iCreate Magazine

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  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Has anyone seen/read the magazine for mac called iCreate? I picked up a copy the other day (issue 8), and I think its the best mac magazine I have ever read. I believe it is around 120 pages (its bigger, dimensionally, than a normal magazine), and there are only about 3-4 pages of advertising.

    The magazine is awesome. Great photos. Great step by step walkthroughs in just about every mac app. Tells you how to make a DVD from start to finish. Even stuff like good lighting bulbs when shooting films, to FCP stuff, etc.

    I recommend this magazine!
     
  2. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    They have that at my Barnes and Noble, and I don't think it's a bad rag at all. Unfortunately, there is too much emphasis on iMovie and iDVD to appeal to the prosumers who are looking for a good read. It seems iCreate is written for the more recreational mac user. Still, good stuff.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It's a lot of good stuff for going beyond opening the box. A lot of people should be learning from the tutorials in it. MacFormat is the only other Mac-oriented magazine to really touch on a lot of those issues.
     
  4. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Yeah iCreates not bad.

    My problem with Mac magazines is that at least this year many have come out with reviews/reports on hardware that has just been superceeded. Editing/publishing delays mean that content is always delayed but its damn annoying.

    Also many mag articles are too short to give any real depth and I find that almost nothing in many articles hasn't already been made freely available on the net.

    I guess what I am hoping for is more a net focused magazine support, like I guess Macworld has, but with even more exclusive reader material that gets updated almost every day. Maybe macworld is like that but I can't really evaluate it from the website.

    Oh, and it would be nice for dialup mac owners if they routinely put the last 6 months worth of Apple updates from the web on their discs and gave a newbie video of how to identify the ones you need and install them.
     
  5. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    To me, iCreate doesn't have short articles on stuff.

    It showed me how to send text messages to other cell phones from my mac. I am sure some people knew they could do that, but I didnt.

    It explains everything in the Final Cut Express 2 interface. It has like 6 pages of info, and tons of pictures. It even does a tutorial like it did on FCE2 for DVD Studio Pro! Its awesome.
     
  6. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Well that sounds better than some of the mac mags I have been collecting.
     
  7. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    Hate to say it, but six pages with tons of pictures is hardly scratching the surface.
     
  8. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hate to say it, but the tutorials/how-to stuff is better than any mac magazine out there.

    The 6 pages covers a LOT of stuff in FCE2, it tells you what every single buttons purpose is.
     
  9. stevehaslip macrumors 6502a

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    I have to agree that its not aimed at the professional. Some of the things covered are pretty basic, but theres a market for it. I have to complain about the price, its a little high for what you get. Yeah the pics are cool at the start "eyecandy", nice. But to me it always seems a little late with news etc. Why pay £4 (or there abouts) for something that I can get free on the net? I used to buy macuser but thats just too expensive now. Creative Review, now theres a magazine actually worth the £5 it costs. ;)
     

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