As much as I hate to admit it, I’m something of a Trekkie. Not Classic, but TNG and beyond. Were you not ever intrigued by the Captain’s Log?
Why most of them were audio only is beyond me. Think of Star Trek’s logs as a futuristic digital diary. The future is here. Now there’s a way Mac users can create a video diary of personal or family videos.
Beam Me Up, Geordi
My husband complains that I don’t remember what he says. He’s certain that keeping an audio recorder running all the time would help him to win more arguments.
He’s wrong, of course, because my memory is far better than any audio recording.
That said, we’ve entered the age where it’s possible to record and store all our conversations.
Video Mémoires is a Mac app that gives you a video diary with a click, and it’s not far removed from some episodes of Star Trek and their frequent video log entries.
Explain to me why, in the distance future, they had stick-on audio communicators, but couldn’t figure out how to attach a camera and send digital video, too.
Video Mémoires is kinda sorta what you expect. Sit in front of your Mac’s screen, click the record button, and record your video diary entry.
There’s no real magic involved. Click the Record button, and your Mac’s iSight camera begins recording. Click Done and it saves the recording.
You can rename the video, of course, but they’re stored by date. Video Mémoires has a built-in calendar so finding videos by date is easy, but there’s also a search function.
You can export your video diary entries by simply dragging and dropping to your Mac’s Finder (or wherever).
Simple. Elegant. Easy. And very cool, especially if you’re disciplined enough to do a regular video diary entry.
Caveats? A few. It’s cumbersome to move the Mac’s screen around to position iSight to record someone other than yourself. I couldn’t find a way to take videos from iPhoto and drop them into Video Mémoires.
And, finally, there needs to be an iPhone app that does the same thing, and syncs back and forth. That would be freakin’ awesome.