Resources for Desktop Videoby Lynne Schalman and Steve Bergen
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Last revised 6/20/09
About.com has many helpful pages including a forum on desktop video that covers a wide variety of software, hardware and issues. This is for registered members only but registration is free. About also provided a resource page of sites that cover iMovie with many links to tutorials and tips sites. There is also a good overview of using iMovie here too in a page titled iMovie: Desktop Video Simplified.
Powerpoint Slideshow provides an online tutorial for iMovie and desktop video. A side benefit is seeing a powerful use of a powerpoint presentation.
Snazzing up your iMovie titles adds AppleWorks to the mix as a way of going beyond the limitations of iMovie itself.
Using iMovie without a Digital Camcorder suggests purchasing QuickTime Pro ($29.95) and,
if you want to use video from your standard camcorder or video archive,
a cheap video input solution such as XLR8's
InterView 2.0 ($80).
Windows Movie Maker for the PC is a free download for your XP (version 2.1) or Vista (version 2.6) computer. Info on Wikipedia gives the best overview about its history and future.