Category: Digital Video


My Seattle Times column on Apple-Intel

My Practical Mac column in the Seattle Times today takes an overview look at Apple’s decision to shift to Intel processors: What’s in store for Macs with Intel processor inside.


Now Available: iMovie HD & iDVD 5 QuickProject!

Kent the UPS driver just delivered a slim package containing my first copy of my latest book, Making a Movie in iMovie HD and iDVD 5: Visual QuickProject! Amazon doesn’t have it in stock yet, but usually does within a week or so of when I receive my first author copy. This version covers iMovie ...


My iMovie HD and iDVD 5 Reviews

My Macworld reviews of iMovie HD and iDVD 5 are now available on the Web.


Take Control of Buying a Digital Camera

A couple weeks ago, I praised caffeine because I was consuming so much espresso while simultaneously editing three Take Control ebooks. I’m happy to say that I’ve been able to get some sleep this last week (which is a change — at one point I slept 8 hours, not consecutively, over a 72 hour period). ...


My new iMovie 4/iDVD 4 book is now available!

Last week I received my contributor copies, and today I see that Amazon is now shipping my latest book iMovie 4 & iDVD 4 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide! I haven’t seen it appear in bookstores yet, but it should either be on shelves now or will be shortly. This edition adds nearly ...


See Me at Bellevue Square Apple Store

I’m giving a “Meet the Expert” presentation at the Apple Store Bellevue Square in Bellevue, WA, talking about iMovie 3, digital video, and other stuff related to my book iMovie 3 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide. Stop by at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, July 19, and say hi!


iMovie 3 VQS Now Available!

My latest book, iMovie 3 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide is now shipping! This edition covers everything about editing video using iMovie 3 through the just-released iMovie 3.0.3 update (thanks to the confluence of Apple releasing the software the day before bluelines arrived at the publisher, resulting in a very hectic day of ...


iMovie 3 VQS Blog

Final Cut Express: VQS is almost out the door, which means it’s time to start focusing most of my time on writing iMovie 3: VQS. To celebrate, I’ve created an iMovie 3 VQS blog, where I’ll post tips and info that I run across as I write, and links to resources that are mentioned in ...