Category: Digital Video


iLife ’11 on the New Mac App Store

Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.6, notable for including the Mac App Store. I think the App Store is a great thing for most Mac users, providing a clean, understandable way to buy and install applications. (I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve helped someone with a Mac who has been confused about where ...


My Macworld iMovie ’11 Review

Macworld has now posted my review of iMovie ’11. I gave it 4.5 mice, up from the 4 mice I gave iMovie ’09 largely due to the inclusion of audio editing features that have finally caught up (and slightly exceeded) those of the late, lamented iMovie HD 6. Putting together a video last night drove ...


Fremont Fog

Looking for some serenity? This is what greeted me when I came to work this morning. Be sure to view it in HD. Shot with a Canon PowerShot G12, edited in iMovie.


Two New Articles Posted this Week

My latest Seattle Times column is online, which is about when my wife’s MacBook drive exploded and how I recovered her data: You can’t have too many backups for Mac hard drives. In my most recent iMovie column for Macworld, I look at several methods for stretching the boundaries of iMovie’s editing interface: Maximize Your ...


Organize Your iMovie Video Library

Macworld has published an article of mine: Organize Your iMovie Video Library. Learn how to mark video as favorites, assign keywords, and get your video library under control.


New Article: Five Cool and Useful Techniques for iMovie ’09 and iDVD has posted an article I wrote about iMovie and iDVD: Five Cool and Useful Techniques for iMovie ’09 and iDVD. And remember: You can download the iDVD portion of my book for free here (PDF).


My Seattle Times Review of the iPhone 3GS

My review of the iPhone 3GS is now live on the Seattle Times Web site, a day ahead of when it’s scheduled to appear in print. I like the new iPhone quite a bit; Apple sent me a review unit, but I had also ordered one the day it was announced. I skipped the iPhone ...


Download the iDVD portion of my book for FREE!

Click here to download the PDF (6.2 MB). When Apple revealed iMovie ’09 at Macworld Expo this year, I was thrilled to see so many new features compared to iMovie ’08. (You can read my Macworld review of iMovie ’09 here.) But that also created a problem: my publisher needed the book to stay within ...


Projects Project Projects!

The past few months have been some of the busiest of my professional life, mostly due to a confluence of deadlines that I expected would be spread out over a longer period of time. But since I mostly write about Apple and the Mac, I never know when new products are going to hit. In ...


Long Hours

Midnight Pavoni Rendezvous Originally uploaded by Jeff Carlson On Saturday, I planned on going to bed at the same time as Kim and get a good night’s rest. We spent the day with family, watching my 2 year old niece for a few hours and then having dinner at my sister’s house. She lives in ...