Video Tutorials

 

   Last updated: February 19, 2011

 

Video Tutorials for Apple Applications

 

 

  • In order to watch the video tutorials we offer, you may need QuickTime 7.5 or higher.
  • MacHouse no longer offers video tutorials to guests or freeloaders.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Basics
  2. Apple QuickTime
  3. Making DVDs with iMovie HD and iDVD
  4. Apple GarageBand
  5. Introduction to Apple Motion
  6. Apple Motion Basics
  7. Final Cut Pro Basics and Application
  8. Final Cut Pro 5 Offline Editing
  9. Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial - Editing Basics
  10. Soundtrack Pro - Basic Training

 

 


Mac OS X Tiger video tutorial  

Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies

This series is intended for Mac OS beginners who have just started using Mac OS or transferred from Windows operating system. These video tutorials cover basic functions of Mac OS X in general. And all the video tutorials in this series will be delivered with a resolution of 1080 x 675 pixels plus sounds and audio commentary.

 

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Basics
01 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #01: Desktop  v. 1.0 
02 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #02: Partitions  v. 1.0 
03 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #03: System Preferences Part 1  v. 1.0 
04 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #04: System Preferences Part 2  v. 1.0
05 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #05: System Shortcut Keys  v. 1.0
06 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #06: Sound  v. 1.0
07 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #07: Network  v. 1.0
08 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #08: QuickTime  v. 1.0
09 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #09: Accounts  v. 1.0
10 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #10: Date & Time and User's Preference Pane  v. 1.0
11 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #11: Dashboard and Widgets  v. 1.0
12 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #12: Desktop 2   (Postponed)
13 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #13: Stickies
14 Mac OS X Tiger Video Tutorial for Newbies #14: Mac OS X Icons
Mac OS X Tiger video tutorial
 
Mac OS X Tiger video tutorial
 
Mac OS X Tiger video tutorial

 

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Apple QuickTime video tutorial  

Applications: QuickTime and QuickTime Pro, QuickTime Components

 

Apple QuickTime
01 Quick Time Pro Basics:  v. 1.0  (Mac users only)
02 Demuxing Video:  v. 1.0  (Mac users only)
03 Video Compression with 3ivx:  v. 1.0
04 XviD QuickTime Component Basics:  v. 1.0  (Mac users only)
05 Embedding QuickTime Movie in HTML:  v. 1.0
06 Cropping Black Bars with QuickTime Pro:  v. 1.0
07 Making Slideshow with QuickTime Pro:  v. 1.0
08 Embedding QuickTime Video in PDF:  v. 1.0  (Mac users only)
09 Making QuickTime Media Skins:  v. 1.0
10 Downloading QuickTime Movies With or Without the Pro Upgrade:  v. 1.0
11 Laying a Watermark Layer with QuickTime Pro: v. 1.0
12 Preventing QuickTime Movies from Being Downloaded:  v. 1.0
13 Converting MPEG Video Files for Video iPod Using QuickTime Pro (Mac only):  v. 1.0
14 QuickTime Pro - Cropping Frames and Letterbox:  v. 1.0
15 Video Tutorial for Mac & Windows: Protecting Screenshots with QuickTime Pro (1)  v. 1.0
16 Video Tutorial for Mac & Windows: Protecting Screenshots with QuickTime Pro (2)  v. 1.0
QuickTime Pro tutorial
 
QuickTime Pro tutorial
 
QuickTime Pro tutorial

 

 

Apple iDVD video tutorialApple iMovie video tutorial
 

Applications: iDVD & iMovie

We are using the PowerPC version of iDVD 6.0.3 and iMovie 6.0.3.

 

Making Your Own DVD with iMovie HD and iDVD

 

This series consists of 10 video tutorials that will help you develop your own DVDs with little knowledge about video compression.  The first three tutorials go over some of the basic functions of iMovie.  The goal of this video tutorial series is to have you develop your own DVD easily and quickly with Apple’s iDVD 6.  We have two sets of videos (or two titles) sitting inside our hard disk drive.  We use iMovie to lay chapter markers and then export these two titles to iDVD.  Eventually, we will develop our own DVD.

Note: Throughout these video tutorials, we use several movie clips from our Motion video tutorials to develop our own DVD.  In actuality, whether the video format is DV, HDV or MPEG-4, the desktop screen is not a good material to use for DVD.  Unless it’s fairly zoomed in, the desktop screen is not a good DVD material especially for full-screen viewing because of video artifacts.

