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Video Editing Tools: The 3 Best Programs

Out of all the video editing tools available to filmmakers today, there are 3 programs that stand out above the rest. There were two factors that went into determining which programs were selected. The...[more]

Screenwriting: How To Write the Title Page

Most screenwriting has formats and templates that need to be used. This way, it is possible to determine the differences between scripts easily as well as ensure that all scripts are easy to read....[more]

Screenwriting: Understanding Adlibs

Adlibs are not limited to the field of screenwriting alone. The term is also commonly used in music and other fields of media, on or off the camera. It involves improvising, depending on the...[more]

Digital vs Analog Lux Light Meter Comparison

A lux light meter is an essential piece of equipment for any serious photographer to own. It's a tool that allows you to see how bright parts of your frame are and what f/stop...[more]

How To Host an Online Web Show

There are web shows on cooking, politics, cars, crafts, humor, and you might have something to offer on your own topic. Have you thought about hosting your own web show? If you have, there are things you should...[more]

Web Shows: How To Make a Cheap Camcorder Look Profesional

Web shows have been steadily becoming popular and will one day be as respected as television and film. It's an important medium because anyone can create a web show that can reach an audience....[more]

7 Tools for Video Conferencing

Video conferencing is a convenient way to have meetings with people even if they are on the other side of the planet. Video conferencing can be done using video phones, although most people will...[more]

Tips on Video Conferencing

Anyone interested in video conferencing should learn a few simple tips which will make the chances of success much easier. Video conferencing is very useful to talk to other people and see them face...[more]

Using the SpectraMatte Key Effect in Avid

As you work with your different video projects, you will soon learn that you have to manipulate the key effect. In the past, editors have been accustomed to using a third party program in...[more]

How to Re-Edit DVD Discs

DVD Discs are a great alternative when it comes to storing large amounts of information. That is why they are better than CDs. There are techniques that allow users to re-edit DVD discs and their...[more]

Using the Quick DVD Function for Showbiz DVD

The Quick DVD function on ShowBiz DVD enables you to burn a video file onto a DVD disc without any complications. This function is normally used by users who would like to view the video...[more]

Making a Slideshow in DVD Slideshow Builder

DVD Slideshow builder is a great software that helps you create DVD slideshows with videos, pictures and even music. It's as simple as drag and drop, and your slideshow is ready. You can even add...[more]

Using the Pan/Zoom Effect in DVD Slideshow Builder

The pan and zoom effects enable you to have a closer view of a particular item that's in a video clip when you work with the DVD Slideshow Builder software. This enhances more concentration of...[more]

One-Click: DVD Burning in DVD Slideshow Builder

So you want to make a DVD of images but dvd burning can be slightly hard? This tutorial will explain the basic way to do this. Step 1: Get to Know the DVD Burner Software...[more]

How to Preview Your Movie in Showbiz DVD

You can use preview movie software to make beautiful movie clips with or without audio tracks. Showbiz DVD is a specially designed software for making short movies and slideshows. Follow these steps whenever you use...[more]

Simple and Fancy: Text Effects for Showbiz DVD

Showbiz DVD allows the creation of high quality DVD videos for amateurs and professionals alike, and one of its greatest features is its huge collection of text effects. Showbiz DVD has a simple interface that...[more]

Making Stop Motion Video in VideoStudio

Making a stop motion video is not as difficult as it seems. Most people find it hard because of the "stop motion" process. VideoStudio software offers a user friendly interface and makes the stop motion...[more]

Adding Soundtrack to VideoStudio

VideoStudio contains 2 tracks for audio in the Timeline. A soundtrack is intended to spice up a video clip and make it more interesting. This feature helps you to arrange various audio clips into the...[more]

Using Maya Hair

Maya Hair is a dynamic system that helps you create hair that looks and moves realistically. Hair feature lets you grow hair from a base surface, modify various attributes and regulate hair flow. Using Hair...[more]

Achieving Optimum Chroma Key Lighting in Rainy Weather

Chroma key lighting is not subjective. It needs to be done a certain way in order for the effect to work. To understand chroma key lighting, you must first understand how the chroma key effect...[more]

Achieving a Time Lapse with a Photo Slideshow

Individual photographs can be turned into a time lapse DVD with a photo slideshow program. One such program is Linux's DVD-slideshow, which converts either photos from a directory or an online photo album into a...[more]

A Quick Overview of Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere is one of the most popular video editing tools. This package is suitable for both professionals and amateur producers. This incorporates as part of other Adobe software, including After Effects and Photoshop. The...[more]

Adding Computer Special Effects to Home Movies

Home movies are great ways to showcase a family vacation, events or children, and these videos can be edited and enhanced with computer special effects. People have a number of options when it comes to...[more]

12 Video Editing Tips for Ultimatte

Ultimatte is a plug-in, and there are several video editing tips available to enhance this feature's performance. It is compatible with Adobe, Apple, Avid, Eyeon and Autodesk software, offering to its users the possibility to...[more]

3 Green Screen Tips for Filming Outdoors

There are several green screen tips when filming. Lighting a green screen can be a challenging task when done indoors. The difficulty lies with illuminating the screen evenly enough so that the surface looks flat....[more]

Using an Universal Bellows to Minolta Autofocus Adapter

Universal bellows lenses can be very expensive, which is why you can save quite a lot of money by using lens adapters. These adapters make it possible to fit various lenses onto your camera. It's...[more]

