Jim Heid's Macintosh Digital Hub Site
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About this site. This is the companion Web site to my book/DVD, from Peachpit Press and Avondale Media. (Learn more.) Explore the home page for the latest, or click any of the four topic buttons above.

About this page. This page is the online companion to my "Digital Hub" column, which runs monthly in Macworld magazine. On this page, you'll find examples and links to relevant information sources.

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Learn more about the book/DVD. Find out what all the buzz is about: view samples of this beautiful book and watch QuickTime excerpts from the DVD.

From 'The Macintosh Digital Hub' DVD

August 2004: Timing Edits in iMovie

In the August 2004 installment of "Digital Hub," I show how to use iMovie 4's new features -- direct trimming, timeline snapping, and bookmarks -- to time your edits to a soundtrack.

You can view a one-minute movie (1.5MB) that I made using these techniques.

By the way: On the latest edition of my book/DVD, I devote the entire iMovie segment of the DVD to these editing techniques. Learn more about The Macintosh iLife '04.


February 2004: Time-Lapse Movie Examples and Animation Links

In the February 2004 installment of "Digital Hub," I look at tools and techniques for creating time-lapse movies and stop-motion animation.

Here are some example movies that I created in the course of researching and writing the column.

Rose close-up

Blooming Rose (1.8MB QuickTime movie)


Animation Tools

Here are links to the products discussed in the column. Free or trial versions of most programs are available.

Boinx Software. Makers of the iStopMotion family of programs.

FrameThief Inc. Makers of FrameThief, a $40 animation program.

DVTimeLapse. This free program from Gary Fielke is a great way to start making time-lapse movies.

Loud Inc. Makers of Stop-Motion Junior, Stop-Motion Studio, and Loud Animation Studio.

Learn More: Animation Links

Google Directory for Stop-Motion Animation

The Clay Animation How-To Page


©2003 Jim Heid. Contact information for this site. This page updated July 2, 2004

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