Jeff CarlsonContributor, Macworld

Author and photographer Jeff Carlson is the author of The iPad for Photographers, Third Edition; The Connected Apple Family; Take Control of Your Digital Photos on the Mac; and many other books and articles.

Creative audio workarounds in iMovie for iOS

These techniques go a long way toward making the process of working with audio easier in iMovie's mobile app.

OmniOutliner for iPad

From its emphasis on speedy outline creation to its ability to work deeply within outlines without having to pass it off to the Mac, the iPad version of The Omni Group's outline tool gets the job done.

Import camera videos directly into iMovie '11

Instead of taking a trip through iPhoto, it is possible to import movies created with still cameras directly into iMovie '11.

gfxCardStatus 2.1

With gfxCardStatus, you can see when your dual-video-card-equipped MacBook Pro uses each GPU. You can even force the laptop to use integrated graphics when you're trying to conserve battery power.

Create a sports highlight in iMovie '11

iMovie's Sports theme gives you the tools to create your own sports video channel.

iMovie for iOS 1.2

iMovie for iOS 1.2 for the iPad makes movie editing tactile and engaging. While the app isn't perfect, it offers a surprising amount of flexibility. Jeff Carlson weighs in with this review.

Tips and tricks for iMovie transitions

Transitions can lend needed context to your videos. Jeff Carlson walks us through the basics of setting up transitions in iMovie '11.

Mastering iMovie trailers

iMovie trailers offer more than what appears on the surface, including a way to use the trailer as a starting point for a larger project. Jeff Carlson takes you through the steps.

How to rate photos in iPhoto

Don't waste time scrolling through thousands of thumbnails in iPhoto. Instead, quickly locate the best shots in your library by organizing them with star ratings.

iMovie '11

iMovie '11 has some standout features that show off its capabilities, like Movie Trailers, long-awaited sound editing, and One-Step Effects. But there are also plenty of other enhancements indicating that this release has depth and character, like the return of a traditional timeline in Single-Row View, a fix for rolling shutter artifacts, the People Finder feature, and more. Here's Jeff Carlson's review.

First look: iMovie '11

iMovie ’11 offers more than just flashy movie trailers to Mac video editors.

Editing tips and tricks for Apple's mobile iMovie app

Apple's iMovie app for iOS 4 is fairly easy to use, but it also carries expectations based on what iMovie for Mac (or really any video editor) can do. Being a mobile app, some capabilities aren’t available—or are they? Here are some tips for expanding the editing features of iMovie 1.1.

Premiere Elements 9

Although Adobe Premiere Elements has been refined over many iterations under Windows, this release marks its first appearance on the Mac. As a result, this “new” product isn’t starting off as a bare-bones editor. Here's our complete review.

Relocate your iMovie projects

Do you need to offload digital video from your main computer? Jeff Carlson gives you a simple way to relocate your iMovie files.

Six things you can do to make iMovie faster

While iMovie '09 is fairly speedy all on its own, you can still streamline your video editing process. Jeff Carlson takes us through the steps.