Video conversion is a process used for the transition between different container formats and codecs. They are the encoding algorithms for video and audio streams. Video codecs have the power to convert the video stream, but they require different audio codecs to encode sound. This means your video codec requires a kind of digital box: […]
Most, if not all, professional photographers use expensive DSLR cameras to take photos and videos. However, if you’re still a beginner looking to start your photography career, you don’t have to buy all this gear right away. Most of them are crazy expensive and are a huge investment. To start, you can use your iPhone […]
A video splitter app can break one clip into multiple pieces. Then, it can be uploaded to a video service in multiple files, or distributed in different ways. When you merge video clips with a video merger app, you’re combining them into a single video file. Then, the resulting file can be easily shared and […]
Back in the day, Apple built professional-grade software for a variety of creative pursuits. Today, Final Cut Pro X is one of the few remaining. While professionals haven’t always been happy with Apple’s handling of Final Cut Pro X, Apple’s changes were all in the direction of making powerful software more accessible to novices. Features […]
Incorporated in Mac OS X 10.7 and later versions are media encoding capabilities that let you encode and convert video and audio files to a format of your choice on your Mac via the Finder window.
Video processing is something most folks don’t think about. Most video processing happens behind the scenes, before you view a YouTube video or Blu-Ray. The folks who make those videos, however, don’t have that luxury. That’s what tools like VideoProc are for: rapid, high-end processing of video from one codec or container file to another. […]
Plex is all over the web, but what’s so great about Plex? It might be lauded as one of the best media streaming tools on the market, but what does Plex do? Does Plex work with Netflix or Hulu? Not quite. Here are some good reasons to get started with Plex on your Mac. What […]
Mobile devices typically lack one crucial feature: storage. As a result, big media files like video get saved on big hard drives, typically attached to laptops and desktops. Yet mobile devices make excellent content consuming devices. The solution to this conundrum? Stream content from your computer to your iOS device. The following are several ways […]
VLC is a powerful and well-loved application. You’ve probably used it to play media files on your Mac for when QuickTime doesn’t work properly. However, few users realize it can do more than just play files. If needed, you can rip DVDs to your Mac with VLC. This allows you save non-copy protected DVDs to […]
In High Sierra and iOS 11, Apple will be implementing a new video encoding process called High Efficiency Video Coding, or HEVC. It promises to shrink video size by a huge margin, supporting new high-resolution content while saving disk space. But what makes HEVC better than H.264, the video codec it plans to replace? HEVC, […]
And he totally nails it. Sacha Baron Cohen, who rose to fame mainly because of his fictional characters such as Ali G and Borat, has a movie coming out later this week – The Brothers Grimsby. The movie is, naturally, a comedy about a top-notch spy who is forced by circumstances to partner up with […]
Apple’s “Your Verse” ad line has been consistent in making a good impression, but this new version featuring classical music composer and conductor Esa-Pekka is something else. Esa-Pekka Salonen is a Finnish composer and conductor and is currently the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London and Conductor Laureate of the […]
There was a time that to record screen activity on your Mac you had to purchase bulky software that never really interfaced well with the Mac and worst of all, was very expensive. Thanks to updates done to QuickTime in OS X 10.6, you can now record anything happening on your screen and save it […]
The 30th anniversary of the Mac was a much anticipated one, with fans waiting for what Apple was going to do to celebrate it. One beautiful thing that came out of this is a video tribute that was shot entirely using iPhones. Of course, other apps AND Macs were used to piece the whole thing […]
This week in the iTunes App Store, a pair of iPhone apps have launched that look set to kick-start a new revolution in social video. One of these might just become the video version of Instagram.