Category: Digital Video

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How to dispute a copyright claim on YouTube

Late in October, I received an email from YouTube saying that a video I’d uploaded years ago was being hidden due to a copyright dispute with a rights-holder. That video was the first I’d created using iMovie for iOS, which used the theme “Modern.” That theme had the Phoenix song “1901” for a while. Did ...

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5 Easy Steps to Back Up Your Photos and Videos

Your photos and videos are valuable, irreplaceable…and fragile. Digital photography makes it possible to capture and store thousands of photos, but a malfunctioning disk or power surge can rip them all away in a moment. But that’s not going to happen to you. Not because the heavens favor your computer over all others (they don’t), ...

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Open iMovie iOS Projects in iMovie on the Mac

At last, it’s possible to take a movie you’ve edited in iMovie on an iPad or iPhone and bring it to iMovie on the Mac and pick up where you left off. Serenity Caldwell at iMore explains how to do it. This is a capability iMovie had quite a while ago that disappeared with iMovie ...

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Austin Mann iPhone 6s/6s Plus Camera Review

Chasing Light: Switzerland from Austin Mann on Vimeo. Two thoughts: These photos and videos, and the results Mann found, are pretty stunning. Why the hell am I not in Switzerland? Amazingly beautiful. Read and see the review here: iPhone 6s Camera Review If you like the work I do, please consider signing up for my ...

iPad Pro Lightning Port Is USB 3 Speed

[Update, Nov. 12, 2015: Now that the iPad Pro is out, people are noticing the hardware and Apple told me that forthcoming adapters would enable USB 3 speeds. I’ve updated the original post at The iPad for Photographers site.] I learned a little tidbit from a source today: the Lightning port on the upcoming iPad ...

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Beat Boredom with Fun Photo Ideas for iPhone and iPad

Spring brings rain to the Pacific Northwest, and with it, occasional boredom. But if you have an iPhone or iPad, you don’t have to be bored—and I’m not talking about playing Minecraft for hours on end. In my latest article for Macworld, I offer three fun photo ideas you can do with an iOS device ...

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Apple Ad about iPad Filmmaking Shot Using an iPad Air 2

Apple introduced a new commercial during the Oscars that touts the iPad as a video capture and editing platform. A voiceover by Martin Scorcese talks about being creative in a practical, this-is-work way. I never like the inspirational value of that phrase. Dreaming is a way of trivializing the process, the obsession that carries you ...

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Article: iPhone Video Beyond Basic: FiLMiC Pro

One promise of the video-capture capabilities of the iPhone and iPad is being able to create movies without a lot of other expensive hardware. That can be shooting short movies, action clips, interviews, or even news segments. But when you need more than just the basics, turn to the app FiLMiC Pro. I write about ...

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Slo-Mo Snow

It snowed a little last night in Seattle, and today is cold, windy, and sunny—perfect for catching snow flurries in slow motion! (It’s much better if you view the video in 720p HD.) If you like the work I do, please consider signing up for my low-volume newsletter that I use to announce new projects, ...

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50% Off iPad and iPhone Video Ebook This Week Only

My latest book, iPad and iPhone Video: Film, Edit, and Share the Apple Way is currently Peachpit’s Ebook Deal of the Week! This week only, buy it for 50% off—that’s just $10! The book was a lot of fun to write, and focuses on how to do everything video-related on the iPad and iPhone. In ...