Independent filmmaking is a rough business. Without the budget of a Hollywood studio, every bit of minutiae is left up to the creative minds behind the project, scraping together resources and equipment to get a finished product on-screen. But for one Los Angeles-based screenwriter and director, the limitations of a low-budget camera were actually an inspiration. Shooting a feature-length film on an iPad 2 may sound crazy, but it's part of what gives Standards of Living its indie charm.
When Apple refreshed QuickTime Player in OS X Snow Leopard, they added a feature that many users didn’t know about: screen recording. Without using any fancy software, you can create a video of your Mac’s screen, complete with recorded audio from the built-in microphone. This feature can be used to create easy-to-follow screencasts that can be sent to anyone in order to better explain a visual topic.
Today we’ll show you how to put this feature of QuickTime Player X to work.
With the likes of iMovie and Final Cut Pro available to cater for all your video editing needs, it can be easy to overlook the fact that your Mac comes with QuickTime Player 10: a free basic video editor. Granted, it’s nowhere near as sophisticated as iMovie or Final Cut Pro, but it won’t cost you anything either.
Modern iOS devices take amazing photographs, but if you want to photograph something over a long period of time, then you’ll want an app to help you out. Time lapse photography can be stunning, and with the right tools, you can create your own. In this article, we’ll show you how to use Time Lapse HD on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to create a cool, automated time lapse.
Grab the popcorn. Dim the lights. But forget about DVDs or on demand--the smartest, cheapest way to enjoy a treasure trove of high-def movies and TV is streaming them from your Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Our in-depth guide makes setup a cinch no matter how you tune in.