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					                                      iMovie 4.0 Tutorial
                                                             Introduction


Welcome to the iMovie tutorial! The first part of this
tutorial will enable you to use the different components
of the workstation to create a new iMovie project for
editing. It is a preface to the iMovie at a Glance Tutorial
which is included in this section. Once you have
completed this part of the tutorial, you will be able to
do the following:

•   Launch and prepare iMovie for video editing
•   Capture video from VHS tape, DVD, and/or MiniDV tape
•   Insert photographs into your movie project
•   Export your finished video to VHS tape, MiniDV tape, or DVD-R
•   Export to iDVD
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                                                           Creating a New Project

Launch the application by clicking on the iMovie icon. Once iMovie has been
started, a window will appear providing the option to create a new project.
Once you have created a new project, it can be saved on the computer for your
use.
      To create a new project, select the Create Project option from the option window.




        A window titled Create New Project will appear. Enter the name of your new
        project in the Save As: area of the window. Your project name should include
        your last name and the subject or class it is for. This will make it easy for you

        Next, verify that the Movies folder is selected in the Where: drop down menu
        (use the double arrow to select the Movies option if Necessary).




       Finally, click the Create button to create your project.

       NOTE: To make sure you don’t lose any information, be sure to
       save your project OFTEN by selecting the Save option in the File
       menu.
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                                                  Preparing to Capture Video

Capture is the term commonly used for the process of recording video from a
source (VHS tape, DVD, or MiniDV tape) to the computer.


     Prepare the System for Capture
1
     Turn on the video monitor and the device you wish to capture from (JVC VCR or
     Panasonic DVD).


     Configure the Matrix Switcher
2
     Use the matrix switcher to select the device you wish to capture from. The key diagram
     at the bottom of this page can assist with identifying items in the equipment rack.

     Capture from VHS or MiniDV:

     Press the buttons on the matrix switcher in the following order: ALL, OFF, A, 1, B, 2

     The display on the matrix switcher should now read:



     Capture from DVD:

     Press the buttons on the matrix switcher in the following order: ALL, OFF, A, 1, B, 3

     The display on the matrix switcher should now read:




    KEY                      DVD
                                                         DVD Recorder

                                                         VHS/Mini DV Combo Deck

                                                         Matrix Switch
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                                                              Importing Video

Import is the term commonly used for the process of recording video from a
source (VHS tape, DVD, or MiniDV tape) to the computer.

     Click on the camera icon below the preview
1    screen
     to go to the Import mode.
     (The preview frame should Switch to a blue
     screen that reads: Camera Connected.).


     To switch the video signal to be imported, click
2    the Play button located under the Import
     button.
     This will synchronize the viewing monitor with
     what is being viewed by the application.



     Cue your media segment on the device to be
3    captured from. (DVD or VCR)

     Click the Import button in iMovie (a new clip
4    will appear in the clip pane indicating that
     iMovie is recording the video)


     Press play on the device to be captured from.
5    (DVD or VCR) The video monitor should
     display the playing video source.

     Click the Import button again when you have
6    captured the clip you want. (The time on the
     clip in the clip pane will stop)


     Repeat steps 3 though 6 for as many clips as
7    you need.
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                                                               Adding Photographs

Digital photographs can be used in iMovie by opening iPhoto and dragging
and dropping the photos from your disk into the Photo Library.

     Click the iPhoto icon in the Dock
1    at the bottom of the screen.




2                               Make sure that the Photo Library is selected as the
                                Source for photos.


     Open the folder/disk that contains the
3    photos you want to use in iMovie. Se-
     lect the photo(s) you want to use and
     drag them into the opened iPhoto
     Photo Library.



                                    Click on the Photos button in iMovie to select from
4                                   the photos you pasted into the iPhoto library.




     Choose the effect dynamics for the
5    photo you are going to place in the
     project.




6                                              Place the photo in the clip viewer or
                                               timeline viewer at the desired location.


7                                              Repeat steps 3 though 6 for as many
                                               photos as you need.
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                                                          Adding Audio

Music and narration can be added in iMovie to give your project more style
and clarity.

     Click the Audio button below
1    the clips pane to add sound
     effects or music from a CD or
     the iTunes library if you
     have MP3 files.

