iMovie 09 – beyond the basics

A lot of the iMovie 09 reviews I’ve seen on YouTube have been pretty much “standard” coverage of the basic new features. I’ve been using it for a while now and put together a number of different videos with it… along the way, I’ve found a couple of handy tricks like how to incorporate on-screen logos or information, or how to zoom into a map. Interested? Take a look at my screencast.

(I would have posted this on YouTube as well, but need to re-edit it first as there’s a 10 minute length limit!)

Oh, and another really interesting resource if you want to get more out of iMovie 09 is the Unlocking iMovie 09 blog – some great material over there!

18 thoughts on “iMovie 09 – beyond the basics

  1. Thanks Andy, really enjoyed that… Still debating whether I should take the plunge or wait for my next Mac purchase but I think this upped the ante.

    I really liked the idea about zooming in on the destination. I guess you could take that a step further by incorporating stills (or short screenflow clips) of a google map zoom.

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  2. You need to put some more energy and enthusiasm into your voice. Appreciate the info but it was tough to listen to without dozing off.

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  3. Hey thanks alot for the direction And I found you to the point. I was on the edge of my chair watching this cool stuff. I’ve never worked with this type of software I bought skysoft ripper and ripped a dvd that I paid to have converted to from 8mm to dvd jpeg 4 then I could import it but now when I load it in a dvd player It see’s dadta file help please do you have some basic info for a beginner thank you mb tulsa ok

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  4. what was that highlight effect used at 5:24? i’ve never seen it in imovie but i’m guessing it was from your screenshot software..

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    1. Not that I know of – I guess you would have to apply an effect, save the clip, and re-import the modified version to apply the second effect. Bit of a kludge though.

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