Histowhats? With the addition of quite advanced color correction tools as part of the overall feature set of the average video editor these days your ability to manipulate and correct dodgy color results has never been better. On top of this most of us now have access to even more advanced features which allow us to not only color correct but to also color grade our … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Background Music, Histograms and Teleprompters
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.
Now that the new darling of the consumer level video editor is color correction and more importantly, color grading it is becoming increasingly important to make sure you are doing it right! One aspect of this that tends to get forgotten is that you can color correct and grade until the cows come home, all the while thinking that your project looks awesome, only to find it … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Video Frame Rates, Monitor Calibration and Editing Tips
Most of us are not going to be hauling around a full lighting rig to get those perfect cinematic shots while on the family holiday... or maybe that's just me. Anyway, if you have delved into the world of lighting with regards to shooting video (and you know you should) you have probably discovered that the most common set up for lighting is a three light configuration. It … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Video Lighting and YouTube Mistakes
First up this week let me explain the cat image I used as a thumbnail for this weeks roundup. Sometimes there are enough articles for me to share with a common theme, sometimes one of the articles lends itself to the easy selection of a suitable and interesting image... this week was not one of those times. In this case I can either search for an interesting image that bears … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Copyright on Vimeo, Audio Editing and Glass Marbles
OK let's start this week's roundup with a little kvetch. One of the problems in dealing with YouTube in any way is that they have a history of "shoot first ask questions later" actions against videos they believe have violated their terms of service. The real problem with this policy is that they never actually get to the "ask questions later" part of the equation and seems … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – YouTube, Our Own Little Slice of North Korea