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Converted GoPro Videos Don't Work in iMovie on Yosemite

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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 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... 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Maruku is obsolete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

Redesigning evafunderburgh.com

My wife Eva Funderburgh (Hollis) is a professional artist, and has been making sculptures full-time since we both moved to Seattle in 2005. I don’t have much talent for clay, so my main contribution is... read more

Maruku 0.7.0.beta1 released

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I’ve just pushed Maruku 0.7.0.beta1 to RubyGems.org. This is the first real release of Maruku in over 4 years. I released version 0.6.1 exactly one year ago, but that included only a single fix on... read more

Middleman 3.0

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For the last 8 months or so, I’ve been contributing to Thomas Reynolds‘ open source project Middleman. Middleman is a Ruby framework for building static websites using all the nice tools (Haml, Sass, Compass, CoffeeScript,... read more