Posts Tagged ‘Editing’
YouTube’s Capture app is a handy tool for anyone that frequently uploads video from an iPhone or iPad to the popular sharing site. And today the company has updated Capture for iOS 7 while simultaneously adding a slew of important features. You can now pause and resume recording, whereas before any interruption effectively meant ending your clip. But even if you do find yourself with multiple videos, Capture now lets users stitch together an unlimited number of clips in each video. Individual clips can be trimmed and rearranged much like iMovie, and you can also add a soundtrack to your video project directly within Capture — sourced from either your music collection or Capture’s own “expanded” library. As before, Capture offers…
Adobe’s Elements apps have always had a bit of an identity crisis. On the one hand, they’re powerful image and video editors that amateurs can make do with if they don’t want to spring for Adobe’s professional Creative Suite apps. At the same time, they’re the more sophisticated Mom- and Dad-friendly alternative to built-in apps like Apple’s iMovie and Microsoft’s Photos. Today, Adobe is announcing Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12, its latest installments in the series, and while there’s not a lot to make us stand up and take notice, there are some nice improvements. And if you’ve been holding out hope that Photoshop Elements would add enough features to become your main image editor, you should know that…
Adobe’s Creative Cloud not your thing? Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12 have just arrived to please your subscription-averse (and beginner-level) nature. The latest version of the outfit’s photo suite features Content-Aware Move for shifting objects within a photo and having the resulting gaps filled in, the ability to correct flash reflections in animals’ eyes and 64-bit support for Macs. Elements Mobile Albums are new to this release as well, and they let users view, edit and share photos on mobile devices through the firm’s Revel solution. Premiere Elements boasts motion tracking to move graphics, text and effects with objects, upwards of 250 sound effects and more than 50 soundtracks that rearrange themselves to fit the length of footage. Both the video and photo editing packages sport Auto Smart Tone, which learns a user’s editing preferences and serves them up in a one-click option.
While both programs have picked up a healthy share of upgrades, the pricing model remains unchanged. Mac and Windows versions are now available online from Adobe for $ 100, or $ 150 when purchased in a bundle. Upgrades are set at $ 80 for each, or $ 120 when the pair are snapped up together. As for boxed copies of the software, they’ll be available soon form brick-and-mortar shops and online retailers.
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After gaining considerable success on the iOS side of the smartphone divide, Repix has finally launched its creative photo editor over on the land of the little green droid. Like the iOS original, the Android version lets you liven up your humdrum camera phone images with a variety of effects that range from filters and frames to a set of thirty brushes that let you augment specific areas of the photo instead of the whole thing. For those with a Galaxy Note device (be it the original Note, the Note II, the Note 8.0 or the Note 10.1), you’ll be glad to know Repix works well with the S Pen’s pressure sensitivity. If you have a GS4, the app has built-in support for the handset’s Air View technology, so you can discern the size of the brush just by hovering your finger above the display. But regardless of which Android phone you have, you can download it for free from the Google Play Store starting today to begin putting those Instagram filters to shame.
According to TechCrunch, Instagram has just acquired Luma for an undisclosed amount to help bring its video service to the next level. In addition to basics like video stabilization and adjustments for brightness and saturation, Luma will bring its “Infinite Filter” tech into the fold. What does this do? Well, with it you can add or remove filters to video clips at will once the footage is in the can. If you’re one of Luma’s existing users, the company is shutting its doors come December 31st, so consider this your fair warning to grab your clips before then. A revamped platform certainly couldn’t hurt Instagram’s video ambitions — after all, the competition isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
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Question by Kway: What is the difference between a MacBook pro and an iMac in terms of editing ?
I heard Final Cut Pro X is coming out and I was thinking of swigging to Mac. I am wondering whether to buy an iMac (hopefully a new version if released soon) or a 15′ MacBook pro. What are the differences in terms of speed of editing? I can’t stand when the playback lags or it is slow, so I’m wondering if I will be happy with a MacBook pro. How much faster is the iMac? What is the life compared to a leading pc in terms of speed and performance? Any information is greatly appreciated!
Answer by Michael Talisman
The 27 inch iMac is faster than the 15″ MacBook Pro, but the MacBook Pro is faster than the 21 inch iMac. So, if you want a better processor, get the 27″ iMac or the 15″ Pro. You can look at the specs on the Apple website.
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After months of rumors and speculation on Microsoft’s Office plans for iOS, the software giant is finally delivering a copy for iPhone today. Office Mobile for iOS will be strictly iPhone only initially, and Microsoft is only offering access to the application through an Office 365 subscription. When we first uncovered Microsoft’s Office for iOS plans in November, we had heard basic viewing functionality would be enabled in the apps. Those plans have clearly changed, and to view and edit documents you’ll need to sign into an account with Office 365. There’s no free standalone version, nor an iPad edition.
Adobe Photoshop, the gold standard in image editing for print and the web, retails for $ 699. If you’ve ever needed to edit images on OS X only to balk at Adobe’s industry-leading price tag, chances are good that you’ve bumped into Flying Meat’s Acorn, “the image editor for humans” according to creator Gus Mueller. Today, Flying Meat is releasing Acorn 4, the first major update for the product since 2011, and even if you’ve given the $ 49.99 editor a good look in the past, you’d be well advised to pull up a chair, grab some images, and check out what’s taken Mueller — the sole developer behind Acorn — the past two years to build.
Acorn 4 is faster, and by a lot
First things first: Acorn 4 is faster, and by a lot. Many…
Forget having kids. Forget mind-transfers. Real immortality lies in naming a video transition after yourself. No, seriously. To make eternity happen, you simply need to donate $ 500 to Jonathan Thomas’s Kickstarter project and in return he’ll let you create and name a transition effect in a new cross-platform version of his free, open source video editing program, called OpenShot. Currently Linux-only, it supports regular timeline-based video editing with layers and compositing, transitions, effects, titles and support for a wide range of AV formats courtesy of the usual open source codec libraries. If it reaches its $ 20k goal, Thomas will start work Windows and Mac OS editions alongside Linux, anticipating a beta release before the end of the year. Smaller donations will receive more minor possessions in the afterlife, such as your name in the credits. Bigger pledges — of up to $ 10,000 — will flip things around slightly and require Jonathan Thomas to sell you his soul. Go get it, Pharoah!
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