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iMovie

If you have a digital camcorder and a few hours of free time—all right, a few weekends of it—iMovie helps you make astonishingly high-quality, fully edited movies. Digital video is great: You can transfer the footage back and forth between the Mac and the camcorder a hundred times, and never see any deterioration in quality. The latest version of iMovie can even edit high-definition footage (from HDV camcorders like Sony’s HDR-HC1).

Note

Although this writeup covers iMovie HD, other versions of iMovie work similarly.

Here’s iMovie in a nutshell. Save your project onto the drive that has the most space (if you have more than one), because digital video files are enormous. They require 3.6 MB of hard drive space per second or 13 gigabytes per one-hour tape (and much, much more if you shot in high definition). Choose a screen resolution that’s 1024 x 768 or higher (using the Displays panel of System Preferences). Poor iMovie can’t even run at a lower setting.

Figure 10-16. Here’s iMovie in a nutshell. Save your project onto the drive that has the most space (if you have more than one), because digital video files are enormous. They require 3.6 MB of hard drive space per second or 13 gigabytes per one-hour tape (and much, much more if you shot in high definition). Choose a screen resolution that’s 1024 x 768 or higher (using the Displays panel of System Preferences). Poor iMovie can’t even run at a lower setting.


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