Archives for May 2010


Improve Encoding Quality in iDVD

If you want to improve the quality of DVDs that you burn with Apple’s iDVD I’ve just discovered something really useful. I had always been under the impression that iDVD always used the best possible encoding unless you were trying to squeeze more onto a DVD, and then it started to sacrifice quality for quantity. […]

Linked thoughts

Some thoughts on things I’ve seen for May 18th from 11:19 to 11:19: Aperture 3: The Ars Review – Not just a review but a good overview of most of the new features in Aperture 3 – which is my photo editor/organiser of choice.

Linked thoughts

Some thoughts on things I’ve seen for May 11th from 18:36 to 18:36: LiveTypeCentral — Expansion Packs and More for LiveType! – A really useful set of tutorial on the use of LiveType. It usefully fills a lot of the gaps in the LiveType manual – of which there are many.

QuickTime 7 update – still no cure for iMovie HD

Apple has updated QuickTime 7 QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X v10.6.3 QuickTime Player 7 supports older media formats, such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime movies, and MIDI files on Snow Leopard I had hoped that it would improve the handling of stills in the timeline of iMovie HD projects under Snow Leopard. Alas, no. […]

digistories workshops return to Summer School

  I am returning to the Riding Lights Summer Theatre School this summer with two digistories workshops under the title The event is loads of fun and you have the chance to enlist for a digital storytelling workshop as just one part of the week’s activities. Personally these are the most frantic workshops I […]

Mars Edit 3

The latest update of Mars Edit blogging software is in the wild. I was very tempted to deploy it when version 2.3 emerged but I decided to stick with the web interface. I think the latest version is going to lift the dollars out of my pocket as I’m won over by the smarter features. […]

DS5 – Time to book for the UK's only Digital Storytelling Festival

I am delighted that one of the keynote presentations at DS5 in Aberystwyth will be delivered by Alex Henry of Culture Shock. I trained the teams for this project back in 2008 and now they’re teaching me things.  Joe Lambert the Founding Director of the Centre for Digital Storytelling is also on the programme. I missed […]