Like any other video editing program, iMovie is focused primarily on the visuals: you can see your clips broken down into a series of thumbnails, apply visual effects to them, alter saturation, brightness, contrast, and so on. But what would your favorite movie be without the musical score? Music is what makes your audience engage with the scene emotionally and without it, your movie can lead to a very bland experience.
Ready to kick off your week with some photo and/or video editing? Adobe is ready to help, with the company’s new Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 now available in the Mac App Store for only $79.99 each in what the company calls a “special edition” version.
Creative types are always on the prowl for ways to enhance their work, regardless of whether it’s for print, online media or even video and film projects. Traditional camera filter maker Tiffen is happy to help extend those creative possibilities with a huge new update to their popular Dfx software.
Three months ago, Apple debuted their new vision for Final Cut Pro X, a radical departure from the legacy application that has dominated the professional market for some time. Now, on the heels of Adobe luring away customers to its own Premiere Pro solution, Cupertino fires back with the first update, adding back two critical features lost in the transition.
Not content with stealing Apple’s thunder as pro users shun Final Cut Pro X in favor of Premiere Pro CS5.5, Adobe has introduced an updated consumer-oriented version of their editing suite that threatens to encroach on iMovie’s turf. Now that Adobe Premiere Elements 10 is ready for its closeup, here’s a quick peek at what you can expect.
The controversy over Apple’s radical new Final Cut Pro X may have died down since its release at the beginning of summer, but that could have more to do with Adobe’s successful campaign to get disgruntled editors to switch to Premiere Pro and Production Premium CS5.5, which has seen a remarkable 22 percent year-over-year growth and a whopping 45 percent growth on the Mac platform.
Do you remember when iMovie was easy to use and had a bunch of exciting features? For only $9.99 you can regain control of your amateur auteurism as well as access video effects and editing tricks that iMovie—and even Final Cut Pro X—would be proud of.
Apple unleashed a firestorm of controversy following the release of Final Cut Pro X, with professional video editors up in arms over missing features and the inability to open legacy project files. As it turns out, some of the so-called “missing features” are simply tucked away in the new FCPX user interface, which has created confusion for legacy users. Here are some ways to make the revamped app function a little more like Final Cut Pro 7.
Apple may be slow to respond to controversy, but when they do, it usually does a good job of quelling the storm. After a solid week of uproar over the new Final Cut Pro X from video professionals, Cupertino has finally come forward with a new question and answer page on their website they hope to address user concerns.
Well, it was bound to happen eventually, but it’s surprising to see an app like Final Cut Pro X aimed at professional users get lampooned. But that’s exactly what talk show host Conan O’Brien did on his TBS show Thursday night, less than three days after the software was released to the Mac App Store.