Can you recommend a video editing software that will run on my crappy old computer? [more inside]
posted by willmize
on Jul 25, 2006 -
I'd like to remix a handful of videos from Youtube. What's the best/easiest/cheapest (i.e. free) way to do this? [more inside]
posted by TonyRobots
on Jul 23, 2006 -
I'm a professional writer and book editor. I'd like to buy an Apple Mini and at long last get out of the grips of Microsoft. This means I want to use Pages as well. Does anyone have experience converting from Word to Pages.? [more inside]
posted by partner
on Jul 19, 2006 -
In 2001 Norton released the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Stuart Moulthrop's 1993 article "You Say You Want a Revolution?" was the most recent piece included. If the Anthology were to be updated which more recent articles are important enough that they might be candidates for inclusion? [more inside]
posted by Aghast.
on Jul 13, 2006 -
I'm applying for a part-time copy editing position at a local paper. They're asking for ten work samples, but the thing is, I haven't really done anything professionally. Even better, I don't have all that much experience in journalism. (A little bit of work with the high school paper is it.) What can I do to overcome my lack of experience and get this job?
posted by kyleg
on Jun 26, 2006 -
If I shot in 24p advanced mode on a Panasonic DVX-100, what is the correct frame rate that Final Cut Pro should be capturing? [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart
on Jun 17, 2006 -
Looking for resources and communities that help edit written work and offer feedback. I am looking for assistance with all forms of writing, such as poetry, essays, and short stories. I would of course be willing to offer my own feedback for other people's work. Does anyone have any recommendations?
posted by Knigel
on Jun 12, 2006 -
Show me the way to other writing critique web sites, where there are red-lined drafts of writing samples, or even better, rewrites of less-than-stellar writing. [more inside]
posted by Khalad
on Jun 5, 2006 -
Aside from price, are there any other reasons why I should not buy a Mac Mini for video editing? I want to learn how to edit video and maybe put together some short films. I can spend $1000-$1300. I've heard the defacto standard is Final Cut Pro. I probably don't need that immediately but if it's the standard i'd like to work up to it. I have two old PCs but no Mac experience.
posted by storybored
on May 9, 2006 -
I have a .wmv recording that I would like to edit. I just need to clip off the first 45 seconds and last 30 seconds. How can I do that?
posted by chicken nuglet
on Apr 27, 2006 -
posted by cyrusdogstar
on Apr 23, 2006 -
Career change advice sought! Help me make the switch to editing/publishing. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Apr 14, 2006 -
Is there such thing as an application I can install on a client's web server that will allow him to edit certain HTML documents and save them? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny
on Apr 4, 2006 -
I have a bunch of 30 second to 1:45 video clips on my computer of various comedy bits and sports highlights. What I want to do is compile them into one big file.....Rather then have 15 one minute clips, I'd like to mesh em into one big 15 minute clip.... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid
on Feb 22, 2006 -
I'm looking for a tool which will allow me to cut MPEG2's from the command line (or programmatically otherwise). Either Windows or Linux/BSD. I've looked through a bunch of programs found via Google, but none seem to work without their GUI's.
Bonus if the MPEG2 streams are cut at the GOP marker or if it re-encodes the GOP's at the cuts. Otherwise it'll get messy. Free is preferred, but pay would be fine too as long as it works.
posted by voidcontext
on Feb 11, 2006 -
Final Cut Pro help: I'm taking over temporarily as assistant editor on a movie while the original assistant editor is off doing something else. I've been asked to make change lists between different versions of the movie using Final Cut Pro. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge
on Feb 6, 2006 -
I'm looking for a free online collaborative calendar/spreadsheet app to schedule volunteers. I'd like it to have time down the left side and 3 columns with titles and the whole thing can be group edited. I need 7 consecutive days of 1-hr slots from 8am to midnight. [more inside]
posted by bagelche
on Jan 18, 2006 -
What is the easiest way, on OS X, to automatically crop folders of digital photos to a square? [more inside]
posted by joshgray
on Dec 11, 2005 -
How can you trust websites that include a comments section but delete comments that disagree with the original poster? [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay
on Dec 5, 2005 -
For the want of an editor! For a class I'd like to find some examples of text that could benefit from better editing. [more inside]
posted by bystander
on Nov 19, 2005 -
What is the easiest way to split up a large audio file into shorter segments on Windows? [more inside]
posted by matildaben
on Oct 26, 2005 -
What is your fav. text editing OS X application? I need syntax highlighting for as many languages as possible, S/FTP, among most other common funtions (line numbering, block un/commenting, block indentation, etc). The best on the PC in my opinion is UltraEdit, nothing i've used on the Mac comes close. I'm currently using TextWrangler but I miss much of what UltraEdit offers. Any suggestions?
