Bridges Burned – Upgrade Complete






As I complete the upgrade on my last MacBook today I realise that In will probably never run a digital storytelling workshop again using iMovieHD – my bridges have been burned






Adobe Premiere Elements for Mac






I’m excited and doubtful about the arrival of Adobe Premiere Elements for Mac. Excited because it this could be a Mac solution for digital storytelling but dubious because it’s Adobe and my experience of their products and pricing is mixed.











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. […]






"iMovie" or "Photo to Movie"?






I’ve been evaluating Photo to Movie from LQ Graphics as a tool for digital storytelling. My favourite application is iMovie HD. It’s not perfect but better the devil you know – and I know iMovie pretty well now and still discover tricks that make me think “how clever”. When Apple rewrote iMovie for iLife 08 it […]






Linked thoughts






Some thoughts on things I’ve seen for May 17th from 13:55 to 13:55: Overlap causes iMovie to crash – If you've experienced this problem here's a possible solution.






How to Export 720 HD video from iMovie '09






This a rather techy article from Macworld but it is very useful. The quality of exported video from iMovie is often disappointing for a number of reasons. This article tackles only one format, 720 line HD, but the principles can be applied to others too. It’s well worth a read. If you understand it, fine. […]






iMovie '09 – nothing for digital storytellers






The new iMovie ’09 appears to have the same serious limitation on using stills as the previous version. Drag a still into the project and it’s duration is set by default to 4 seconds. In any other video editing software changing the duration is just a matter of dragging the end of the clip to […]






Get iMovie HD while you can






iLife ’09 was released today. It was also the day that the free download page for iMovie HD 6 was removed. Apple allowed users to download the earlier version because iMovie 08 was such a radical change  that many users were left without some essential functions – timeline editing to name just one. I can […]