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Converted GoPro Videos Don't Work in iMovie on Yosemite


Update June 25, 2015: iMovie 10.0.9 has been released which fixes the problem I describe below. Recently, I’ve been enjoying using my GoPro camera with iMovie to put together silly little videos. I recently upgraded my MacBook to OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and at the same time accepted the automatic upgrade of iMovie to version After doing so, I realized that all my previously-imported GoPro videos wouldn’t play in iMovie anymore, showing as “empty” tracks instead. I also couldn’t import converted video into iMovie anymore. To back up a bit, I’ll explain how I usually work with GoPro videos. I shoot video with my GoPro using the “ProTune” mode, and then import those videos onto my Mac. From there, I convert them into an editing-friendly CFHD (CineForm HD) format using GoPro Studio. GoPro Studio understands ProTune, and offers nice color correction and exposure controls - much better than iMovie... read more

Casting the Apple of Eden from bronze

Early in August, my wife, Eva Funderburgh texted me from her bronze casting class: Hey! I’m one of only two people in the class. I get as many investments as I want. Can you come... read more

Maruku is obsolete

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A few weeks ago I finally released Maruku 0.7.0 after a short beta that revealed no serious issues. This was the first release in four years of the venerable Ruby Markdown library. I inherited Maruku... read more