Media praise for iMovie: The Missing Manual

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"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

"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

"About not missing out on the fun by NOT finding David Pogue's 'iMovie: The Missing Manual'...a manual and a whole lot more with its tips and hints...Don't miss this one."
--About.com Desktop Video

"I've read this book, cover to cover, twice. You see, I'm trying to decide whether or not to make the plunge into imovie making…iMovie is a deceptively simple video-editing application that does not come with a printed manual. Even the online help is insufficient. Pogue treats us to hundreds of workarounds, 'hidden' features, and creative ideas. With this book you can carry out some rather ambitious film projects."
--www.graphic-design.com

"The whole "Missing Manual" concept is brilliant. The series provides hard copy documentation for otherwise undocumented (or sketchily documented) software, and under-documented software seems to be the latest rage in the computer biz. There's no software hungrier for its Missing Manual than iMovie, and this book fills the bill admirably. If you're balking at spending $19.95 to document a free program, then you're not valuing iMovie as highly as you should. Instead, think of what an amazing deal iMovie would be if it cost $19.95 and came with this book in the box. If you're an iMovie novice, you need this book. If you're an IMovie intermediate, you'll want this book. If you're an iMovie expert...hey, you already have this book, and that's one of the reasons you're an expert!" --Jamie McCornack, ATPN (About This Particular Macintosh), April 2001

"Manuals are very expensive and time consuming to create, print and ship. This is why most manuals are terrible. I'd rather have iMovie for free, sooner, and buy David Pogue's manual, than have the software released later and at higher cost, including a manual. Which, if it were like most manuals, would be so dissatisfying that I would still buy David's excellent book." --Derek Roff, iMovie mailing list, Oct 2000

"This book by David Pogue is a must read for anyone using the Apple iMove software. It is excellent! This book goes a long way in improving ones DV experience." --Gail H. Schadt, St. Croix Mac User Group, Oct. 2000

"iMovie is a deceptively simple video-editing application that does not come with a printed manual. Even the online help is insufficient. David Pogue, the wry and insightful columnist for Macworld, fills the void with another entry in his new Missing Manual series. Through many workarounds, "hidden" features, and creative ideas, Pogue shows how you can use this powerful software to carry out ambitious film projects.This series is known for giving a lot of information at a bargain price, and this book is no exception. The text gets right to the point while leaving room for background info and tips that anticipate potential problems. Reading it is like listening to someone who has already worked through the steps In fact, this book contains an impressive amount of info. It's easy to jump in at any point in the text and discover some idea so exciting that you just have to boot up iMovie right away and get creative. --Angelynn Grant, amazon.com, June 2000

iMovie MM " iMovie: The Missing Manual is a great guide to making the most of Apple's awesome new technology. Author David Pogue covers every step of video production, from choosing a digital camcorder and shooting footage to editing your film and burning the final product onto CDs."-borders.com, July 2000

"iMovie is a deceptively simple video-editing application that does not come with a printed manual--even the online help is insufficient. David Pogue, the wry and insightful columnist for Macworld, fills the void with another entry in his new Missing Manual series. Through many workarounds, "hidden" features, and creative ideas, Pogue shows how you can use this powerful software to carry out ambitious film projects In fact, this book contains an impressive amount of info. It's easy to jump in at any point in the text and discover some idea so exciting that you just have to boot up iMovie right away and get creative. --Angelynn Grant, amazon.com, July 2000

"Despite my prejudice towards online documentation, I felt iMovies help files-especially its tutorial were pretty darn good. But David Pogue's book is betterFor users of Apple's free editing software, iMovie: The Missing Manual will quickly become an well-thumbed resource. Other computer users should keep an eye out for subsequent books in this series that may be relevant for them. It looks like the series is going to be a winner."-John Mello, Mass High Tech, July 2000

" iMovie is a deceptively simple video-editing application that does not come with a printed manual. Even the online help is insufficient. David Pogue, the wry and insightful columnist for Macworld, fills the void with another entry in his new Missing Manual series. Through many workarounds, "hidden" features, and creative ideas, Pogue shows how you can use this powerful software to carry out ambitious film projects.This series is known for giving a lot of information at a bargain price, and this book is no exception. The text gets right to the point while leaving room for background info and tips that anticipate potential problems. Reading it is like listening to someone who has already worked through the steps In fact, this book contains an impressive amount of info. It's easy to jump in at any point in the text and discover some idea so exciting that you just have to boot up iMovie right away and get creative." --Angelynn Grant, amazon.com, June 2000

" iMovie, in common with many pieces of software shipped today doesn't come with a printed manual. Apple claims iMovie is so intuitive that it doesn't need one, and for the most part Apple is right. It is a particularly easy piece of software to use however the actual operation of the software is only a part of the whole creative process. This is where "iMovie: The Missing Manual" becomes an excellent resource. Not only does it explain iMovie's operation, it also leads you through the creative process from filming your subject material, to editing it in iMovie, to outputting it back to the camera or to a QuickTime movie." --Carl Makin, for ACT Apple Users Group, Nov 2000

"Buy this book, study it, apply what you've learned, and your audience will be grateful." --Stephen Withers, Australian Personal Computer, Nov 2000

"Video editing is complicated, and needs a printed manual, but you don't get one. For iMovie, and extra $20 will get you David Pogue's iMovie: the Missing Manual (O'Reilly & Associates)" --Stephen H. Wildstrom, Business Week, Spet 25, 2000

"an easy-to-follow book for users new to iMac, iMovie, and basic film editingrecommended for all libraries." -Thom Gillespie, Library Journal, August 2000

"Respected columnist David Pogue offers some well-placed advice, explaining how to prepare your video for editing before moving n to cover each feature of iMovie in-depth. David Pogue's prose is straight to the point, and he isn't afraid to point out iMovie's faults and offer some work-arounds. Pogue has written the de facto iMovie manual. " -Computer Arts, Oct 2000

"With characteristic humility, author/publisher David Pogue describes this as "the book that should have been in the box," and, well, yeah, he's right. To quote Dizzy Dean, "it ain't braggin' if you done it." The whole "Missing Manual" concept is brilliant. The series provides hard copy documentation for otherwise undocumented (or sketchily documented) software, and under-documented software seems to be the latest rage in the computer biz. There's no software hungrier for its Missing Manual than iMovie, and this book fills the bill admirably. If you're an iMovie novice, you need this book. If you're an iMovie intermediate, you'll want this book. If you're an iMovie expert...hey, you already have this book, and that's one of the reasons you're an expert." -- Jamie McCornack, About This Particular Macintosh (ATPM), Oct 2000


"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