Posts Tagged “video”

  • Tips for Screencasting

    I've answered some questions about my own experience with creating screencasts recently. I'm not by any means the most prolific screencaster in the community, but I learned a lot creating 60 Tips with David Sparks for the iBookstore, and creating my own screencasts for Marked 2 and my blog. It seemed like the kind of info that might be of use to the world.…

  • Blockbuster Kit: a pre-Black Friday deal for movie lovers

    I've mentioned WALTR before, and am a happy user of Boom 2---a great utility for boosting and eq'ing all the sound that comes out of your Mac. Add Elmedia Player PRO and Beamer 3, and you have a great kit for high-quality movie viewing on your Mac (and sending to Apple TV or Chromecast).…

  • David Sparks' "Workflow Video Field Guide"

    Have you seen Workflow for iOS, but had reservations about digging into it? True to form, David Sparks has published a Workflow Video Field Guide packed with videos to not only help you get started, but turn you into Workflow master.…

  • A Sublime deal from Wes Bos

    Wes Bos knows his Sublime Text. He authored Sublime Productivity, Sublime Text Power User, Writing Sublime Plugins, and a bunch of power user video courses. I don't know him personally, but I've been followig his work and buying his stuff for a while.…

  • WALTR: amphetamines for your video collection (+giveaway)

    Softorino, the developers who brought you iBetterCharge (mentioned here a little bit ago), have just released a supercharged tool for putting your video collection on your iOS devices. It's called WALTR, and if you collect videos in any iTunes-incompatible formats, you'll love it.…

  • The "Shell Tricks" video course

    It's $11.99 for the full course, and covers tricks for working with files and directories on the command line, clever git tricks, web design tools, and more fun on the command line.…

  • 'Delight is in the Details' winners (and discount!)

    Big news for everyone who entered the Delight is in the Details giveaway: Shawn has upped the number of available giveaways from three to five! So, out of the hundreds of hopefuls, here are the lucky few:…

  • 'Delight is in the Details' giveaway!

    I mentioned a bit ago that Shawn Blanc's book, 'Delight is in the Details' has recently received a big update. I'm happy to announce that Shawn is giving away 3 copies of "The Complete Kit" to BrettTerpstra.com readers. That's the eBook, the audiobook, interviews, videos, and more ($45 US value).…

  • Web Excursions for July 24, 2014
  • A big update to Shawn Blanc's 'Delight is in the Details'

    Shawn Blanc's multimedia book, 'Delight is in the Details,' has received a major update today. Shawn describes the book as:…

  • Recap: Jul 2nd, 2014

    Sponsor: WatchMeCode (Jun 26th) : A huge thanks to WatchMeCode for sponsoring BrettTerpstra.com this week. Derick is a great programmer doing a fantastic job of sharing his knowledge. If you want to learn JavaScript (and Node.js), this is a great place to start.…

  • Minority Report setup: video evidence

    I shared details of my walking desk/LEAP setup yesterday and was flooded with requests for video of it in action. I hacked this together with my iPhone and iMovie this morning...…

  • Marked 2 sneak peek: bookmarks and navigation

    I know I've been quiet this week as I try to wrap up a lot of things and plan for a week in San Francisco during WWDC (I'll be flying in tomorrow). I spent some time this weekend working on a new feature for the Mac App Store release of Marked 2 that I thought I'd show off. (It will, of course, be available in the non-MAS version, too).…

  • Markdown: here, let me show you

    I hear frequently from people who are new to Markdown. While it's not a terribly complex syntax, it can be a little hard to grasp when you're starting from scratch. This is especially true if you don't already have a background in HTML coding. So I made a video to help out.…

  • PopMaker: a PopClip extension generator

    I don't know yet if this project is going any further, but I thought I'd share what I've been experimenting with. It occurred to me --- after a couple dozen request for "can you make a PopClip extension for this?" --- that I could probably put the power in the hands of people who aren't necessarily comfortable editing PLIST files. I present PopMaker.…

  • Mac App Giveaway: Briefly

    Briefly is a fun little Mac app for combining piles of photos into a fast-paced video. You simply drag a stack of photos from any other application or folder onto the main window, and it will compile the video. You can sort the photos on the main screen of the application, and add a soundtrack from an audio file or MP3. You can see a quick sample I made on YouTube.…

