Category: Editing

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Sharing HD Video from iMovie for iPhone? Not so fast.

According to this support document from Apple, iMovie for iPhone downsamples video—even HD video—before sharing it via YouTube, MMS, email, or MobileMe. The maximum resolution is 568 x 320, which provides better performance when uploading. So, to get the best quality output, first export the video to the Camera Roll, and then import it to your computer ...

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iMovie for iPhone Is Available

Apple has made iMovie for iPhone available for sale at the App Store. The $4.99 app runs only on the new iPhone 4, and clocks in at what seems to be a relatively svelte 30 MB. I’m still waiting for my iPhone 4. Despite starting to order one the minute they were available, I could never ...

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Chris Breen on iMovie for iPhone

I'm looking forward to seeing what iMovie for iPhone is like. In the meantime, Chris Breen at Macworld shares his impressions: The merits of iPhone moviemaking.

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Color-correct your video in iMovie ’09

Did you know that iMovie offers color-correction features? Learn how to take advantage of them from my newest article at Macworld: Color-correct your video in iMovie.

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VHS Conversion Utilities Compared

Wondering what to do with those mouldering VHS tapes? Christopher Breen at Macworld compares the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD and the Elgato Video Capture: VHS capture tools compared.

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Maximize Your iMovie Editing Space

In my most recent iMovie column for Macworld, I look at several methods for stretching the boundaries of iMovie’s editing interface: Maximize Your iMovie Editing Space (26 October 2009).

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Windows Live Movie Maker Says Goodbye to the Timeline

iMovie ’08 took a lot of flack for dispensing with the timeline, the single horizontally scrolling representation of a movie. Instead, your project is organized left to right, top to bottom like you read a paragraph of text. Microsoft is taking the same approach with its new Windows Live Movie Maker. View the movie on ...

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Working through the video-editing backlog

Is the pile of MiniDV tapes piling up? Is your hard disk filling to capacity with footage you’ve shot but not edited? I offer five steps on making the editing process in iMovie more manageable and less daunting in a new Macworld article: Working through the video-editing backlog.

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iMovie ’09 Tip: Trim to Playhead

When iMovie ’08 introduced skimming, where simply moving your mouse pointer over clips previewed the footage in the Viewer, it also created an interesting interface problem. Unlike earlier iMovie versions, you can’t position the playhead and leave it there while you access menu items for editing. This is most obvious when trying to split a ...

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More Changes in iMovie 8.0.1

I just updated my TidBITS article with two new pieces of information about what’s changed in iMovie ’09 8.0.1. I’m running short on time today, so I’ll just paste the relevant sections here (green indicates new material). Interlacing Bug Fixed — Here’s something I think Apple would want to trumpet loudly. It fixed a bug ...