iMovie ’11 – a worthy successor to iMovieHD






I have fully tested the latest version of iMovie and I am confident that it can be used to create digital stories.






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.











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.






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. […]






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. […]






"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 […]






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 […]






Aperture – Aperture BorderFX






Apple – Downloads – Aperture – Aperture BorderFX An Aperture export plug-in that allows you to add borders to images as you export them.  If you are an Aperture user this free plugin is just brilliant. Add borders, text, and watermarks with a wide range of options. How did I live without it?