Click on the button to preview the sample DVDs we have created in conjunction with this video tutorial series. MacHouse 

Click on the button for iDVD 6 Q & A. MacHouse 

 
iDVD iMovie video tutorial
 
01 Making Your Own DVD with iMovie HD and iDVD 01: iMovie 6 Set-up  v. 1.0 
02 Making Your Own DVD with iMovie HD and iDVD 02: iMovie Chapter Markers  v. 1.0 
03 Making Your Own DVD with iMovie HD and iDVD 03: iMovie to iDVD  v. 1.0 
04 Making Your Own DVD with iMovie HD and iDVD 04: iDVD 6 Basic Functions Part 1  v. 1.0 
05 Making Your Own DVD with iMovie HD and iDVD 05: iDVD 6 Basic Functions Part 2  v. 1.0 
06 Making Your Own DVD with iMovie HD and iDVD 06: Starting a New Project  v. 1.0 
07 Making Your Own DVD with iMovie HD and iDVD 07: Menu Design Part 1  v. 1.0 
08 Making Your Own DVD with iMovie HD and iDVD 08: Menu Design Part 2  v. 1.0 
09 Making Your Own DVD with iMovie HD and iDVD 09: Menu Design Part 3  v. 1.0 
10 Making Your Own DVD with iMovie HD and iDVD 10: Exporting  v. 1.0 
iDVD iMovie video tutorial
 
iDVD iMovie video tutorial
 
iDVD iMovie video tutorial

 

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Apple GarageBand video tutorial  

Application: GarageBand

We are using the PowerPC version of GarageBand 3.0.4.

 

Apple GarageBand
01 Garageband Basics for Music Dummies #1: Interface  v. 1.0
02 Garageband Basics for Music Dummies #2: Loops  v. 1.0
03 Garageband Basics for Music Dummies #3: Mixing Music  v. 1.0
04 Garageband Basics for Music Dummies #4: Editing, Effects, Noise Reduction  v. 1.0
05 Garageband Basics for Music Dummies #5: Exporting Music  v. 1.0
Apple GarageBand video tutorial
 
Apple GarageBand video tutorial
 
Apple GarageBand video tutorial

 

 

Apple Motion tutorial  

Application: Motion

We are using the PowerPC version of Motion 2.0.1 and 3.0.1.

 

Introduction to Apple Motion

 

This 4-part series will briefly show you what Apple's Motion is.  The purpose of this series is only to give you an overview of, again, what Motion is, and then it is not designed to give you any training for this application.

 

 
01 Apple Motion Introduction 01: Preferences  v. 1.0
02 Apple Motion Introduction 02: Importing Clips  v. 1.0
03 Apple Motion Introduction 03: Behaviors, Filters, Particles  v. 1.0
04 Apple Motion Introduction 04: Exporting a Project  v. 1.0
Apple Motion video tutorial
 
Apple Motion video tutorial
 
Apple Motion video tutorial

 

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Apple Motion Basics
01 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 01: Yellowstone Travel Guide  v.1
02 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 02: Making a Campfire  v.1
03 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 03: Space Travel  v.1
04 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 04: Tornado  v.1
05 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 05: Fireworks  v.1
06 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 06: Explosion  v.1
07 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 07: Title 1  v.1
08 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 08: Title 2  v.1
09 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 09: Title 3  v.1
10 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 10: Opening a Book   v.1
11 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 11: Search Light  v.1
12 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 12: Title 4  v.1
13 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 13: Bacteria  v.1
14 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 14: Title 5  v.1
15 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 15: Falling Leaves  v.1
16 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 16: Movie Film 1  v.1
17 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 17: Movie Film 2  v.1
18 Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 18: Motion Tracking and Hiding a Small Area Dynamically  v.1
Apple Motion video tutorial
 
Apple Motion video tutorial
 
Apple Motion video tutorial

 

 

Final Cut Pro tutorial  

Application: Final Cut Pro

We are using the PowerPC version of Final Cut Pro 5.0.4 and 6.0.1.

 

