May 13 2006
Author David Pogue says the world of video is “exploding.” Sounds violent, but he’s got a point: People are giving each other DVDs instead of greeting cards and watching each other via video on their web sites. Video is fast becoming a new standard document format. Can you say YouTube?
iMovie 6 and iDVD: The Missing Manual from David Pogue and O’Reilly Press, along with iMovie and a camcorder will equip you for the new world of video. In full color throughout, the book contains hundreds of undocumented secrets for creating and distributing professional-quality films from the comforts of home.
A complete course in Macintosh filmmaking and DVD design, it includes:
- Essentials of Film Technique: Explore the artistic side of
shooting–lighting, sound, and composition
- Editing Basics: Clever workarounds, hidden features, and Hollywood tricks
- Finding an Audience: Export a masterpiece back to tape for high-quality TV playback, send it as a QuickTime movie to a web page, cell phone, Video CD, or even an iPod
- Mastering DVDs: Dozens of tips and tricks for extending the program’s DVD design tools to distribute movies on Hollywood-style DVDs up to four hours long–even in widescreen format