LumberJocks

I learned something about My Mac yesterday.

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 06-23-2009 03:17 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 2986 days


06-23-2009 03:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip video imovie resource relief carving celtic knot design dick

I don’t know how many Lumberjock’s have Mac computers,

but yesterday I was getting very disappointed, & dissatisfied with setting up a slideshow video that

wouldn’t be so grainy, & jumpy looking.

I’ve had my Mac for almost two years now, & I’ve never bothered to check out imovie.

I’ve always made my videos using either Picasa, or Photobucket.

I’d just like to make a suggestion if you own a Mac, check out imovie's tutorial video

I guess I’ve been spending most of my time on LJs, thats why I missed this great feature.

I also updated my blog video
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You can check out my first video with this program here.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1


12 replies so far

View lew's profile

lew

10088 posts in 2442 days


#1 posted 06-23-2009 04:02 PM

Nice Job, Dick!!

Even over a relative slow connection, the pictures have high resolution and the transitions are very smooth. Looks like imovie is the route to take for the Mac users!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View patron's profile

patron

13102 posts in 2028 days


#2 posted 06-23-2009 04:29 PM

you are right about never to old ,
and to learn too !
i got a macbook about 4 months ago , and never having touched a computer before ,
started pushing buttons to see what would happen ?
saw the movie thing , but it said i needed to buy something to make it work ?
but watching your video , i learned something new too .
videos were always stop/start for me , and frustrating !
i took a chance and paused it for a bit , and the video got ahead of me watching it .
then when i started again , it was smooth and continuose !

beautifull work dick , im sure barb if enjoying watching her harp develope !
and i realy got a good idea about making a movie as a collage of single picks .

thank you both ,and God bless and enjoy !

i can’t wait for the movie with barb doing the music on the love harp !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View Junji's profile

Junji

698 posts in 2068 days


#3 posted 06-23-2009 04:49 PM

Dick, & Barb,

HI THERE.
I have been using mac almost my life ever since I was 20 or so, so it has been almost 20 years now.
I checked you video and I thought it’s just great, and I don’t think it’s grainy nor jumpy looking. I don’t have much experience using iMovie, but I think you are using it just right, and doing very well.
If my guessing is right, playing video with iMovie uses a lot of memory of your computer, so you should also check the finished video file with your QuickTime player, so it moves more smoothly. Editing video always uses a lot of memory, so you should quit all the other applications other than iMovie or others which you are not using.

By the way, the music you used in the slide show were great, and the last two photos of you guys, they are both so nice.

Junji

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

View PurpLev's profile

PurpLev

8476 posts in 2335 days


#4 posted 06-23-2009 04:53 PM

g’morning sunshine :)

yeah, thats one of the nicer things about the Macs, they really do come with everything you would need already built into them.

enjoy

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View Tony's profile

Tony

978 posts in 2717 days


#5 posted 06-23-2009 05:18 PM

A great improvement on the other version I saw yesterday and the music is a lot more friendly.

I really wish I could afford to migrate to Mac, but to much commitment (software wise) to migrate at the moment

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 2986 days


#6 posted 06-23-2009 05:32 PM

Thanks to all of you.

I thought there might be some Mac users, who skipped over the imovie the same as I did.

Someday I might tackle another one of my Mac programs.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

View odie's profile

odie

1680 posts in 2526 days


#7 posted 06-23-2009 05:56 PM

Where have you been Dick ? After you make that movie, export it using QuickTime Pro and really trick it up.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 2986 days


#8 posted 06-23-2009 06:08 PM

Thanks Odie!

I’ll check it out, one step at a time, you don’t want this ”old geezer” to strain the brain too much.<(;O}#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15706 posts in 2905 days


#9 posted 06-23-2009 07:27 PM

Hey Dick, I like your new buddy icon. Is that you and Barb on your wedding day? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 2986 days


#10 posted 06-23-2009 07:35 PM

Hi Charlie,

We actually lived next door to one another for about a year when we were 3 years old,

but she moved.

We didn’t have any contact again until we were 16.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2933 days


#11 posted 06-23-2009 07:49 PM

Dick that was fantastic. I loved the music, but most of all I could watch you do that all day. That celtic knot looks tricky. I wonder about that too. Have you known Barb that long? If so you were a handsome couple even back then. How many centurys ago was that or shouldn’t we ask? LOL. Anyway great video and I am working at getting my tools back that I loaned out. I am going to try it. If I can make it look good enough maybe I’ll encorperate into a chair or something special for Kris. God Bless old friend. Yea this picture is from 72 I was just out of the Army and decided to let my hair grow. It did’nt last long. It took me an hour every day to get the rats out I got tired of that real quick and cut it all off. LOL. I was a rebel without a clue.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 2986 days


#12 posted 06-23-2009 08:10 PM

Thank you Mike,

My two sons’ had long hair like that in 1972, because they were musicians.

Thank you, again for the mighty fine compliments.

That’s enough for now, I have to buckle down, & go out to do some chiseling.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase