A gorgeous sunset or sunrise is a great subject for this project.
You’ve seen time-lapse video effects: A smooth sunset peacefully glides into the ocean, jittering traffic patterns swerve at night, and construction projects are instantly assembled. These effects are loaded with emotion, and can take their makers from amateurs to auteurs. We’ll show you how to shoot individual still photos and compile them into an HD video. You’ll need a tripod, still camera—a DSLR is ideal but not required—and QuickTime Pro. The results are much more cinematic than just turning up the playback speed for a video clip. (See our example video at www.maclife.com/time_lapse.)
iMovie ’08 lacks the chapter-marker feature found in iMovie ’06, but you can still add chapters to an iMovie ’08 project by using GarageBand.
Purchase a movie from the iTunes Store, or extract a film from a DVD with HandBrake, and you’ll end up with a file containing chapter markers that you can use to skip to specific parts of your video in iTunes, on the Apple TV, or on an iPod. Wouldn’t it be great if you could add such markers to your own home movies too?
Apple has released QuickTime 7.5. The latest update "improves compatibility and addresses security issues." The security update addresses maliciously crafted media files for both Windows and OS X machines. These media files could lead to unexpected application termination, arbitrary code execution, buffer overflow and all around bad stuff. Check out Apple's complete security rundown and crediting of the firms and individuals who discovered the flaws.