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A Cause for Integration: How to Play Music on Your Mac (and Your iPod)
By Scott Kelby
Sep 8, 2006
One of the coolest things about the Mac is how it handles music, especially when using your Mac with an Apple iPod MP3 player. The seamless way these two work together is just a beautiful thing to behold (and putting together and sorting your music collection is really a lot of fun. In fact, it's so much fun that compiling your library of songs can almost become a hobby of its own). In this 20-minute lesson from best-selling author Scott Kelby, you'll learn to import music into your Mac, download music from the Internet, and create a library of music. Then, you'll organize your music into playlists and import this music into an Apple iPod MP3 player.
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.
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's Free iTunes Rocks
By Bob LeVitus
Jul 1, 2001
by Bob LeVitus, author of The Little iTunes Book
Apple's Generation 5 iPod vs. Sony's PSP
By Matthew David
Dec 9, 2005
Matthew David compares the Gen 5 iPod to the Sony PSP and reluctantly concludes that Sony will come out the loser. Again.
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!
Author Talk: Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman on Making Video with Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite
By Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Robbie Carman, Richard Harrington
Nov 26, 2012
Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman are both Apple Certified Trainers and have extensive backgrounds in video production. They talk with publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel about their book Video Made on a Mac: Production and Postproduction Using Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite, explain who it is written for, and reveal why the Mac is their platform of choice for professional endeavors.
Beginner's Guide to Editing in the Final Cut Pro HD Timeline
By Diana Weynand
Dec 15, 2006
In this 60-minute Apple-certified lesson, you'll learn how to use the Timeline in Final Cut Pro. By the end of the hour, you'll have learned how to select and move clips in the Timeline, copy and paste clips, select multiple clips in the Timeline, work with the Snapping control and more.
Blog On and Blog Louder with iWeb
By Robin Williams, John Tollett
Jan 5, 2007
Robin Williams and John Tollett show just how easy it is to create, edit, and update your blog with iWeb.
Blog On! Blog Louder!
Nov 20, 2006
Building a Mac Home Media Center, Part 2: Watching and Recording TV with Your Mac
By Ryan Faas
Nov 17, 2006
No home media center is complete without a way to watch TV. When building a Mac media center, Elgato's EyeTV software not only enables you to watch TV, but its digital recording capabilities also allow you to replace your TiVo or the cable company's DVR device. In part two of Ryan Faas's series on building a Mac home media center, find out what hardware you need to watch and record live and scheduled TV programming on your Mac, as well as all the ways you can use that video once it has been recorded.
Building a Rough Cut in Final Cut Pro X
By Diana Weynand
Mar 13, 2013
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.
Connecting Your TV to the Internet: Peachpit's Guide to Set-Top Boxes
By Ryan Faas
Nov 29, 2010
Apple TV? Google TV? Roku? Ryan Faas examines the top options that should be on your list of possibilities for streaming audio and video to your home TV, pointing out the pros and cons of each system.
Create Your Own Impulse Responses with Apple's Space Designer and Impulse Response Utility
By David Dvorin
Oct 15, 2015
Creative sound mixing can improve even the dullest recording. You're probably familiar with Space Designer's built-in impulse responses, but did you know you can create your own? David Dvorin, author of Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro X Advanced Audio Production: Composing and Producing Professional Audio, shows how to add custom IRs that you can apply anytime, for any sort of sound design you have in mind.
Creating a Podcast
By Bart G. Farkas
Nov 11, 2005
So, you fancy yourself an amateur DJ, or an amateur talk show host. Podcasting offers you the opportunity to self-publish radio shows on the internet. This chapter explains both the legal and technological requirements of podcasting, and how you can get started creating your own podcasts.
Creating Timelapse WebCam Movies on a Mac
By Maria Langer
Aug 31, 2007
A WebCam is one way to show off what's going on outside your window or in your office, but sometimes still photos don't share the whole picture. Why not put your WebCam view into motion by turning all those images into a timelapse movie? In this article, author and WebCam tinkerer Maria Langer shows you how.
Customizing iDVD Themes
By Jaemi Loeb
Dec 1, 2005
Want to break free of the iDVD pre-set themes and create your own disc menu screen for your DVD masterpiece? From choosing background music to creating your own screen layout, Jaemi Loeb will help you take the best of what iDVD has to offer and make it distinctly yours.
Customizing Your .Mac Homepage With iWeb
By Ryan Faas
Apr 7, 2006
iWeb makes it easy to create polished Web sites in no time, but can you make a site that expresses your personality instead of looking exactly like Apple's templates? You bet, says Ryan Faas, and it's not hard, either.
Don't Move! How to Add Motion to Your Movies
By Jeff Carlson
Jan 19, 2007
One of the advantages of a small camera is that it easily moves with you. However, when you're shooting, motion can become a character in its own right. Slowly moving across a scene imparts a different feeling than quickly scanning your surroundings, for example. This chapter addresses the most common ways of moving the camera to add motion to your movie, including the number one rule: don't move.
Drag-and-Drop Editing in Final Cut Pro 5
By Diana Weynand
Nov 23, 2005
Final Cut Pro's flexibility allows an editor to work with different styles of editing. There's one time-saving editing style that's easy yet extremely powerful at the same time: drag-and-drop editing. This method involves dragging a clip directly to the Timeline to make an edit. This chapter will help you become familiar with this handy feature.

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