Category: Digital Video

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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 ...

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Link: Use iPhone 5s Slo-Mo Videos on the Mac

Jason Snell at Macworld has written up a quick guide to taking the cool slow-motion videos shot by the iPhone 5s and editing them on the Mac. Since iMovie and other editors can handle different frame rates, they see the slo-mo videos as just being 120 frames per second (fps), which means they play back ...

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Article: iStabilizer Dolly Review

http://www.macworld.com/article/2032398/review-istabilizer-dolly-creates-smooth-stable-tracking-shots-with-your-phone-or-camera.html

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My Review of iMovie for iOS 1.2 at Macworld

A stomach bug kept me from completing this a day earlier, but now my review of iMovie for iOS 1.2, the latest version that works on the iPad 2, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch, is now online: Review: iMovie for iOS 1.2. I found some holes and limitations, but overall it’s a great, friendly ...