Although there are plenty of services that make sharing photos quick and easy, few of them are brave enough to incorporate video, which is much larger and therefore difficult to manage -- but it's just another day at the office for the folks at Real.
The calendar may say it's March, but we've got one last handful of stories from February for you to enjoy. Between dubious reports of iPad cannibalization, app updates and the retired U.K. trial judge who slapped Apple on the wrist going to work for Samsung, Thursday sure was a day chock full of tech excitement, so let's flash back a few hours and enjoy it all over again...
Monday has been good to iPad users who create their own content -- first Adobe releases Photoshop Touch for still images, and now Vimeo’s app hits version 2.0 with a universal build for native iPad support for watching, managing, downloading and sharing your videos with others.
The built-in camera in the MacBook Pro and Apple Cinema Displays isn't just for FaceTime and Facebook photos -- it can be used to record dynamic video to send out to friends and family, or even to bravely start your own YouTube channel. But even if you wanted to record video, you'd still have to edit it and make it interesting to watch, though you might not want to pay for any of that fancy studio editing software, and iMovie can only do so much. Fortunately, there's two gems in the Mac App Store that'll help you make more interesting-to-watch, candid videos without knowing a thing about time tables.
Oh come on, don’t act so surprised -- someone was bound to make one of these eventually, right? We all know the iPhone 4 takes great 720p HD video, but usually it looks like we were shooting during an earthquake. Now you can shoot video like the pros with the Steadicam Smoothee.
It should be no surprise that the high-quality 720p HD video recording capabilities of the iPhone 4 are being used to create slick, original short films by a new generation of independent filmmakers with more ingenuity than cash -- and now, they can even have their efforts rewarded thanks to a new film festival dedicated to Apple’s device.
With all of the (mostly) negative press that Final Cut Pro X has received since its introduction last month, one particularly vital group has been all but drowned out -- third-party developers such as CrumplePop, who are throwing their support firmly behind Apple’s next-generation editing software.
Although Apple is now attempting to silence the week-old mutiny over its new Final Cut Pro X app, the release has spooked many video professionals in the industry and reopened a few old wounds -- including those of a former Shake product designer who claims the company doesn’t consider pros as its “primary business.”
As promised, Adobe starting shipping its Creative Suite 5.5 updates on May 3, bringing big features to some of the applications mostly left untouched with last year’s CS5. After Effects CS5.5 is among them, with a performance boost in the latest edition of this popular cinematic visual effects and sophisticated motion graphics software.
If you simply can’t get enough of social networking apps, you’ll be overjoyed with Mobli, which hit the App Store over the weekend. Billed as “a new real-time visual media platform,” its founders are calling it “what Twitter should have been.”