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Take Control of FileVault

John Robinson-3
Just finished the ebook by Joe Kissell. Encrypted both my main HD and my backup. Had three questions which the author answered immediately.

Thorough explanation of a deceptively simple but complex subject (my opinion only). I was given heads up on what to expect and how to handle the decisions to be made.

Great ebook and experience.


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Re: Take Control of FileVault

adamengst
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On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 2:29 PM, John Robinson <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Thorough explanation of a deceptively simple but complex subject (my
> opinion only). I was given heads up on what to expect and how to handle the
> decisions to be made.
>

Thanks for the kind words, John! "Take Control of FileVault" hasn't been
one of our top sellers, probably because a lot of people don't think they
need to use FileVault, but it's a great little book. And you're right, it
does demystify a lot of the stuff that works fine, but that Apple doesn't
describe in any detail.

http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/filevault

cheers... -Adam


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A Take Control Topic Suggestion

Fritz Mills
I went to make a DVD of the Grammy’s for a friend of mine in Paris (I do this for him every year), and I found the new iMovie in Yosemite baffling and counter-intuitive. For instance, there is no more “Delete”. Now there is “Reject”, but it isn’t even easy to figure out how to do that, and when you “reject” it doesn’t actually get deleted. Instead it gets hidden. You have to unhide the rejects, then select them (again), and then you can choose “Move to Trash”. In addition, the files are now hidden in a package called iMovie Library. They used to be just files that you could throw in the trash (the import files for the telecast came to about 80 GB, so it was taking a serious amount of HD space after I thought I had deleted them, but had actually only “rejected” them). This was not easy (for me, a grumpy old guy) to figure out, so when I went to the Help menu and chose iMovie Help. The Help Viewer said, “The topic you were trying to view could not be found”. I was sure that couldn’t be right, so I restarted, made sure I had a good Internet connection and tried again. Yes, there is no Help in iMovie Help!

Anyway, since there’s no Help in the Help Menu, and the “Help” on Apple’s Website appears to have been written by the PR department (and is no help at all), I’d like to suggest a Take Control of iMovie (2014). For sure I would buy it, although I have to be candid, it’s 2015 and nobody’s asked for one already, so it may not be a big seller. On the other hand, in the old iMovie, I could always figure out what I needed to do just by scanning the menus and mousing around. In other words, it made intuitive sense. It no longer makes intuitive sense, at least for me. So there might be a market now that didn’t exist previously.

Anyway, It’s just a suggestion. Thank you for considering it.





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Re: A Take Control Topic Suggestion

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On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 6:20 PM, Fritz Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I’d like to suggest a Take Control of iMovie (2014).


Thanks - I'll add it to our list of possible titles, though my impression
is that iMovie isn't nearly as popular as it was long ago. I almost never
hear about people using it these days.

Then again, now that I look at our suggestion board in Trello, it appears
someone else requested such a title on January 2nd. :-)

cheers... -Adam


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Re: A Take Control Topic Suggestion

Franconi Enrico
On 12 Feb 2015, at 15:52, Adam Engst <[hidden email]> wrote:
> my impression is that iMovie isn't nearly as popular as it was long ago. I almost never hear about people using it these days.


hi,
what would be the home movies editing tool for the rest of us then?
What are people using mostly?
cheers
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Re: A Take Control Topic Suggestion

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On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 10:40 AM, Enrico Franconi <[hidden email]>
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> what would be the home movies editing tool for the rest of us then?
>

I don't get the impression people are editing movies much at all. But
that's just an impression - I have no data to back that up.

cheers... -Adam


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Re: A Take Control Topic Suggestion

Josh Centers
I wonder if Photos for OS X will eventually take the place of iMovie?

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On February 12, 2015 at 10:36:48 AM, Adam Engst ([hidden email]) wrote:
> > I don't get the impression people are editing movies much at
> all. But
> that's just an impression - I have no data to back that up.



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Re: A Take Control Topic Suggestion

Paul Schinder
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> On Feb 12, 2015, at 11:31 AM, Adam Engst <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 10:40 AM, Enrico Franconi <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>> what would be the home movies editing tool for the rest of us then?
>>
>
> I don't get the impression people are editing movies much at all. But
> that's just an impression - I have no data to back that up.

