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Video editing lets you explore your creative side in many different ways, but for beginners and outsiders alike, it is an element in the process of filmmaking that is often misunderstood. Even with its creative potential, there are certain cuts every editor should be familiar with. Standard, L and J cuts are the basics cut […] Best Dslr, Best Camera, Camera Gear, Slr Camera, Leica Camera, Nikon Dslr, Diy Sharpie, Dslr Accessories, Hacks

9 Essential Cuts Every Video Editor Needs to Know

Video editing lets you explore your creative side in many different ways, but for beginners and outsiders alike, it is an element in the process of filmmaking that is often misunderstood. Even with its creative potential, there are certain cuts every editor should be familiar with. Standard, L and J cuts are the basics cut […]

Time to review the good and the not so good! The Interface What is clear in this latest version of Adobe Premiere Elements 2018 is that Adobe have finally decided on a direction for the program based on the real world rather than some geeks in a lab making guesses. Everything is tucked away […]

Adobe Premiere Elements 2018 Review Part Two and Summary

Part two of the Adobe Premiere Elements 2018 review. A run through of the standard features and capabilities of the program and final thoughts on the Premiere Elements 2018 version.

Video editors need to spend their time wisely while creating a project, and there are a few efficiency techniques that they should be using. Any boring tasks, like zooms, transitions, and warps, should be automated using plug-ins or shortcuts to free up more mental space for pure creativity. All of this boils down to creating […] Great Entrepreneurs, That Look, Take That, Rule Of Thirds, Business Portrait, Back To Basics, Action Poses, Video News, Photography Website

How to Edit Faster Using Effects Templates

Video editors need to spend their time wisely while creating a project, and there are a few efficiency techniques that they should be using. Any boring tasks, like zooms, transitions, and warps, should be automated using plug-ins or shortcuts to free up more mental space for pure creativity. All of this boils down to creating […]

5 Cuts Every Video Editor Should Know Some great basic tips on the cuts you need to learn first as an editor. The good thing with this video is that Daniel explains and more importantly, shows how the cuts are achieved, what they look like and the effect they create. Filming Weddings – 7 Things […]

The Friday Roundup - Cuts That Count, Weddings and Documentaries

This week a great tutorial on the five basic cuts you need to learn first, what we can learn from wedding shoots and documentary B-roll.

Although we tend to talk about lighting in videos we often fail to recognize that we are also invariably talking about shadows. It really is a matter of paying attention not only to where the light is but also where the light isn’t. Working with shadows rather than with the light itself is far more […]

Advanced Cinematography - Using Shadow

Although we tend to talk about lighting in videos we often fail to recognize that we are also invariably talking about shadows. It really is a matter of paying attention not only to where the light is but also where the light isn’t. Working with shadows rather than with the light itself is far more […]

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MPEG2 AVCHD MPEG4 Editing Explained

Understand why the current batch of highly compressed video files present specific problems when it comes to editing.

The Marching Band Trick to Steadier Handheld Moving Shots This is a great demonstration video for shooting steady handheld footage. I have read and even written a lot of tutorials on this subject and sure there are lots of tips and tricks but this one actually shows it. I have seen and have used the […]

The Friday Roundup - Steadier Handheld and Mask Transitions

This week we have a tutorial on shooting steadier handheld footage, a quick green screen tutorial and how to create mask transitions.

Filming the movies by yourself, where you are the main actor, is getting to be very popular, primarily due to the quality video recording gear that is quite affordable. The movies that used to require a team of professionals are now made by individuals. There are some tips that you should use to have your […] Photography Lessons, Camera Photography, Travel Photography, Photography Rules, Photography Courses, Photography Equipment, Photography Business, Digital Photography, Best Outdoor Projector

11 Practical Filmmaking Pro Tips on How to Film Yourself

Filming the movies by yourself, where you are the main actor, is getting to be very popular, primarily due to the quality video recording gear that is quite affordable. The movies that used to require a team of professionals are now made by individuals. There are some tips that you should use to have your […]

A step by step tutorial using a free audio editing program called Audacity to clean up a voice track recorded on average equipment. Music Recording Studio, Track Records, Recorder Music, Clean Up, The Voice, Audio, Green, Blog

How to Clean up a Voice Track or Narration Track in Audacity

A step by step tutorial using a free audio editing program called Audacity to clean up a voice track recorded on average equipment.

