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Working with Settings, Destinations, and Actions in Compressor 3.5
By Brian Gary
Nov 24, 2009
This lesson will detail targets, which consist of settings and destinations, and it will also cover actions that Compressor can apply after processing completes.
Final Cut Pro Power Skills: Working in the Application
By Larry Jordan
Nov 16, 2009
Based on how well you understand the Final Cut Pro interface, it can determine whether we are happy or frustrated, productive or panicking. Larry Jordan offers dozens of Power Skills you can use to turn yourself into an interface master.
Mac OS X Support Essentials: File Systems
By Kevin M. White
Oct 29, 2009
In this chapter, you will examine the storage technology used by Mac OS X. Storage hardware like disk drives and RAID will be covered alongside logical storage concepts like partitions and volumes. You will learn how to properly manage and troubleshoot these storage assets and to manage storage security through ownership, permissions, and access control lists (ACLs).
iPhone SDK 3 User Interface Elements
By Duncan Campbell
Oct 28, 2009
Do you want to create your own iPhone app? Get started with this lesson on user interface elements in the iPhone SDK 3, including views and controls.
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Pocket Guide: Applications and the Dock
By Jeff Carlson
Oct 15, 2009
This chapter covers how to run applications, as well as how to install and update them. And we can't talk about applications without looking at the Dock, Apple's go-to place for accessing applications (and more).
Q&A with Lisa Brenneis
By Lisa Brenneis, Damon Hampson
Oct 6, 2009
Peachpit marketing manager Damon Hampson interviews Lisa Brenneis, author of Final Cut Pro 7: Visual QuickPro Guide, about some of her favorite new features in Final Cut Pro 7, exciting new developments in the world of film/video production and editing, and why all-girl bands aren't for her.
Working with Projects, Sequences, and Clips in Final Cut Pro 7
By Lisa Brenneis
Oct 6, 2009
Lisa Brenneis gives an overview of Final Cut Pro's organizing frameworks—projects, sequences, and clips. You'll also learn how to manipulate that organizational framework so that your projects, sequences, and clips stay sound and organized.
How to Repartition Your Hard Disk in Snow Leopard and Leopard -- without Losing Data
By Maria Langer
Sep 30, 2009
Since Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Disk Utility has been able to resize and add disk partitions on the fly without erasing data. Maria Langer shows how it works.
Using Mail and Calendar on your iPhone
By Christopher Breen
Sep 24, 2009
Christopher Breen shows you how to use iPhone's Mail and Calendar apps, as well as how to configure your iPhone to work with any number of other email clients.
Surfin' Safari: Using the Safari Web Browser on Your iPhone
By Scott Kelby, Terry White
Sep 23, 2009
Scott Kelby and Terry White tell you everything you need to know about using the Safari web browser on your iPhone.
Video Made on a Mac: Greenscreen Solutions
By Richard Harrington, Robbie Carman
Aug 26, 2009
The popularity of color (or chroma) key technology has grown immensely, bringing the technology and tools within reach of most content creators. Learn how to plan and execute greenscreen projects.
Online Addendum to iDVD -- Part of iMovie ’09 & iDVD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Jeff Carlson
Jul 29, 2009
This addendum to Jeff Carlson's book, iMovie ’09 & iDVD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide, covers iDvD in detail.
Five Cool and Useful Techniques for iMovie '09 and iDVD
By Jeff Carlson
Jul 6, 2009
It would be easy to overlook some video-editing and DVD-creation features in iMovie '09 and iDVD, as they aren't immediately apparent to a new (or even longtime) user. But these tips from Jeff Carlson are immediately useful, and loads of fun.
iDVD: Putting it All Together
By Jim Heid
Jun 25, 2009
Jim Heid shows you how to create a DVD by choosing and customizing a menu design and adding the movies and photos you want to include on the DVD.
Running Automator Workflows from Mail Rules
By Ben Waldie
Jun 9, 2009
Automator doesn't offer a way to save workflows as plug-ins for Mail. But you can add this capability yourself with the help of a Mail rule, some AppleScript, and an Automator workflow. Just follow these instructions from Ben Waldie.
iMovie 09 and iDVD for Mac OS X: Lighting
By Jeff Carlson
Jun 4, 2009
Learn how basic lighting works, and how to take advantage of it to ensure that the objects you’re shooting don’t turn out to be dark, talking blobs when you’re editing.
iTunes and You
By Christopher Breen
May 28, 2009
To best understand what makes the iPod’s world turn, you must be familiar with how it and iTunes 8 work together to move music (as well as pictures, videos, and games, in the case of some recent iPods) on and off your iPod. In the following pages, you’ll see just that.
iPhoto 09 for Mac OS X: Working with Faces
By Adam Engst
May 25, 2009
The most important addition to iPhoto '09 is Faces, which can detect faces in photos and, after you've trained it by identifying a person in a number of photos, automatically recognize that person's face in other photos. Adam Engst shows you how to use this addictive tool.
Individually Looping Through Files in an Automator Workflow
By Ben Waldie
Mar 25, 2009
Ben Waldie points out a limitation with Automator's Loop action: There's no built-in way to perform individual file looping. But don't panic! He also shows how to close this gap by using third-party workarounds.
AppleScript and Automator: What's the Difference?
By Ben Waldie
Mar 16, 2009
Ben Waldie points out the differences and similarities in Automator and AppleScript, explaining when to use each one to save yourself some keystrokes (and headaches).

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