At Macworld Expo S.F.

After coasting through a relaxing holiday season, I’m now in San Francisco for Macworld Expo. The weather here is lovely, compared to an impending big snowstorm in Seattle. Are you going to the show? I’m doing a presentation on Graduating from iMovie to Final Cut Express as part of the Users Conference, Wednesday from 11:00 ...


Feature-length Sundance film “Tarnation”

According to director John Cameron Mitchell, a feature-length movie that is set to appear at Sundance titled Tarnation was edited entirely in iMovie.


Digital Film Restoration

Interesting article at Apple.com about John D. Lowry, whose company restores damaged film – in this case, the Indiana Jones movies.


Excercising with Arnold

I was scanning the list of new songs added to the iTunes Music Store and came across this gem (URL takes you directly to the song track in iTunes, if it’s installed). My question is: why is it just a partial album? How can I do the Total Body Workout with just two songs?


iMovie 3.5 on the Way?

Think Secret reports that we may see an iMovie 3.5 soon – perhaps at Macworld Expo in January? Of course, only Apple knows, and Apple isn’t saying.


iMovie 3 VQS 40% Off at Amazon

I noticed today that Amazon is selling the book at 40% off, for $11.99. If you haven’t picked up a copy, or if you’re looking for a good holiday gift, this is a pretty good deal. While you’re there, and while I’m shilling anyway, consider the other books I’ve released this year: Palm Organizers, Third ...


New Skywalker Sounds for .Mac Members

iMovie 3 already includes a bunch of sound effects from Skywalker Sound, but now .Mac members can get 13 more. Access your iDisk in the Finder, and open the Software folder. Open the new Members Only folder, then open the Skywalker Sounds folder. Copy the folder named “Skywalker Sounds from dotMac” to [Home]/Library/iMovie/Sound Effects. (You ...


Snowy in Seattle

Was up late last night/this morning working on the last bits of my newest book, iChat AV 2 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide, and watched snow begin to fall around 12:45 a.m. It didn’t come down for long, but we woke up to a frozen dusting that reminds me that even though I ...


Camera Roundup in NYTimes

The New York Times looks at a couple of digital camcorders and related devices in Cameras and Home Video: Capture an Image. Now, Run With It (free subscription required).


Mac OS X 10.3.1 Solves FileVault Issue

Apple released Mac OS X 10.3.1 late yesterday, which apparently fixes the data loss issue with FileVault. I still don’t think FileVault is ready for prime time, but this is progress, at least.

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