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This is where you will find my weekly roundup of all the latest news, tips, tutorials and releases in the world of shooting, editing and producing video.

The Friday Roundup – Match Cuts, Sound Effects and Hyperlapse

SFX Secrets: The Graphic Match Cut Very often when you are wandering about the internet trying to find information on editing and how to cut things together you come across the term “match cut.” It is implied that this is a cut between two shots where the components of both shots although quite different, are in many ways the same. Imagine a guy in the desert . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Match Cuts, Sound Effects and Hyperlapse

The Friday Roundup – Motion Tracking, Transitions and Audio Tips

Transition Tutorial – CyberLink PowerDirector 15 One of the best ways to save a bunch of time when you are editing is to have certain defaults set up so all you have to do is point and click so that action occurs. This is especially true for transitions. Rather than having to repeatedly go into the transitions area in your effects library and go . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Motion Tracking, Transitions and Audio Tips

The Friday Roundup – Color Grading, Smartphone Tips and YouTube

6 TRICKS to shoot Cellphone Videos Probably nothing new here as far as smart phone video tricks go but really, most of it bears repeating. One of my pet hates when it comes to footage captured on the fly by amateurs is the application of the “watering the garden” technique for shooting. I am sure you have seen it and I am almost as sure you . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Color Grading, Smartphone Tips and YouTube

The Friday Roundup – Magix Offering 40% Discount on Vegas Pro Line

The Big Vegas Pro 14 discount Edition! Before I get into this week’s round up of video tips’n’tricks I wanted to get a little business out of the way. As you can probably tell by the banner at the top of the post there is a pretty awesome special deal going at the moment for readers of the DIY Video Editor. The guys at VegasCreative are . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Magix Offering 40% Discount on Vegas Pro Line

The Friday Roundup – Fades, LUTs, Audio Swells and More!

How to Fade In & Out of Videos EASY One of the main problems most people have when they start out with just about any video editing software is that the interface they are presented with looks like nothing they have seen before. This tends to send the new user into a kind of overwhelmed state and from that point forward nothing really seems to make sense! The difficulty software designers have with video editors is . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Fades, LUTs, Audio Swells and More!

The Friday Roundup – Multicam Capture from Corel and Filmora Tutorials

Corel MultiCam Capture This is a pretty cool new plugin that Corel have “sort of” released this week… kinda. So the video below demonstrates a product they have released called Multicam Capture. It is basically a plugin that is for Pinnacle Studio only so far but I would imagine it will get rolled out to VideoStudio quite soon as well. Once you have the plugin (more . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Multicam Capture from Corel and Filmora Tutorials

The Friday Roundup – Film Noir, Camera Hacks and Lens Sizes

Welcome to this weeks Friday Roundup chock full of meaty video goodness… sort of. Before I get into the usual round up of video tips and stuff I wanted to just quickly draw your attention to a sale that CyberLink are having. Now I know I am supposed ot mercilessly market to my readers at every given opportunity but to be honest I am . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Film Noir, Camera Hacks and Lens Sizes

The Friday Roundup – Trimming the Fat, Close Ups and Shot Lists

Bite Sized Video Chunks This is an excellent article from the Techsmith blog on trimming videos. When I first saw the title I thought, “Well that’s a bit basic isn’t it?” After all probably the first thing anyone learns in editing software after loading something into the library and subsequently on to the timeline is trimming a video! However upon closer inspection I realized . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Trimming the Fat, Close Ups and Shot Lists

The Friday Roundup – Split Screens, VR/360° Footage and Sound Design

Pinnacle Studio – Split Screen Video One of the reason Pinnacle Studio comes with a bit of a warning (on this site at least) is because to be honest it is not an easy software solution for the beginner. Even Corel openly admit there is a steep learning curve and the reason for that has to do with how software deals with features. Pinnacle . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Split Screens, VR/360° Footage and Sound Design

The Friday Roundup – Video Resolution, Shutter Speed and a Few Tutorials

Video Resolution Over the past few years the development of video as a medium has seemingly exploded with advances being made in the creation, editing and distribution of projects. One thing that is pretty obvious is that whatever is happening at the pointy end of the market will eventually find it’s way down to us average users at some time. The difficulty in this is that . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Video Resolution, Shutter Speed and a Few Tutorials