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Edit HD/UHD Progressive Video With iMovie 11 is the perfect for those who want to use Apple's iMovie 11 to edit AVCHD, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, XAVC S, iPhone/Android, AVCCAM, XDCAM EX, and ProRes 422. iMovie 11 (v9.0.9) directly imports AVCHD recorded at 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, and 60p.

You will learn how to import: 720p24, 720p25, 720p30, 720p50, 720p60, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p60, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p30, 2160p50, and 2160p60 formats. Yes, iMovie 11 supports FHD at up to 50p and 60p as well as UHD (2160p) at 24p through 60p.

You will also learn how to export: 720p24, 720p25, 720p30, 720p50, 720p60,1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p60, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p30, 2160p50, and 2160p60 formats. Current industry standard formats include: 720p50 and 720p60: 1080p24, 1080p25, and 1080p30; 2160p24, 2160p25, and 2160p30.

YouTube now accepts:
720p24, 720p25, 720p30, 720p50, and 720p60; 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30, 1080p50, and 1080p60; 2160p24, 2160p25, and 2160p30 formats. Below are links to 1080p60 and 2160p30 videos on YouTube:

If you believe iMovie doesn't have the chops for serious work because you think it lacks tools such as Mark-In and Mark-Out, video inserts (cut-aways), audio inserts, 3-point video and audio inserts, "back-timed" audio and video inserts, J-cut and L-cut audio transitions, as well as audio EQ and Color Correction -- then you’ll be happy to learn iMovie 11 has all these crucial tools! That’s why my eBook includes a huge Chapter, iMovie Tutorial, devoted to learning to use iMovie’s 11 powerful features -- many of which Apple doesn’t even mention.

These are not simply editing “tips.” The Chapter is organized in a way that provides you with an optimal editing “workflow.”

Of course, you will learn how to burn NTSC/PAL DVDs from HD projects, create very high quality H.264 files to upload to Internet servers, as well as burn FullHD quality movies on regular DVD discs using a Mac’s SuperDrive. You’ll also learn how to create movies for YouTube, Vimeo, AppleTV, and the iPhone/iPad.

Written by a computer and video professional, this eBook will save you hours of reading posts by amateurs who tend to “guess” at answers to your questions.

Feedback from those who bought my earlier iMovie eBooks:

Thanks! I really enjoy your books. I think you should try to publish hardcopies. Your content beats, hands down, any iMovie handbooks out there. Adrian

Thank you, you have written a very very good guide, appropriately technical and very useful. Well worth the money! Clement Singarajah

Summary: Works perfect. Tagged 1080i clips as progressive, used the Swap FX in iMovie, exported as QT and burned with Toast using custom settings described by you. Perfect picture quality using BD-player. robertapple1

I find that getting true HD output to my HD tv is far more complex than the old process with SD, iMovie and iDVD. In the course of my investigations, I ran across your Ins and Outs of iMovie 09, downloaded it and have started skimming. This is by far the most helpful thing I have run across in dealing with the vagaries of HD and all its formats, the software limitations of iMovie 09 and iDVD, and the various output formats. This is by far the most useful tool I have in getting the HD I'd hoped for when I bought my camera. Murdith

Hi Steve,
I bought your "Ins and Outs of iMovie 09", followed your instructions and posted what I think is pretty good quality video on YouTube. Just for comparison, I took the same movie and did the "Share to YouTube" directly from iMovie.  It looks horrible.
So, your tips work! Thanks, Jeff

Hi Steve
I purchased your book on iMovie 09 a few weeks back. Thanks again for the book
which got me up to speed in an evening.
Kind Regards, Paul

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