Protect Your Channel from Being Hijacked… and possibly deleted
An ever present threat to anyone operating online on any social platform is that of being hacked and having your accounts taken over or deleted.
There have been some recent takedowns on YouTube that have garnered more than the usual amount of attention due to the sheer size of the accounts in question.
The most notable of these is probably Linus Tech Tips who has a combined subscriber base across three main channels of more than 15 million!
Not only were they hacked but due to the activities of the hackers all three channels were taken down by YouTube.
Of course they are in the process of regaining control and restoring those channels but this can be a long drawn out process costing them huge amounts of money.
The real message here is that if even Linus Tech Tips, an actual tech company, can get hacked then anyone can.
But it’s not all doom and gloom and in the rather lengthy live stream below there is a wealth of information on how to employ the best practices available to keep yourself secure.
TikTok Transition Tutorial – Wondershare Filmora 12
Well we all have to keep up with the cool kids on the TikTok so in light of that here are a few of the more current transitions those crazy kids are up to.
To be honest some of the stuff they come up with is really creative and almost gives you hope.
Well it does until you realize they are channeling all those abilities to get approval from others rather than something substantial… then it gets a bit depressing.
AI to Video – Creating an Entire Video with ONLY AI
So here’s the obligatory post entry on the subject of A.I. for this week.
It’s all rattling along at a pretty fierce rate at the moment so hopefully the robots will have taken over and restored order pretty soon.
Ultimate Guide to Cinematic Lighting – How to Light Subjects and Locations
This one is definitely for the pro’s or at least the aspiring pro’s but well worth watching even if that’s not you.
One of the big subjects when it comes to getting good footage into your editing program is lighting and in my opinion you can’t go wrong learning more about that subject.
Raining Matrix Code Effect – PowerDirector
It’s not too late to start using the whole Matrix raining code effect just yet so while the movie is (relatively) still fresh in the mind of your viewers… here’s how to pull it off in PowerDirector.
To be honest what you will see in this tutorial can be done in most full featured video editing software these days.
PowerDirector – Create a Puzzle Piece Introduction
This is a pretty cool way to introduce a video or establish a totally new chapter within an overall project. However!
It is a little fiddly and a little time consuming but let’s face it, if you are into editing videos you already know that’s par for the course to get the good stuff happening.
Editing Videos with Movavi Video Editor in 2023 – Beginners Tutorial
Here are a few more tips from the guys at Movavi at the beginner level to make your projects look a little more polished and professional.
It really holds true that once you have learned the basic steps of cutting and putting together a coherent video it only takes a few little added things to lift it all up to a new level.
Multicam Made Easy: Use Your Smartphone as a Camera
Back in the bad ol’ days of Covid and various lockdowns everyone was scrambling around trying to get hooked up with services like Zoom to stay connected.
This resulted in two surprising realisations across the globe!
The first was that you couldn’t just hook up your phone to your computer and use it as a web cam.
The second was that smart phone makers had FOR YEARS had the necessary tech to allow that to happen… they just didn’t bother releasing it! Doh!
Anyway, that solution is not actually available for all smart phones so to fill the gap there is a service called Iriun .
It allows you to do just that and in conjunction with software like VideoStudio from Corel you can use it in their Multican feature.
You can see how it is done in the video below.
Where is Audio Stretch Tool in Filmora 12?
OK so this is strictly for current users of Filmora and especially those who have or are about to update to version 12.
The Audio Stretch tool was introduced a few versions back and is an A.I. driven tool that lets you stretch any music track to the length of your project or clip.
It used to be in the Audio Tools section of the program but they have now re-positioned it in the small quick access menu above the timeline along with the Quick Split tool.
Why they combined it with the Quick Split tool I have no idea but there ya go!
You can see where it is and how it works in the video below.