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All posts tagged "imovie"


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

iMovie Trailers on the iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.maclife.com/article/howt...ler_imovie_ipad

"If you're like us, you return from vacations and special events having filmed loads of video, with grand ambitions of one day compiling all your clips into brilliant home movies."

I love these step by step, quickie instructional articles, especially when it comes to programs that I've been meaning to use but haven't, such as iMovie on the iPad. It usually reinforces the credo "it's easier than it looks," every time I read one of these.


Friday, March 16, 2012

iMovie for iOS, a Review

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.imore.com/2012/03/16/imo...ne-ipad-review/

"iMovie is an excellent video editing application that is easy and fun to use, but are the new trailers really enough to take the spot as the best video editing app for the iPhone and iPad?"

At $4.99 USD [affiliate link], it's not a bad deal for a feature rich application like this, and the review backs that up. Detailed and broken down into sections, the review is a good one that does list a few cons with iMovie for iOS, such as not being able to sync iMovie with another iOS device or your Mac. But if you are on the go, it seems to be a pretty good option.


Monday, May 16, 2011

iMovie and Importing Video Files: Someone Explain This to Me

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Apple Talk" @ 08:30 AM

Hi there! Jason Dunn, OS X n00b, here again scratching my head about why I'm having such a hard time doing something that should be pretty simple. I'm hoping there's an iMovie '11 expert reading this site that can give me some insight, because I'm at the end of my wits with this particular program.

Here's the deal: I have a massive 48 GB AVI file that I digitized several years back; it's about five hours of footage captured from a VHS tape. Yes, in hindsight I probably should have captured it in smaller pieces, but when you're talking about real-time capture from a physical medium, it's easiest to just press record and walk away. I'm finally getting around to chopping the file up into a series of smaller clips, and I wanted to use iMovie '11 to do it.

I've grown fairly comfortable using iMovie '11 for editing videos and while it's slower than hell at the video encode (export) step - lacking GPU encode acceleration and only having a meagre 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo - the quality of the output is excellent and I find the application stable and fast...though it did crash on me last week (take that fanboys!). The problem I'm having, however, is getting this video file imported into the program. Read more...


Friday, July 2, 2010

Use Pixelpipe to get Your 720p iPhone 4 Video Updated

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:30 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/07/01/want...-try-pixelpipe/

"If you were disappointed that you can't upload full 720p video from your iPhone 4 to YouTube without transferring it to a computer first, then check out the latest update to the free app Pixelpipe."

Once you create that masterpiece on iMovie for iPhone, you can now use Pixelpipe [iTunes Link] to get it out to the masses. You can upload to YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, MobileMe, Viddler and many more sites. I used this on my 3GS to get some of my daughter's video on YouTube but ran into stability problems. I'm hoping with this update they fixed those problems. But it's free so it's not like I'm out any money if it doesn't quite work right. Just the cost of annoyance I suppose.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

See Just How Good the Video on iPhone 4 Can Be!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/arti...phone_4_camera/

"A film shot and edited entirely with an iPhone 4 shows just how powerful Apple's new iDevice can be, especially in the hands of a pro. At the same time, however, we think that it might inspire many an aspiring filmmaker, too, as the second half of this film offers behind-the-scenes footage that shows just how it was done."

Great example of how you really can turn out some quality film work on a device such as the iPhone 4. I wouldn't have guessed it was from an iPhone if I hadn't read about it beforehand. I especially like the behind the scenes footage at the end of the movie.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Macworld's Breen on iMovie for iPhone 4

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/152...vie4iphone.html

"The iPhone 4 is officially out and with it, Apple's $5 iMovie for iPhone-a pocket-sized movie-editing application that allows you to create polished movies directly on your iPhone 4. (Earlier iPhones, the iPod touch, and the iPad are not supported.) I've had a couple of hours to play with iMovie for iPhone and these are my impressions."

Christopher Breen from Macworld does a pretty thorough discussion when he writes up software, and this is no different. I think you will be able to get a pretty good idea on how to use it after reading this article, at least I know I did. iMovie for the iPhone 4 is now available for $4.99 USD in the iTunes Store [affiliate link].


Friday, March 26, 2010

Another Aperture Update. No, Really...and iMovie

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/150...l?lsrc=rss_main

"Still running into trouble with Aperture 3, even after the recent Aperture 3.0.1 update? Not to worry, Apple has just posted yet another update for Aperture 3 users."

Hot on the heels of 3.0.1 Apple releases Aperture 3.0.2. Not only did they add iPad compatibility, they also added a few features such as a display for how much disk space you need to import to an existing iPhoto or Aperture library. Also included are the obligatory bug fixes and stability issues, some of which took care of import slowdown and lost data issues. iMovie also came out with 8.0.6 which addressed issues on video files that are in the Aperture library.


Monday, October 19, 2009

iMovie 8.0.5 Update

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/10/13/imov...re-in-software/

"It looks like another day with another update from Apple. This time, iMovie has been updated to version 8.0.5. This updates fixes some minor issues, as well as improve compatibility with the 5th generation iPod nano and some camcorders."

That pretty much sums it up I think.


Friday, October 9, 2009

iFunia Video Converter Pro for Mac

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.ifunia.com/news/convert-...-final-cut-pro/

"Now you can easily convert video and transfer to iMovie and Final Cut Pro for editing. Today we've updated iFunia Video Converter Pro for Mac that supported converting any video (including HD video, AVCHD M2TS, MTS, Camcorder MOD, TOD, FLV, etc) to MOV/MPEG-4 (either SD or HD) format which can be recognized by iMovie, Final Cut, Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro for further editing."

iFunia Video Converter Pro is exclusively designed for the Mac OS platform, it costs US $35 and works on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. It appears they also have a free trial available on their page so you can take it for a test drive to see if it is something you like.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

iLife '09 First Impressions

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

It would not be possible to do a full review of iLife '09 after having had it for as short a period of time as I have, but I still wanted to give you the skinny on what I've noticed. As you all know, I was very excited to see a new version of iLife at MacWorld, and I think that Apple has done nothing to shake my confidence in iLife in general. It's still a solid package, a great value, and a must-own for any Mac user. Read more...


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