NEW Filmora9 Update This week the folks at Wondershare release an update to their easy to use video editing software Filmora. This is a fairly rare occurrence with them as they tend to just keep updating and bug fixing at a somewhat quiet and constant rate without too much fanfare. This latest release takes us to version 9 of the software and I am happy to report they are … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Filmora Updates, Shutterstock Select and More!
DIY Video Editor Blog
This is where you will find my weekly roundup (Get it? A cowboy on a horse? Roundup?) covering all the latest news, tips, tutorials and releases in the world of shooting, editing and producing video.
SHOOT the %#$ Thing! Light, Exposure, ISO, History, Tips This is another good no-nonsense tutorial I came across this week on the subject of manual settings especially in DSLRs and camcorders. Many new and inexperienced video shooters tend to go straight into the Auto settings of their cams and stay there almost forever. Even if the average person does try to dip their toes … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – ISO Settings, YouTube Stories and Rendering
Producing Your Own Sound Effects: Perfecting Audio The video below gives a great insight into how you can create your own sound effects and why you perhaps may want to do it. However there is another important take away you can well... take away from it. I often get questions and requests regarding the subject of "making my videos more cinematic" and often what people are … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Sound Effects, Story Boards and Voice Over Tips
So this week in the Friday Roundup you will notice a couple of things that are different from the normal. First up it is a pretty short post! The reason is that the world is currently locked into the insanity of the whole Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber-Monday thingy. Theoretically the main point of all of this I think is supposed to be the Thanksgiving … [Read more...] about The (Black) Friday Roundup – “It’s Enough Already” Edition
Professionals are not "Careful" Over the past few weeks I have seem to have been stumbling across a lot of videos showing how to use masks and motion tracking in videos. Most fully loaded video editing software these days has at least some kind of rudimentary ability to execute these tasks. Like many editing features we have at our finger tips the one main limit on all of … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Working it Like a Pro, Sin City and More