How To: Make Your FIRST Travel Video (3 Easy Steps!)
Travel videos represent a pretty well beaten path in the world of videos these days!
The problem is that if you check a lot of travel videos on YouTube you will see that the world would probably be a better place without most of those videos!
Perhaps the biggest mistake beginners make is shooting everything somewhat aimlessly and pointlessly without reference to that old rule of shooting for the edit.
In the video below you can get some pretty good tips on how to easily add structure and flow to your travel videos and make them way more interesting for the viewer..
How To Go Live On Instagram Like a Pro
This is an updated guide on how to go live on Instagram covering everything you need to know to create Instagram live streams.
It includes everything from the very basic through to some advanced options that will help you level up your live streaming setup.
It covers the different options for going live in the first place, by just using the Instagram Live app on your mobile device as well as how to set up a live stream, how to add filters and effects, how to invite people to a private stream, and how to add graphics and images to make your live stream more engaging.
They also mention more powerful paid options that are available for live streaming.
Learn How to Create Stunning Videos with A.I. and Corel VideoStudio 2022
One of the advantages of the new advances in A.I. technology for video is that most of these new services or add-ons are compatible with even the most basic editing programs.
The AI being used in the video below is called Mid-Journey, which can be accessed through a beta group on their website which can then be integrated into projects using Corel VideoStudio.
The video shows how the the generated images from the A.I service can be pulled into VideoStudio and edited using masking and chroma key techniques.
Create Subtitles Easily with Just 1 Click! – PowerDirector Tutorial
This video below is a step-by-step guide on how to use CyberLink PowerDirector to add subtitles to a video in a project.
The new built-in subtitle creation tool allows users to quickly generate subtitles for their videos with just one click and in my experience although not perfect it is pretty accurate nonetheless.
The feature also allows you to easily edit and correct the created subtitles as well as the ability to customize them as needed.
Glowing Motion Trail Effect – PowerDirector
Another tutorial this week from Maliek on how to create a Glowing Motion Trail Effect in PowerDirector.
He explains how the effect works and how to apply it to a video clip and importantly how to do it without going all crazy!
Additionally he provides some tips on how to adjust the settings to get the effect looking right for your own project.
The effect can be used to add a dynamic, eye-catching element to your videos, and this article provides a clear guide on how to use this feature in PowerDirector.
PowerDirector – Tips on using the Body Effects in the FX Room
This is a new set of effects recently released to subscribers of PowerDirector 365 and it is important to bear in mind it is early days yet with this one.
In my testing the effect works well if the “bodies” in the footage being treated are somewhat isolated and the image itself not too busy or cluttered with other objects.
The effect shows promise and will most likely be developed and improved over time as user feedback is gathered.
Very often these “bleeding edge” effects and tools are created in a somewhat isolated environment by code monkeys rather than video editors!
It is not until they get used for a while that they begin to fulfill the promise they show.
5 Movie Editing Techniques That’ll Make Your Video Better
This is pretty good article outlining 5 techniques in video making that the average person probably doesn’t get to see without some kind of direction.
The bottom line is that a good effect or technique is generally invisible to the viewer because it is doing its job and keeping your attention on the video itself.
They cover a range of techniques in both the shooting and editing stages with reference to popular movies such as Interstellar, Kingsman, Big Hero 6, and Up.
The techniques discussed include the use of the subjective camera, the connection between the camera and the eyes of actors, the use of the 180-degree rule, and the use of jump cuts.
How to Export Transparent Background Video in Filmora 12
One of the more advanced features added to Filmora recently was the ability to export video with a transparent background.
This is actually called an alpha channel and works the same way that a .png file can have a transparent background.
This is especially handy because it allows you to create video assets that can be added to projects without the need to make them with a green screen background that you then have to key out.
In the video below you can see how to create this kind of video in Filmora plus a demo of how you can then use the created asset in other projects.
Beginner Tips To Speed Up Your Edits Now
Let’s face it, there is nothing really joyful about editing videos in an overall sense.
Sure you have little moments of triumph along the way and the final sense of achievement at the end but in the middle… not so much!
The easiest way to reduce the pain is by really looking at your process and minimizing the number of repeated steps and maximizing the efficiency of your workflow.
Check out the video below for some great tips on doing just that.
DaVinci Resolve for Complete Noobs
After the recent licensing kerfuffle over at Wondershare one of Filmora’s biggest supporters decided to abandon ship and switch to DaVinci Resolve.
That user was Daniel Batal and to be honest I don’t really think Wondershare managed to handle the situation particularly well.
I am not going to get into the whole dirty story here as it is all history now and in the end there is good news for all of us!
Given that Daniel has moved to DaVinci we get to enjoy more of his great tutorials only this time with Resolve! Here’s os one of his first and is a great introduction to the software.