  • A hard-working lazy YouTube plugin for Jekyll

    I ended up going a little crazy with YouTube embeds on the site this week, and my load times suffered greatly. I had just added lazy loading for post images and seen some speed gains, but the Flash embeds were killing me. I needed the click-to-load feature that I've seen on other sites.…

  • How to summon a nerd

    I did this last night, mostly as a joke. It's a riff on CoughButton that just triggers some AppleScript to play a bell and make my PowerMate flash. It's accessible from any web-enabled device on my network, so my wife can pick up her iPhone and summon me from anywhere in the house. It's installable on the home screen, so I'm just two taps away at any given moment.…

  • Video Evidence: Lion search bar in CSS/JS

    I did a little hacking on Marked today and thought I'd share the results. I haven't been able to get an official incremental find working in Webkit it only wants to work on editable text and forcing the find API yields very unsatisfactory results (as you can see in the current version of Marked by hitting F, searching and then using G to jump to the first result). Out of frustration, I decided to build the damn thing in CSS and JavaScript. It worked.…

  • Marked 1.4 Teaser

    I've been working tirelessly on Marked since 5pm on Friday. I've wrapped up fixing almost all of the bugs I've created in this development cycle, so I've been sprucing things up. I especially needed to revamp the "Welcome" popup for Marked's upcoming release. I ripped off the design idea because I'm too tired to come up with anything cool by myself today. Besides, I really dig the way it came out. All CSS3, all the time:…

  • Seriously easy HTML5 video encoding

    NOTICE: I am officially recanting any endorsement for Easy HTML5 Video. Read the comments below to find out how bad they are at licensing and customer service. For now, let's stick with Miro or our own ffmpeg scripts.…

  • Fog In The Valley

    As some of you may know, my wife Aditi and I moved into a new house last week. It's been a crazy week of settling in, but it's already starting to feel like home. As it turns out, I'm less opposed to weekend projects than I had thought I would be. I'm not exactly handy, but I'm learning as I go.…

  • Automated HTML5 video encoding revisited

    A little while ago I approached the subject of scripting automated encoding for HTML5 video formats. I started using the process regularly as I built the Blogsmith Bundle video site. Pretty soon I got some help from friend and TUAW editor Mike Rose, and working together we refined the script and improved the speed tremendously. It was built for use on Mac OS X, but with just a few lines modified, it should work on any *NIX system.…

  • A couple of TextMate Macros for Markdown lists

    I was playing with the new TextMate Markdown bundle for MultiMarkdown 3 when I remembered an old nit I had with the list commands: no single-keystroke way to move list items up and down. Unless I'm completely forgetting about a shortcut, moving list items around involves selecting the entire line and using Control-Command-Up/Down to move it. Obviously, not a big deal, but 5 minutes with the Macro recorder in TextMate saves the time.…

  • Automating HTML5 video encodes

    I spent an inordinate amount of time not doing useful things today. During this non-productivity bender, I got a little obsessed with making the HTML5 video encoding process easier. I've been working on a tutorial site for the Blogsmith Bundle, so this whole deal needed to be sped up. I came out with a script which, when combined with the right command line utilities, takes 90% of the manual labor out of creating the multiple formats needed.…

  • Quick notes on cross-browser HTML5 video

    I've been doing some screencasts lately, and have wanted to post them as HTML5 videos in many cases. I also wanted to serve them from my Cloudfront CDN. This is not a how-to post, just some things I learned that I couldn't find existing answers to. For an excellent primer, see Video On the Web from Dive Into HTML5.…

  • My weather report. Seriously.

    I did some massive Spring cleaning over the weekend, and found a lot of "treasures" that, after having been momentarily cherished, are on their way to the dump. A pile of Dead Kennedy's and TCHC cassettes from High School that had been severely devastated by an extended stay in the garage, original vinyl pressings from some of my old bands, Phreak boxes , and more defunct electronics than I could possibly E-bay. Amongst all of it, though, I found a CD of work from my Interactive Multimedia…