Learn How to Properly Compress Your Footage One point that seems to come up quite often around the traps is how to maintain image quality when uploading to services like YouTube and Instagram. In order to really be able to do that you have to understand at least some part of the process your videos are going through before they appear in playback on your screen or someone … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Compression, B-roll and Insert Shots
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.
Full Frame VS APS-C VS MICRO 4/3 One of the really annoying aspects of choosing a suitable video camera is that the subject is a minefield of terminology. Unless you are prepared to do a ton of research and work your way through learning another ton of technical terms and words you will get lost. In an ideal world camera manufacturers would help you though that learning … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Sensors, Camera Moves and Fog
How to Use Music Legally in Videos and Avoid YouTube Copyright Claims I wanted to lead off this week with the video below because it is an important piece of the video making puzzle that is often overlooked or presented in a confusing way. Many of us when making our videos are using music that has come as part of the video editing software package we are using. However once … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Legal Stuff, Editing Tips and Travel Videos
Ccleaner Updates Ever since I have been using computers for video editing... which come to think of it has been a long time now, I have had a copy of Ccleaner running regularly on those machines. In fact I seem to recall my first computer was powered by a small hamster running in a wheel hooked up to a generator. Of course that hamster lacked the necessary power for … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Ccleaner Update, Fades and Dissolves and Smooth Shots
Free Fonts OK so let's kick off with some freebies! Last week I linked to an article on how to add new fonts to your Windows system and to have those newly added fonts become available in your video editing software. You can brush up on that one HERE. As luck would have it, this week Shutterstock came out with a blog post listing a bunch of sites that you can check out for … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Fonts, Whip Pans and Key Frames