Entries by Kyle

Making MP4 H.264 Videos in Apple Compressor

UPDATE June 2013: This method will work but it’s likely to cause playback problems with Android devices. Android officially only supports up to Baseline profile and it’s hard to control the profile of videos encoded with Compressor. If you’re concerned about Android compatibility, I highly recommend Handbrake. Unless there’s a specific need for something else, I […]

The Thunderbolt Logo Looks Like Electricity

Apple just announced the Thunderbolt port on its new Macbook Pros. Thunderbolt is a dumb name, but so is Firewire if you think about it, which I never had before. And it’s better than its old Intel code name Light Peak, which was no longer accurate because the first generation of Thunderbolt cables don’t use […]

Video Embed & Thumbnail Generator WordPress Plugin

In a future update (v4.7) this plugin will be changing its name to “Videopack” and removing old video players StrobeMediaPlayback and JW Player 6 that haven’t been supported for several years. Freemius will also be integrated on an opt-in basis to allow premium add-ons. More info in the support forum. A plugin for the WordPress […]

Tips for Double System Audio in FCP

These days you can record great on-camera audio on many cameras. But there are lots of reasons to still record audio separately even if it’s just a backup. Today I’ll be discussing workflows that only use separate audio recording; the classic double system film workflow. Start by finding all the visual slates. This is pretty […]

Android YouTube App 2.1.6 Shows the Wrong Thumbnails

I have a new video on YouTube, and I have an Android phone (a Nexus One. Love it!) and so I wanted to check out how my video looked on my phone. So I pulled up the YouTube app and loaded my channel. I saw this: Which confused me, because only one of those thumbnails […]