Adobe Creative Suite 2 and 3 Compatibility with Leopard


TOKYO (MacHouse) – Apple, Inc. has released OS 10.5 Leopard worldwide last Friday. Not surprisingly, some software products are compatible and others are not compatible with the latest Mac OS. Apple Discussions is flooded with concerns and complains that the new OS version is incompatible with Final Cut Studio products. How about Adobe products? Continue reading

Adobe After Effects – Simple Creativity #28

Adobe After Effects 8.0.1

Adobe After Effects – Simple Creativity #28: Laura Bush with a Frankenstein Mask

This video tutorial shows steps to track facial movements, using Adobe After Effects CS3. The purpose of this tutorial is to coordinate the position of a 2D image to model’s facial movements. The video clip used in this tutorial comes from Internet Archive. We acknowledge our special thanks to First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush for her helping us complete this tutorial despite her busy schedule. A sample movie is presented at MacHouse Forums. Continue reading

Roxio Toast Titanium 7 & 8 Crash Problem and A Solution

Roxio Toast Titanium 7 Roxio Toast Titanium 8

TOKYO (MacHouse) – Several hours ago, we detected a serious problem. Roxio Toast Titanium 8 crashed upon launch! Life without Toast Titanium is unthinkable. It’s possible to open some Toast disk images with DiskImageMounter. But we can’t open the ones that we badly need to use. How about Toast Titanium 7? It crashed as well. Hmm… That’s not good. So we re-installed Toast Titanium 8. And the crash problem persists. Continue reading

Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial #18

Apple Motion tutorial

Apple Motion Basics Video Tutorial 18: Motion Tracking and Hiding a Small Area Dynamically

Last week, we had a visitor from New York City. He said that he was a taxi driver in New York. And he showed me a QuickTime movie to prove it. Then he goes, “You see what the problem is?” Well, I didn’t. He said that he wanted to hide the license tag of his taxi. I thought I could blur the number plate dynamically by placing key frames but that it could take hours to do the job manually. “Wait! Perhaps, I could do it with Apple Motion,” I said. So I launched Motion 3 on my iMac. In a matter of 8 and a half minutes or so, I managed to hide his license tag. After seeing the edited movie, the taxi driver looked content and went back to New York City.

The following video tutorial shows how to use Motion 3 to place key frames and hide a small area dynamically by using a motion tracking function. The original video clip (Producer: Scott McReynolds) used in this tutorial comes from Internet Archive. A sample movie is presented at MacHouse Forums > Video Showcase. Continue reading