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 iMovie 4.0 Tutorial 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. iMovie 4.0 Tutorial 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 iMovie 4.0 Tutorial 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. iMovie 4.0 Tutorial 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. iMovie 4.0 Tutorial 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. iMovie 4.0 Tutorial 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 iMovie 4.0 Tutorial 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! iMovie 4.0 Tutorial 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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