Tiltshift Video

Tiltshift Video is a universal iOS application for the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Tiltshift Video allows you to edit videos and photos on your iOS device applying a tilt-shift effect. You have the ability to process full 1080p videos on the iPad (3rd generation+) and the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. You can process 720P on all other iOS devices. This is a terrific application and I highly recommend checking it out if you are interested in video editing on your iPhone or iPad. The rendering is surprisingly fast and you can apply an endless amount of adjustments to a single video. Not only video, you can also add tilt-shift effect to any image on your iOS device as well. Check out this photo of my daughter:


Now check out this image after I made a few adjustments using the Tiltshift App:

Once you are finished adding the tilt-shift effect to your video or image you can then add some color correction to your video or image, add an intro title and an ending title, add custom music that you have stored on your device, and even add some Vignetting to your video or image.

Features include:

  • Five different blur shapes
  • Blur strength & transition
  • Brightness
  • Saturation
  • Contrast
  • Recovery
  • Vignette
  • Speed
  • Music

Download Tiltshift Video in the App Store for only $4.99: TiltShift Video - Miniature effect for movies and photos - Fidel Lainez Developer Website

Triggertrap for Android and iOS

A side by side look at the options on for the Triggertrap app on Android and iOS. iOS has a few more features than the Android version. I just wanted to show what each app offers.

The Triggertrap dongle is $30 (Nikon and Canon) and you can purchase that from Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Uvw8qX

. No laughing as my pronunciation of seismic. I laughed at myself after going back and listening to it.

Download Triggertrap for iOS: Triggertrap Mobile: the ultimate camera remote - Triggertrap
Download Trigger trap for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.triggertrap&hl=en

Sofia - Ghost Effect in Final Cut Pro X

How it is done?
She was standing in front of a green screen, I used a black/white color effect. For the glitch aspect I used a plugin called mGlitch from MotionVFX; https://www.motionvfx.com/mplugs-13.html

I highly recommend any of the MotionVFX plugins for FCP X. In my opinion they are the best plugins for Final Cut Pro X!

Finally figured out how to mirror Android on my Mac

I just want to update this post/video and say that AirDroid will not work with Android 4.3 as far as using the Screenshot aspect. The app still works but not the mirroring on 4.3.

I have been using Android solely for 3 months now, since the end of January and the one thing I couldn't figure out was how to mirror my screen on my iMac like I can with my iPad and AirPlay. AirDroid is an app I have been using since the beginning but didn't realize it worked as a mirroring app. It does, someone commented on a post on Google+ about this yesterday. Now I can finally do Android App reviews. Yay for me.

Intro Designer for iOS

Intro Designer is a universal iOS application developed for the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Intro Designer is available in the iOS App Store for only $2.99.

Intro Designer is an application that will allow you create video intros on your iOS device that can be exported to your camera roll and then opened in another application like iMovie or Pinnacle Studio so that you can add an intro to a video that you might be editing for upload to a service like YouTube or Vimeo. Most of the templates that are offered are quite generic and you cannot create you own template but you can add your own personal text and messages to your intro video. You could also use Intro Designer to create an "outro" for you video with your website domain or asking your viewers to subscribe to your YouTube channel, etc.

Intro Designer offers 13 different categories to choose from. In each of these categories you will have different themes to choose from to download to your iPad. Some of the themes might be in more than one category though. All of the themes are different lengths in time, some are 10 seconds long others might be as long as 30 seconds. Each category has a different number of themes to choose from, one category may only have 2 themes while another may have up to 6. The categories are as follows.


  • Celebrate
  • Family
  • Simple
  • Sports
  • Abstract
  • Music
  • Love
  • Birthday
  • Holiday
  • Nature
  • Cinematic
  • Shows
  • Travel

Be aware that downloading these themes to your iOS will use up your storage space on your device. Then remember when you export your footage to your camera roll you will now have this video in 2 places on your device using twice the storage. If you import that footage into another application that same footage will then be in 3 spots on your device using 3x the storage. If you do not have a lot of storage space you can delete your footage from the Intro Designer application after you have exported to help save storage space!
Intro Designer is a really fun application and if you do not own any motion creating software on your computer and you want to add some professionalism to your videos then check out Intro Designer.


Intro Designer for iMovie - dgMotion Mobile (iPad)
Intro Designer for iMovie - dgMotion Mobile (iPhone)
Intro Designer Lite - Create Intros for iMovie - dgMotion Mobile (Lite version - Free)

Developer Website

How to disable the Infrared Remote in OS X

If you have an Apple TV and it interferes with a Mac you have close-by, you can disable the remote function very easily. The above video shows you how to do so.

Repix for iPad and iPhone

Repix is not just filters, it is better filters! Filters that actually let you get creative; but the great thing about Repix is that you do not have to be an artist to create a masterpiece. It is simple to create or get creative you just need to play with the brushes and find that right touch to add to your photos. Of course can easily apply just 1 filter effect to your images and be done with it but where is the fun in that? Repix gives you total control of the effects that you add to your images, you can mix and match effects or you can add 1 effect to a portion of your image and add another effect to another portion. Again, you have total control!

Download Repix in the App Store:
Repix - Inspiring Photo Editor - Sumoing Ltd (iPad)
Repix - Inspiring Photo Editor - Sumoing Ltd(iPhone)

Opteka X-Grip

Opteka X-GRIP Professional Camera / Camcorder Action Stabilizing Handl and the NEEWER® 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light.

You can purchase the Opteka X-Grip on Amazon for only $19.99; http://amzn.to/1Ug5csy