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The Friday Roundup – Editing to the Beat and Timing Your Cuts to Enhance

Editing to the Beat – the One Frame Trick

This is a great tutorial on one simple little trick that can lift an “edit on the beat” to a higher level.

The beauty of it is that you can see the process in detail while you follow along.

On top of that there are very clear examples given to really let you get the idea.

What’s New in Pinnacle Studio 24

Last week I posted that Corel had released the new version of Pinnacle Studio into the wild.

They accompanied that announcement with a cheesy promotional video which I dutifully added to the Friday Roundup HERE.

It was OK as far as cheesy promotional videos go with lots of mountain drone shots, sunsets and girls on the beach but it didn’t really show anything in particular!

This week they have come up with a slightly more informative video that covers what is new in Pinnacle Studio 24 and what they have changed or improved.

Additionally I have just updated my review of the new Pinnacle Studio 24 and you can check that out here: Pinnacle Studio Review.

Film Editing Techniques: Timing Your Cut to Enhance

Even if you are not exactly going for a Hollywood blockbuster any cuts you make in your edits will have an effect on the audience.

The rules of editing apply and are in action at all times no matter what the situation.

So if you are just randomly making cuts in your project with no thought at all, there will be an effect on the audience whether you intended it or not.

The video below looks at the subject from an advanced viewpoint and is generally aimed at a fully scripted type of production.

Its value to you and I is that it shows just how those cuts we are making will effect the people who are watching our videos and go some way in explaining why sometimes it works… and sometimes it doesn’t!

Should you Worry about Shutter Count with Timelapse Photography?

Over the past few weeks I have come across a few tutorials on the subject of shooting time lapse videos.

I don’t known if any of you are interested in the subject but just in case you are I have added this one below.

If you get into time lapse one of the subjects you may encounter is “shutter count.”

Shutter count is a term that describes the number of times the shutter on a camera is fired or set off.

It is also used by the camera manufacturer to describe the total number of times a camera will “fire” according to the specifications of that camera.

Most of the time this is hardly anything worth discussing because the chances of the average person or even a professional even approaching the shutter count under normal circumstances are quite rare.

As you will see in the video below the rated number for some of the more common Canon cameras is 150,000 actuations.

However when it comes to regularly using a camera for time lapse you may feel concern as to whether you are perhaps hammering the camera a little too hard and may ultimately shorten its life.

So to get it all in perspective, watch the video.

5 Incredible Cinematography Tricks You Should Know

These are some tips that on the surface may not seem immediately applicable to to world of home movies.

Let’s face it, the chances of me scripting the events of grandma’s birthday party are pretty slim!

However it does provide a great insight into how certain shots and certain edits can very powerfully affect how you video is perceived.

These are tips well worth understanding even of you are not going to actually use them.

How To Highlight Video Elements – Filmora9

One very basic feature in most video editing software is the ability to adjust the opacity of both clips and other assess on the timeline.

Probably because it is a basic feature is very often gets overlooked by people when trying to achieve certain effects.

The video below is a perfect example of that.

What seems to be a quite advanced or even complicated action is actually very simple once you understand how to do it.

Voice Over and Audio Recording Tips – FilmoraPro

Although demonstrated in Filmora Pro there are just some good solid tips for recording voice overs for you video projects as well as few mixing tips along the way.

PowerDirector – Two Methods to Transition from an Effect to Normal Video

This is a good example of how you can use just about any software that offers keyframing and apply it is different ways.

In the example below done in PowerDirector there is a color effect used which can be increased or decreased in intensity.

All you have to do then is use keyframes to gradiently increase or decrease that effect and you are done!

How To Make the Progress Bar Effect – CyberLink PowerDirector 18

This is definitely not a tutorial that is confined to PowerDirector despite it being done in that program.

As far as I can see the technique and pretty much every part of it can not only be done in any video editing software but the process would be exactly the same.

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