Apple’s iMovie and Final Cut give Mac users intuitive tools for editing their home movies from dry, amateurish “Wave to the camera, kids” productions into something that’s actually worth watching. But if you start with cruddy footage, there’s only so much you can do in post-production to improve it. Two of the biggest problems that can’t really be fixed later on are poor sound quality and a jittery camera. So when you’re ready to take your backyard epics to the next level, we offer the following improvements to your movie-making setup. They won’t break the bank, but they’ll definitely improve your work. Next stop, Sundance?
It's called the Swiss Army Knife of video players, and not for nothing. VLC is your standard go-to software when you end up with some bizarre codec-locked movie file that just won't play in your standard players. With the news that Apple was relaxing its App Store regulations and letting in all kinds of video players, we prayed to see VLC show up. It did, and we grabbed it the moment we could.
Ahh... the day before an Apple event. The rumor mills are churning and you can smell the freshly baked rumor pies coming out of ovens everywhere. New rumors today suggest that Apple may be overhauling the look of the iTunes Store, bring streaming video coming to iOS devices, and is Predicto really that predictable?
Chalk one up for Cupertino. The MPEG Licensing Authority gave the green light to indefinitely extend royalty-free Internet broadcasting licensing of its H.264 video codec to end users. The advantage that Google's WebM once had, comes up short.
Summer is winding to a close, and we just received our invitation to Apple’s annual music-oriented event. New iPod touches are almost certainly on the menu -- possibly with a front-facing camera for FaceTime and maybe even a Retina Display thrown in for good measure.
A new version of iTunes -- which we suspect will probably be called iTunes 10 -- is also expected next month, which got us thinking about all the cool stuff that we might get to see from the ubiquitous media player’s ninth anniversary.
Say what you will about the iPhone 4's antenna woes, it's still the most advanced handset Apple's produced to date. Boasting significant imrpovements over the 3GS, there's a lot to be happy about in the smartphone's latest iteration: Just ask any number of indie directors or cinematographers using the iPhone 4 to shoot and cut their films.
Hooray! AT&T's U-verse Mobile app is officially available for the iPhone. It's pretty convenient for AT&T U-verse subscribers--the app lets you program your home DVR, search your channel guide, and set your favorite shows--but most importantly, it's a nice way to download TV shows.
Microsoft announced today that they will begin a video series showing off the various new features in Office 2011. The first video, which was just placed online shows the Outlook Conversation View and the new Template Gallery that launches when you open an application.
Ever thought about lining up a member of each of the four generations of iPhone and shooting some video of how they compare to each other? Well, a fellow by the name of Chris Pinnock did, and it’s a rather entertaining little gem for iPhone fans.