5 Hyperlapse Video Tips
So for those of you that are not quite up to speed on the whole timelapse vs. hyperlapse thingy a little clarification first.
A timelapse video is when you have the camera in a fixed position and shoot a long sequence of images at pre-determined intervals.
You then load those images into video editing software and use them to create a video where time runs faster than normal.
A hyperlapse is exactly the same idea but in this case you also slowly move the camera between shots resulting in the viewers point of view changing throughout.
OK, so with that out of the way there are some things you need to get straight before you can make either effectively and sadly it often involves math. Dang!
So for some basic tips on hyperlapses check out the video below.
IsoBuster 4.7 Update!
Anyone who has followed this blog for any amount of time will know that I have a very small list of non-video software programs I use on a regular basis.
One of those “go to” programs is Isobuster which is kind of the Granddaddy of file recovery programs.
I originally started using it to extract lost files from optical discs back in the bad ol’ days when I stupidly bought a DVD Camcorder!
The less said about that the better!
Anyway, since those dark old days Isobuster had been developed, enhanced and improved steadily to the point where now it can just about find lost socks in the laundry… OK maybe that was an exaggeration.
These days it can be used to recover data from hard drives, optical discs and pretty much any kind of storage device that can be connected to a computer including mobiles.
I am not going to go into all the changes and added features in this new version because it is way too technical for me.
Lessons Learned From My First Video – Critiquing My First Vlog
Becki and Chris’ YouTube channel is a resource I always keep an eye on but only rarely add to the Friday Roundup.
Very often they get quite technical and approach video from the more professional end of the market.
This week they have loaded up an excellent video that applies to everyone and in many ways does not only apply to shooting and editing videos or running a YouTube channel.
The video itself is Becki reviewing one of her own very early videos and critiquing it with good ol’ 20/20 rear vision!
To my mind there are two key takeaways to be had from this video, both very important.
The first is that no matter what happens… just start!
I have heard this concept expressed in many forms over the years and it absolutely holds true.
You can plan and plan and do all manner of preparation in hopes that you will be perfect right out of the gate.
However the reality is that no matter what you do it will not be perfect and someone else will have beaten you to the punch while you were trying to do so.
So just start!
The second point is that you must never compare yourself to others.
Sure you can watch other people’s content for ideas, inspiration, advice and knowledge which is a good thing.
Just never compare yourself to them.
The ONLY person you should compare yourself to is… yourself today as compared to yourself yesterday or a month ago or a year ago.
3 Tips for Editing A “How to” Video
This is not really a strictly DaVinci Resolve tutorial of the type we are used to from Casey this week.
In fact strictly speaking it has nothing much to do with the process of editing videos per se.
It is just a really good run through of some of the essential points you have to cover if you want to make effective “How to” videos that people will actually want to watch.
Cinematic Storytelling & Filmmaking for Editors
Film Editing Pro is a training portal for budding film and video editors aimed at the professional end of the market.
Unless you are looking at shooting or editing video as a future career path then most of the courses they offer are probably a little on the overkill side of things.
However what they also offer are some great free resources which are not just teasers to get you to part with some bucks!
Their content is always well produced, easy to understand and can be applied by anyone at any level.
This week they released a full course on drama editing which is fine in itself but in support of that they also released a smaller three part series on the same subject.
The first of these is the video you can see below and underneath the video are links to parts two and three.
The Emotion of Color
This one is not really a tutorial on the subject of color and how it relates to emotion but is more of an interesting discussion on it.
Well worth checking out from an interest point of view as well as a technical one.
Wondershare Filmora X – Quick Start Tutorial
This is an excellent beginners run through of the Filmora X user interface as well as a demo of some of the basic editing actions.
To be fair to Filmora it must be noted that some significant upgrades to the program have occurred over the past few years and its full capabilities are not being shown here.
Magic Effects in Filmora X
A straightforward run through for adding various effects into a project in Filmora X.
The keys to these effects are to firstly shoot the footage with the effect in mind then making sure you spend a little time positioning things to sell the effect.
PowerDirector – Tips on Using the Screen Recorder Video Overlay Feature
This is a tutorial covering some of the features in the re-worked screen recorder that comes bundled with PowerDirector 19 and PowerDirector 365.
They have included a screen recorder for a few years now but with this latest release it has been spruced up a little and made a touch more flexible.
In this video you can mainly see how to add overlays to the screen such as images, objects and a stream for your webcam.
How to Make a Marvel Intro – CyberLink PowerDirector 19
This is a demo in PowerDirector of how to make an intro in the style of some of the Marvel comic movies.
It is important to note that the real value in this tutorial is not so much in the end product but in the techniques being demonstrated.
Obviously Maliek could not use the actual Marvel characters or images of them for fear of incurring the almighty wrath of Disney!
It is also worth noting that nothing he is doing here is confined to PowerDirector only.
Any decent video editing software will be able to do do these things.