Barbie – Oppenheimer Color Grades – Cinematic Color Correction
Ok so I guess I can’t ignore the fact that Oppenheimer and Barbie are just about everywhere at the moment!
Apart from both movies being very good and raking in gazillions of dollars at the box office the visual difference between the two probably couldn’t get more extreme!
Let’s face it, Barbie is about as extreme a color grade as you are going to see for quite a while!
In the video below you can get some insight into both of these individually striking examples of color grading and how to replicate them to at least some degree.
The Ultimate Video Editing Multi-Tool – Adjustment Clips
One of the cooler features that was added to Filmora a little while back was Adjustment Layers.
Wondershare kind of featured it at the time but it was one of those things that pretty much dropped from view after the initial release fanfare.
This to me is a real shame because adjustment layers are not only incredibly powerful but also very handy when it comes to tasks or effects that I know are going to be repeated often in a project or even across many projects.
Simply put an Adjustment Layer is an effect that can be placed above an asset on the timeline and will “adjust” anything visible that appears lower.
For example I have a task where I repeatedly need to blur the background video while a large amount of text appears on the screen.
Instead of finding my in/out points, adding keyframes then manually blurring the background I just drag a preset adjustment layer to the track above the video and I am done.
This can apply to color corrections, color grades, resizing, animations and all sorts of things.
Given Filmora’s lack of explanation of this feature here is exactly the same effect demonstrated in DaVinci Resolve.
How to Make Your Own Cool Custom Muzzle Flash! – Wondershare Filmora
This is a quite clear walkthrough of creating a muzzle flash effect for a video project.
It should be quite clear when you check it out that the effects and tools necessary to pull this off are in no way restricted to Filmora.
So bear in mind that although it is demonstrated in Filmora you can apply the same technique in almost any video editing software.
Make your text POP, Corel Videostudio Ultimate
One of the keys to making your videos stand out is becoming familiar with the tools you have at hand.
These days most decent video editors have a vast array of features that allow you to control almost every aspect of how your video can look.
A few of the main ones are keyraming, transparencies and opacity controls.
Check out the video below done in VideoStudio to see it all in action.
Filmora 12.5 Update… again!
In keeping with the relentless development pace of Wondershare Filmora it is time for yet another update!
At the time of writing this we are now at version 12.5.4 but who knows how long that will last!
So in order to keep up with the changes you can watch the video below to see what’s new.
PowerDirector – How to Add an Overlay to a Screen Capture Video
Adding an overlay to a screen capture is in itself a pretty simple and common task.
However there are a multitude of things you may want to do when it comes to this and PowerDirector understands this.
So, those choices have to be made from the outset and this is where we start to hit the complexity in the user interface that is a result of the options!
Once you see how to make those choices it all seems pretty straightforward.
But if you have never done it before… it is a nightmare! Here’s how to do it.
PowerDirector Q&A Live August 2, 2023
This weeks PowerDirector University livestream from Maliek.
Interestingly he does cover a common problem that goes across all video editing software and that is the software choking on certain files.
By that I mean noticable lagging or even outright crashes.
I see this sometime myself and experience it most often when the video files come from some kind of live capture scenario.
In my case it is when my wife gives me files from Zoom meetings.
I have checked into the files and they seem kind of normal but I know that both Filmora and DaVinci Resolve always have some trouble dealing with them.
I am guessing it is the heavy compression or perhaps they are using a particular codec that causes the extreme lagging.
I haven’t had either completely crash yet but Filmora in particular has looked like it was going to on a number of occasions.
My workaround for that is to load them into DaVinci Resolve, given that it seems to do better with it, then render to a new file at quite standard settings then use that file for editing.
Subtitles – The Ultimate Guide to Movie Subtitling Format, Style & Etiquette
Full subtitling or even the partial addition of subtitles to projects has become a very common and widely accepted technique in modern film and video.
Over time certain protocols have developed when it comes to this subject and those protocols are based on real research based on audience reaction and retention.
It is for this reason that it is a good idea to find out what works with subtitling and what doesn’t and more importantly, why.