Pulp Motion – Review

On January 14, 2013, in Apps, Features, iDVD, iMovie, Mac OS X, Photography, Review, Video, by Julie Kuehl

PulpMotion 3.5
Company: Aquafadas
Version: 3.5
Compatible with: Mountain Lion
Requires: Mac OS X 10.6 or above
Price: Standard $49 / Advanced $129

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If you want to make slideshow-type videos, PulpMotion is the app for you. It has similarities to iMovie, but is different enough to be worth a look. It is incredibly easy to choose a theme, drop in photos or videos, add some background music, insert a caption or two, and export it in a format best suited to your intended viewing platform. While it is drop dead simple and quick, there’s also a lot of power to tweak and customize your slideshow to get it just the way you want.

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Camera RAW – What is it good for?

On February 27, 2007, in Camera, Original Blog, by Martin Taylor


Absolutely nothing – unless you happen to be a photographer trying to scrape every last ounce of quality out of your digital pictures.

Perhaps you’ve heard photographers talking about RAW, so what is it?  Let’s begin with the familiar JPEG format most digital cameras produce.  JPEGs do not contain all the information that registered on the camera’s sensor when you pressed the shutter release.  When you pressed it the computer inside your camera took the data from the sensor, applied white balance, sharpening, saturation, and several other variables to that image.  Then it applied compression using the JPEC codec which basically throws away data it considers to be superfluous to the image, which is why JPEG is described as a “lossy codec.”

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