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This course covers the entire photographic workflow in Apple Aperture, from import to enhancement to output. Author Derrick Story covers organizing image collections with star ratings, labels, and Smart Albums, and using the image editing tools to adjust exposure, retouch flaws, and correct color balance issues. And one of the most noteworthy features in Aperture is explored in detail: its ability to store video clips alongside the stills from digital cameras, then combine them to create stunning multimedia slideshows.
This course was updated on 10/03/12. Updated movies cover the features added through version 3.3, including Retina display support, iCloud photo sharing, streamlined integration with iPhoto, and much more.
Here's a fun, quick tip for you. If you don't want to play the whole movie, as we did in the previous tutorial, and you just want to grab a frame from a movie, I am going to show you how to do that. Let's go back to our project right here and here is where our movie is, and we can just double-click on it to bring it up. You can scrub here until you find the frame that you want. Then we go to the gear menu and we go to New JPEG from frame. Now depending on what the resolution is for your movie, that will drive the resolution for the still frame.
Click on that. Just like that, Aperture did that. Now I am going to double-click again to bring us back to movie size. Now we want to find our JPEG that it created. Well, hey, why not use the Filter? Let's just change our File Type now to JPEG, because we know that's what Aperture created. It shows all of our JPEGs. Here is our frame grab form our movie. Let's go to Metadata. Let's take a look at it. Sure enough, it's a JPEG. It's from a standard definition movie.
That means 640x480. So, that is the size of the JPEG. However, if you're shooting in HD with one of these newer cameras, your frame grab could be a glorious 1920 pixels, which means that's over two megapixel image, which means that as you're shooting video, you're actually shooting two megapixels, boom, boom, boom every frame, and you can grab any of those frames by using this technique.
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