If you own a GoPro or are intending to get one as your next video camera there’s some good news here.
One of the problems with modern video devices that tends to keep most people in “point and shoot” mode is their sheer complexity.
Just like video editing software, when you start ramping up the features you inevitably ramp up the learning curve in working out how to use them.
Well the folks at GoPro have taken this into consideration and have created an excellent set of instructional videos on YouTube that can not only take you through the basics but also into more advanced stuff.
This week they went back to basics on the new GoPro features with a series of three “intro” type videos on their cams.
Video number one is below and there are links to the other two below that one.
Well worth taking a look at.
GoPro Field Guide: Understanding Protune (Ep 1 of 3)
OK so most of us would probably like to take some night shots at some point in time but generally when we do there is a lot of noise in the images.
By noise we mean that kind of overly grainy look you get on auto settings.
Of course the real way to handle this is by learning to adjust aperture, exposure and ISO levels in conjunction with filters.
Sounds OK on (virtual) paper but in reality most of us are not going to go to those extremes to achieve that perfect night shot.
Check out the video below for a little “hack” on doing the easy way as well as picking up some good pointers regarding light at the same time.
Want to loop that perfect video moment into an awesome GIF destined to immediately spread virally over the internet until to such a degree that you become obscenely rich on advertising revenues and become the darling of the talk show circuit?
Or maybe you just want a quick and dirty way to make a GIF.
The reality of achieving effective and seamless green screen at a home user level is a world away from what the software makers print on the box! “Just a couple of clicks and it’s green screen magic!”
Unfortunately there is more to it than that but the good news is that there is not a whole lot more… just a few basic rules.
This is an interesting article outlining the development of consumer cams from a historical perspective and it is surprising to note how fast we got to where we are compared to where we started!
Not only is it a good read but the article itself has some great tips for shooting and editing as well.
This article and the attached video provide an excellent introduction to the average person on the history of sound, it’s evolution and some important factors regarding audio in video production.