Adobe Premiere Elements is a fantastic video-editing package that provides more than enough power for any home project, as well as plenty of guidance. It’s also half the price of its next biggest rival, Final Cut Pro. However, Elements 13 isn’t a huge update over version 12.
Want to record what's happening on your Mac for everyone to see? iShowU Studio certainly isn't the first app that's allowed you to create screencasts, but it offers a comprehensive tool set for you to capture what’s happening on your screen so you can add footage, annotations, and soundtracks.
A couple of weeks ago we reported that new modules from Transcend can improve the memory capacity of the new Mac Pros by up to 128 GB of RAM, which is double Apple's stated maximum of 64 GB. At the time, we didn't have a price, but Transcend later revealed that such power would cost you around $2,500. Alternative models are now available, reports MacRumors, but they'll still cost a similar amount of cash.
Instagram just keeps getting better under Facebook's direction. Not long after its purchase of the popular social photography app, it announced that it was bringing 15-second videos to compete with Vine, and according to a blog post today, it's now making the service even better. With the upcoming Patch 4.1, users will now be able to import videos to Instagram from the camera roll and edit them down to 15 seconds though the app itself.
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.
Adobe's annual MAX conference is in full swing, and the centerpiece is the company's new version of the Creative Cloud suite. With cloud-based Sync settings, Behance social networking features, and updates to all future versions built into the package, here's what to expect when the rebranded Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC and more arrive on June 17.
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.
Video editing apps are a dime a dozen on the App Store these days, but how many of them actually make it easy and fun to do? The folks behind Lumify Movie Studio are one of the few, and for a limited time it's also free.
Last year’s Premiere Elements 10 was already a formidable opponent to Apple’s cheaper iMovie, and Adobe wisely hasn’t messed too much with that winning formula for Premiere Elements 11. Unlike the newly revamped Photoshop Elements 11, most of the changes here are modest but welcome improvements for veterans and new users alike.
Rising like a phoenix from the ashes of Cisco's now-defunct Flip camera, VIMIX Media has released their first socially-minded video creation app, which promises to convert raw footage into polished, shareable movies in about 30 seconds.