Jeff CarlsonContributor, Macworld

Author and photographer Jeff Carlson is a columnist for the Seattle Times and a senior editor for TidBITS. He is the author of numerous books including The iPad for Photographers, Second Edition; The iPad & iPad mini Pocket Guide; and Photoshop Elements 11: Visual QuickStart Guide.

Color-correct your video in iMovie

iMovie '09's easy-to-use color correction controls let you improve the quality of your videos. Jeff Carlson shows us how.

Maximize your iMovie editing space

The designers of iMovie have included several options for maximizing the editing environment for any screen size. Whether you want to focus on your project instead of your video library, or just want to recover some elbow room while editing, the following techniques will help.

Organize Your iMovie Video Library

To deal with the glut of video that quickly accumulates in the Event Library, iMovie includes features for marking favorite footage and rejecting (and hiding) sections to reduce the clutter, and applying keywords to find related video.

Working through the video-editing backlog

Got lots of video? Here's how to keep it manageable and fun.

VideoDrive makes video file conversions easy

VideoDrive aims to make video conversions easy.

iMovieLocationEditor helps edit iMovie's locations

If you want to use the same custom location several times in iMovie '09, you can use iMovieLocationEditor to edits iMovie’s locations.

Review: iMovie '09

iMovie ’09 has caught up with iMovie HD and surpassed it in features and performance. There are enough improvements in iMovie ’09 that I think it is no longer competing with iMovie HD, but instead with Final Cut Express.

Get better group photos

Jeff Carlson shows you how to combine multiple flawed shots into one winner with Photoshop Elements 6

Create a DVD gift

Looking for a holiday gift with a personal touch? Jeff Carlson shows you how to make a custom DVD to send to family and friends.

Time-Saving Tips: Get creative

Working with photos and editing video can be fun, but that doesn’t mean you want to spend all your free time in front of the computer. Here are 18 simple iLife tricks that'll speed you through the boring parts.

ExpressCard/34 Buyers’ Guide

If you've got a MacBook Pro, you've got an ExpressCard/34 slot (instead of the old PC Card slot). Jeff Carlson explains a few of the ways you can use that slot to beef up your laptop.

Review: MobileMe 1.0

MobileMe is a rebranded .Mac, but the service offers one stellar feature that may convince new people to subscribe. Some information can now be synchronized among devices as it changes.

Make iMovie ’08 work your way

Despite iMovie ’08’s seemingly missing features, the program has hidden depth. It can still perform some of its predecessor’s tricks—just not in obvious ways. And a subsequent update, version 7.1, adds other enhancements. Here’s how to get the most out of the software.

Final Cut Express 4

If you’re an iMovie user feeling limited by its capabilities—or you’ve chosen to skip the revamped iMovie ‘08 altogether—Final Cut Express 4 is a great way to jump into semi-professional video editing at a fraction of the cost of Final Cut Studio.

First Look: First Look: Final Cut Express 4

The newly released Final Cut Express 4 addresses two big events directly: the shift to camcorders that record to high-capacity memory cards, mini-DVDs, or built-in hard disks, and this summer's release of iMovie '08. Jeff Carlson takes a first look at the video-editing app and finds more than just an alternative to iMovie '08 but a missing next step that restores the control enjoyed by iMovie HD users.