Making Sense of the User Interface

One of the first things you will see when you open any video editing program is of course the user interface.
When trying to decide which editing software you want to choose there is an importance to this point but there is also a need to put it in its correct perspective.
All computer software attempts to some degree, to mimic the same function that the software is…
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Use this downtime to get to know your camera

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided many of us with plenty of downtime, and for photographers who need to go out and shoot, this can be devastating. Instead of wallowing in the negative, some camera enthusiasts have used this extra time to get to know their equipment better. Some of them suggest carrying around their camera’s manual, stopping to read it whenever they get a…
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The Friday Roundup – Webcam Tips, Advanced Audacity and Masking

Using Your Webcam like a Pro
Recently there has been quite jump in the number of people using webcams as their primary means of creating videos as well as getting work done remotely.
So much so that even Canon recently released their own app to allow owners of their DSLRs to use them as webcams.
Most full image cams or even video cams are not really set up in such a way…
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Using Your Webcam like a Pro: Tips and Tools

Many people associate webcam videos and images with grainy and dark-lit appearances. Fortunately, there are different types of software that you can download in order to enhance your webcam’s features, allowing you to snap and record like a pro. If you have a Mac, you may want to keep it simple and stick to the QuickTime Player. QuickTime not only gives users the option to…
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10 Tips to Stay Productive when Working from Home

There are many things that we can do in order to keep us productive while we are working from home. Getting dressed for work will help us get our day started and also get us in the proper mood to attack our work. Making a comfortable office/work space is very important as well as it will allow you to work comfortably. Focus on your work during work hours and push household…
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Prices and Budget

This is a more detailed page as part of the series on how to choose the best video editing software for you. On this page we will cover the need for deciding on a price range and setting (and sticking to!) a budget.
In sales I think they say that the very last thing you should discuss with the customer is the price. So in the spirit of not selling… let’s discuss the…
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How to Choose Video Editing Software

The overall theme of this site is to try to simplify the process of how to choose video editing software and how to get started in both shooting and editing your footage.
So in this section of the site I have outlined what I believe is an effective strategy anyone can follow when trying to decide on which video editing software is best for you.
This page will give you a…
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The Friday Roundup – Free Images, Losing the Gimbal and More!

A Very British Image Collection
Last week the British Museum added about 1.9 million images (give or take a few thousand I guess) for public use under the Creative Commons Copyright.
What that means in real language is that you and I are free to download any of those images and use them however we want… woohoo!
The link below (and a couple of others) will take you to…
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A Total Beginner’s Guide to Video Editing Using DaVinci Resolve

Video has become increasingly important to digital marketing. When choosing software, DaVinci Resolve stands out as a free, intuitive option. Within the program, the Media Pool is where you store all your editable media. To begin editing media, start a New Timeline. Think of the timeline as a cutting board where you assemble your edit. To splice clips, use the Blade Tool….
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