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Back in the day when Apple was interested in DVDs and pioneered the creation of iDVD discs, iMovie was tightly integrated with that program. This allowed you to add chapter markers throughout your project so that your viewers could easily skip to the next scene while watching the film on their widescreen TV. But just because iDVD is on life support and Apple is more interested in online digital distribution doesn’t mean that chapter markers are no longer of any use. Yes, that feature was notoriously absent from the re-imagined iMovie back in 2007, but it made a comeback and it’s better than ever--although you wouldn’t know it by glancing at the interface. Read on to learn about using the hidden marker features in iMovie ’11.
The annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show is officially underway in Las Vegas, and pro editor Larry Jordan has hit the ground running by documenting an on-the-record pow-wow with Apple discussing the future of Final Cut Pro X.
I am running Final Cut Pro 7 on Snow Leopard, and was thinking about moving to OS X Lion. I don’t want to move to Final Cut Pro X, but am concerned about Final Cut Pro 7 compatibility in Lion. I fear that I will eventually have to upgrade due to iOS device–syncing requirements. What should I do?
Adobe surprised everyone late Wednesday with a public beta for their new Photoshop CS6, which is expected along with the rest of Creative Suite 6 in the first half of this year. But is this just another iterative update without many new features? You be the judge with our first look.
When Apple released Final Cut Pro X back in June 2011, it caused a furor. This wasn’t the Final Cut Pro that veteran users had grown to love, that had revolutionized the industry, taking both the independents and the major studios by storm. This was something totally different, and given how many features had vanished, many thought it certainly didn’t deserve its “pro” moniker.
Words on the screen are there to display important information, from your film’s title, to a new location or even a list of credits. And given that you’re going to insert them throughout your project, they should be as interesting to look at as possible.
Special effects have long been easy to create on desktop tools. The likes of iMovie and numerous plug-ins can already create cool effects that you can use in your home movies. Usually, you capture your footage and then add the effect afterwards.
Monday has been good to iPad users who create their own content -- first Adobe releases Photoshop Touch for still images, and now Vimeo’s app hits version 2.0 with a universal build for native iPad support for watching, managing, downloading and sharing your videos with others.
There are many reasons to make a home movie. Whether it’s to record your baby’s first words; capture that amazing inner talent as your child steps onto the stage for the first time; preserve the moment as your daughter walks down the aisle; record a rare family gathering where everyone was able to come; or just film the latest prank your mate’s about to pull. None of these would be possible without an iPhone or a home video camera and programs such as Apple’s iMovie.