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A simple vector image of a camera
I kind of forgot about the idea of writing in my blog so that I can find the answers again via Google. Well here’s a quick one: How to backup the entire contents of your webcam (I own a Sony HDR-XR150) to a “Camera Archive Folder” on OSX.

  1. Open up iMovie
  2. Go to “File > Import from Camera” or the click big camera button under the Project Library pane
  3. Click the “Archive All” button beside “Camera: Sony HDR-XR150”
  4. Choose a location to save the entire contents of your camera (I use portable hard drives)

After doing this, you’ll have a “Camera Archive Folder” where you can import movies into iMovie for your editing pleasure.

Screenshot of iMovie and the Archive All button

Screenshot of iMovie and the Archive All button

§1037 · January 2, 2012 · Technology, Tips, Video · 1 comment ·


As per these requests I made a screencast of running the SVG video demos on Opera 9.5. My apologies for the crappy video – it’s only my second attempt. Also, I should stress that the framerate of the video on Opera is perfect (any jitteriness is the screencast’s fault, not Opera’s).

§408 · November 9, 2007 · Opera, QuickLinks, Software, SVG, Technology, Video, Web · 3 comments ·


The Opera web browser really puts the other guys to shame when implementing open standards. I wholeheartedly agree with Doug that it’s a shame that I can’t customize Opera’s chrome the way I can with Firefox (you can only go so far with User JavaScript and widgets) – it would easily become my default browser (and not just the browser I test advanced features in). Anyway, those guys at Opera have released a development build of Opera 9.5 that supports video in the browser. This is a big step forward for the open web. Read the rest of this entry …

§406 · November 9, 2007 · Opera, Software, SVG, Technology, Video, Web · Comments Off on Opera 9.5 Beta: Now With Cracklin’ Video ·


I found Chad Vader last night and finished watching the series this morning. This is not your typical YouTube video, the production value is pretty high. Apparently they are compiling the series onto a DVD while planning for “Season 2”. Each video is about 5 minutes long. Here are the links in recommended watching order:

Chad Vader Season 1

Chad Vader Video Blogs

Chad Vader Music Video

I like how the last episode of Season 1 and the video blogs set up the major plots for Season 2. I’m looking forward to it! 🙂

§395 · September 14, 2007 · Entertainment, Television, Video · Comments Off on Chad Vader: YouTube Diversion For Today ·


I’m pretty happy with the performance of the Opera 9.5 Alpha 1 preview (Codename “Kestrel” – download here). So happy that I decided to finally try and figure out how to make a screencast today. Read the rest of this entry …

§392 · September 4, 2007 · JavaScript, Opera, Software, SVG, Technology, Video, Web · Comments Off on A Video Of Opera 9.5 Preview ·