The Friday Roundup – Editing Tips, 2D Animations and Lower Thirds

Video Editing Tips & Tricks!
There are some great points in this video where particular effects are deconstructed then put back together again using software that many people might think can’t do it.
Also there is an excellent keyframing and masking section at the beginning of this one showing how you can think outside the box and get a good result if you understand…
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Camera Mounts, Storage Capacity and Battery Life

Camera Mounts
Different makes and models of camera will offer different features for mounting things on to the camera or for mounting the camera on to things!
Unless you are absolutely certain you will never use a tripod or any kind of stabilizing device when shooting it is vital that you make sure there is a standard tripod mount on the camera.
These mounts are not just…
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The Friday Roundup – Spyware Dramas and Dodgy Practices

BEWARE! Audacity Is Now Spyware!… or maybe not.
As a user of Audacity for many of my audio editing needs I was a tad concerned to start seeing alarming videos and article being posted about it being spyware now.
The TLDR version is as follows.
Audacity was bought by a company called Muse Group.
In a pretty ham-fisted way they announced their intention to add telemetry…
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Setting a Video Camera or Camcorder Budget

At Last the Big One – Your Budget
Finally we arrive at your last line of defense or at least the line you need to defend the most and that is, your bottom line.
Before you even entertain the idea of beginning your search for the right camera you MUST get this point settled.
Trying wade through all the technical information laced with smooth marketing is no mean feat these…
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The Friday Roundup – YouTube Pre-production Planning and Tutorials

How To Plan A YouTube Video – A Pre Production Process
Over the past month or so I have been helping a friend get started on YouTube by doing most of the video editing for her until she finds her feet and can operate by herself.
One thing that has become abundantly clear is just how vital being organized really is.
The sheer amount of wasted time in double handling steps…
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Audio Plug-ins for Editors

Audio professionals understand the critical importance of plug-ins for mixing and editing audio.
When it comes to professionals working with videos, they often neglect this important aspect of their final product.
The rule of thumb says that half of project that deals with video content is made of audio components, which only emphasizes its importance.
There are many filters…
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A Step by Step Guide for Dealing With Unfinalized DVD Discs

There are a few possible scenarios that could have led to you having a disc that is unfinalized:

For whatever reason you have a disc which a reading device or software is specifically saying is unfinalized.
The finalization process was (or you suspect it was) begun on a disc and for some reason failed.
In the case of some camcorders or DVD recorders, the disc was still in…
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Editing Software Basic Version or Advanced Version?

IĀ receivedĀ a message the other day from someone who wanted to get into some video editing but was uncertain about just how deep he wanted to dive into the software pool.
Basically he was asking whether to go for a basic version of the software he was looking at or should he go the whole hog and get the super deluxe version.
You can see the original exchange below but I t…
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Plan a Successful Live Stream Event in 5 Easy Steps

If you are planning on having a successful live streaming event there are a few things you need to do right off the bat.
First make sure that you have a specific goal in mind that can also target a specific audience.
You want to develop content around the events topic so the event has substance as well.
Finally, make sure you have the proper equipment to run a live streaming…
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