Flashback: Focus on a time when making movies on your Mac could be a real chore. First you had to figure out how to get video into the computer. Then you had to buy and learn the software that let you rearrange scenes and add effects and titles. Aspiring Spielbergs with a bankroll and some time to kill could do it. But what if you simply wanted a nice home movie?
Cut to the present: The latest crop of digital video camcorders and Apple’s new video-editing program put moviemaking on your Mac for a song. To help put you in the director’s chair, we’ve assembled helpful iMovie tips and found the best digital video camcorders. Action! Roll tape!