Personally I use, most frequently to least, Garmin's VIRB Edit, iMovie 9.09, and the current iMovie.  That's also the order of my most to least liked editing software.  VIRB Edit is specialty software for Garmin's VIRB action camera, and it does that job really well.

My daughter just yesterday put together a video that she sent to YouTube using the current iMovie, so it does get used.  She asked for help a couple of times (which I couldn't really provide since I haven't used iMovie much), and I didn't get the impression that she was enjoying the process.


>
> cheers... -Adam
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Re: A Take Control Topic Suggestion

Bruce Carter
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Anecdotally, we're seeing use of it in our video editing labs, but not by
the film/video students.  It's being mostly used by other majors doing
multimedia presentations for other classes.  Our film/video programs use
Avid for the most part, along with some Final Cut Pro, Premiere, After
Effects, and other utility programs.

On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 11:31 AM, Adam Engst <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 10:40 AM, Enrico Franconi <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > what would be the home movies editing tool for the rest of us then?
> >
>
> I don't get the impression people are editing movies much at all. But
> that's just an impression - I have no data to back that up.
>
> cheers... -Adam
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Re: A Take Control Topic Suggestion

Marc Zeedar-2
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> On Feb 11, 2015, at 3:20 PM, Fritz Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Yes, there is no Help in iMovie Help!

I've never found help in any app to be very useful (I usually forget to even try it). My first reaction is to search the Internet on the topic.

For instance, last summer I had to use iMovie to help a friend. It was my first time using iMovie in ages (and even before I'd only used it a few times). Everything went swimmingly until I got to one or two effects I needed and couldn't figure out how to do. I wasn't even sure iMovie could do those things (one was combining a still photo with a text overlay), but a quick online search found me a site with step-by-step instructions and I had the effect done in a few minutes.

More general usage things are trickier to find short of a book, but for specific questions, usually someone has posted the answer somewhere.


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Re: A Take Control Topic Suggestion

George Wade
As a pure shot in the dark, or deepest blue, for the stated subject:  found on Gizmo Mag a few days ago...

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On 12 Feb 2015, at 09:38, Marc Zeedar wrote:

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>> On Feb 11, 2015, at 3:20 PM, Fritz Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> Yes, there is no Help in iMovie Help!
>
> I've never found help in any app to be very useful (I usually forget to even try it). My first reaction is to search the Internet on the topic......
>
> Marc Zeedar
> Publisher, xDev Magazine
> www.xdevmag.com


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Re: A Take Control Topic Suggestion

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On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 1:55 PM, George Wade <[hidden email]>
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> As a pure shot in the dark, or deepest blue, for the stated subject:
> found on Gizmo Mag a few days ago...
>
> Forwarded from: — ETSIMO  visual discovery search engine
>

Threads cannot go from suggesting a Take Control book about iMovie to
talking about searching the Internet in general.

Please stay on topic or refrain from posting unless you're absolutely
certain that what you have to say is in the overall vein of the
conversation.

cheers... -Adam


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Re: A Take Control Topic Suggestion

George Wade
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I had thought of using Google to search for Help or other instructions, but Marc's statement made me think hard for a couple of hours before suggesting ETSIMO.  It did seem partly off topic, though directly adding to some of Marc's answer.  And few of my own searches for Help or Instructions had been very fruitful, so far.

ETSIMO appears to have a "Super Thesaurus of Word Clouds" develop to help try designing a search that works out. So while I was guilty of not keeping strictly on topic I did think it over.  It would have been possible to just reply to Marc, but he is not the only bright star in your readership, there was a possibility of wider interest...
G

> Threads cannot go from suggesting a Take Control book about iMovie to
> talking about searching the Internet in general.
>
> Please stay on topic or refrain from posting unless you're absolutely
> certain that what you have to say is in the overall vein of the
> conversation.
>
> cheers... -Adam


On 12 Feb 2015, at 09:38, Marc Zeedar wrote:

>
>> On Feb 11, 2015, at 3:20 PM, Fritz Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> Yes, there is no Help in iMovie Help!
>
> I've never found help in any app to be very useful (I usually forget to even try it). My first reaction is to search the Internet on the topic.....
> More general usage things are trickier to find short of a book, but for specific questions, usually someone has posted the answer somewhere.
>
>
> Marc Zeedar
> Publisher, xDev Magazine
> www.xdevmag.com
>
>




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