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iPad User Magazine Issue 21

iPad User Magazine is the complete companion guide for owners of any iPad model, including the new iPad mini. Published every six weeks you’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest things to do on your iPad.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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themes, titles and transitions

SKILL LEVEL Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE 25 minutes YOU’LL NEED iPad, iMovie Once you’ve started putting together your video in iMovie, you might want to add a few graphical bells and whistles. Titles let you add some context to your footage, so you can name the people in your movie, or just give some extra information in documentary style. Meanwhile, transitions are added automatically between each of your clips. By default, the transition just crossfades from one video to the next, but there are other options to choose from, or you can remove them if you just want a normal cut between scenes. Adjusting titles and transitions is done using iMovie’s Themes, which give you a consistent look. It’s all really easy to use, and they’ll give your video a smart style. Here, we’ll show…

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quitting apps

It’s a common misconception that the apps you see in multitasking view are all currently running, and therefore slowing your iPad and draining its battery. In fact, what you see are simply your recently-used apps, and they have no impact on your iPad’s performance. In iOS, when you switch from one app and open another, there’s no need to quit the first – if it needs to carry on working in the background (playing music, for example) then it just gets on with it; otherwise, it’s seamlessly put on hold until you want to return to it.…

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We live in a wonderful age where anyone can record beautiful video wherever they are, without the need to spend thousands on professional equipment. From home camcorders to little action cameras to iPhones and, yes, iPads, it’s possible to get stunning high definition footage of anything you want. That could just be of your family having a good time on holiday, or maybe you’re making a fun video to post online… or maybe you’re working on a masterpiece narrative movie or documentary of your very own. The great thing is that your iPad isn’t just great at shooting video, but also polishing it into a proper movie. Apple’s iMovie app is easy to use but incredibly powerful, letting you edit your clips, add other media, and share the result with…

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share music, books and apps

SKILL LEVEL Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE 20 minutes YOU’LL NEED iOS 8 on each device; Apple ID for each user; a credit card linked to Organizer’s Apple ID and iTunes account Many families have several iPhones and iPads, and it’s always seemed rather unfair that each person has to buy their own copy of books, apps and games. After all, if you were using the family games console you could all take turns playing it. You can log into another person’s account so you can read an ebook or play an album, but it’s a rather unsatisfactory sharing option. Thankfully, iOS 8 introduced Family Sharing, which lets up to six people share apps, games and books, plus photos and a family calendar. It works for items you’ve already bought, and any group member can…

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fine-tune your film

SKILL LEVEL Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE 25 minutes YOU’LL NEED iPad, iMovie Any experienced video editor will tell you that getting your clips in the right order is just the start. Polishing and perfecting your movie is where the time really gets spent, but it’s also where you’ll turn a video from a quick and easy home movie into a memento that will last for years, or even into a narrative masterpiece. We’ll show you how to perfect each cut so that your scenes flow together perfectly, tweak the sound levels in your clips so you can hear everything clearly, add some multi-picture video and more – you’ll have a great range of tools at your disposal. By the way, once you start polishing up your editing and so on, don’t be surprised to…

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add other media to a movie

SKILL LEVEL Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE 25 minutes YOU’LL NEED iPad, iMovie When you’re making a movie masterpiece, the video clips are only part of the whole. Adding music, sound effects and other images can really help to convey a sense of mood or location in video. This could mean adding some local music and landscape photos to a holiday video, or adding comedy sounds effects to a home video of the kids playing in the garden. You can even add your own sound effects for extra realism, if you were working on a narrative film, for example. Good audio is almost subliminal, so marrying up just the right music with a particular scene, or adding in a subtle sound effect (even something like the sound of the wind blowing) can make all the…