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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).
Exporting Still Images from Final Cut Pro
By Larry Jordan
Feb 18, 2009
So how do you export a still frame from Final Cut? Tom Wolsky shows you how and also alerts you to a number of gotchas to avoid along the way.
Client Management in Xsan
By Robert Kite
Jan 29, 2009
Robert Kite shows you how to manage clients and users based on the access requirements of your environment.
Mac OS X Deployment v10.6: Creating System Images
By Kevin M. White
Jan 5, 2009
This chapter will show you how to select a system imaging technique that meets your deployment needs, integrate advanced Mac OS X managed preferences with your system image, create a cloned system image using Disk Utility, create basic network disk images using System Image Utility, and build a modular NetRestore image using System Image Utility.
Spotlight on Sam & Dave: Spotlight Search Tips
By Scott Kelby, Dave Gales
Dec 15, 2008
Scott Kelby and Dave Gales walk you through Leopard’s amazing Spotlight search feature.
Accessing an Active Directory Service with OS X Directory Services v10.5
By Arek Dreyer
Oct 22, 2008
It's easy to integrate Mac OS X into an Active Directory environment. This chapter shows you how.
Mail and Calendar
By Christopher Breen
Oct 21, 2008
Christopher Breen explains the ins and outs of iPhone's Mail and Calendar applications.
How to Deploy Entire Systems in Mac OS X 10.5
By Kevin M. White
Aug 20, 2008
In this advanced course, you'll learn the Apple-certified techniques for selecting a system imaging technique that meets your deployment needs, creating a cloned system image, creating a modular system image, and deploying a system image both locally and via a network. It's a must-read for any Mac system administrator.
Apple’s MobileMe: Hot or Not?
By Terry White
Aug 15, 2008
Author Terry White shares his likes and dislikes of Apple's new MobileMe service. If you use lots of calendars, you may want to read this before subscribing.
The Mac Sys Admin's Guide to Assessing Systems in Mac OS X 10.5
By Edward R. Marczak
Aug 13, 2008
In this 90-minute Apple-certified lesson, you'll learn how to compute network bandwidth utilization, assess service and hardware utilization, assess storage utilization, understand the Apple installer and package formats, and assess a workflow.
News Flash: How to Log and Capture Footage from Videotape
By Joe Torelli
Jul 14, 2008
Most broadcast organizations aspire to tapeless acquisition, but the reality is that most are still using videotape in the field. This sample chapter focuses on techniques that accelerate the process of working with videotape in a nonlinear environment, specifically as it relates to fast-paced news and sports editing.

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