troubleshooting

Trick iDVD into recognizing a modified video file

After many years working with iDVD, I’ve finally beaten the worst bug – I mean feature – of that clunky kids’ program. The worst thing that could happen when creating a long iDVD project was to realize, after burning, that there was a typo in the credits or a sound glitch that you had missed […]

App Store Fix: Unable to update free apps.

I couldn’t update iMovie today at the lab where I work.  It just said: “Update unavailable with this Apple ID This update is for an app downloaded with a different Apple ID. Sign in with that Apple ID and try again.” I tried deleting the half-downloaded app from the Applications folder, restarting the computer, and […]

Parrot Drone crash – SOLVED!… Pic Watchdog Emergency.

Had a crazy crash with my Parrot AR Drone while I was testing some ideas for the Parade of the Lost Souls (you can see my test footage at left).  This is how I assessed and fixed it. I hit a street light about 25 or 30 feet up. Down it came crashing. Why, oh […]

Problem-Solving in Adobe Premiere: Audio Glitches and Sync

(I’ve just made the leap to Adobe Premiere from Final Cut, because I HATE the new FCPX and no, I’m NOT afraid of a new paradigm.  Adobe’s keyboard shortcuts alone are reason enough to be glad I switched.  I mean – tilde (~) expands the panel you’re hovering over to fill the whole screen?!  And […]

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