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How to Import Audio into iMovie 09 Projects

Using iMovie on your Mac, you can pull in background music and sound effects for your movie by dragging them to the iMovie’s Project pane. You can add audio from a number of sources: [more…]

How to Add Transitions to Your iMovie 09 Project

iMovie 09 allows you to add transitions to your iMovie projects. iMovie includes a surprising array of transitions, including old favorites (such as Fade In and Dissolve) and some nifty stuff you might [more…]

How to Use QuickTime to View or Listen to Media

QuickTime is the media player that comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. QuickTime was created by Apple to perform all sorts of multimedia functions. Although normally associated with movie playback, QuickTime [more…]

How to Customize Mac OS X Snow Leopard's DVD Player

Mac OS X Snow Leopard's DVD Player offers several extra functions for exploring the features and content provided with a DVD movie, such as changing languages, customizing subtitles, and controlling [more…]

How to Change Snow Leopard’s CD and DVD Preferences

In Mac OS X Snow Leopard, you have control over hardware settings. For example, you can specify what happens when you load a CD or DVD. CD and DVD preferences are located in system Preferences. [more…]

How to Rip Audio Files with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

You don’t have to rely on Internet downloads to get audio files. Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you create your own MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV files from your audio CDs with iTunes. The process [more…]

How to Crop Photos in iPhoto

With iPhoto, you can remove unwanted portions of an image by cropping with iPhoto’s image editing tools. The first step in any editing job is to select the image you want to fix in the Viewer. Then click [more…]

How to Create a Photo Book with iPhoto 09

Mac OS X Snow Leopard includes iPhoto 09 for all your image needs. iPhoto’s Book mode lets you design and print a high-quality bound photo book based on the images in an iPhoto album. After you format [more…]

How to Import Video Clips into iMovie

iMovie is a great way to create your own movies from your Mac, but it won't do the filming for you. You have to import the video you record with a digital video camera or camcorder. Here’s the drill if [more…]

How to Add Narration to Your iMovie Project

With iMovie, Mac's movie creation and editing application, you can add voiceover narration to your iMovie project. In fact, you can record your voice while you watch your movie playing, allowing perfect [more…]

How to Add Clips to Your iMovie Project

iMovie is Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s movie creation and editing software. You can add clips to your iMovie project via the Project pane, which displays the media you’ve added to your project so far, allowing [more…]

How to Edit iMovie Clips in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

After you add clips to your iMovie project, you may need to edit them. If a clip has extra seconds of footage at the beginning or end, you don’t want that superfluous stuff in your masterpiece. The iMovie [more…]

How to Add Titles to Your iMovie Project

With Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s iMovie application, you can complete your movie project by adding titles. iMovie offers a Titles Browser; you’ll find it by clicking the Title button [more…]

How to Access Movie Info in QuickTime on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard includes QuickTime as its media player. QuickTime contains information about your media files. To see more information about the files that you’re playing, ask the expert: QuickTime [more…]

How to Change Song Information in iTunes

If iTunes can’t find your CD in the online database, or someone gives you an MP3 with incomplete or inaccurate information, iTunes lets you edit the information yourself. Most people want at least the [more…]

How to Use the iTunes Equalizer in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

iTunes is the default audio player in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. In addition to the standard volume controls, iTunes offers a full equalizer. An equalizer [more…]

How to Add a Radio Station to Your iTunes Playlists

The iTunes application in Mac OS X Snow Leopard offers a list of popular radio stations on the Web, but it’s by no means comprehensive. iTunes lets you add [more…]

How to Share Media across Your Network with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Ready to share your music, podcasts, and video legally with other folks on your local network? Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you offer your digital media to other iTunes users across your home or office. [more…]

How to Burn a Music CD in iTunes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

iTunes is the default media player that comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Besides being a great audio player, iTunes is adept at creating CDs. iTunes makes the process of recording songs to a CD as simple [more…]

How to Import Digital Images from Your Camera into Mac OS X Snow Leopard

iPhoto — Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s application for working with photos — includes an import mode that lets you download images directly from your digital camera into iPhoto. Follow these steps to import [more…]

How to Tag People in Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s iPhoto

Mac OS X Snow Leopard offers iPhoto 09, which includes an organizational tool called Faces that lets you tag the people who appear in your photos. The Faces category now appears in the Library section [more…]

Using iPhoto's Places Feature to See Where a Digital Photo Was Taken

Mac Snow Leopard’s iPhoto application includes a feature called Places that makes it easy to track the location where photos were taken, but it requires a digital camera that includes GPS tracking information [more…]

How to Play DVDs in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Playing DVDs requires hardware; fortunately, virtually all Macs with Snow Leopard come equipped with the stuff that’s necessary to watch DVDs. To play DVD movies, you need either an internal DVD-compatible [more…]

Find a Camcorder that’s Compatible with Mac’s iMovie ‘11

iMovie ’11 supports a wide range of digital camcorders, with various levels of quality and resolution. The type of camcorder you’ll want to purchase for iMovie depends on the type of videos you’re trying [more…]

Import Video Files to Mac’s iMovie ’11 From Non-Camcorder Sources

Before you can turn the amazing footage into the next iMovie masterpiece, you must import the video you want to use into iMovie. You can import video from your hard disk, CD, or DVD, and iPhoto rather [more…]


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