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iMovie HD + iDVD 5 Essential Training

with Sean Colins

Video: Welcome

How to plan for successful video projects, tips for shooting great video, and how to publish video projects to a variety of formats.
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  1. 39m 55s
    1. Welcome
    2. Welcome to iMovie and iDVD
      12m 8s
    3. What you will learn
      14m 51s
    4. What you will learn pt. 2
      12m 31s
  2. 27m 53s
    1. Shooting video
      14m 12s
    2. Shooting video pt. 2
      13m 41s
  3. 29m 39s
    1. Primary interface
      3m 59s
    2. Essential preferences
      7m 15s
    3. Clips
      1m 59s
    4. Photos
      1m 58s
    5. Audio
      1m 56s
    6. Titles
      2m 25s
    7. Transitions
      1m 54s
    8. Effects
      2m 11s
    9. iDVD
      2m 32s
    10. Timeline view
      3m 30s
  4. 1h 11m
    1. Importing from a camera
      13m 42s
    2. Importing from the finder
      1m 45s
    3. Capturing live video with an iSight camera
      2m 46s
    4. Getting movies from analog sources
      4m 40s
    5. Organizing tips
      9m 27s
    6. Importing to the clip viewer
      5m 58s
    7. Importing directly to the timeline
      2m 3s
    8. Making a magic movie
      7m 22s
    9. Importing differences
      8m 57s
    10. Movie formats
      8m 23s
    11. Bluetooth imports
      6m 34s
  5. 22m 8s
    1. Clip view
      8m 8s
    2. Workspace view
      9m 1s
    3. Working with bookmarks
      4m 59s
  6. 43m 34s
    1. Rearranging
      6m 12s
    2. Cutting and deleting
      8m 14s
    3. Trimming
      8m 10s
    4. Composing
      20m 58s
  7. 40m 28s
    1. iPhoto with iMovie and iDVD
      2m 42s
    2. Choosing photos
      3m 20s
    3. Compiling and organizing your photos
      6m 29s
    4. Ordering photos within albums
      2m 49s
    5. Metadata
      3m 32s
    6. Working with other graphic file formats
      5m 3s
    7. How to create a still-frame clip
      2m 53s
    8. The Ken Burns effect
      13m 40s
  8. 1h 17m
    1. iTunes with iMovie and iDVD
      5m 19s
    2. Finding the right music
      10m 24s
    3. Places to put audio
      2m 11s
    4. Successful strategies for organization
      4m 23s
    5. Music rights (rights to reproduce)
      5m 11s
    6. Recording sound in iMovie
      5m 11s
    7. Applying a soundtrack
      5m 47s
    8. Using the audio tracks in the timeline
      5m 6s
    9. Analyzing audio waveforms
      2m 45s
    10. Extracting audio
      6m 27s
    11. Editing sound
      12m 28s
    12. Disabling and enabling audio tracks in the timeline
      6m 11s
    13. How to achieve good voice results
      4m 6s
    14. Creating narration tracks in the field
      2m 8s
  9. 33m 19s
    1. What makes a font work in video?
      4m 23s
    2. Text animation styles
      9m 32s
    3. Controlling animation
      16m 37s
    4. Splitting clips to insert titles
      2m 47s
  10. 29m 38s
    1. Tour of the transition styles
      10m 22s
    2. Appropriate transitions
      19m 16s
  11. 27m 48s
    1. Tour of the stock effects
      12m 48s
    2. Controlling effects
      15m 0s
  12. 6m 28s
    1. How the chapter markers translate
      6m 28s
  13. 35m 37s
    1. Email
      5m 39s
    2. Videotape
      4m 9s
    3. Homepages
      8m 22s
    4. iDVD
      1m 25s
    5. QuickTime movies
      7m 48s
    6. Bluetooth
      6m 38s
    7. Saving a frame out of a project
      1m 36s
  14. 12m 32s
    1. The importance of backing up
      2m 27s
    2. How to archive a project
      3m 25s
    3. Save as... to another volume
      3m 26s
    4. Checking the trash before archiving
      3m 14s
  15. 17m 59s
    1. Show info
      2m 11s
    2. Relate
      3m 6s
    3. Narrate
      3m 35s
    4. Promote
      3m 22s
    5. Segment
      1m 13s
    6. Feedback
      1m 24s
    7. Shopping
      2m 0s
    8. Help!
      1m 8s
  16. 4m 47s
    1. What is iDVD?
      1m 1s
    2. Automatic chapters
      3m 46s
  17. 27m 42s
    1. The canvas
      5m 21s
    2. Themes
      2m 30s
    3. Settings
      3m 16s
    4. Media
      1m 30s
    5. Status
      2m 6s
    6. Map
      2m 55s
    7. Slideshows
      2m 47s
    8. Essential preferences
      7m 17s
  18. 9m 44s
    1. TV safe area
      2m 43s
    2. Motion playhead
      5m 44s
    3. The Apple watermark
      1m 17s
  19. 32m 41s
    1. How themes are used in iDVD
      1m 39s
    2. Apple's themes
      4m 29s
    3. Motion themes and static themes
      12m 14s
    4. Custom theme creation in three easy steps
      4m 22s
    5. Themes and menus
      9m 57s
  20. 46m 59s
    1. Menus
      10m 28s
    2. Text
      12m 3s
    3. Buttons
      10m 46s
    4. Saving custom themes
      6m 20s
    5. Tips for customization
      7m 22s
  21. 6m 2s
    1. Browsing libraries
      3m 38s
    2. Searching metadata in the browser
      2m 24s
  22. 6m 32s
    1. How the map illustrates navigation
      4m 40s
    2. Placing video to play on insert
      1m 52s
  23. 10m 33s
    1. How the iDVD slideshow is different!
      3m 0s
    2. Drag and drop importing from the iPhoto library
      2m 20s
    3. Background music
      2m 23s
    4. Keynote-style transition effects
      2m 50s
  24. 8m 17s
    1. Controlling the folder structure on a DVD-ROM
      4m 24s
    2. Inclusion ideas
      3m 53s
  25. 20m 55s
    1. Burning
      3m 53s
    2. Media and discs
      8m 33s
    3. Time management
      1m 50s
    4. Reviewing
      6m 39s
  26. 17m 7s
    1. Planning for success
      17m 7s
  27. 4m 20s
    1. Web support
      4m 20s
  28. 2m 43s
    1. Thank you
      1m 54s
    2. Goodbye

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iMovie HD + iDVD 5 Essential Training
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In iMovie HD + iDVD 5 Essential Training, Sean Colins, a Certified Apple Consultant, teaches the essentials of the software. Sean also covers how to plan for successful video projects, tips for shooting great video, and how to publish video projects to a variety of formats. Together, iMovie HD and iDVD 5 make it easy to use video to communicate and share stories with colleagues, clients, students, and family. These movie-based tutorials walk you through the process of transferring video to a computer and editing clips into finished presentations that deliver professional and compelling results. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Topics include:
  • Importing video from just about any source Shooting great video Cool ways to use iDVD that no one else thinks about Soundtracks Multiple audio track editing Waveform analysis and level control Secrets of the map Photos in iMovie HD vs. iDVD 5 Exporting your content to almost anywhere Editing on a timeline Using transitions & special effects Titling & video chapters
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