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Understanding the new video effects


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iLife '09 New Features

with Garrick Chow

Video: Understanding the new video effects

iMovie '09 comes with a set of nearly 20 built-in video effects to give you an incredible variety of ways to stylize your videos. Let's take a look at how to apply them. I have an empty new project here and I'm in my Aspen footage and let's just grab a couple of seconds of this mountain footage here. I'll grab like 20 seconds of it and I'll drag that into my project. Video effects can only be applied to clips in your project, not in your Event Browser. So to add effects to this clip, I'll click its popup menu and choose Clip Adjustments and then click the menu next to Video Effect. This reveals the Preview palette containing thumbnails representing all the types of effects you can apply. The most amazing thing about this is that you can preview every single effect here in real time. There is no waiting for processing or rendering. All you do is just roll your mouse over each effect and you will see its effect on the clip over in the Preview pane. And not only that, but you can also see the effect in action while the clip is playing.

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iLife '09 New Features
2h 17m Intermediate Apr 01, 2009

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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
Subject:
Video
Software:
iLife
Author:
Garrick Chow

Understanding the new video effects

iMovie '09 comes with a set of nearly 20 built-in video effects to give you an incredible variety of ways to stylize your videos. Let's take a look at how to apply them. I have an empty new project here and I'm in my Aspen footage and let's just grab a couple of seconds of this mountain footage here. I'll grab like 20 seconds of it and I'll drag that into my project. Video effects can only be applied to clips in your project, not in your Event Browser. So to add effects to this clip, I'll click its popup menu and choose Clip Adjustments and then click the menu next to Video Effect. This reveals the Preview palette containing thumbnails representing all the types of effects you can apply. The most amazing thing about this is that you can preview every single effect here in real time. There is no waiting for processing or rendering. All you do is just roll your mouse over each effect and you will see its effect on the clip over in the Preview pane. And not only that, but you can also see the effect in action while the clip is playing.

Just hit your spacebar and the selected clip will play in a continuous loop while you browse through the effects. So rolling your mouse over these effects gives you an instant preview of what it looks like. So we have Flipped, which is useful if you need a mirror image of your shot. Raster, makes it kind of look like it's on a TV screen. Cartoon. Day into Night. I kind of like that effect. Hard Light. Film Grain. Aged Film, add some scratches and lines to the film.

Glow. Dream. Romantic, which adds sort of that soft focus around the edges there. Vignette, darkens the edges. Sci-Fi gives you some crazy colors. Heat Wave, Old World, Bleach Bypass, Black & White, Sepia, Negative, X-Ray. Obviously that's not a real X-ray, but that's just the appearance of the effect. So once you have decided on an effect, just select it and it's instantly applied to that entire clip. Now, you don't see the effect previewed in the filmstrip over here, but you do see it in the Preview pane.

You are not limited to applying effects one clip at a time. You can select multiple clips or even all the clips in your project and instantly apply an effect to all of them at once. So I just grab a couple of more clips here. I'm just hitting Command+A here to select the clips in their entirety, drag them into my project. Then in my Project pane here, I'll hit Command+A again to select all my clips. Open up Clip Adjustments and I'll apply that same Cartoon effect. You can see that the effect has now been applied to all of my clips instantly.

So those are the new video effects found in iMovie '09.

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