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Author Interview: Lisa Brenneis and Michael Wohl
By Lisa Brenneis, Michael Wohl
Dec 7, 2011
Hot on the heels of the release of their new book, Final Cut Pro X Visual QuickStart Guide, expert authors, filmmakers and teachers Lisa Brenneis and Michael Wohl sat down with us to discuss Final Cut Pro and a few more things besides!
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Lion Support Essentials: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Lion: Data Management
By Kevin M. White
Dec 6, 2011
This chapter focuses on the composition and organization of the files and folders that make up Lion. In this chapter you, acting as an administrator, will use the file layout to strategically allocate resources. You will also work with many Mac-specific file technologies, including resource forks, packages, Quick Look, and Spotlight. Finally, you will use the built-in features for archiving data on the Mac, and learn how to back up and restore data using Time Machine.
Shoot Your Kids! (with the iPhone 4S)
By Joanna Silber
Nov 21, 2011
Childhood is fleeting. Joanna Silber recommends catching your kids on video as often and as freely as possible, so you'll all be able to enjoy reliving those moments anytime as they grow. By following her suggestions, you'll end up with more (and better) footage, instead of the ordinary out-of-focus "happy birthday" and "recital torture" moments that most parents get - and everyone else hates watching.
Quick Shot, or GREAT Shot? Framing Your Images for Impressive Results from Your iPhone 4S
By Joanna Silber
Nov 15, 2011
With the powerful little camera built into your iPhone, it's easy to grab some quick photos or entertaining video whenever something interesting comes into view. That's the extent of the energy most of us put into our photography, and that lack of effort shows in our results. By devoting just a few extra seconds, Joanna Silber says, we could end up with photos and video that make us proud.
The 10 Key Improvements to the iPhone 4S Camera
By Dan Marcolina
Nov 9, 2011
Dan Marcolina, author of iPhone Obsessed, shares the ten hardware and software improvements to the iPhone 4S that will let you take photos better and faster than ever before.
Getting the Most out of Your iPhone 4 Video Camera
By Joanna Silber
Nov 8, 2011
Joanna Silber explains what you can—and can't—expect from your iPhone 4 video camera.
Apple Pro Video Series: Final Cut Pro X: Import
By Steve Martin
Oct 27, 2011
Steve Martin discusses the three main paths for ingesting media into Final Cut Pro X: importing from a camera (file- and tape-based), importing files, and importing from iMovie.
Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X: Building the Rough Cut
By Diana Weynand
Oct 20, 2011
In this lesson you’ll build a rough cut using the source media you’ve imported. To begin, you will create a new project, and mark clips you’ve placed in Keyword Collections. Then, you’ll choose your Favorite clips and edit them into the project to create a primary storyline.
Replacing the MobileMe Features Lost in iCloud
By Ryan Faas
Sep 28, 2011
Apple's upcoming iCloud service will replace MobileMe with new features, but some staple features are getting left behind. There are some excellent alternatives for existing MobileMe users, and Mac expert Ryan Faas walks you through the choices
TextEdit for Word Processing in Mac OS X Lion
By Robin Williams, John Tollett
Sep 22, 2011
Robin Williams and John Tollett show you how to work with TextEdit, a small yet surprisingly powerful word processor, in this chapter from their book, Mac OS X Lion: Peachpit Learning Series.
The Mac OS X Lion Project Book: Making Magic
By Scott McNulty
Sep 12, 2011
Lion comes equipped with tools that allow you to create professional-looking results without spending a professional amount of money. Scott McNulty shows you how to edit snapshots, create a slideshow, and create a simple Web site using Mac OS X Lion.
Mac OS X Lion: Visual QuickStart Guide: Window Views
By Maria Langer
Aug 18, 2011
In this chapter, Maria Langer tells you more about how to work with Mac OS X’s window views. By understanding how each view works and what features it offers, you should be able to decide which views work best for the things you need to do.
Mac OS X Lion Pocket Guide: Master Your Files
By Jeff Carlson
Aug 17, 2011
Files are the foundation of working within Mac OS X Lion. Jeff Carlson shows you how to make them work to your advantage.
Mac OS X Lion Finder Windows
By Robin Williams
Aug 10, 2011
This chapter walks you through a number of short exercises to help you feel comfortable using Finder windows, which are a fundamental element of your Mac.
Ten Lion Tips for Snow Leopard Users
By Maria Langer
Aug 4, 2011
There are a lot of little changes from Snow Leopard to Lion. Rather than concentrating on the big new features of Mac OS X Lion, Maria Langer covers ten smaller changes in an effort to help Mac OS X Snow Leopard users make the jump to Lion.
10 Reasons to Switch to Mac OS X Lion
By Tom Negrino
Jul 21, 2011
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion has a slew of brand-new features and improvements. Tom Negrino offers ten reasons why you should upgrade.
iMovie Beyond the Basics
By Jeff Carlson
Jun 21, 2011
iMovie includes many tools for dealing with special situations, as well as for improving what you've already shot. Jeff Carlson shows you how to use them.
iPhone Obsessed: A Video Interview with Dan Marcolina
By Peachpit Editorial Team, Dan Marcolina
Apr 21, 2011
Peachpit interviews Dan Marcolina about his book, iPhone Obsessed, tips for improving your iPhone photography, and what fuels his love of image making.
Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors: Speed and Motion Effects
By Diana Weynand
Mar 29, 2011
By using a hybrid approach to building composites, you will learn how to scale, position, crop, distort an image’s perspective, and even set keyframes, all directly on the sequence clip in the Canvas.
Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors: Trimming Clips
By Diana Weynand
Mar 9, 2011
Diana Weynand covers the basic Avid approach to trimming and shows how to perform those same functions in Final Cut Pro.

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