Apple iMovie HD user manual

User manual for the device Apple iMovie HD

Device: Apple iMovie HD
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Date of adding : 2013-11-15 13:09:48
Number of pages: 47
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iMovie HD
Getting Started
Shows you how to import video;
edit footage; and add transitions,
effects, titles, and more

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1 Contents Chapter 1 4 Welcome to iMovie HD 4 Using This Document 5 What’s New in iMovie HD 6 6 Before You Begin 6 What You’ll Learn 6 What You Need 8 Finding Out More Chapter 2 9 iMovie HD Tutorial 9 Step One: Start a New Project 10 Step Two: Import Video Into iMovie HD 14 Step Three: Choose the Video You Want to Keep 16 Step Four: Build Your Movie 19 Step Five: Add Photos to Your Movie 22 Step Six: Add Titles and Text 24 Step Seven: M

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42 Editing Pane 42 Titles 43 Transitions 44 Video Effects 45 Audio Effects 46 Chapters Pane Contents 3

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1 Welcome to iMovie HD 1 Welcome to iMovie HD 6. This document will get you on your way to creating great movies that have both polish and impact. iMovie HD is the fastest and easiest way to turn your home video into your own motion picture. iMovie HD is the perfect companion for the latest high definition camcorders and the smallest and most affordable flash cameras. The many new features of iMovie HD make it a snap to create an award-winning movie to share on the Internet

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What’s New in iMovie HD 6 Â Improved performance: iMovie HD 6 harnesses the power of Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger and QuickTime 7 to give you quicker effects rendering and pristine video quality. Experiment with stunning new video effects and see the results instantly. From importing footage to sharing your finished movie, iMovie HD is faster and more responsive every step of the way. Â Enhanced user interface: The improved editing panes and controls in iMovie HD make b

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Before You Begin To make it easier to do the tasks in the tutorial, print this document before you start. In many tasks shown here and in iMovie HD Help, you need to choose commands from the menus in the menu bar. Menu commands look like this: Choose Edit > Copy. The first term after Choose is the name of a menu in the iMovie HD menu bar. The next terms are the items you choose from that menu. What You’ll Learn If you follow all the steps in the tutorial, you will learn

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Did You Know?—Using Magic iMovie to Create a Movie in Minutes Whether this is your first movie or you’ve made many, you can use Magic iMovie to create a complete movie or to get a head start on editing. Magic iMovie can automatically import video from your FireWire camcorder (DV or HDV), compose it into a movie, and send it to iDVD so you can burn it on a DVD disc. You can even choose a title, transition style, and soundtrack, and iMovie HD sits in the director’s chair and does the

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Finding Out More Your computer comes with a built-in help system for iMovie HD. When iMovie HD is open, choose Help > iMovie HD Help. When iMovie HD Help opens, type a word or phrase in the search field at the top of the page or click one of the topic areas to find out information about a certain topic. You’ll find links to other helpful resources listed on the iMovie HD Help page, such as an online multimedia tutorial, Hot Tips website, and the Apple Support website. For the latest

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2 iMovie HD Tutorial 2 This chapter takes you step by step through the process of building your own movie in iMovie HD. You can use video from a variety of sources and devices to create a movie in iMovie HD. If you have some digital video in your camcorder or digital video footage on your computer, you can follow the steps in this chapter to automatically transfer it to iMovie HD, edit the clips, add transitions and a title, and lay down a soundtrack. Step One: Start a New

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4 Click the pop-up menu labeled “Where” and choose a folder to store your movie project. The default location is the Movies folder in your home folder. Saving your movie in this folder will allow other iLife applications, such as iDVD or GarageBand, to find it easily. 5 Click Create. A new project file for your iMovie HD project is created in the location you chose. Eventually it will contain all the video clips, transitions, effects, and audio used in your movie. Step Two

