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Where is the QT reference movie in iMovie HD?

iMovie 3 introduced a clever thing: when you saved a project, it also created a QuickTime reference movie of the contents of your timeline, effectively creating a QuickTime movie of your movie. Being a reference movie, the file itself was just a pointer to the various media files in your Media folder, but you could ...

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Giamatti Robbed by Academy

Just saw the list of this year’s Oscar nominees. Looks like an interesting year, except that Paul Giamatti got shut out of Best Actor category. That’s a shame. But nice to see his Sideways costars Thomas Haden Church (Supporting Actor) and Virginia Madsen (Supporting Actress) get nods. And The Incredibles for Best Original Screenplay! Okay, ...

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Tech at Sundance

Wired News has an interesting article on how tech companies are trying to woo folks at the Sundance Film Festival: Shall We Do the Tech Sundance? Calderon said he’s stunned by the plummeting costs and improving quality of hardware and software — and he’s been immersed in video technologies since 1981. “This isn’t a shifting ...

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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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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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Well, It’s Official

Saw on CNN.com this morning that Bush has taken the pledge and started his second term. I’m going to try my best to stay away from the news and coverage of his extravagent inauguration. I understand that all that money ($40 million) is going toward rewarding and schmoozing fat cats who are benefiting from Bush’s ...

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Great Cause, Great Customer Service

This month I’m going to pay off two credit cards (yay!!!), so I’m making sure that any recurring charges to those cards are being moved off to my one remaining card. One of those charges is a monthly donation to a great local charity: Feed Washington provides food for hungry children in Washington state. As ...

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Some Initial iMovie HD & iDVD 5 Notes

I’m back from Macworld Expo, my head swimming from the announcements at the show and the work I now have coming up. As we wait for iLife ’05 to be released on January 22, I wanted to jot down some notes on what’s new in iMovie HD and iDVD 5 that are worth mentioning. iMovie ...

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Macworld Coverage in Seattle Times

I’m at Macworld Expo this week, and wrote an article yesterday for the Seattle Times about the announcements made at the keynote: Apple goes “mini” with Mac, tiny iPod. It’s been a while since I’ve had to write an article on a short deadline (about 1.5 hours); my editor, who no doubt does this stuff ...

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iLife ’05 Announced at Macworld Expo

I’m back in my hotel room here in San Francisco after a whirlwind day at Macworld Expo. To my surprise, most of the expo rumors came true: Mac mini, iPod shuffle, and iWork ’05. That also means the imminent arrival (January 22) of iLife ’05, which includes iMovie HD and iDVD 5, as well as ...

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