Massive YouTube Changes Happening... Are You Safe? Recently YouTube attracted an FTC fine of around $170 million for Child Online privacy protection act (COPPA) violations. In a nutshell those violations were as a result of the introduction of the Google learning machine into their algorithms for targeting advertising and other functions. For some reason they didn't really … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – YouTube Changes, Director’s Tips and Jumpcuts
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.
How to Shoot Smooth Handheld Footage - Stabilization Tips and Techniques Obviously the downside to shooting handheld in high definition is that even the slightest appearance of camera shake or movement gets amplified greatly on playback. In an ideal world we would all be walking around on holiday with the family armed with a tripod and a gimbal ready to go at a moments … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Camera Shots and Angles, Stabilization Tips
Transition B-Roll - The Effect You're Not Using At least once every few weeks I can usually find some kind of resource for the Friday Roundup on the subject of transitions. I personally think that the reason for this frequency is that the people who generally make tutorial videos aimed at the beginner market live in a permanently disturbed mental state. Or to put it bluntly, … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – B-Roll for Transitions, Video Masking and Effects
Movie Edit Pro 2020 Updates... sorta This week I received an "update" email from the guys at Magix announcing their 2020 "updates" for Movie Edit Pro. Now the reason I have referred to the updates as "updates" is that it is all a bit confusing. A few years back now Magix decided to stop renaming Movie Edit Pro with new version numbers. From memory I think they stopped at … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Masking, Smooth Transitions and B-roll
Pinnacle Studio 23 Update The first signs of us moving into the "silly season" have pretty much arrived. Last week Vegas Pro updated and this week the big news is the release of Pinnacle Studio 23. As is usually the case with a major upgrade, Corel have added some new features to Pinnacle Studio as well as working on a few "behind the scenes tweaks and fixes. In this new … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Pinnacle Studio Updates, NASA and Blend Modes