Thanos Tourtouras
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Thanar reviewed on 12 Nov 2013
VIdeo Rotate is not something special; it just alters quicktime's rotation tag and it doesn't rotate the stream itself. The same can be done using QuickTime Player Pro, although with a bit less fancy interface.

Rotating a video either way (either through QT Pro or using VIdeo Rotate) does rotate the video to play back on Apple devices and software, though you will find that the video will play on its original rotation when using other software/platforms, i.e. VLC.

In order to rotate the video for playback on other platforms, you will need to re-encode it, loosing some quality. There SHOULD be a way to rotate the STREAM without re-encode, however I have found no such software yet.
[Version 1.0.2]

Thanar commented on 21 Mar 2013
Any plans on adding modern Greek support?
[Version 2.0.5]


Thanar reviewed on 14 Mar 2010
A few things before you give up on this application, as I almost did:

This is work in project. That said, you shouldn't expect everything to work as it should. There is a learning curve for this app, but once you've mastered even a small (say, around 25%) percentage of the app, then you'll come to realize that this is a professional project after all.

A couple of things to get you started:

You'll have to download a couple of external libraries to make control point detection work, read the manual for more information on the matter.

Even mid-way on the process of stitching, you'll have to make sure all control points are detected correctly, even manually add a few on your own; I had a couple of control points that were detected wrongly in the first place and I was wondering what was wrong for a couple of hours...

Although Hugin gets the work done, it still needs to be greatly updated. The workflow is a bit strange, especially when the images are difficult for the CP detectors and you have to do manual corrections.
[Version 2009.4.0]

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Thanar replied on 14 Mar 2010
ahem... "work in progress" is what I meant to write...
Thanar commented on 14 Mar 2010
CoolBook is -in my opinion- a MUST HAVE for every MacBook / MacBook Pro owner. I have installed it on 3 MacBooks until today and must admin that I am completely satisfied by this utility. More than +30% battery life on all of my MacBooks, as well as MUCH cooler running temperatures; oh, and almost NO fan noise anymore.

Will definitely test it on a couple of iMacs I am waiting to be shipped as well...
[Version 2.16]

Thanar commented on 14 Mar 2010
GPSPhotoLinker is actually the only such utility I managed to locate through MacUpdate that actually allows you to EDIT GPS information. I had a bunch of photos that displayed West GPS longitude instead of East and had to change them.

GPSPhotoLinker has also a very mac-friendly interface and lots of other features as well. Bottom line: a must have!
[Version 1.6.4]

thanar commented on 12 Feb 2008
Looks like Coolbook throttling is broken under newest Mac OS X 10.5.2, although it used to work fine under 10.5.1.
[Version 2.6]

thanar commented on 07 Jan 2008
shootShifter is an excellent tool! I had a few hundred pictures taken in a different time zone and shootShifter shifted the time for me in no time! Excellent utility!

If only it would re-date the movies' Finder information as well...
[Version 1.0b9]

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