Oct
05
2011

I feel like Ahab, except that I beat the White Whale.

This, admittedly, does not look like much.

But it still represents victory. It is a video taken from a NON-Apple video camera that was successfully imported into iMovies, turned into a YouTube video, uploaded from an iPad, then published to this blog from the iPad via Blogpress. I even have the keyboard/case combo to actually type like a regular person!

APPARENTLY APPLE HAS PROBLEMS WITH ME DOING THIS SORT OF THING, BECAUSE THEY THREW UP EVERY POSSIBLE ROADBLOCK THAT THEY COULD THINK OF TO KEEP ME FROM ACCOMPLISHING THIS GOAL.

Am I ranting? Yes, I’m ranting. It’s just that… after a while, it just got to be a bit much, you understand? Just a bit much. But I’m better now! REally! I’ve turned my iPad 2 into an imitation laptop! It’s all back to normal now!

Honest!

– Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

8 Comments

  • Kresh says:

    Well Apple does want to control your experience. Those “roadblocks” were Apple’s way of saying “No! Bad puppy!”

    • Moe_Lane says:

      And they will pay for those roadblocks, Kresh.

      Oh, how they will pay. I suddenly have a burning interest in covering West Coast Congressional races.

  • BigGator5 says:

    “And he piled upon the whale’s white hump, the sum of all the rage and hate felt by his whole race. If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it.”

  • Phil Smith says:

    It’s a nice little horse, I guess, but I felt the production could have a used a little more Montalban.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Phil: Hey, my mom made that horse. Seriously: she asked me what I wanted for Christmas – or was it a housewarming gift? – and I said “A chalk horse” (we were just back from England, which has those). So…

  • Jeff Weimer says:

    And the Apple “you can do anything you want, as long as you do it our way” scheme is exactly the reason why I will not own an Apple product. Android tablet will be the only option(s!) when I decide I need something like that.

  • Jeff says:

    So what was the camera and what settings on it did the trick?

    You might want to make a post on how to do it as this question does get asked regularly on Apple’s forums and elsewhere online.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      That’s the best part: I finally tracked down an app (Splice) that converts regular video that you’ve put in your Camera Roll into something that iMovie likes. So it’s not the camera, it’s the app.

      So this was mostly a victory for general research skills. 🙂

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