One thing I didn't play with was the Chroma Key for working blue or green screen backgrounds.
Nor did I publish directly to our Blog with a VideoBlog, because I'm working on a Safety and
Security sequence for Mac OS X for Trusted Learning. Not quite Total Training quality, but it
sure beats some other alternatives for the price!
What makes this product special is that it takes advantage of Tiger technologies such as Quartz
Extreme, and Core Imaging. I enjoyed running Ripple for the title changes as I experimented
with the tools available.
Just take the audio, run your text through the prompter and export to the PodCast preset or do
the videoblogging integration with Blogger, LiveJournal, Moveable Type or TypePad. The audio
I also didn't take advantage of the mattes for media, but did figure out quickly how to use the
subtitle overlays. If you use QuickTime 7, the text overlay can be turned off to avoid distraction,
What I did was export to QuickTime 7 with the H.264 option (Advanced Video Coding) for
MPG 4 and it reduced the video size anywhere from 5% to 50%. I also added the text under the
video portion so that hard of hearing could read what I was saying mostly.
I also didn't take time to use the Quartz Composer integration, but Tiger has that tool available
too. And VideoCue also takes advantage of both Spotlight and Automator.
Another feature I didn't take advantage of was the mirrored prompter. Apparently it is used for
one way mirror professional teleprompting. The prompter also can be used in full screen mode.
MPN, LLC 2005 macCompanion
August 2005, Volume 3 Issue 8