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If your camcorder uses a dock, connect the dock to the computer and place the camcorder in the dock. The illustration below shows how to connect a camcorder to an iMac using a FireWire cable. 3 In iMovie HD, click the mode switch (shown below) to set iMovie HD to camera mode. Note: You must have a camcorder connected and turned on to be able to switch to camera mode and see the capture controls. If you’re having trouble getting your camcorder to communicate with iMovie HD, click

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4 Use the capture controls shown below to review your tape in the iMovie monitor. Import Rewind Fast forward Stop Play Pause 5 Rewind the tape to a few seconds before the point where you want to start importing. 6 Click Play. 7 When you see the frame where you want to begin importing, click Import (shown above) or press the Space bar. During the import process, the footage plays in the iMovie monitor. You can import all the footage, or just parts that you choose. 8 Click Import again o

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As you import your video footage from a camcorder connected via FireWire, iMovie HD detects where you made a break in recording and automatically divides the video into separate scenes, or “clips.” Each sequence of recorded video is then made into a video clip that is stored in the Clips pane, shown below. ∏ Tip: You can use iMovie HD Preferences to change import settings, such as where imported clips go, whether iMovie creates new clips at scene breaks, and more. To see the settings you

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You can also drag files from your desktop or from applications like iTunes or iPhoto to the Clips pane. In iMovie HD 6, you can also drag, copy, and paste clips from one iMovie HD project to another. Did You Know?—Importing Video From a Flash Device MPEG-4 camcorders may have a USB connector instead of a FireWire connector. To transfer video from one of these devices, connect the device to your computer using the USB port. Your MPEG-4 camera or device appears as a hard disk on your deskto

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To delete a clip: m Select the clip, then choose Edit > Cut or press the Delete key. The clip disappears from the Clips pane. Notice that the iMovie Trash at the bottom of the window now has something in it—the clip you just cut. It will remain there until you empty the iMovie Trash. The remaining clips can be cropped so that only the good parts remain. When you crop a clip, you select the frames that you want to keep and delete the rest of the clip. Cropping preserves the middle part of a

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Did You Know?—Undoing an Edit If you make a mistake or don’t like the changes you’ve made, you can undo them. Â Choose Edit > Undo to remove your last change. Continue choosing Undo to cancel your previous changes one by one. Â Choose Advanced > “Revert Clip to Original” to undo all of the changes made to a selected clip. Â Choose File > “Revert to Saved” to undo all of the changes made to a project since the last time you saved it. Step Four: Build Your Movie Now that your video footage is

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 The timeline viewer, shown below, displays the elements of your movie in more detail, letting you zoom in on sections of the movie. It also displays the movie’s video track and two audio tracks. The three tracks allow you to add and manipulate multiple layers of sound, including the sound contained in the video clips. Use the timeline viewer for precise video and audio editing. Timeline viewer button When you build a movie from clips in the Clips pane, you’ll find it easier to start by

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Did You Know?—Saving While Building Your Movie It’s a good idea to save your work periodically as you make changes. Because iMovie HD saves your original footage even after cropping, you can still retrieve cropped footage after you save. To save your project: m Choose File > Save Project. At times you may want to go back to the last saved version of your project, canceling any unsaved changes. To revert to the last saved version of your project: m Choose File > “Revert to Saved.” You can al

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Step Five: Add Photos to Your Movie iMovie HD lets you easily add photos from your iPhoto library to your movie. You can add photos as still shots that linger for as long as you like, or you can pan and zoom in or out with the “Ken Burns Effect.” In this step, you’ll add still photos to your movie and apply the Ken Burns Effect to others. Use the Media pane, shown below, to select photos and add motion to them. Search box Reset button Note: To see photos in the Media pane, you must have i

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If the Photo Settings window (shown below) does not appear, click the Show Photo Settings button. You can drag the Photo Settings window anywhere on your computer screen to move it out of the way. Zoom slider Duration slider 4 Click the Ken Burns Effect checkbox to deselect it and turn off motion for the photo. 5 Drag the duration slider to change the display duration for your photo. When you add a photo to your movie, iMovie automatically sets it to appear for 5 seconds unless you change


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