Media praise for iMovie 6 & iDVD: The Missing Manual

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"This full-color "how-to" contains information on the entire movie-making production and DVD mastering publishing workflow. David Pogue is eminently qualified to write this comprehensive guide to Apple's popular video production applications. He has created a comprehensive handbook that is logically arranged, well-organized, and not only clearly written, but entertaining."
-- Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post

"If you are a casual user of iMovie and iDVD this book is going to be an invaluable reference. I always wonder what effect would look best, which codec to use to encode my video, and so on. No longer do I have to wonder, I just open up the book and read Pogues' clear and concise explanation of what to use.. and why! As you use these programs more, you will amaze yourself at the content you can create. Combine this book and Apple's apps, and your creativity (yes.. everyone is creative) your flick could be the next big thing (even if it's only at the family reunion). As with all of the Missing Manuals from David Pogue, they make you smile, say hmmm..., and even wonder how he found out about that super secret menu you've never even seen before. Whether you are a newbie or veteran, you are going to enjoy this book."
-- Jonathan Cost, ThinkMac.Net

"There are a lot of good books, but I keep returning to the Missing Manual series because they are inexpensive, easy to read and full of cool tricks and tips."
-- Bob Brooks, The South Bay Apple Mac User Group

"David not only lays out some ways to get the most out of these Mac programs but also gives readers the tips to shoot better videos!"
-- Andy Taylor, Tech Talk Radio

"Are you a Macintosh filmmaker and DVD designer? If you are, then this book is for you. Author David Pogue, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that is designed to give you a grounding in professional filming and editing techniques...This most excellent book is designed to serve as the iMovie/iDVD manual. More importantly, it explores each iMovie feature in depth, offers illustrated catalogs of the various title and transition effects, offers shortcuts and workarounds, and unearths features that the online help doesn't even mention. "
-- John Vacca, Amazon.com

"The beauty of iMovie 6 & iDVD: The Missing Manual is that it is geared for not only the beginner who does not have the slightest clue how to copy his old movies onto his computer to the professional who needs new tricks. Pogue writes in a non-technical style that makes the information very easy to understand...Buy iMovie6 & iDVD: The Missing Manual and you’ll find yourself mastering digital filmmaking. Even if you only use the book as a reference tool for occasionally checking on information, this book will pay for itself."
-- Irv Haas, Applepickers

"I have never seen a manual for any program, hardware or OS which is anywhere close to this series in its helpfulness to the reader. Anyone other than the well trained techs can find this book valuable."
-- Ray Bowler, Vice President, Des Moines Macintosh User's Group

"Pogue, the New York Times computer columnist, is among the world's best explainers."
-- Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired

"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- Roger Bernau, ACT Apple User Group Incorporated

"If you want to produce professional quality video with iMovie 06 this is the book to have on call. You are in for a real treat with this book..."
-- Gregory West, Amazon.com



"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
--Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post