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.
Hot on the heels of Corel announcing its acquisition of Avid's consumer product division in July, the company has wasted no time in debuting one of the fruits of that labor with the free Pinnacle Studio 2.0 video editing app for iPad.
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.
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?
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.