, including the newly redesigned guitar amps and stompbox effects. Magic GarageBand has also been refreshed, making it easier than ever to quickly assemble a song with your own virtual backing band. But the biggest feature of GarageBand had to be the new built-in music lessons, which can teach you to become a better keyboard or guitar player.

Lastly, we'll look at iWeb, iLife's web page creation application that lets you upload and share photos, videos, and music you have created. I'll show you how you can upload your web pages to almost any web hosting service with iWeb '09's new ability to integrate FTP publishing. Plus, you will find new iWeb widgets that add interactive content to your website simply by dragging and dropping them onto your pages. With all the new features packed into iLife '09, it's easier than ever to do more with your photos, video, and music. Let's get started.

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