The Friday Roundup – PowerDirector Updates and Camera Angles

3 New Features You Don’t Want to Miss – PowerDirector

So it’s time for the annual major update of PowerDirector from Cyberlink so as far as PowerDirector itself goes that takes us to PowerDirector 21.

Of course it’s not as simple as that!

The version of the product Cyberlink have been pushing for the last few years is PD 365 which is the subscription based model…
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The Friday Roundup – Green Screens & YouTube Channels

Perfect Green Screen (Almost) Every Time
The bottom line with good looking green screen is that if you shoot it perfectly before you get to the post production stage you will have great looking green screen every time.
The problem is that most of the time none of us get the opportunity to shoot that perfectly lit green screen footage!
So here are a few things you can do…
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The Friday Roundup – Editing Mistakes and Creative Transitions

5 Editing Mistakes YouTubers Make
Some really good tips here from Maliek not just on common editing mistakes people make on YouTube but also updated information that has changed over time.
For example the old rule was to absolutely ask for a like and/or subscribe near the beginning of the video and of course you had to have a snappy intro!
Nope! Not any more!
Those…
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The Friday Roundup – Engagement & Sticking to the Subject

YouTube Videos with Higher Retention Rates
This is an excellent tutorial not just on how to structure a video for greater audience engagement but also some real tips on the secret sauce to YouTube success!
That secret sauce? B-roll.
A lot of people say you are supposed to use it but they rarely give exact details on exactly how, where and why you should do it.
On top of…
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The Friday Roundup – NewBlue Color Filters and Livestreams

Corel VideoStudio – Working with NewBlue Color Filters
At this point of its development Corel VideoStudio offers some pretty impressive, almost pro grade color correction and grading tools.
Thee are in addition to some pretty good auto correct features and include a full range of Color Wheels, Histograms, Vector scopes etc. for more advanced work.
What a lot of people…
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The Friday Roundup – Pinnacle Studio 26 Update and Editing Tips

Pinnacle Studio 26 Update News
This week Corel announced the release of the latest version of their top of the line video editing software Pinnacle Studio 26.
The really big news about this is that this new version boasts pretty much no new features at all and from my point of view I think that’s a really good thing!
When Corel first purchased Pinnacle Studio from Avid…
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Some Video Editing Basics


Before you get into the process of editing that mountain of video you have had slowly piling up it is worth taking the time to figure out just where you are going with your video editing.
On these pages I will cover a few of the basic concepts so that you can gain a clearer understanding of what video editing entails and what you should be expecting to achieve.
Most people…
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The Friday Roundup – YouTube Tips and NewBlue Titler Pro

Why Most YouTubers FAIL (but You can Succeed)
Last year I was roped in to edit together some simple YouTube videos for my wife and some of her friends.
My wife started the trend and because she has a husband that can edit of course I got the job!
Then her friends followed and pretty soon it was all I was doing.
Cut to today and my wife is the only one still producing…
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The Rules of Video Composition


Before we get into all the rules and regulations of video composition there is an important point to keep in mind here.
Most of the rules of composition for video are exactly the same as those for still image photography.
The reason for this is that video is just a progressive sequence of still images being displayed at a speed that mimics real life and creates the illusion…
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The Friday Roundup – On Camera Tips and more Green Screen

Sound like a PRO YouTuber on Camera
One of the most horrifying things that happens to anyone who records their own voice for any reason is that they listen back to it!
The actual horror is that they realize their voice sounds thin, totally lacking in any resonance whatsoever and nothing like they thought it would sound.
The reason for that is that we have all grown up…
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