Using Video Correction in Ultimatte

Ultimatte software allows you to edit, redesign, create new high-quality footage and apply video correction when needed. Let's see what steps need to be followed when deciding to edit and apply video correction. Step 1:...[more]

Blue Screen Software: The Advantages of Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte Advantedge is blue screen software with a highly refined tool and a simple to use interface that is identical on all host applications. This advanced plug-in helps you combine various frames of images in...[more]

Horror Movies: Using Twixtor to Evoke Fear

Twixtor is a useful plugin that can be used to change the frame rate in certain compositions. This is a great way to make your film look much scarier and creepier. Twixtor is very easy...[more]

Canon FL/FD SLR Adapters: Nikon Aperture Control Lenses

When you are utilizing a Canon FL, and need to control the aperture with the lens, obtaining a Nikon aperture control lens will help you enormously. What the Aperture Control Lens Does When you work...[more]

Four Thirds Lens Adapters: Minolta MD Lenses

Anyone looking for a four thirds lens might be shocked to learn that they are more expensive than many other lenses for other cameras. Often a much easier and more affordable option is to use lens adaptors to secure...[more]

Sony Digital Camera NEX E Adapters: Nikon Rangefinder

A Sony digital camera is often a market leader. Buying a new camera is often great fun but buying new lenses for it can become very expensive. Sony NEX digital cameras are the same size...[more]

Sony Digital Camera NEX E Adapters: Pentax K

Any Sony digital camera that uses the NEX E mount is a compact camera which has the option of changing lenses. These are different from compact point and shoot cameras because different lenses can be...[more]

Sony Digital Camera NEX E Adapters: Leica M

If your Sony digital camera is an NEX E camera then this means that it's fairly small. These cameras aren't like normal compact point and shoot cameras. Actually, they are much more professional because they...[more]

Four Thirds Lens Adapters: Contax/Yashica Lenses

Four thirds lens mounts were developed by Olympus and Panasonic. They are a compact lens mount which is commonly used on many compact cameras including the Panasonic G1. If you do have one of these...[more]

Sony Digital Camera NEX E Adapters: Contax Rangefinder

Using a Sony Digital Camera is always a good experience. However, if you have just brought one, buying all new lenses and accessories can prove to be very expensive. There is, however, a solution. It's...[more]

Micro Four Thirds Adapters: Kippon Contax G Lens

A micro four thirds lens adaptor can be used as a way to save yourself money when buying a new camera. Micro four thirds is a fairly new type of lens mount which was developed...[more]

Micro Four Thirds Adapters: Leica R Lenses

Micro four thirds cameras are small compact cameras with a nice modern stylish design. What sets them apart from the competition is the fact that you can change the lenses. There are several examples of...[more]

Micro Four Thirds Adapters: Olympus OM Lenses

When using a micro four thirds camera, you will be able to change the lenses. This is useful, however, it can be very expensive to buy all of the different lenses. An easier and cheaper...[more]

Micro Four Thirds Adapters: Contax/Yashica Lens

If you have a compact camera with interchangeable lenses, then it probably uses the Micro four thirds lens system. These cameras are much smaller than normal SLR cameras, but the lenses can be expensive. Most...[more]

Micro Four Thirds Adapters: Canon FD

Micro four thirds is a lens technology designed by Panasonic and Olympus. It was designed to make it possible to include interchangeable lenses on compact camera bodies. There are quite a few cameras which use the...[more]

Micro Four Thirds Adapters: Pentax K Lens

Micro four thirds cameras are new types of compact cameras which have interchangeable lenses. These make it easy to capture high quality images by focusing the image accurately. The problem with these cameras is that...[more]

Micro Four Thirds Adapters: Nikon F Lens

A micro four thirds camera is a type of compact digital camera which has interchangeable lenses. This makes it possible to take a wide variety of different types of photographs by changing the lenses. If...[more]

Micro Four Thirds Adapters: Leica M Lens

Micro four thirds camera lenses were developed by Panasonic and Olympus. The design makes it possible to use interchangeable lenses on compact cameras. One of the best known micro four thirds cameras is the Lumix...[more]

Canon Lens Adapters (EOS): Leica M Visoflex Lens

Using Canon lens adapters will make it possible to use some of the old lenses that you already have rather than always needing to replace them with new ones. Lenses can be very expensive, and...[more]

Canon Lens Adapters (EOS): Pentax Screw Mount 42mm

Canon lens adapters can be used to change the types of lenses that you can use on your camera. All camera manufacturers have different types of lens mounts or fittings which they use on their...[more]

Canon Lens Adapters (EOS): Olympus OM Lens

Canon lens adapters can be used to save you a fortune because you don't need to buy new lenses every time you buy a new SLR camera. Digital SLR cameras from Canon will normally use...[more]

Canon Lens Adapters (EOS): Pentax K Lens

If you have just bought a new Canon SLR digital camera then you might find that Canon lens adapters can save you a fortune. The problem with new cameras is that they often require new...[more]

Buying a Canon Powershot Digital Camera on a Budget

Many people consider purchasing a Canon powershot digital camera because it is a well known and reliable brand of camera. These cameras might be small, but they pack a wide range of features into their...[more]

Working with Red Camera Files in Avid

You can complete Red camera projects in an easier and more convenient way with  Avid Media composer. The highest possible quality with finishing and editing solutions is provided by the software program. Avid Media composer...[more]

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