I’m excited to announce that the entire first chapter of my latest book is now available as a free downloadable PDF file. “iMovie HD 6 & iDVD 6 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide,” in addition to having an absurdly long title, is the best-selling guide for getting up and running with the latest versions of Apple’s digital video tools. The book now features full-color illustrations and screenshots, which really make the examples pop and enable me to demonstrate color-specific aspects such as a camcorder’s color temperature settings.
Chapter 1, “The Digital Camcorder,” contains valuable information on buying a camcorder, including which features to look for (and avoid). You’ll learn about different video recording formats such as standard-definition (SD) and high-definition video (HDV), image interlacing, and more.
The PDF is, naturally, full color and weighs in at about 700K.
For more information, see my iMovie & iDVD Visual QuickStart Guide blog.
About the book:
Best-selling author and iLife expert Jeff Carlson uses crystal-clear instructions, full-color illustrations, and friendly prose to introduce you to Apple’s video tools–iMovie HD 6 and iDVD 6. The book’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running quickly on everything from using themes, tools, and effects to timeline editing to video podcasts and blogs. You’ll also learn about the newest features in iMovie HD 6 and iDVD 6, including motion-graphics themes, real-time effects, audio enhancements, sharing options, and more!