posted by joshgray
on Oct 2, 2005 -
I have some video on a DVD that I want to edit in Final Cut Pro. What's the best intermediate codec to use? I don't have space for uncompressed video, and the rest of my footage is DV-quality, so I can afford a bit of quality loss. [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Sep 22, 2005 -
I need to edit some video files I've shot on my camera. The problem is that the camera's video files export as .MOV and I can't find a good entry-level Windows program that supports the file type. Could someone recommend either a program that will let me edit this file type, or a good freeware converter? And if I do change them over to .AVI, what are some recommendations for a good yet simple Windows video editor?
posted by thecjm
on Sep 15, 2005 -
I agreed to "edit" a (25-page) thesis paper for a friend at another college. When the paper arrived, it was so raw that the whole thing needed to be massively reorganized, not just tweaked for grammar and clarity. It then became clear (through subsequent discussions with her about it) that what she wanted me to do was basically reword much of the language as well (she considers me to be a stronger writer) to make it "sound better."
posted by anonymous
on Aug 28, 2005 -
Is there such a thing as free photo editing software? My 6-months-free-with-computer deal ran out, and Microsoft Paint isn't worth a plug nickel. All I really want to do is resize and crop pictures easily. If there's nothing decent available for free, then I'd be interested in the dirt-cheap category of software, too.
posted by Miko
on Aug 15, 2005 -
I use del.icio.us
a LOT. I have over 500 links. I want to do some editing of all of my links. There are several links I'd like to delete, and it seems the only way I can do that is to open each one individuall, which is incredibly time consuming. Oftentimes, I want to add the same tag to several links in a certain category. In general, there are just several occasions where it would be very helpful to have some way to edit many links at once. Does anyone know of any utilies that make this easier (software, extensions, online sites that speed up the process, etc.)?
posted by abbyladybug
on Jun 23, 2005 -
I am currently a freelance film editor who has worked for free or for deferred payment in the past. The editing is a side gig, since I have to work a day job as a technical writer to pay the bills. Increasingly, I don't have the energy to work both jobs. Besides, I really want to devote my energies to my true passion, editing. My work experience is mostly outside the field and therefore not applicable. Since I'll need to make a big leap to get into the field, does anyone have any suggestions for how to make the jump? Should I consider going back to school to get a film degree? If not, how do I convince a company to take a chance on me given my background? [more inside]
posted by nightengine
on Jun 22, 2005 -
I've got a lot of video clips I want to encode into Flash Video pieces for web display. I want to batch process them, and am looking for tool suggestions for any platform. [more inside]
posted by lowlife
on Jun 5, 2005 -
Editing the data in XML documents via a web browser.
I'm currently contracting in the report-producing department of a big financial company. The biggest bugbear is manually amending copy in many of the six million pages we produce each year. I'm researching into a possible project using XML to make everybody's lives easier... [more inside]
posted by i_cola
on May 27, 2005 -
Does anyone have any experience or first-hand knowledge about working for the AcademicWord
company? Is it a legitimate operation or is it too good to be true? I'm confident I have the skills, do they pay their bills? (MI) [more inside]
posted by loquacious
on May 23, 2005 -
My girlfriend's applied to editorial positions, and is uncertain what to expect on editing tests. She's taken some professional editing classes (using the CMS, which the positions will also use), so the concern isn't at the level of how to edit. Any tips or insight into what such tests generally consist of would be appreciated.
posted by kenko
on May 18, 2005 -
I've got several scanned photographs that have large sections near the edge of the image that have been tinted red (as seems to be somewhat common with cheap cameras/film) How can I fix these areas of the image to match the rest in color? [more inside]
posted by shinji_ikari
on Apr 3, 2005 -
Laptops (again). I want to buy one. Specifically, I want to know which laptop is the best for multi-track audio editing (and why). Aditionally, which software should I use if I want to create stories "pro" enough for radio journalism? Do I have to get pricey studio stuff? Finally, when people out there submit already-produced audio stories to say BBC, NPR, PRI, Pacifica . . . is there a simple way to send the files via email? What kind of file would it have to be?
posted by punkbitch
on Feb 13, 2005 -
What is the proper netiquette for editing a Wikipedia entry about yourself? I just stumbled upon mine
recently. Since it is written in the third person there is the presumption of objectivity. But then, it is my life, and I am the world's expert on it. What would you do?
posted by kk
on Feb 10, 2005 -
I'm new t Adobe Illustrator. Where the heck are all the built in vector shapes in Adobe Illustrator 10? Even PowerPoint has tons of premade shapes ready to go. Why do I only get a rectangle, oval, polygon, and some other freaky looking thing? Help?
posted by punkfloyd
on Feb 8, 2005 -