The Friday Roundup – Vegas Pro Discounts, Laws of Light and Editing 101

So this week I wanted to kick off with a bit of a change from me because I rarely get into all the discounting blah blah that is going on at any given time. Generally speaking despite all the noise you get from promotions, marketing and advertising the reality is that most discounts on offer are actually already on the respective website of the software maker . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Vegas Pro Discounts, Laws of Light and Editing 101

The Friday Roundup – Super 8, Pixels and Re-linking Media Assets

The Return of “Dad Movies!” I don’t often cover cameras on this site because to be honest it is a full time job just trying to keep up with the latest releases let alone any of the technology in the area. However this week an interesting one came onto my radar which I thought was worth mentioning. This is a case of everything old is new again with . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Super 8, Pixels and Re-linking Media Assets

The Friday Roundup – A Few Tips Before The End of 2016

I think we can all relate to this. Express Projects Tutorial – CyberLink PowerDirector Most video editing software featured on this site is aimed at the consumer level or home video editor although these days many of them are beginning to punch their way up into the pro leagues. Because of that they all have some kind of auto editing function and in fact most of them have two to be more precise. Generally there is . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – A Few Tips Before The End of 2016

The Friday Roundup – Khan Academy and Pixar in a Box, Cinemagraphs

Pixar in a Box – Khan Academy I wanted to kick off this week’s Friday Roundup on a subject that is not totally connected to video shooting or video editing per se. I was wandering about the internet this week as is my want and re-stumbled upon a site called Khan Academy. Now the way I stumbled upon it was through a link to something called Pixar in . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Khan Academy and Pixar in a Box, Cinemagraphs

The Friday Roundup – Bitrates, Color Grades and Cameras

Bitrate Tutorial I was having a bit of a moment this week with someone who wrote in to me here for help with his video projects. The person in question was having trouble getting the quality he wanted from his software for what on the surface seemed to be a pretty straightforward process. All he was trying to do was to add some images to the timeline, some music in the background and then output it . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Bitrates, Color Grades and Cameras

The Friday Roundup – Equipment Envy, Bitrates and Color

sin-city-baboon What Makes A Good Color Grade? It is interesting how last week’s latest and greatest, totally awesome feature so quickly fades into the distance as we have our attention placed firmly on the next big thing. What am I talking about here? Glad you asked! The “last week’s darling” is color grading and the new kid in town is 360 degree shooting, editing with a view to VR . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Equipment Envy, Bitrates and Color

The Friday Roundup – Autofocus for Video and 360 Degree Stitching

ice-cream-autofocus The Importance of Autofocus One of the downsides to shooting in HD that never seems to get mentioned much is the fact that any error in the footage being taken is recorded in all its high definition glory. We all hear the marketing blurb about crystal clear images etc but the reality of this is that if your focus is correct and your color settings and white balance . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Autofocus for Video and 360 Degree Stitching

The Friday Roundup – Assets, Color Grading and Light

organised-for-editing Keeping Your Footage Organized It doesn’t take very long for anyone to realize that these days the rate at which we all gather digital assets can be rather alarming. Gone are the days when you had to shoot carefully because film (still or moving) was hellishly expensive to both buy and process. In fact gone are the days when you had to be slightly less careful shooting because . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Assets, Color Grading and Light

The Friday Roundup – YouTube VR, Blending Modes and Action Cams

vr-headset-girl VR Takes Another Step Closer Over the past few years there have been a number of technology promises made that haven’t in my opinion, really delivered. I think the biggest offender has been 3D both in a TV watching scenario as well as on the big screen at the movies. To me the closest it has ever looked was that I thought it looked “3D-ish” but not really . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – YouTube VR, Blending Modes and Action Cams

The Friday Roundup – LUTs, Diffusers, Reflectors and Audio

luts LUTs ‘n’ Stuff For those of you that have LUT capable software but are uncertain about what to actually DO with that here you are! Everything you ever wanted to know about getting started with LUTs but were afraid to ask! For those of you who don’t know what we are talking about, here’s the deal. LUT is short for “lookup table” and is really a set of . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – LUTs, Diffusers, Reflectors and Audio