Need help with learning to use "iMovie 09"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mr. cob, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. mr. cob macrumors newbie

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    Howdy All,

    New Mac user here I hope I put this question in the right forum. Short of buying a printed book, is there a way to down load instructions on how to use iMovie 09 ? I have watched the tutorials but have a hard time remembering what to do and when to do it, I am much better at using an old style printed manual then I am at this new age computer stuff. So if anyone can direct me to a site that could be of help to me in learning how to use this new toy I sure would appreciate it, thanks.

    Oh, quick follow up question, is the new imove 11, worth up grading too over the program that I now have and don't know how to use? Again thanks.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Try one of these by David Pogue. His books are excellent.

    iMovie9 or 11? Depends really on what you want to do regarding editing audio/backing music. I have iMovie9 but still use iMovie6HD because of its better ability to play around with audio tracks. It seems that iMovie11 has had this ability restored.

    Have a play with 9 first and if you can't do what you want with the audio, then consider the upgrade.
     
  3. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

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    Play with it, it's similar to Movie maker in Windows, but if movie maker was on steroids. I did a whole video on this, check it out at
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxxA3JlFdq8
    hope it helps, if not let me know.

    *who changed my url, are we not allowed to show our own videos!*
     
  4. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

    smallnshort247

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    The best advice I could give would be to just sit down and play with it. Import some short videos and just play around with the settings. YouTube also hosts a ton of iMovie tutorial videos!
     
  5. mr. cob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Howdy All,

    THANKS for the pointers, like I said I am new to the whole Mac thing and never thought of going to you tube to view videos on how to make this program work. Again, thanks.
     

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