     Select the desired Audio Source for
2    the sound files you intend to use in
     your movie from the dropdown
     menu at the top.
     To preview or audition an audio
3    clip, click the Play button at the bot-
     tom of the audio pane.




4    Select the audio track that you want
     to use from the list and drag it to
     the timeline, or position the Play-
     head where you want to insert the
     clip and select Place at Playhead



     Once the clip is in the timeline, you
5    can select Edit volume to fine tune
     the volume level.

     To change the duration of the clip,
6    deselect Edit volume and then se-
     lect the clip in the timeline and
     drag the edge to the desired
     length.

7    Repeat steps 2 though 6 for as
     many audio clips as you need.
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                                                              Export to Video Tape

Export is the term commonly used for the process of recording edited video
from the computer to a source. (VHS tape, DVD, or MiniDV tape) For iMovie,
the process of export is referred to as Share. (See iMovie help for more
information)
     Configure the Matrix Switcher
1    Use the matrix switcher to select the appropriate device to output your project to. The
     key diagram at the bottom of this page can assist with identifying items in the equipment
     rack.

     Press the buttons on the matrix switcher in the following order: ALL, OFF, A, 2, C, 1
     The display on the matrix switcher should now read: 2010

     Setting iMovie to Export Your Movie
2    Click File then click Share. At the top of the Share dialog box, click the Videocamera
     icon to export your video to the VCR.

     Record Your Movie
3    1. Insert a blank tape into the VHS or MiniDV deck. Press the button on the front of the
        JVC that corresponds to the tape format you wish to use. (DV or VHS) Using the dial
        on the front panel or the input selector on the remote, set the channel selector on the
        JVC VCR to L-1.

     2. Press Record on the JVC VCR. If you are recording on a VHS tape, the VCR will take
        a few seconds to calibrate the tape for optimal recording. (This will be indicated on
        the video monitor.) Wait until the calibration indicator disappears before pressing
        the Share button.

     3. Click the Share button in the Videocamera window. The program will then begin to
        export the video and a progress indicator will be displayed on the computer screen.
        Do not interrupt the process or start another application while it is in process.

     4. When the export has finished, press Stop on the VCR.


    KEY                     DVD
                                                        DVD Recorder

                                                        VHS/Mini DV Combo Deck

                                                        Matrix Switch
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                                                                             Export to DVD

Export or Share your iMovie project to the Panasonic DVD recorder.

      Configure the Matrix Switcher
1     Use the matrix switcher select the appropriate device. The key diagram at the bottom of
      this page can assist with identifying items in the equipment rack.

      Press the buttons on the matrix switcher in the following order: ALL, OFF, A, 3, D, 1

      The display on the matrix switcher should now read: 3001

      Set iMovie to Export Your Movie
2     Click File and click Share, then click the Videocamera icon.


      Record Your Movie
3     Press the Power button on the DVD recorder. (If the setup screen appears for the DVD
      recorder, use the remote and press Enter and then Return.)

      Insert a blank DVD-R* disc into the DVD recorder. Set the input selector on the DVD
      recorder to L-1 using the remote.

      Press the Record button on the DVD recorder and then click the Share button in the
      iMovie Videocamera window.

      Press the Stop button on the DVD recorder once iMovie has finished playing the movie.


      Finalize Your DVD
4     To ensure playback on any other DVD players your DVD-R must be finalized. Press the
      Function button on the DVD remote control. Choose Disk Utility and choose Finalize.
      Once finalization process is complete your DVD-R is ready for viewing in most DVD
      players.



    KEY                      DVD
                                                         DVD Recorder

                                                         VHS/Mini DV Combo Deck

                                                         Matrix Switch


* Use only DVD-R media to ensure playback compatibility on most DVD players!
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                                                                     Export to iDVD 4


Set iMovie to Export Your Movie to iDVD

Click the iDVD button below the clips pane to start iDVD from within iMovie.
You can define where chapters start by selecting the desired clip and clicking Add Chapter and
then begin creating your iDVD project by clicking on Create iDVD Project.




Refer to the iDVD tutorial found on the Software Guides and Tutorials section of the
Multimedia Studio Support webpage.

				
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