Why is Capturing Room Tone Audio Important to Your Video?
Because this video is a short and that format insists on brevity the title only refers to Room Tone.
However the concept should be more accurately expanded to the subject of “ambient noise.”
Sure this includes room tone but also applies to any type of ambient noise or sound that is occurring when you record any video.
If you are shooting on the street and in your completed video there is absolutely no audio other than your voice then it is going to seem quite strange.
Of course you don’t want to muddy your voice with too much ambient sound so the trick is to just record the “street sound” at the same time but separately.
You can then then mix it back into the video later and at an appropriate level.
Color Correction Both Basics and Advanced Tips – Wondershare Filmora 12
Filmora have really extended the color correction capabilities of the software over the past few years.
On the one hand this is great but on the other hand, if you have no idea how to use them effectively it’s all a bit pointless!
Efficiency Boost: 5 Proven Tips for Quick YouTube Shorts Video Creation in Filmora 12
This is a demo of some shortcuts you can apply for when you are making #Shorts or even any short form videos.
One of the advantages to these videos is that you can make them quickly and get them uploaded fast without too much editing or fussing about.
However if the process takes too long you begin to lose that advantage!
The tutorial below is done using Filmora 12 so a few of the tips apply specifically to that software and some of the A.I. features it offers.
Having said that the very first tip in the video applies to any software and that covers creating templates.
Templates are a great way of not only speeding up the creative process because you don’t have to keep repeating actions every time but they also force you to create a brand “look” for consistency.
A Guide to the Dolly Zoom – Camera Movement & When to Use It Explained
OK, so I know none of us are going to be springing thousands and thousands of dollars on a pro dolly tracking set up!
However there are all sorts of ways to create a dolly-like effect so in the video below you can see why dolly shots are used and when you may want to try them.
What’s New in Corel VideoStudio 2023
Some time last week Corel (Now called Alludo) released the 2023 version of their consumer level video editor VideoStudio.
Due to a few personal glitches in the Matrix I haven’t had a chance yet to take much of a look at what’s new with the 2023 version.
I’ll probably get to it next week but in the meantime here Gripps take on a few of the new features.
PowerDirector – Using Free Form Controls to Introduce a Clip
You can pretty much control just about every aspect of the editing process these days using keyframes.
Over the past few years most software has extended keyframing way beyond the original features that were on offer.
In the video below you can see some advanced keyframing techniques designed to introduce a clip in an interesting way in CybrLink PowerDirector.
5 Things to Fix Video Lag – PowerDirector
These are some pretty basic tips on dealing with lags or freezing when you are video editing.
These days most of us are dealing with quite large and process heavy video files and it is not uncommon to encounter lagging especially when you have applied filters or color corrections to the entire file.
The reason for this is that modern video files are tremendously compressed so to even play them back your computer has to work extremely hard to do so.
If you then add filters or effects then the amount of processing required goes through the roof.
All of the strategies shown in this video are universal in their application and not just restricted to PowerDirector.
5 Transitions That Will Make Your Video Cooler
When it comes to transitions in video we walk a fine line between unabashed creativity and total cheesiness.
Check these suggestions out at your own peril and always remember there two lessons:
- Less is usually more.
- Just because you can doesn’t necessarily mean you should!
Export Video Without Background In DaVinci Resolve 18
There are a few video editing software programs around these days that will allow you to export video with a transparent background like a video version of a .png file.
Technically this is called an alpha channel and is quite handy when you are creating assets that you may use over and over.
The alternative to this is to create the asset with a green screen background but this can sometimes prove problematic.
By using an alpha channel you can spend time getting the “key out” very accurately done.
In this vide it is shown in DaVinci Resolve using the GoPro codec but if you don’t see that in your software you can look for the Cineform codec which can also produce transparent backgrounds.
As a side note remember that if you are using MP4’s with the H.264 or .265 codec they cannot export alpha channels.