MUST HAVE APPS FOR THE MULTIMEDIA"SHOOTER"
Just a quick post to share with you some of the applications that make my life as a mutlimedia shooter/producer easier. Some of these you've no doubt heard about, but hopefully one or two will be new to you and help you as they do me. They range in price from FREE to about $70, with the exception of Squeeze which is about $400, but any department doing video should NOT be without this app.In no particular order here they are:
- http://www.monoslideshow.com blogged about this one already here
- http://wordpress.org/ this site and MercuryNewsPhoto are built off this easy and feature rich platform.
- http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/ three products from them, Snapz is the best screen capture (movies) it's what i use for the tutorials on this site, Wiretap rocks! It records ANYTHING playing through your computer speakers, very handy. Haven't tried Roadster yet, but I will.
- http://www.rich-media-project.com/ very easy way to have many videos (.flvs) in one place I recently used it here
- http://www.flashloaded.com/flashcomponents/ must have a knowledge of Flash for these, but components here are some of the best especially, HotFlashVideo have yet to use it in a project but what a great way to make video truly interactive video. Check out their example here. Click on any of the Three Stooges during the video and see what happens. LOVE IT!
- http://www.soundslides.com enough said.
- http://www.fotomagico.com/ for the Ken Burns lovers in the house!
- http://www.power4mac.com/renamer absolute best tool to rename files quick and easy.
- http://www.slideshowpro.net/ nice slide show tool.
- http://www.verticalmoon.com can't say enough about these products, I have and use all of them. Best of the bunch is Swf 'n Slide (tutorial on this soon maybe after the chaptered Soundslides.
- http://www.sorensonmedia.com/ compress those video files any way you want or need.
- http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19973 I'm a very messy dude, so I love this desktop cleaner.
- http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/ best html/code copy and paste text editor.