Category: Digital Video

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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 ...

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New Article: The Best Hidden Features of iMovie for iOS

iMovie for iOS has come a long way in a short time. Over at the Peachpit Press site, I reveal the best hidden (or at the very least undiscovered) features of the mobile editor: The Best Hidden Features of iMovie for iOS. Did you know you can crop video clips, create picture-in-picture and split-screen effects, ...

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New Article: Make a Stop-Motion Movie on iPhone or iPad

It’s a double-article day for me today! In addition to the piece I published at TidBITS about why Apple is offering a 16 GB storage configuration for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, another article of mine is now up at Lynda.com. In that piece, I look at how easy it is to create ...

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How Does iOS 8 Time-Lapse Work?

[Video by Dan Provost] Dan Provost at Studio Neat (the inventors of the Glif tripod mount for iPhones) took a closer look at the Time-Lapse feature in the Camera app under iOS 8. If you’ve tried it out, the mode is dead simple; there are no configuration options, you just start recording and the app’s ...

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Bentley Ad Shot on iPhone 5s, Assembled on iPad

Bentley’s new luxury car includes iPads built into the back seating area (which use Bluetooth keyboards and rise automatically—perfect for the executive blogger who’s stuck in traffic while being chauffeured). To keep with the spirit, the company shot the commercial below using iPhone 5s and assembled the footage using those built-in iPads. A quick behind-the-scenes ...

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Espresso Rocket Slow-mo

Espresso Rocket Slo-mo from Jeff Carlson on Vimeo. Slow-mo espresso pour from a La Pavoni lever machine. Shot and edited using an iPhone 5s. Inspired by CoffeeGeek’s #espressoporn tag on Twitter.

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Leaves at 120fps

Inspired by Duncan’s and Sam’s posts tonight, here’s my entrant into the new genre called “slow-motion autumn leaves shot with an iPhone 5s”: my daughter and the twins who live next door playing in our leaves. I captured the video, scored the music (using loops in GarageBand), and edited the video (in iMovie) entirely on ...

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Macworld Reviews iMovie 10

Serenity Caldwell reviewed the new iMovie 10 for Macworld: iMovie 10 review: a lot to like, a few quibbles. As a longtime iMovie user (and author of several books and articles about it), here’s one line that particularly stood out: The app’s fast enough now that it doesn’t need you to downscale your HD clips ...