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Converted GoPro Videos Don't Work in iMovie on Yosemite

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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 10.0.0.6. 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 can offer. After color correcting the clips, I’ll import them into iMovie and then deduplicate them... 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Maruku is obsolete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