13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2009 11:08 PM by EZ Jim
Mythos_gr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I recently wanted to record two lectures with iSight because there would lots of blackboard use, and although the quality was very good the video was mirrored. It was like he was writing arabian. Is there anyway I can reverse that? And something I can change to record the right way straight away?
Thanks.

MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,360 points)
    What did you record with.
  • Mythos_gr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Photobooth
  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,360 points)
    Do you have Quicktime Pro.
  • Mythos_gr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Nope. I am going to get it soon though. I know I can do what I want with QT pro but I was wondering if I could change something at the photobooth preferences to flip the video.
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,870 points)
    Only by Adding iGlasses

    This has a Flip option and can be used in virtually any app that has access to the camera.

    Link http://www.ecamm.com/mac/iglasses/



    8:53 PM Saturday; February 21, 2009
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,785 points)
    I do not think you will need iGlasses if you record using iMovie.

    Neither iMovie 6 nor iMovie 08 reverses the image I capture on my Macs.

    Alternatively, if you want to use an app that does reverse the image, you can use iMovie 6 HD to turn it around. Import the saved video clip into iMovie and use iMovie's "Mirror" effect in Editing >Video FX to flip it.

    EZ Jim

    G5 DP 1.8GHz w/Mac OS X (10.5.6) PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11)   iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9)  External iSight
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,870 points)
    EZ Jim Does not "Think", He knows. He is just too polite to say.



    10:10 PM Saturday; February 21, 2009
  • Mythos_gr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks Jim, that's what I was coming to write here right now. I Wanted to import a video file from my digital camera and I pressed import from camera in iMovie08 and I saw that the video is being recorded exactly as I want it to! Is there anywhere I can find iMovie HD 6?
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,870 points)
    Hi

    After some searching of Downloads and Forums I got to this
    http://www.macrumors.com/2009/01/27/imovie-hd-6-no-longer-available-for-download /

    It does in fact list a Link to what it says is a Direct Download but this come up with an Apple "Can not find page"



    10:25 PM Monday; February 23, 2009
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,785 points)
    You're welcome, Mythos_gr

    Is there anywhere I can find iMovie HD 6?


    iMovie HD 6 is part of iLife '06. If you had iLife '06 installed before you updated to iLife '08, iMovie '06 was moved to a folder called iMovie (previous version) inside your Applications folder. If you did not already have iLife '06 when iLife '08 was installed, you will need to add iMovie '06 to your Mac.

    If the version of iMovie HD 6 in your iLife '06 is an older one, you can download the latest update 6.0.3 here.

    At one time, Apple offered an iMovie 6.0.4 that could be downloaded and installed by users of iMovie '08. However, as Ralph notes, iMovie 6.0.4 seems to have gone missing from Apple's pages. Therefore, if you do not already own iMovie HD 6, unless you can find the 6.0.4 version, iLife '06 is the only source I know for iMovie HD 6.

    If you decide not to buy iLife '06, QuickTime Pro, which you say you are planning to get, can flip your already recorded video clips, whether recorded by QT Pro or another recording app.

    EZ Jim

    G5 DP 1.8GHz w/Mac OS X (10.5.6) PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11)   iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9)  External iSight
  • Mythos_gr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thank you very much Jim.

    As far as I remember iMovie HD 06 allowed you to do more with your videos, right? Or is the HD any reference to High Quality or something?
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,870 points)
    There were more plug-ins for video tricks and things that were available in the iMovie 6 and HD version than when iMovie 7 (iLife 08) came out.

    The HD added the option to use 16:9 format over the previous 4:3 format.
    It also allowed HD cameras to be used.

    The plug-ins for iMovie 6 (HD) do not work in the later iMovie

    You could also do things with the Audio that can not be done in the newer version.



    11:28 PM Tuesday; February 24, 2009
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,785 points)
    You're welcome, Mythos_gr

    Here are my thoughts on your latest questions:

    ... iMovie HD 06 allowed you to do more with your videos, right?


    More than some apps, ... yes. However, I am not sure what you are considering as a basis for comparison to iMovie HD 6.

    iMovie HD 6 has more editing and effects features than iMovie '08. Moreover, iMovie '08 does does not support the plug-ins that can further expand iMovie HD 6's "out-of-the-box" capability.

    iMovie '09 adds a precision editor and several other new features to iMovie '08's capability but still offers iMovie '08's quick and easy way to import camcorder video and create simple home videos.

    QuickTime Pro is powerful, low cost, professional-quality video editing software that lets you quickly do many things (including flipping recorded videos.) QuickTime Pro is VERY powerful, but it is not point and click user-friendly like the several iMovie versions are. For maximum capability from QT Pro, plan to do a good bit of study and practice unless you are already an experienced user.

    For really powerful video editing and movie making, consider Final Cut Express or Final Cut, either of whom offer far more capability than any of the iMovie versions (at a price.)

    Or is the HD any reference to High Quality or something?


    "HD" refers to High Definition Video, as in that captured by HD camcorders. iMovie '06 requires camcorder connection by Firewire, which many new HD camcorders lack. iMovie '08 and iMovie '09 add USB camcorders connectivity and allow Core Duo iNtel Macs to use the AVCHD format that some HD camcorders can use to store the high definition video that they record.

    EZ Jim

    G5 DP 1.8GHz w/Mac OS X (10.5.6) PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11)   iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9)  External iSight