December 30, 2008 at 11:32 am Comments (0)
Macintouch this morning points to Thomas Tempelmann’s Find Any File application—
Contrary to Spotlight, it does not use a database but instead uses the file system driver’s fast search operations.
This lets you search for file properties such as name, dates, size, etc., but not for file content (use Spotlight for that)!
Find Any File can find files that Spotlight doesn’t, e.g. those inside bundles and packages and in inside folders that are excluded from Spotlight search (i.e. system files).
And Find Any File is fast. Not always as fast as Spotlight, but faster than other, similar file search tools you might find for the Mac.
I need something like this. Good to find it.
Why did Textile italicize the two middle paragraphs in the block quote above?
December 1, 2005 at 9:36 pm Comments (4)
I’ve known for a while that it was time. This blog is all grown up and needs its own place, at DVforTeachers.com. I’ve had the domain for a while, but was waiting for the site’s 5th anniversary to make the switch. Well, I can say with nothing but appreciation that Userland has made my mind up for me. I couldn’t load this site Tuesday the 15th, and Wednesday morning this notice appeared -
SERVICE NOTE: UserLand will no longer be providing free Manila site hosting. Sites will stop running as of December 31, 2005.
Since that time I’ve been carefully looking at hosting providers, and I think I’ve found a good home at TextDrive. I have sincere and deep gratitude to Userland for the free server space, bandwidth, and support. They’ve provided free hosting for this and other manilasites.com sites for several years – since January of 2001 for me. They’ve provided a great learning resource while many many non-techies learned about the opportunity the web offers and the power of personal publishing. Thanks again, Userland.
The new site will be up by December 3 or 4, and I’ll be moving the complete archives over within a few days.
Learning how to use this blog has taught me so much: about the web, about blogging, about video and multimedia for education; I could go on – and will, once I’ve moved. I wish Userland and their helpful staff all the best. This is my last post at this URL, but DV for Teachers is only moving, and I hope, getting better. Thanks for reading.
November 14, 2005 at 10:28 am Comments (2)
Good information from the source about going to or from a Mac or PC with files from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
November 14, 2005 at 8:40 am Comments (3)
Though I don’t work in HD yet, Chris guides you through several of the issues involved: frame rates, motion blur differences between HD and SD, and many more:
“Many motion graphics artists are tackling their first high-definition jobs. In some respects, HD is just like SD, only larger. However, HD also comes with a number of issues that can throw some major curves at you. As with all problems-in-waiting, it’s best to solve them before you start the job, rather than when you think you’re almost finished. Here are questions you need to ask your clients before your next HD job, and what the implications are- technical and artistic-of the answers you may get.”From the valuable DV.com, with their not-so-valuable must-register-to-read site.
November 14, 2005 at 8:27 am Comments (0)
The usual solid tips:
“If you haven’t incorporated Soundtrack Pro into your Final Cut Pro workflow, you should really give it a chance. In this Final Cut Pro Quick Tip, I’ll show you the process and show you how easy it can be to enhance your audio tracks.” ——-
November 8, 2005 at 12:43 pm Comments (0)
I have to reinstall evrything on the PowerBook – less posting til it’s fixed and running properly again – and this looks like good advice.——-
November 7, 2005 at 8:23 am Comments (0)
Matt LeClair posted this at what is now MEMAP’s old site; their new WordPress-powered site is here: the Maine Media Arts Project. [New, working link.]
“Editing an image is like editing text. When you edit text, you take an existing piece of text and fix what is wrong with it. The same is true for editing an image. But first you must learn to speak the language of the image. This series of steps will help you to focus on the individual problems an image might have. It will also help you to understand how to use Photoshop’s tools together.”
[Update: new unbroken link added]
November 2, 2005 at 9:31 am Comments (0)
Rob’s the editor of the valuable Mac OS Hints site; I post this as a reference. Don’t know if it’s the best thing for video workstations, but it bears investigation.
“The question of ‘to partition or not’ will always be somewhat contentious—some see it as a must-do, others see it as a why-do. To me, though, partitioning offers a good protection plan against a long and painful rebuild process, so I see it as quite worth the effort.”
October 31, 2005 at 1:23 pm Comments (0)
A how-to on video production in the wild:
“You have finally decided to fulfill your life-long ambition and go on a safari to view and film the wild animals of Africa. Since you are going to spend a lot of money for airfare and the safari itself, you want to be able to bring back memories of your trip , share those experiences with your friends and produce professional, high quality video for presentations, film festivals, clients or competitions. You do not need the most expensive professional equipment to bring back high quality video of your experiences. You are already excited about going on the trip, but are you as prepared as you will need to be?”Happy Halloween, everybody.——-
October 26, 2005 at 2:31 pm Comments (0)
Andy Carvin on the EdTech list:
“Yesterday my old friend Larry Anderson from the National Center for Technology Planning emailed me about the podcasts and videos I’ve been posting this week from Bangladesh (http://www.andycarvin.com). He asked me some questions about the setup I use for creating the content, saying it would be useful to share with my friends and colleagues. So here are some details about my setup, responding to Larry’s specific questions.”A detailed explanation of the tools and procedures he uses.——-