Apple Final Cut Pro Basics and Application
01 Video Making Basics with Final Cut Pro:  v. 1.0
02 Final Cut Basic Technique Series #1: Spotlight effect  v. 1.0
03 Final Cut Basic Technique Series #2: Dynamic drawing  v. 1.0
04 Final Cut Basic Technique Series #3: How to partially apply blurring effect  v. 1.0
05 Final Cut Basic Technique Series #4: Pleasantville effect (partial colors)  v. 1.0
06 Final Cut Basic Technique Series #5: Embedding Timecode  v. 1.0
07 Final Cut Basic Technique Series #6: Isolating an Object, Part 1  v. 1.0
08 Final Cut Basic Technique Series #7: Isolating an Object, Part 2  v. 1.0
09 Final Cut Basic Technique Series #8: Color Correction  v. 1.0
10 Final Cut Basic Technique Series #9: Travel Matte - Leaving Las Vegas  v. 1.0
11 Final Cut Basic Technique Series #10: Travel Matte - Undulating Dragon  v. 1.0
12 Final Cut Basic Technique Series #11: Top-Down Typing  v. 1.0
13 Final Cut Pro: Short Cut Keys  v. 1.0
14 Final Cut Pro 6 Basics Video Tutorial 01: Len Flare  v. 1.0
15 Final Cut Pro 6 Basics Video Tutorial 02: One Color Ray  v. 1.0
16 Final Cut Pro 6 Basics Video Tutorial 03: Two Color Ray  v. 1.0
17 Final Cut Pro 6 Basics Video Tutorial 04: Master Template  v. 1.0
18 Final Cut Pro 6 Basics Video Tutorial 05: Using Matte  v. 1.0
19 Final Cut Pro 6 Basics Video Tutorial 06: Night Vision Effect  v. 1.0
20 Final Cut Pro 6 Basics Video Tutorial 07: Crystal Blocking Parts of Image  v. 1.0
Final Cut Pro tutorial
 
Final Cut Pro tutorial
 
Final Cut Pro tutorial

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Apple Final Cut Pro Basics Series
Final Cut Pro 5 Offline Editing

Apple Final Cut Pro Basics Series comprises 8 video tutorials in a total of 1 hour and 4 minutes.  This series is designed for those who have just started using Final Cut Pro and wish to acquire very basic skills enough to offline-edit simple videos.

In this series, we use a short QuickTime video clip which were recorded with a screen capture application.  In this clip, simple tasks are recorded to show how to use QuickTime Pro functions.  It is intended to design a very first video tutorial.  So we import this clip, create a preset for it and then edit it.

Click on the button for more information. MacHouse   
Final Cut Pro basics
 
01 Final Cut Pro Basics Series: Final Cut Pro Offline Editing #1  v. 1.0
02 Final Cut Pro Basics Series: Final Cut Pro Offline Editing #2  v. 1.0
03 Final Cut Pro Basics Series: Final Cut Pro Offline Editing #3  v. 1.0
04 Final Cut Pro Basics Series: Final Cut Pro Offline Editing #4  v. 1.0
05 Final Cut Pro Basics Series: Final Cut Pro Offline Editing #5  v. 1.0
06 Final Cut Pro Basics Series: Final Cut Pro Offline Editing #6  v. 1.0
07 Final Cut Pro Basics Series: Final Cut Pro Offline Editing #7  v. 1.0
08 Final Cut Pro Basics Series: Final Cut Pro Offline Editing #8  v. 1.0

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Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial - Editing Basics

This series is intended for those who have just started using Final Cut Pro 6 without prior experience in digital video editing and need some guidance.  We, MacHouse, edit more than 200 videos each year, using Apple Final Cut Pro. So we can help you.

This is for offline editing. That is, we assume that all video clips are stored on a hard disk drive.  So we don’t import videos from video cameras.

 
01 Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial - Editing Basics 01: System Setup  v. 1.0
02 Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial - Editing Basics 02: Workflow 1  v. 1.0
03 Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial - Editing Basics 02: Workflow 2  v. 1.0
04 Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial - Editing Basics 04: Importing Video (1) - MPEG-2  v. 1.0
05 Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial - Editing Basics 05: Importing Video (2) - Snapz Pro X  v. 1.0
06 Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial - Editing Basics 06: Importing Video (3) - iShowU  v. 1.0
07 Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial - Editing Basics 07: Importing Video (4) - Photo JPEG with File Error  v. 1.0
08 Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial - Editing Basics 08: Importing Video (5) - Windows Media Video  v. 1.0
09 Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial - Editing Basics 09: Importing Video (6) - MP4  v. 1.0

 

 

Soundtrack Pro video tutorial  

Application: Soundtrack Pro

This Soundtrack Pro Basic Training series uses Soundtrack Pro 2.0.2.

 

Apple Soundtrack Pro
01 Apple Soundtrack Pro 2 Basic Training - Part 1: Introduction  v. 1.0
02 Apple Soundtrack Pro 2 Basic Training - Part 2: Process  v. 1.0
03 Apple Soundtrack Pro 2 Basic Training - Part 3: Effects  v. 1.0
04 Apple Soundtrack Pro 2 Basic Training - Part 4: Export  v. 1.0
Soundtrack Pro video tutorial
 
Soundtrack Pro video tutorial
 
Soundtrack Pro video tutorial