With " iMovie ", Apple tears down the barriers to pro-quality filmmaking. This deceptively simple software comes with a living storyboard, special effects, independent soundtracks, and more-but not a single page of instructions. " iMovie ". The "Missing Manual" is the book that should have been in the box. In this superbly written guide, Macintosh expert David Pogue provides a complete course in Macintosh filmmaking-and unearths dozens of " iMovie " features not even mentioned by the programs online help. The book includes capturing DV Footage. All modern Macs can run " iMovie " - not just iMacs. Chapter 1 offers a detailed guide to FireWire and DV camcorders. Essentials of film technique. Using " iMovie " without a grounding in film technique is like getting a map before you've learned to drive. This book offers a friendly guide to making even home movies look professional. Editing basics. Part 2 of this book bursts with clever workarounds, undocumented features, and editing tricks from the Hollywood film world. Finding an audience. You can export your finished masterpiece back to the tape for high-quality TV playback- or save it as a QuickTime movie that you can submit to a Web film festival, email to friends, or even burn as a Video CD. This book covers all of these procedures, step by step. Above all, " iMovie " : The "Missing Manual" offers enough basics for the novice and enough depth for the power user. Whether you plan to make the next Blair Witch Project or just better home movies, this book lets you marry the stunning quality of digital video with the power of your imagination.