One of my favorite things about iWork from Apple was its ability to share documents online for review and approval. It made it very easy to control access of clients and give them a unique login to view and comment about what you were posting. Whether you were collaborating with a team or just needed secure delivery, the service just worked well.
So of course, Apple just killed it.
Last year, we launched iCloud, a service that stores your music, photos, documents, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. Today, there are already over 40 million documents stored on iCloud by millions of iWork customers. Learn more about iCloud. With a new way to share iWork documents between your devices using iCloud, the iWork.com public beta service will no longer be available. As of July 31, 2012, you will no longer be able to access your documents on the iWork.com site or view them on the web.
Apparently, no one explained to them how the two services were different. It's the same sort of logic which killed iChat in favor of iMessage (which of course doesn't integrate with GarageBand for group recording, let you share your screen with another user, or collaborate on a file interactively.
Be sure to sign in to iWork.com before July 31, 2012, and download all your documents to your computer.
For detailed instructions on how to save a copy of your documents on your computer, read this support article at Apple.com.
In a photography workflow, you may be used to selecting shots, then color correcting and post processing before layout occurs. With video editing, the process involves continuous improvement. It is standard to quickly assemble an initial edit, then get feedback from the team and client. Along the way, improvements are made as the video moves closer and close to a finished state.
The following stages are common for most video editing projects. Depending on budget, some projects may have additional stages added or deleted. For example a feature film goes through many more rounds of editing than a broadcast news story.
- Assembly: The goal of the Assembly Edit is to simply strong the right clips the the right order. Initial selections are made and the goal is to quickly create an edit that can be watched. This may be called a “radio edit”, meaning that it is meant to be listened to more than actually watched. The objective is to get an idea of how long the video is running and get quick reactions from the stakeholders on how to approach the project.
- Rough Cut: The rough cut is a stage at which many elements begin to get added. It is likely for example that music may be placed (even if it is a temporary track for reference) and supporting footage (called b-roll) is added. Many other pieces such as graphics and sound effects may be missing. The project also lacks refinements like color correction and audio mixing. The truth is that there are likely several rough cuts, and as the producer, director, and editor interact with the video, they will reach a point of confidence in which the project is shared with the client or stakeholders for feedback. When showing a rough cut, it is essential that you identify what is still missing from the piece.
- Fine Cut: A fine cut is a video that is essentially complete. It is an attempt to achieve “picture lock” meaning that no more changes to the shot selection or the duration of the shots will be made. This version is done, but may lack some polish. The goal is to get the client to make any final requests while the editorial team begins final audio mixing and any tweaks to color correction and grading. Final graphics and other elements are generally placed. This is the cut that needs final change request made and the client’s last chance for budgeted change orders.
- Final Cut: The Final Cut is also called the Approval copy. The goal here is that all changes and minor improvements to picture and sound have been made. It is the belief of the editorial team that this video is done. The client is merely asked to review that all changes that were requested have been made. This is not a chance to make new requests, and most professionals communicate in their contracts that changes made to the final cut are considered out of scope of their were not raised during the Fine Cut stage.
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Piqsure - 3G Compatability from Piqsure on Vimeo.
If you can't tell, I'm pretty excited about this tech. These are high resolution images streaming over a 3G connection.
The left image is a digital output of the iPad (it also works on computers and smartphones). The right shows the touch gestures controlling the image.
All images are totally secure.
Here's a news report – http://www.tuaw.com/2012/03/02/piqsure-to-provide-fast-full-resolution-brow...
Piqsure develops high resolution image publishing and viewing tools to enhance user’s web experience on mobile devices and web browsers. The Piqsure Viewer enables publishers, authors, and photographers the freedom to showcase their portfolio in full resolution and detail in a completely secure environment protecting against piracy. Publishers of magazines, ebooks and ecommerce sites now have the capability of universally distributing their content through all online platforms with Piqsure Reader.We will be demoing the Piqsure technology at Photoshop World in Washington D.C., March 24-26 Booth #560
|Oftentimes in you’ll need to create a form letter to send to a group of people. If you’d like to personalize these letters, Pages makes it easy to insert data you’ve defined for contacts in Address Book. This can save you time because you can reuse a letter, envelope, or other document for multiple people. This feature is generally called a mail merge. |
Several of Pages’ templates contain Address Book fields. Your contact data can be automatically inserted into these fields. Students can also use this Pages feature for letter writing campaigns if they are writing about issues.
- Launch Pages. The Template Chooser opens.
- Click the Word Processing category and choose Letters or Envelopes, then select a style, and click Choose. A new, untitled document opens.
- Choose File > Save; name the file and store it on your local hard drive. The letter or envelope is ready to be modified to match the and needs for your classroom.
- Pages has already inserted your information into the sender fields. Your name and contact information has already been entered. Pages fills sender fields using the Address Book card that’s designated My Card.
- Write your letter and fill in all text information as needed. The text you see on-screen is placeholder text, simply click on an area and start to type. When ready, you’ll need to set up an address group for your targeted group.
- Launch the Address Book application by clicking its icon in the Dock or your Applications folder.
- Enter the contact information for your students’ families. Create one card for each address.
- Create a new group for your classroom by choosing File > New Group.
- Drag all of your classroom cards into the group.
- Switch back to Pages. When ready, you can easily personalize your document for multiple recipients.
- Choose Edit > Merge Address Book Cards.
- Choose an Address Book group to merge from the pop-up menu.
- Specify where to Merge Cards to: either a New Document or to Send to Printer.
- Click OK. Pages generates multiple documents, one addressed to each recipient in the Address Book group.
- Save your work by choosing File > Save.