Creative Mac Tutorials for Final Cut Pro: “Here are a few more Color Correction workflow tips that might help out when you are polishing your masterpiece.” This is a link to a frame within their larger site; scroll down to see the previous eight FCP tips.
An oddly named story at IDG.net, Windows Media 9 steals MPEG-4’s thunder, covers aspects of the ongoing competition/shakedown in streaming media platforms, codecs, and their various places in the market and the affect of different licensing schemes.
MIT OpenCourseWare: “MIT and the OpenCourseWare team are excited to share with you a first sampling of course materials from MIT’s Faculty. We invite educators around the world to draw upon the materials for their own curricula, and we encourage all learners to use the materials for self-study.” Excellent.
”>NECC proposal for a two-day Final Cut Pro workshop.
I’m working on learning more about Cascading Style Sheets, and this looks like a good resource.
A good preview of the issues involved in the copyright case argued yesterday in the Supreme Court. Here’s Yale lawmeme coverage from the argument itself.
Ken Stone reviews Adobe Photoshop Elements 2 for use with Final Cut Pro, and finds it a great value. Why buy the humongous beast that is full Photoshop – for $600, mind you – when the $99 version will do all you need? Educators, take note!
John Welch of workingmac.com offers a two day spank of Apple for insufficient support of AppleScript – Part I, Part II. He especially takes them to task for not supporting AppleScript in Final Cut Pro and iDVD. He’s got a good point, especially as Media100, a direct competitor to Final Cut, offers scriptability on the Mac.
Jesse Shanks, a veteran AppleScripter, responds with some good points, although he doesn’t address Welch’s major criticism: that Apple’s own flagship video and DVD apps are not scriptable for increased productivity.
Shanks has a nice AppleScript DVD still capture utility: “DVD Capture is a helper application for the Apple DVD Player. Works on MacOS 10.2 or better only. It enables the user to take screen captures of the DVD Player Viewer in window and full screen mode. The captures can be saved to a file or placed on the clipboard. Now updated to version 1.5 with remembered settings, Help and slider to control speed of capture delay.” Good for teachers of film!——-