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At einstein's legacy, we make simple, effective products for mediagenic professional. Here you'll find how-to guides for our products and our musings about Apple, modern technology and the software business.

How to create a time-lapsed movie.

In some cases, transforming a collection of images into a movie can be an effective way to use resources to tell a story. PhotoStory makes it easy to create movies for storytelling, promotional and time-lapsed applications.

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How to extract images and segments from a movie.

Making the most of your movie sometimes requires that you re-use images and segments from the original material in ways that were not imagined when the footage was created. Deframe gives you a set of tools to extract and re-purpose sections of your movies.

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How to split a movie into an arbitrary number of clips.

In some cases, the best way to work with a video is to split it into several segments and process each piece individually. Splitt offers a simple and effective way to do this.

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How to layout, inspect and compare images.

Laying out your images on an unlimited two-dimensional canvas, where items can be inspected, compared, resized, repositioned, layered and aligned allows you to discover the stories each image has to tell. Here's how to do this using LightTable.

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How to join a collection of clips into a single movie.

Splicing a collection of movies together into a single container clip is a great way to get additional value out of your videos. MovieMerge+ provides a simple and effective solution for doing this.

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How to create a movie thumbnail sheet from a movie.

For videographers, writers and other editorial production staff creating a contact sheet from all or part of a movie can be an effective way to summarize the visuals within a clip. Using MovieBriefs to create movie contact sheets is easy.

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How to remove colors from your images.

Removing selected color ranges from an image can be used to create a variety of moods and artistic effects. Here's how to use Achroma to do this with your images.

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How to create a video playlist.

Video Playlist are an excellent tool for use in kiosk, digital signage, and stage performance applications. Here's a look at how to create and use playlist with Bix.

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How to add a color gradient overlay to your images.

One of the most popular web trends involved adding color gradients to images. Ombre is an easy-to-use tool for applying this effect.

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How to process a batch of images with a common set of filters and effects.

When photographers, editors and designers apply a set of filters and effects to a collection of images, they need software that creates a consistent set of output images. Here's how Monochrome can help you get the best "batching" results.

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How to convert a quartz composition to a H.264 movie.

Quartz Composer is great for building visual animations. Unfortunately, those animations aren't portable to non-Macintosh platforms unless converted to an alternate format. Here's how to use Silica to convert Quartz Compositions to H.264 movies.

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How to add a chapter track to a movie.

Traditionally, adding chapters to a video has been a labor-intensive task involving magic, voodoo and multiple forms of manual text editing. With ChapterWork, we've made the process simple and easy.

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