Category: Misc

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5-star Review of Making a Movie…

macCompanion.com reviewed Making a Movie in iMovie and iDVD: Visual QuickProject Guide, giving it five stars (out of five)! I have an iMac G5 with a SuperDrive, so I’m halfway there. All I need is a video camera and I’d be set to really enjoy this book and the necoffee.com website to the fullest. That, ...

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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 ...

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Macworld Analysis of Apple’s Blu-Ray Involvement

Macworld (republishing commentary from MacJournals.com) looks at Apple’s involvement in the Blu-Ray group, nicely summarizing the major facts of the issue: Behind Apple’s Blu-Ray Move.

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Teeny Mac mini

Received a Mac mini review unit from Apple today. The only spare monitor I had lying around is this old 17-inch Apple Studio Display CRT, which made for a nice “old vs. new” size comparison (click for larger picture). As minis start arriving to people who ordered them early, a lot of first-hand information has ...

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iMovie Make-a-Wish Part 2

Tonight was the Make-a-Wish event for Wendy, and I’m happy to say it went very well. Wendy picked up quite the haul of hardware, and I’m sure she’ll have fun using it. Thanks again to Kevin and the rest of the folks at the Apple Store University Village for their time and effort!

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iMovie Make-a-Wish Event

I’ll be at the University Village Apple Store in Seattle this Sunday (Dec 12, 5:30 pm) as part of a Make-a-Wish Foundation event. The girl receiving the wish, Wendy, will be presented with a 15-inch PowerBook G4 (loaded with iLife ’04) so she can shoot and edit movies of her friends. I’ll be giving an ...

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Lunar Eclipse Video

Tonight was a total lunar eclipse, which won’t happen again until 2007. Uncharacteristically, the Seattle sky was completely clear, so I was able to point my video camera out the window and tape the eclipse. I used iStopMotion to take a snapshot every 15 seconds. As you’ll be able to see, I had to move ...

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My iMac G5 Review in Seattle Times

My colleague Glenn Fleishman and his wife recently had a baby, so I’ve been writing his Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times. The latest is a hands-on review of the iMac G5: "User-friendly iMac G5 keeps it simple". Here are links to the previous three I’ve written: "DVD led to digital shake-up" (Seattle Times, ...

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New iMac G5 Announced

It’s a speedy, beautiful, white slab: the iMac G5 was announced by Apple today. More toys to play with! I’ve written up more about it at the TidBITS ExtraBITS page.

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Fixing Corrupted Project File in iMovie

This isn’t new information, but it’s good information: how to fix the dreaded problem of a corrupted project file.