First of all this week I think that apologies are in order! As you will see from this week’s post on all things video editing it would appear that almost nothing has happened so this week’s roundup is a little… ummm… thin. My strategy of waiting for other people to actually DO something during the week so that I can shamelessly turn it into a scintillating blog post and claim some kind of originality has fallen well and truly flat this week! Apart from a . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup No News (almost!) is Good News… Not!
YouTube One Channel Design Tips This week YouTube were announcing that the roll out of their new “One Channel” interface for YouTube channels would be nearly complete. The main reason given for this rather large change in the state of the YouTube universe is mainly to make their site more responsive to people accessing the site using different (mainly mobile) devices. Anyone having their own channel (and you know you should!) will be presented with the new layout within the next week or so. In . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – YouTube One Channel, Microphone Shootouts and Production Tips
It’s a bit of a “catch-up” Friday Roundup this week. Not sure really what happened but this week has just flown by and I missed a few stories last week covering the CyberLink response to Adobe’s Creative Cloud announcement so… let’s get into it! Codec Wars… again? First up this week is codec news. Boy, just when you think everything was settled down into a comfy H.264 looking world they start talking about H.265 (HVEC) being just around the corner. Now Google are understandably pressing . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Emerging Video Codecs, Macro Tips and More
An often viable alternative to a purpose built video editing software program for those whose needs are modest can be in the form a a multimedia program that comes loaded with a video editing module. This can also apply to a person who may be looking for a good DVD or Blu-ray burning or copying program. Before we go any further on this page and in the interests of keeping things simple you should approach these types of programs with at least a little caution . . . → Continue reading: Multimedia Suites
When you consider that all operating systems come with at least basic DVD reading and burning capabilities and that most video editing software programs come with advanced CD, DVD and Blu-ray features the case for owning purpose built disc software is nowhere near as strong as it was in the past. However there are times or circumstances when the need for such software arises so on this page I have put down a few of my thoughts on the subject as well as made a . . . → Continue reading: Blu-Ray and DVD Burning or Copying Software
Rather than my usual roundup of all things video editing from around the traps this week I wanted to devote this entire post to an issue that has caused quite a stir of late. The biggest story to break in the field of video editing software licensing for some time has been the move by Adobe to a subscription based model for their top end products. Whilst this has caused all sorts of angst, hand-wringing and hoopla within the pro video editing / multimedia community . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – CyberLink Responds to Subscription Licensing
This week I was reading through my usual sources of information on all things video and video editing and came across this particular article. (Below) Reading about and watching on video just where this kid is at the age of 12 as far as creating her own videos go was well… it was just plain depressing! Not being one to feel depressed alone I though I would put it at the top of this weeks roundup just to make sure you could get to share . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – This 12 Year-Old Can (probably) Kick Your Butt
I received a message the other day from someone who wanted to get into some video editing but was uncertain about just how deep he wanted to dive into the software pool. Basically he was asking whether to go for a basic version of the software he was looking at or should he go the whole hog and get the super deluxe version. You can see the original exchange below but I thought it raised a good point that was worth exploring in a dedicated post for . . . → Continue reading: Editing Software Basic Version or Advanced Version?
So the big news for this week has been the announcement by Adobe regarding one of their flagship product Adobe CS6. In a nutshell they are moving CS6 over to a subscription based model that is heavily integrated into the “cloud” and are renaming it Creative Cloud or CC. Users will will pay a monthly or yearly fee to have access to the suite and will instantly receive all updates and upgrades as they occur. The program will still run as a desktop application but will need . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Adobe Drops a Bombshell… sorta
We kick off this week with a great story that not only makes YouTube a serious contender for the “bigger is dumber” award but also carries some great lessons for the “little guy” of video on YouTube and other services. Last year YouTube decided they had way too much money sitting around the office and needed to get rid of it fast. The idea was to pump around $300 million into various Original YouTube Channels in an effort to get them scaled up faster than they would without the . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – YouTube’s 300 Million Dollar Hole and More