13 10 2012

Welcome and Getting Started

I am starting to get nervous that I will have to take a test on this at the end

These two sections were really basic. They covered how to find out what version of iMovie you were working with.  I am really glad they covered this because I would have forgot to check that before I did the training.  I = NOOBCAKES.  I am currently running iMovie ’11 version 9.08.

Connecting Different Types of Media

DV cameras connect via Firewire, also called the iLink. I really liked the name IEEE1394 (I triple E 1394) because it makes me think

You Got Options!!

When importing clips, hold down the option button while clicking a clip you wish to import. It will uncheck the other clips.

a some bounty hunting droid from Star Wars. My Macbook has a Firewire 800 port. I do not have a MiniDV camcorder. I do have a Sony Digital 8 camcorder, but unfortunately I lost my driver disc sometime around Hurricane Katrina. Sony will not replace it and does not allow you to download the drivers from the internet.  I have not been able to hook it to my Macbook and even with the drivers, it will not function on my Windows Vista desktop.  I am skipping the section on importing from a Tape-based camera.

I have used my Sony Bloggie Sport to import video footage.  I have done this on both my Macbook and my desktop PC.  This records video directly to the camera memory.  iMovie allows you to import clips from the camcorder. You can also edit the clips once they are imported to iMovie. We will get to editing clips later, but you definitely want to come back for that section. I would say that the average person never watches their home movies because for every 60 minutes of recording you end up watching 58 minutes of shaky camera footage that so boring that it is more frightening than the Blair Witch Project.

Importing from a Digital Still Camera

Plugging up you iPhone or a digital still camera will open up iPhoto.I learned a new trick from this video. I learned how to set iPhoto to be the default program for my iPhone. This will make my life much easier. I have been thinking to myself that it was really dumb that my photos were going to a place called “pictures” and not straight into iPhoto, where they would be more usable to me.

I did not know you could do this. I really like run on sentences, even though that last sentence was not a run on sentence, but this one is!!

Capturing Live Action Video

I liked this video because the audio was kung fu movie style.The process to import live action footage was fairly easy to accomplish. You just hit the little camera button on the left hand side in iMovie.




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