Mac OS X Tutorial videos ...

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  1. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I have been thinking about putting together tutorial videos on using different different features of OS X ... but I need some ideas.

    If I can get some ideas on what people would like to see how to do, I'll make the video and post it for MR.

    Changing Icons

    Installing XP through Fusion

    Create encrypted disk image

    Installing and uninstalling applications

    Using Automator

    Change File Associations

    Quick Tip - Multiple File Info

    Using Spaces

    Move vs. Copy vs. Alias

    Using Disk Utility

    Burning a Disc Image to CD

    Using Aliases

    Setting up Time Machine

    Using Time Machine

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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Simple stuff, I'm assuming? Not how to install and configure a MAMP server?

    How long do you want these videos to be? Quick and topical, or long and broad? You could do one video on backups, covering Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner (or SuperDuper) and the relative benefits of each.
     
  3. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Simple to moderate, nothing too complex, but nothing that can be accomplished in a few seconds.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Okay, just Time Machine then? How to configure, how to back up, and how to restore? Is that the sort of size you're after?
     
  5. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, stuff like that ... I can do the production, as well as the technical work of the tutorial ... I just lack the creativity to come up with things people would actually need to see.
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I had a similar idea a while back. Didn't seem to be much interest, though.

    The problem isn't coming up with ideas, it's coming up with ideas regularly and consistently. Augh. This is why I never got into blogging.
     
  7. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    You seem to want to attempt the same thing ... but are plagued with the same limitations I am.
     
  8. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Not quite. My idea was to document problems and their solutions, rather than straight walkthroughs. Hanging out in here, you've got plenty of ideas for problems to solve. The ideas take care of themselves. The bit that bothered me about that idea was the potential for self-medication. You probably know what I'm talking about.
     
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    Yes. I know.
     
  10. shanshor macrumors regular

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    Another could be Parallels VS. Fusion. iShowU reviews, macsnapper, other 3rd party apps. Yahoo Vs. Adium. Benefits of both (webcams vs not). Garageband tutorials always help, along with iLife '09 since it is a new product.

    I have been thinking about doing stuff like this for a while, but i'm shy :))

    maybe dock tweakers. Like SuperDocker and Docker, and other tweaking tools like TinkerTool. (All freeware). I wouldn't recommend doing paid apps unless going into full detail because people won't be willing to go out and buy those based on a 3 minute review (no offense).

    Good Luck !
     
  11. Avi macrumors member

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    How to use Onyx

    How to access a PC from a Mac or vice-versa

    Maybe how to use - Bowtie, Geektools etc

    Installing Windows using VMware
     
  12. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, that would be a good one ... and maybe the bootcamp process as well.
     
  13. GGGUUUYYY macrumors regular

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    Link another persons video for basic content. Like the ones you see on youtube?
     
  14. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I finished the first video, if I could get some comments on it, it would be greatly appreciated. The longest part was uploading it to YouTube, and this is more of a proof of concept and opportunity to work out the bugs without putting much effort into it. I hope to take it much further, with close ups to focus on important steps that may be confusing.

    The topic for this one is changing icons, specifically the hard drive icon, which requires a permissions change.

    I'm going to do installing XP through Fusion next.

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  15. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    What program are you using to record? If that's an option, I suggest speeding your mouse click indicator up quite a bit.

    With regard to that specific tutorial, it would be helpful to explain the functional difference between a .icns file and an icon, and to briefly discuss what permissions are and why they need to be changed. Otherwise looks good.

    Here's a copy of the one I made a while back. I don't really do anything, though. (My neck was stiff at the time, hence the angled head.)
     
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    That was cool and informative, r.j.s!
    Very nicely done and thanks, :)
    Morod
     
  17. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I'm using iShowU HD Pro, and I don't know if that is an option, but I'll check it out.

    I did this one mostly to get a feel for the software, and work out a way to define my workflow. I wanted something that was quick and not too involved.

    I'll check that out.

    Thanks.

    How was the volume? I used the internal mic, because I couldn't find my wired lav, which I plan on using in the future.
     
  18. Morod macrumors 68000

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    Volume was fine, but a little bit muddy. Using the lav would be a good idea. I'll try to come up with some topics that would be of interest to a lot of people. Thanks again.
    Morod
     
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    How about "How to use Google" - that'll solve a lot of people's problems.
     
  20. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    :D

    I agree, the audio quality could've been better. You might want to experiment with that a bit.
     
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    I think my next video will be on creating encrypted fisk images for safe keeping of files.
     
  23. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    That would be good, actually. A lot of people should learn the simple trick of attaching site:something.com/org/net/gov at the end of their search for targeted web sites. Let's give an example...

    If I wanted to see some Office vs iWork crap on Macrumors I'd type in Google,

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    iWork vs Office site:forums.macrumors.com
    7,940 results. Go figure. :rolleyes:
     

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  24. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Everyone has private documents on their computer - bank statements, tax files, work files. OS X doesn't provide a way to lock an individual folder, but you can protect files using an encrypted disk image. Here I show you how to create that image.

    Create encrypted disk image
     
  25. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    you may want to consider going to www.apple.com/findouthow and look at the text based tutorials they have and maybe converting some of those over to videos for the MR Community.
     

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