Category: Exporting


iMovie ’11 Update Imports iMovie for iOS Projects

[This article originally published at TidBITS.] When iMovie for iOS 1.2 was announced earlier this year, I was told by an Apple representative that iMovie ’11 would be able to import movies created in iMovie for iOS, the app that runs on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. However, that information turned out to be ...


Flickr Now Offers HD Video for Pro Members

Speaking of 720p, Flickr is now letting its pro members upload 720p HD video. They’ve set up a pool to highlight some HD video, as well.


Exporting 720p Video from iMovie ’09

If you’re banging your head against a wall trying to export HD video from iMovie, you’re not alone. iMovie ’09 has a bug where it doesn’t handle interlaced video properly (hopefully fixed soon). Macworld’s Chris Breen figured out how to get 720p video out of iMovie, and wrote about it at With iMovie ’08, ...


First Look: iDVD ’08

My first-look article on iDVD ’08 is now up at Macworld: First Look: iDVD ’08. This one wasn’t as difficult as the iMovie one, since not a lot has changed in the latest version of iDVD. Apple has incorporated a few nice polishes. I’m currently testing the new Professional Quality encoding setting, but it’s time-consuming: ...


Consumer HD Camera Shoot-Out

Camcorder has published a thorough comparison of the top-flight consumer HD camcorders: The Great HD Shoot-Out. It looks at the Canon HV20, the Sony HDR-HC7, the Panasonic HDC-SD1, and the JVC GZ-HD7. Finally, there are several options available for non-pros to shoot HD, though the prices are still pretty high. Also this week, David ...


Cinematize 2 Pro review at

Macworld has published my review of Cinematize 2 Pro, a utility for extracting video and audio content from a DVD. The non-pro version also extracts content, but without as many options, such as subtitle extraction (in a variety of formats). Click here to read the full review. When you burn a DVD from an application ...


VisualHub for Video Conversion

Dan Frakes at Macworld looks at VisualHub, a $28 utility for converting video into oodles of formats in “All you need is Hub“: As an example of VisualHub’s performance, I had a 5.8GB, 1 hour 49 minute, AVI version of a movie that I wanted to convert for iPod viewing. QuickTime Player (the Pro version) ...


Kirsner’s Ebook on Web Video

Last month I posted a link to Scott Kirsner’s (who runs the CinemaTech blog) list of Web sites that enable you to Make Money from Your Videos. Now, Scott has published a $15 electronic book on the topic: The Future of Web Video: New Opportunities for Producers, Entrepreneurs, Media Companies and Advertisers. The 90-page book, ...


Make Money from Your Videos

Scott Kirsner at CinemaTech has been compiling a list of Web sites that enable video producers to get paid for their work. Some of these will be familiar to you (Revver, Atom Entertainment), others less so (I hadn’t previously heard of Panjea). Some are geared to short-form content, and others will support selling a full-length ...


How Video Works Excerpt

You can read an excerpt from this guide by Marcus Weise and Diana Weynand: Chapter 15 Everything You’ve Wanted to know About Video Compression. It explains JPEG and MPEG, and answers the question, “Just what the heck is GOP?”