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The Friday Roundup – Pinnacle Studio Object Tracking and Editing Guides

Introduction to Smart Object Tracking OK so you may have noticed that last week there was no Friday Roundup. In fact even though there is one this week it is looking a little thin! The reason for that is that around this time of year the Christmas and New Year stuff tends to do two things to most of my sources. They either just shut down altogether or they go into total selling … [Read More...] about The Friday Roundup – Pinnacle Studio Object Tracking and Editing Guides

The Friday Roundup – Jump Cuts, Action Videos and Masks

What is a Jump Cut? 5 Ways to Use Jump Cuts in Video Many years ago kids before the advent of things like YouTube the Jump Cut was quite an uncommon occurrence. They were used very sparingly as a means by which to create an effect but due to their tendency to be jarring to the audience, "sparingly" would be an understatement. The only other time a jump cut appeared was when the … [Read More...] about The Friday Roundup – Jump Cuts, Action Videos and Masks

The Friday Roundup – The “Why” of Cutting, Unreal Engine and Effects

Why Do Editors Cut? One of the most difficult things to learn as a video editor is also one of the most basic actions and is something that you very rarely see discussed at the beginner level. What I am talking about here is "the cut." By that I mean the actual point where you cut from one shot to the next. That action is one of the most important things in learning editing yet … [Read More...] about The Friday Roundup – The “Why” of Cutting, Unreal Engine and Effects