Category: Digital Video

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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New Article: Five Cool and Useful Techniques for iMovie ’09 and iDVD

Peachpit.com 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).

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...