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After Effects CC review: Adobe hits a home run

New features in After Effects CC such as a live 3D workflow with Cinema 4D Lite, now included with Creative Cloud, give motion-graphics artists and compositors much-needed integration with true 3D object animation.

Vine your blues away with 10 hilarious comedians

Vine is chock-full of weird and wacky videos, but these ten users turn 6 seconds into comedy gold.

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Hands on: MixBit is not another YouTube—but that's OK

MixBit, an iPhone app from YouTube developers, has an inspired idea of crowdsourcing video. Who knows? It may just play.

Hands-on: Tastemade turns everyone into a food TV star

Ever dreamed of having your own food-related TV show? The folks behind the new app Tastemade want to lend you a hand.

The Week in iOS Apps: Picture perfect

We've got a whole range of new ways to help you make better images on your iPhone and iPad. And if you're looking for work? We've got suggestions there, too.

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Instagram update adds video imports at long last

Now you can import both photos and videos from your Camera Roll to the app to edit, filter, and post.

Commercialization won’t ruin Instagram video—yet

Companies are clamoring to expand their social media strategy to video, but they have to be careful not to scare away Instagram’s indie-at-heart users.

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Video Alternatives

Shoot and share video without Instagram and Vine

The two blockbuster apps get all the buzz, but these 9 alternatives are as creative as an art-house indie.

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Instagram takes another swing at Vine with embed codes

Instagram is finally offering an embed code for users to share public photos and videos on third-party sites.

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How to rip a DVD with HandBrake

Want to liberate the movies in your DVD collection from their plastic-and-metal prisons, so you can enjoy them on your iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Apple TV? Here's how.