3 Incredible In-Camera Transitions for Filmmakers
Before anyone gets up in arms about how these are all pro tips bear with me here!
One of the key skills that is not really taught anywhere for beginners is exactly where to make a cut from one shot to the next.
Very often is gets down to thinking well this bit has finished so I guess it is time for the next bit!
Take a look at the video below for a more complete explanation but also take note that it keeps referring to “transitions.”
We get caught up thinking that transitions are little inserts that go between clips but the reality is that to transition is a verb… not a noun.
Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Choose Corel VideoStudio
I have followed Gripps2211 for many years now and he really is the “go to” guy for when it comes to using Corel VideoStudio.
In the video below he covers a number of points regarding the software and evaluates its suitability for purchase.
I too have used VideoStudio for over 12 years now and I still have a copy of it on my computer which I use in specific situations.
There are a couple of the “cons” that Gripps mentions that I feel I should comment on.
The first is that the program for him occasionally crashes especially when faced with a heavy workload project.
By that I mean a project where various filters are being applied to large sections of the timeline or just about any full effect that requires intense CPU and GPU activity.
I personally haven’t had that happen but I don’t doubt his word even though he himself admits that his computer is relatively old.
The problem here is that very often crashes like this are a combination of software, hardware, hardware configuration and the files being processed.
Pinning the problem on one software because another does not do it isn’t really fair.
You can go to any video editing software forum and find similar complaints about all of them.
The other point he raises is the lack of development are far as A.I. goes.
I currently have three editing software programs on my computer that have access to various A.I. tools and at the end of the day I still really don’t use them very much if at all.
The reality at this point is that they are either “bells and whistles” features that are not all that useful or are still in development and are flakey at best.
What I do agree with is that if you are a total beginner then VideoStudio is a great starting program to cut your teeth on.
Filmora 12 Basic Editing Guide for Beginners Part 1
Possibly more than any other video editing product on the market these days Filmora updates itself at a pretty rapid rate! I would say on average I get a prompt to update every three weeks.
Anyway the bottom line on all of that is that tutorials on using the software can fall out of date pretty fast!
The good news is that most of the features tend to remain the same although with added functionality.
The main tendency for them is to shift access points to those features to different parts of the interface.
This can be a little confusing at times but given how responsive they are to correcting and debugging things I think they can be forgiven.
In light of that here’s a brand new walkthrough from Jacky on opening up and starting a project in Filmora 12.
How to Create Super Zoom Effect in Filmora 12
OK so maybe we all don’t have access to three cameras but for the sake of completeness here’s how these kinds of shots are done.
If you only have one camera but can shoot in 4K then you can safely zoom in pretty well as long as you create a 1080p project without losing quality.
If your device has the storage capacity and the ability to shoot 8K then the 1080p project tip works even better.
PowerDirector – Advantages of editing Titles in the Advanced Mode
One of the superior options that CyberLink PowerDirector offers is the Titles module.
In that module they offer an enormous range of options that you can control when creating and manipulating titles.
In the recent update of the user interface they have done something pretty smart by breaking the titles module into two sections or levels.
The first is just the basic titling section where you can keep things pretty simple without having to deal with a whole bunch of stuff you may not need.
The second is called the Advanced section and in there you have access to all of the controls and features.
Recreating the LOKI Time Twister Effect – PowerDirector
This is a pretty cool effect and although a bit fiddly to do is well worth the effort.
How to Revive a YouTube Channel After a Fall
For a large number of YouTube creators there may come a time when a channel for no apparent reason, just dies.
Of course the truth is that channels that are being actively uploaded to don’t just die for no reason.
If the algorithm starts starving you of exposure then there has to be a reason.
The algorithm doesn’t like or dislike you or your content!
It always comes down to measurable factors and if you can get to the bottom of those factors you can turn the channel around.
Be warned though, this is not a quick fix situation.
It takes time and effort to get to the bottom of the problem and executing the solutions to those problems.
5 EASY Steps For a KILLER Edit
Although the guys at Cinecom tend to aim their content at the more advanced end of the market they really do know how to present information well.
There are some great pieces of advice here on the subject of editing and it’s well worth the ten minutes or so of watching and taking in what they have to offer.
Custom Shapes in Fusion with sPolygon! – DaVinci Resolve Fusion Basics
In most consumer level video editing software there is the ability to add shapes to a project.
These can be various shaped color blocks or shapes with textured backgrounds and the list goes on.
What most of them offer alongside that is a pretty limited range of options for you to control and customize those shapes.
Now don’t get me wrong here. What they offer is very often more than enough to satisfy most users.
However if you want to go beyond that you will invariably hit issues of increasing complexity to get the job done or just a straight up brick wall!
That’s where DaVinci Resolve can step in and take over.
In the video below you can see just how much control you can over this feature and a little on what you can do.