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Creating a Camera Archive By Diana Weynand, James Alguire and RevUpTansmedia Creating a camera archive creates a backup that frees your camera or capture media for reuse, preserves and protects your media for future use (this should also be enhanced with more traditional backup options like Mac OS X's Time Machine), and finally the camera archive feature helps preserve the date structure used by your camera to make it easier to store and access your video files. A camera archive can be easily mounted (in some cases automatically) and the video imported at any time. ...Read More »
Importing from iPhoto or Aperture By Diana Weynand, James Alguire and RevUpTansmedia If you are an avid user of iPhoto or Aperture, Apple's consumer and professional photo management tools you probably have shoeboxes worth of photos, all carefully organized, cropped, color adjusted, keyword tagged, and now just crying to be seen. Somewhere. Anywhere? ...Read More »
Importing from iMovie By Diana Weynand, James Alguire and RevUpTansmedia It's possible you may have dabbled with video editing in iMovie, that it was your first introduction into video editing. If so, then you can easily bring those iMovie gems to a whole new luster by importing the events and projects you created in iMovie directly into Final Cut Pro. Once there, you can take advantage of all the high-end new features that iMovie could only aspire to have. There are two ways to import iMovie assets into Final Cut Pro, either import just the iMovie Events, or import the iMovie projects. This tutorial explains how to do both. ...Read More »
Importing video from an iSight or Facetime camera By Diana Weynand, James Alguire and RevUpTansmedia Just as the options for what you want to import have increased, so have the steps for import decreased, as FCP now takes over many of the tasks previously required of you. Simply make selections on what you want to import, and how you want to import it, and Final Cut Pro goes to work in the background to organize, transcode and optimize footage, freeing you up to get started on the most important task of all - viewing and editing the story you want to tell. ...Read More »
How To Create Your Own Film Script By DMO Affiliate This instructional video is a helpful time-saver that will enable you to get good at screenwriting. Watch our tutorial on How Create Your Own Film Script from one of Videojug's professional experts. ...Read More »
Using the Vegas Pro color scopes By Gary Rebholz Vegas Pro software features four sophisticated video scopes that you can use to analyze your video and gain insight into color correction filtering that you might need to do in order to achieve the best results possible. In this article, I'll talk about each of the four scopes and give you some examples of how they work and how you might use them to improve the look of your videos. ...Read More »
Displaying Closed Captions in Windows Media Player By Gary Rebholz With the improvements that we made to the closed captioning workflow in Vegas Pro 10 software, you can now create and export closed caption files for use with the videos you encode to WMV format whether for inclusion on a disc or for streaming over the web. That part's easy and we explain the exact techniques for doing so in our extensive training video that you'll find on the Seminar Series training package for Vegas Pro 10 software. In this article, I'll talk about how you can make those WMV closed captions viewable in the Windows Media Player. ...Read More »
Working with your HDSLR footage in Vegas Pro 10 By Gary Rebholz For the most part, you use the exact same techniques to work with files from your HDSLR as you do any other footage that you add to your Vegas Pro timeline. There are no specific "HDSLR-only" editing techniques that you need to learn, so if you already edit other types of footage with Vegas Pro software, use the same techniques for your HDSLR footage. ...Read More »
Understanding Video Compositing By Gary Rebholz One set of compositing controls remain largely unexplored and underutilized by perhaps most Vegas Pro editors. The composite mode options give you a wide range of control over the look of your project, but many people don't understand how they work. So in this article, we'll take a look at some examples that will help you understand how composite modes work and how you can use them to enhance your projects. ...Read More »
Seven Steps to Getting the Most Out of Your Personal Video Camera By Gary Rebholz It's not unusual to be a little unsure of how to proceed when you start using a new device and so you may find yourself struggling to figure out exactly how to use the footage you've shot with your camera in Vegas Pro or Vegas Movie Studio. The process can really be broken down into seven general steps, so let's take a look at those steps now. ...Read More »
10 Audio Editing Tips To Help You Work Faster In Sound Forge Pro By Gary Rebholz Ten audio editing techniques that will not only help speed up your editing sessions, but also help you get more out of the application and accomplish more with it. Although I focus on Sound Forge Pro in this article, most of these techniques also work in Sound Forge Audio Studio 10, so you can take advantage of them regardless of the version you use. ...Read More »
Basics for Working with DVD Video By Rob Boirun, BurnWorld On a typical day I usually receive around 5-7 emails about how to do a certain DVD burning tasks. To me these are simple answers and over the years I just assumed that the answers I was providing is now common knowledge. However this is clearly not the case as more and more people are just starting to get familiar with their DVD burners. So I decided to write about some of the hidden 'secrets' that everyone should know about while working with your DVD burner. ...Read More »
Mac Panasonic MOD Video Converter Enables You To Edit Panasonic SDR Series To IMovie Or FCP Doremisoft Panasonic MOD Camcorder Video Converter for Mac users to convert or edit Panasonic SDR MOD video in Mac program like iMovie, FCE, FCP, etc. ...Read More »
Mac Canon MOD Converter Makes You Import or Edit Canon FS Series to iMovie Best Canon MOD Converter for Mac allows you to convert Canon FS camcorder MOD video to iMovie, FCE or FCP supporting video formats. ...Read More »
Video-Based Review of GridIron Flow 2.0 Essentials By Pedro Ruiz Think of Flow 2.0 essentials as a visual Dropbox for media assets, with versioning and time tracking. Let's take a look at a project I have setup. ...Read More »
How to import flip ultra/mino hd/slidehd MP4 to Adobe Premiere Pro/Elements? By WIKI Adobe Premiere is an incredible consumer editing software that brings numerous amazing features to its fans. There are multiple versions, like Adobe Premiere Pro CS 4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, Adobe Premiere Elements 6.0, etc. But just like some other software, it also has some format limitations. When people try to import Flip video to Adobe Premiere for editing, they will feel frustrated because Premiere cannot read Flip video directly. ...Read More »
Five Media Composer tricks you can't live without By Kevin McAuliffe I've been an editor for a long time, and Media Composer has been one of my tools right from the start, and over the years, I've come across some good tricks to help enhance my workflow. Some might be obvious once you see them, but others can be a little bit more "hidden". Here are five of my top five "tricks" for Media Composer. ...Read More »
Make a Yahoo Video Slideshow In this Yahoo Video Slideshow tutorial, you will see how to make a Yahoo Video Slideshow with photos and music step by step using slideshow software called Video Slideshow Maker. ...Read More »
Media Composer 5 Feature Showcase By Kevin McAuliffe We AVid users have had a BIG problem, and that was working with footage that was not OMF or (now) MXF. Any footage that wasn't captured via the digitize tool needed to be imported and converted to either OMF or MXF, and in many cases, the process was excruciatingly long if files weren't rendered with the Avid Codec. Thankfully, with Media Composer 5, that is no longer the case. ...Read More »
Media Composer 5 Feature Showcase Part 2 By Kevin McAuliffe With Media Composer version 5, Avid is moving in not only a forward direction, but in a bit of a sideways direction as well. Premiere Pro CS5 and Final Cut Pro are drag-and-drop editing applications. This means that you can not only drag clips from the preview window and drop it into your timeline, but you now have an extensive amount of flexibility when dragging clips around in your timeline as well. ...Read More »
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