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Photos, Music & Video on a Mac

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Find a Camcorder that’s Compatible with Mac’s iMovie ‘11

iMovie ’11 supports a wide range of digital camcorders, with various levels of quality and resolution. The type of camcorder you’ll want to purchase for iMovie depends on the type of videos you’re trying [more…]

How to Import Video From a Tape-Based Camcorder into Mac’s iMovie ‘11

Before you can turn the amazing footage you’ve captured with your tape-based camcorder into an iMovie masterpiece, you must connect the camcorder to your Mac and import the video. Tape-based camcorders [more…]

Import Video Files to Mac’s iMovie ’11 From Non-Camcorder Sources

Before you can turn the amazing footage into the next iMovie masterpiece, you must import the video you want to use into iMovie. You can import video from your hard disk, CD, or DVD, and iPhoto rather [more…]

How to Import Video From a DVD Camcorder into Mac’s iMovie ‘11

Before you can turn the video you’ve captured with your DVD, hard disk, or flash memory camcorder into an iMovie masterpiece, you must connect the camcorder to your Mac and import the video. Rest assured [more…]

Record Directly to Mac’s iMovie ‘11 from iSight, FaceTime, or Other Camera

You can record video directly into iMovie ’11 from a Mac’s iSight or FaceTime cameras, be it the stand-alone versions or the kind built in to most current Macs. To record directly from a built-in camera [more…]

4 Ways to Review iMovie ’11 Video

After you import video into iMovie, you might want to review it before choosing how best to edit the video. You may also want to simply watch imported videos from beginning to end, in order to properly [more…]

How to Mark Favorite Video Clips in iMovie ‘11

The individual segments or video clips that make up an iMovie event look like filmstrips. You can mark your favorite video clips in iMovie to make them easier to work with. [more…]

How to Improve the Sound in an iMovie ‘11 Video

What can you do if the sound levels in an iMovie ’11 video are inconsistent? Can you improve the sound throughout an iMovie video so that it doesn’t whisper in one part and boom in another? Fortunately [more…]

How to Apply iMovie Themes to a Video Project

iMovie supplies themes that you can apply to a video project, creating a professional video in just a few steps. iMovie themes not only provide a distinctive look to a video [more…]

How to Make a QuickTime X Video Podcast on a Mac

The QuickTime Player in QuickTime X lets you capture audio and video on your Mac for a podcast or short video. To create the video, QuickTime X uses the iSight or FaceTime camera built into your Mac. [more…]

How to Crop Video in iMovie '11

iMovie allows you to improve your video by cropping it when needed. Cropping video in iMovie allows you to highlight an area of a scene or focus in on an otherwise distant subject. Cropping video in iMovie [more…]

How to Import Images to Mac's iPhoto '11 from a Digital Camera

iPhoto helps you import digital camera images to your Mac and organize them. Typically, you connect a digital camera to your Mac with the USB cable supplied with the camera. Turn the camera off and then [more…]

Sync Photos from iOS Devices to Your Mac with Photo Stream

The easiest way to upload photos from any iOS device to your Mac is with Photo Stream. With Photo Stream, if you take pictures on an iOS-capable device like your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, they land [more…]

Find Pictures in Mac's iPhoto '11 by Date

iPhoto '11 helps you organize and edit images on your Mac. To view, edit, or share a photo, you must find it in iPhoto's digital shoebox. For example, suppose that you want to display in iPhoto just the [more…]

Manage Events in Mac's iPhoto '11

iPhoto '11 helps you organize and edit images on your Mac. Photos are organized by events in iPhoto, with all the images from a single date grouped into the same event. You can browse events to find an [more…]

Find People in Mac's iPhoto '11 using the Faces Feature

Locate photos in Mac's iPhoto '11 by searching for particular people using the Faces feature. After locating an image in iPhoto, you can view, edit, or share it as needed. The magical Faces feature is [more…]

Find Pictures in Mac's iPhoto '11 using the Places Feature

Find photos on your Mac by mapping where they were taken with the Places feature in iPhoto '11. iPhoto takes advantage of an image's location information to help you organize your photos. [more…]

Organize Your Mac Photos Automatically with iPhoto '11 Smart Albums

Use Smart Albums to automatically organize your photos in iPhoto, by grouping like photos together. iPhoto automatically places images into Smart Albums, based on the criteria you specify, such as photos [more…]

How to Touch Up Photos in Mac's iPhoto '11

To perform simple touch-ups on a photo, use iPhoto 11's editing tools. Mac's iPhoto can remove red-eye and blemishes; crop, rotate, straighten, brighten, and improve contrast; and apply a variety of special [more…]

Organize Photos on Your Mac into iPhoto '11 Albums

Keep your photos organized on your Mac by placing them into albums in iPhoto. iPhoto '11 albums allow you to organize images in the order you want, just like a real photo album. Group photos together for [more…]

Create and Save an iPhoto '11 Slideshow on a Mac

Mac's iPhoto '11 lets you create two different slideshow types: a quick showcase called an instant slideshow or a saved slideshow that appears in the source list so that you can play it over and over or [more…]

Share iPhotos on a Mac with Shared Photo Streams

Photo Stream uploads photos from any iOS device to your Mac and other iOS devices. With shared Photo Streams, you can share Photo Streams with the folks you designate −or, in some cases, the general public [more…]

Store Music Online with Mac's iTunes Match

iTunes Match allows you to store all your music in one place online, in iCloud. iTunes Match helps you collect all your music in one place, whether it comes from iTunes or it's been purchased from another [more…]

Create Manual, Genius, or Smart iTunes '11 Playlists on a Mac

iTunes '11 playlists let you easily play a select set of tunes. iTunes '11 supports manually created playlists, Genius playlists, and Smart Playlists. With the right playlist, you can play a collection [more…]

7 Cool Things You Can Get through iTunes for Your Mac

You can purchase or rent a lot more than just music for your Mac through the iTunes Store. In addition you can share what you purchase or rent for your Mac on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. [more…]


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