The Apple Special Event for the iPad Mini and other stuff

Not long before the event was due to start, it came over the Twittersphere that Apple would be broadcasting the event through the Apple TV. There must have been a lot of Apple live bloggers that groaned and got all upset, but for many of us, being able to see the events live was just spot-on. The big problem of course was that the event started at 7pm my time, Read More …

Using Dragon Voice Recognition to Control your Mac

Using Dragon Voice Recognition to control your computer When you first get Dragon Dictate, your first thought will be how you can use it to dictate (Obviously) and have it convert your speech into text. It does take time to train the application to recognise your voice. It also takes time for you to get used to speaking in a way that works best for dictation using DragonDictate. DragonDictate is Read More …

Mac Users using iCloud Documents and Data

Actually using documents and data with iCloud Since we got the latest version of Mac OS X and iOS 6 and iCloud working properly with document data between the two operating systems, we finally have an iCloud that works. Whereas before you could create Documents on your iOS device, but then you would have use a clunky web interface to be able to get those iPad documents onto your Mac, Read More …

Dragon Dictate for Mac review – Version 3

Dragon Dictate for Mac review After having some problems with getting the upgrade from Nuance the makers of DragonDictate, this evening I was able to download the 2 GB of DragonDictate application. First of all, I made a backup copy of the installation file. I was also able to register the software with DragonDictate without any problems. So then I could start using the software to dictate an article. Pleased Read More …

When progress means things get worse – Skitch

Last week I made a mistake of upgrading the clipping application called Skitch to the latest version. Skitch was the best screen capture tool with the old version and a whole lot less than that as a screen capture program after the “upgrade”.  I should have known better because I did see on twitter that some people were complaining that there were things missing from this latest application update. The Read More …

New Apple TV in Wizardgold Headquarters

I had hoped to to have got the Apple TV on Friday but the couriers service missed me. Today I have it in my grubby little hands and had a quick play with the Apple hobby product. You would think I was a proper Apple Fan Boy with getting one of these to go with all of the other Apple toys I have, I do have good reasons for getting Read More …

File renaming app and More Motion 5 Tutorials

File renaming app – Rename video clips I have been busy lately making videos / screencasts I have I think, fourteen Motion 5 tutorials to put into this site. I have also been making videos about using various Mac apps. The latest I made today is also pertinent to video makers. When you import the video clips from your camera you should make sure that the files are properly named and Read More …

Effects in FCPX – Splitscreen effect

Using CrumplePop Effects There are all sorts of extra third party Final Cut Pro X effects you can get to use in Final Cut Pro X and I found this one for free which lets you easily divide the screen up and have simultaneous things happening on the one time line, You could have a video clip running in the left side of the screen and two more video clips in Read More …

Making videos with Final Cut Pro X – Video for YouTube

Getting started making a video for YouTube If you haven’t made a video before and you’re just getting started with video making you might wonder what it is that you need to do to make a YouTube video. Fortunately if you want to make videos for YouTube, these days quite often you will have the tools that you need at hand. With your Mac you can start by recording yourself Read More …

Round Tripping Final Cut Pro and Motion

I used to be a user of Final Cut Express which worked pretty well and was quite similar to Final Cut Pro version 7. Not too long after Final Cut Pro 10 became available I bought it and I have been very glad to have this software tool to use to help me create my videos. Many of the videos that I make our screencasts and I could do the Read More …