QuickTime Player is great for doing short screen-capture videos when you need only limited editing capabilities, but to do more professional screen captures with screen zooming and other niceties, you’ll want to turn to a screen-capture application like Screen Flow or Camtasia for Mac. These tools, while somewhat costly, provide excellent abilities for both recording and professionally editing your recordings in an iMovie-style interface. Alternatively, if you have the time and the editing prowess, you can use iMovie to import your QuickTime recordings and edit them to your liking.
Despite the fact that its expected announcement is still nearly a month away, speculation around iOS 7 is already at a fevered pitch. For the first time since iPhone OS 1 introduced us to the home screen, there's a lot riding on this year's release; usually we're just waiting to see what new tricks Apple has up its sleeve with the hopes for "one more thing," but this WWDC is different. Since Jony Ive took over as human interface chief, we're all expecting the first honest-to-goodness redesign of iOS, and frankly, anything less will be disappointing.
We all have a vision of what iOS will become. But Philip Joyce, art director at Simply Zesty, took his idea one step further: He actually made it.
Cupertino may frown on formats like AVI and MKV, but that hasn’t stopped developers from creating apps to support playing such videos via iOS. The problem is, most of them are downright ugly. Luckily, that isn’t a problem for Infuse, a universal video player from the folks behind aTV Flash. However, while Infuse may boast refined visual flair, this slick player lacks expected features, like organizational tools and video output support.
Video editing is all about efficiency. The faster you can cut a project, the sooner you can move on to the next one – which is why editors are often on the lookout for anything that can help streamline their workflow and let them achieve the same functions, only quicker and better. With ProCutX, Pixel Film Studios aims to make its third-party iPad control panel app an invaluable asset for users of Apple's Final Cut Pro X on Mac.
We've seen so many slick and beautifully manicured iPhone apps over the years that it's rare to be wowed by a newcomer. However, Vine does just that when you first pop it open, immediately launching a brief shared video clip without hesitation. And assuming you have a half-decent Wi-Fi or cellular signal going, it simply doesn't stop as you scroll down the feed, with each subsequent six-seconds-or-less clip loading quickly and without prompt, giving you a very small window into the life of whoever was on the other side of that iPhone. Finally, somebody nailed the Instagram-for-video concept. Granted, that "somebody" is Twitter.
For sports aficionados on the go, ESPN's long-available ScoreCenter app is a handy resource for up-to-the-minute scores, game breakdowns, news updates, and video highlights. Essentially, it's the ESPN web package wrapped up in a solid mobile app. So how does the sports juggernaut's new ESPN SportsCenter Feed app vary in execution or otherwise supplement its existing option? Compared to the more robust (and obviously score-centric) ScoreCenter, ESPN SportsCenter Feed makes news its primary focus, serving up a simple listing of story links divided however you see fit.
Nobody likes to watch home movies. Whether it's your niece's dance recital beamed to an Apple TV or your grandmother's old reel-to-reels, we can all agree on one thing: the shorter the better. Videokits does its part to keep things moving. Where other video editing apps encourage longer movies filled with transitions and effects, Videokits focuses on your content, helping make your masterpiece as concise and interesting as possible. After you've used its series of tips and prompts, you'll never want to shoot solo again.
Despite being a month late, iTunes 11 didn’t disappoint. Version 11 has been completely overhauled, reimagined from the ground up, and we love the new features. It’s fully integrated with iCloud to make it easy to find all your purchased music and videos, and all the music you have stored in iTunes Match. The new interface is a huge change from the old iTunes look and feel, but we can help you get comfortable in no time. Kick off your shoes and settle into your new digital living room. And don’t forget to turn your speakers up.
With mobile media and the Internet taking over as the primary sources of information discovery, soon the cable networks may find themselves as fearful as their print counterparts. Startup NowThisNews aims to to be your one-stop video hub for all of the goings-on in the world. Considering their partnership with Buzzfeed, and big names associated with ABC, CNN and the Washington Post, they just may succeed.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Last week, we installed and talked about how to use ffmpeg to convert videos to various formats right from the terminal, without any additional software on your Mac, but this week, we’re going to take that a bit further by showing you 3 cool uses for ffmpeg. From grabbing images from the video, to separating the audio track, we’ll show that the ffmpeg tool is extremely useful.