Livestream Video Like a Pro

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Zoom Conference Room

Dr. Mac has been live-streaming video since time immemorial—here are some tips he’s developed over the years to make his live streams look cooler and more professional.

U-STREAM Home Streaming Studio with 10" Ring Light and Tripod: $49.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

U-STREAM Home Streaming Studio with 10

We have a deal on Aduro’s U-STREAM Home Streaming Studio, a bundle of products designed to help you make the perfect in-home video. It includes a tripod with a 10-inch ring light with 3 distinct lighting options and a remote. The tripod is adjustable, and stands from 18-inches to 52-inches. And the included smartphone holder has a non-slip rubber grip to hold your phone securely in place. This kit is $49.99 through our deal.

LG's CES 2019 Curved OLED Screen Booth Display [Video]

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

Every year at CES one of my favorite things is to visit the Central Hall to see all the new TV technology. This year LG again won my vote for most impressive display (no pun intended!) with its array of curved OLED screens. Showing a rotating series of nature videos, this array of curved displays was both immersive and astounding. The video doesn’t do it justice, of course, but it’s worth a quick look just to get an idea of what the future looks like. Enjoy!

Adobe Launches Premiere Rush CC Video Editor for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

If you want a consumer-friendly video editor on your Mac, iPhone and iPad, but iMovie isn’t your thing, Adobe has a new app for you to check out: Premiere Rush CC. The app launched at Adobe MAX on Monday. It includes the video editing tools you need to record and edit, adjust or add audio, and share your movies on social networks. It uses Adobe Creative Cloud to sync files so you can switch devices while editing, too. I’ve been using the beta and it’s pretty impressive. You can try Premiere Rush CC for free. It’s priced at US$9.99 a month for individuals, $19.99 a month for teams, and $29.99 a month for enterprise.

Adobe Launches Premiere Rush CC Video Editor for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Apple Watch Series 4 Unboxing

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Apple Watch Series 4 is available now with bigger displays and new ECG heart monitoring sensors. The Mac Observer’s Jeff Gamet checks out the new smartwatch in this unboxing video.

New Video Shows iPhone XS Camera is Bonkers Good

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

The camera technology in the iPhone XS looks pretty impressive, and Apple has a video showing off some of what it can do with video. The video shows off the slow motion, time lapse, and 4K features in a little under a minute. You get to see how the shots were set up along with the footage they capture. It’s beautiful and makes me want to get my hands on an iPhone XS right now instead of on September 21st when deliveries start.

Concept Video Shows Apple Watch Series 4 with Bigger Display, New Complications

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Word on the street says a redesigned Apple Watch is coming this fall, leading to speculation on what it will include. Concept Creator made a video showing what the Series 4 model could look like. It’s pretty similar to the Apple Watch we already have, but with a larger display that sports rounded corners, and new complications (including step count). Check out the video and see what you think.

Apple Camp 2018: Robots, Music, and Video

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

If you’re a kid between 8 and 12 years old, it’s time to sign up for Apple Camp. This year’s programs include Coding with Sphero Robots, Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand, and Telling Stories with Clips. The programs are hosted at local Apple stores and are 90 minutes a day for three days throughout July. The programs are all free and they fill up fast so be sure to sign up right away. You can check out the program descriptions and sign up at the Apple Camp website.

Apple Camp 2018: Robots, Music, and Video

Watch the WWDC 2018 Keynote On-Demand

· Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

If you missed the livestream yesterday and want to see all of Apple’s announcements for yourself, you can now watch the complete WWDC 2018 keynote on-demand over at Apple’s special events page. The keynote clocks in at 2 hours and 16 minutes, so make yourself comfortable.

Watch the WWDC 2018 Keynote On-Demand

Goodbye iTunes LP, WTF Portrait Videos - TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-07

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

TMO Daily Observations Podcast Logo

Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple ending iTunes LP, plus they have something to say about the growing trend of recording and watching video on your smartphones in portrait mode.

5 More Videos Showing ARKit 1.5 in Action

· Jeff Gamet · News

AKRKit 1.5 demonstration videos

Developers are hard at work exploring ARKit 1.5 in the iOS 11.3 beta and more of their demo videos are showing up online. We found some more on YouTube highlighting vertical plane detection and object recognition for a more immersive augmented reality experience.

ARKit 1.5 Demos Showing Up Online

· Jeff Gamet · News

ARKit 1.5 demo videos

iOS 11.3 developer beta has been out for a few days and we’re seeing some ARKit 1.5 examples showing up on YouTube and Twitter.

CES - DJI Osmo Mobile 2, a Handheld Video Stabilizers for Smartphones

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

CES – DJI, best known for drones, announced Osmo Mobile 2 this week at CES. It’s a handheld smartphone gimbal designed to stabilize your videos by keeping it level despite your movements. Or, as DJI put it, Osmo Mobile 2’s, “three-axis gimbal technology cancels out movement in three directions so your video stays steady even if your hands shake or wobble.” It has a built-in rechargeable 2600mAh battery for up to 15 hours of operation, with a charging time of 2 hours. The device is priced at US$129, and will be available exclusively for pre-order at on January 23rd, 2018. It will be available more widely starting in early February.

CES – DJI Osmo Mobile 2, a Handheld Video Stabilizers for Smartphones

CES – LG Booth OLED TV Video Tour

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

LAS VEGAS – Every year at CES I make it a point to pass through the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall at least once just to see the spectacle of new TVs on display. Each year, all the big manufacturers try to out-do one another (including renting booth space under dummy company names and expanding last-minute) just to create the most impressive display. This year, for me, LG’s OLED TV tunnel was a perfect entrance to the mayhem. Thankfully, I got there before the power went out, but that’s another story for another time. For now, just enjoy my tour through the LG tunnel.

Final Cut Pro 10.4 Gets 360 VR, HDR Support, More

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Final Cut Pro on iMac with HTC VIVE VR headset

Apple released Final Cut Pro 10.4 on Thursday with 360° VR video editing support, High Dynamic Range (HDR) support, HEIF and HEVC support, and more.

Jonathan Morrison Perfect iMac Pro Setup

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Jonathan Morrison was lucky enough to get an early hands-on experience with Apple’s new iMac Pro, and he thinks it looks pretty awesome. He tricked out the new model with a cool desk and speakers, and made what he calls the perfect iMac Pro setup. It does look pretty awesome, and he’s already hard at work on some serious video editing. Check out his video showing the dream iMac Pro setup.

How to Disable Autoplay Videos in Google Chrome

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

Disable autoplay videos on websites in Google Chrome

Apple made it easy to block videos that autoplay on websites in Safari on macOS High Sierra and you can do the same in Google Chrome, too.