Before we get into examining the iMovie interface and work area, we need to have…some video clips to work with.…So in this chapter, I want to show you some of the various ways in which you can…bring video footage into iMovie `11.…Let's begin by taking a look at the ways you can connect various types of video…cameras to your Mac.…Now, DV, or digital video, cameras were the first type of cameras that the first…version of iMovie was able to control and import footage from.…You are not seeing as many of these types of cameras for sale these days, but a…lot of people still have and use them, so iMovie maintains this important…ability to import footage from DV cameras in this latest version.…
DV cameras shoot to mini-DV tapes.…They look like this, and most hold about 60 minutes of footage.…And most DV cameras connect to your Mac via a FireWire cable.…FireWire is Apple's name for the type of interface used by your camera and your Mac,…but you may also see the connector on your camera labeled as iLink or the…
- Importing footage and stills
- Organizing and locating clips using ratings and keyword tags
- Cropping, trimming, splitting, and fine-tuning clips
- Inserting transitions between clips
- Applying One-Step effects
- Stabilizing shaky footage
- Adding background music and voiceovers
- Synchronizing footage to specific points of an audio track
- Publishing content to YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook
- Exporting movies and projects
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Importing Video
3. Understanding the Interface
4. Organizing Clips
5. Editing Video
6. Working with Effects
7. Working with Audio
8. Sharing Your Movies
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