A key lighting technique for any aspiring video maker is the interview setup. You don’t need to break the bank to get it right and with a few tips you can master this vital skill. The first step is to look at the space you are shooting in and work out the best positioning for […]

Interview Lighting

A key lighting technique for any aspiring video maker is the interview setup. You don’t need to break the bank to get it right and with a few tips you can master this vital skill. The first step is to look at the space you are shooting in and work out the best positioning for […]

Dynamic Video Masking in Pinnacle Studio 24 First of all let me just clarify that I have not turned into some kind of strange Pinnacle Studio fanboi! The reason I say that is that for the last few weeks I have been reporting on the release of Pinnacle Studio 24. Usually that would mean a […] Studio 24, Video News, Let It Be, Videos, Youtube, Youtubers, Video Clip, Youtube Movies

The Friday Roundup - Pinnacle Dynamic Masking and YouTube Videos

This week another instalment on the release of Pinnacle Studio 24, a soup to nuts YouTube video tutorial and more.

There are quite a few things that you can do to change boring shots into some great b-roll footage. First, it is extremely important to get all the small details right when it comes to shooting footage. Make sure that the lighting is properly done and the frames per second will highlight the shot. Move […] Videos Online, You Videos, Videos Video, Marketing Tools, Digital Marketing, Media Marketing, Las Mejores Webs, Lance Corporal, Video Camera

How to Turn Boring Shots into Bitchin' B-Roll

There are quite a few things that you can do to change boring shots into some great b-roll footage. First, it is extremely important to get all the small details right when it comes to shooting footage. Make sure that the lighting is properly done and the frames per second will highlight the shot. Move […]

I recently received an email from someone with some questions about DVD video discs, their files and structure and the relative safety of different methods of DVD recovery or repair. My reply kind of went on a bit as I am inclined to do so I thought I had better post it here so I […] Repair Scratched Dvds, How To Clean Dvds, Some Questions, This Or That Questions, Writing Programs, Played Yourself, Video News, Video Editing, Cleaning Hacks

DVD File Structure With Notes on Recovery and Finalization

An explanation of the file structure found in video DVDs and the function of each type of file to be found there with some notes on video recovery strategies.

Many people outside of the filmmaking industry do not realize that audio is just as important as video, but those within the industry understand that audio is crucial. Budget cameras usually provide poor audio quality, so it can be important to simply get an audio toolkit, but there are some mid-range cameras that provide sufficient […] Best Dslr, Best Camera, Camera Gear, Slr Camera, Leica Camera, Nikon Dslr, Diy Sharpie, Dslr Accessories, Hacks

Building A Travel Audio Recording Toolkit

Many people outside of the filmmaking industry do not realize that audio is just as important as video, but those within the industry understand that audio is crucial. Budget cameras usually provide poor audio quality, so it can be important to simply get an audio toolkit, but there are some mid-range cameras that provide sufficient […]

Audio is just as important to the viewer experience as video. Studies have shown that poor audio can lead to negative reactions from viewers. First, it is important to use a standalone camera instead of one on a recorder. An individual camera can give higher quality sound. Secondly, it is important to get as close […] When Can I Retire, Popular Search Engines, How To Become Successful, Google Search Results, By Using, Promote Your Business, Retirement Planning, Great Videos, How To Make Money

7 Tips to Help You Avoid Common Audio Pitfalls

Audio is just as important to the viewer experience as video. Studies have shown that poor audio can lead to negative reactions from viewers. First, it is important to use a standalone camera instead of one on a recorder. An individual camera can give higher quality sound. Secondly, it is important to get as close […]

In the past it was not difficult to know which cables to use, but in recent years the rise of many potential cables has made knowing more difficult. Now that USB cables and thunderbolt cables look similar, it is more difficult to know which cables to use. The cable that you use can greatly impact […] Sounds Good, Video News, How To Find Out, Connection, The Past, Cable, Smooth, Audio, Usb

Cables Matter—Test Your Connections

In the past it was not difficult to know which cables to use, but in recent years the rise of many potential cables has made knowing more difficult. Now that USB cables and thunderbolt cables look similar, it is more difficult to know which cables to use. The cable that you use can greatly impact […]