Photo Software Articles

How To Choose Images using Survey View in Lightroom

Lightroom is an application for image management, and it offers the flexibility of viewing, editing and organizing thousands of your digital photos. Since the software is built for managing a huge database of photos, there...[more]

Getting the Most out of Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 is a less expensive photograph editing software. Unlike the more expensive and more memory intensive Photoshop, Lightroom still has a lot offer users.  But, photographers still need to know how to...[more]

How To Use Lightroom Compare View

For photographers that take a lot of photos, sometimes it is difficult to figure out which photo is the best within a group of similar photos or photos of the same item taken at different...[more]

How To Blend a Photo from Color to Grayscale in Photoshop

Working in Photoshop is very useful because it makes it easy to edit photos in a number of different ways including creating grayscale photos. With a bit of practice, it's easy to convert your color...[more]

Multi-layer Still Photo Effects in Avid

Editing your digital photos, video or audio material with the effects of avid is one of the least destructive editing techniques that keeps the original source intact while creating a new digital item by transferring all...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Set Up the Edit Settings

In Pinnacle Studio, there are six edit settings that you will need to set up. Those settings are default durations, storyboard thumbnails, auto save, rendering, folder for auxiliary files, and when adding a menu. This...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Split Editing in the Timeline

In Pinnacle Studio, the process of split editing is used to trim a clips audio and video separately. There are two different cuts that you can make when split editing. With an L-cut, the video...[more]

The Avid Media Composer Attic Explained

In Avid Media Composer, the attic may not be what you think it is. The attic in Avid Media Composer is used to store backup files of each bin in a project. You should only...[more]

Creating a Video Dissolve Transition in Avid

Creating a video dissolve transition is very easy to do in Avid. Avid has a feature called the Quick Transition button that allows you to create a video dissolve transition without having to use the...[more]

How to Use Avid Marquee With Style

It is very easy to use Avid Marquee with style. In Avid Marquee, a style consists of at least one predefined property. The predefined property that a style contains can be animated. This guideline will...[more]

Adobe Premiere: Panning and Balancing Audio

Panning and balancing audio in Adobe Premiere allows you to control the audio when a track outputs to another track that contains audio. Panning is the process of moving audio from one channel to another....[more]

The Avid Media Composer Fit to Fill Tool

Avid's media composer fit to fill tool can be utilized to add motion effects in a video that you might want to lengthen or if you simply want to emphasize some parts of the video....[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Create Composites

Composites are a video effect that is created in post-production in a program like Adobe Premiere. It involves combining two video clips into one by either using mattes or chroma key. Working with Mattes Mattes...[more]

Adobe Premiere: Understanding What the Project Settings Mean

When you begin editing a new video in Adobe Premiere one of the first things to determine will be your project settings. What you decide here will create the foundation for your video's post production....[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Use the Single-Track Editing Workspace

Adobe Premiere is one of the best non-linear editing software systems on the market. It's an extremely dynamic program that offers users a ton of control over how their projects turn out. This control is...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Do Stereo Pan with the Audio Mixer

The audio mixer in Final Cut Pro is cable of stereo panning that allows you to control the clip items within the tracks of your audio. To do a stereo pan in Final Cut Pro,...[more]

Tips for Audio Level Adjustment in Avid

If you want to increase or decrease down the audio level of an audio clip, you can do so by using the audio level adjustment feature of Avid. Here are the steps to follow in...[more]

Tips for Using Avid DVD

Avid dvd is a professional video editing tool from Sonic. The Avid DVD is easy to manipulate particularly if you have already read the instruction manual that comes with it. However, there are several tips...[more]

Using Stabilization in Avid Symphony Nitris

Using Avid Symphony will help to stabilize a film sequence, and it can be further steadied through the use of the Steady Glide feature in the tool. This is a way to lessen any shakiness...[more]

Using Motion Tracking in Avid Symphony Nitris

Motion tracking can now give more accurate results but with fewer adjustments and controls through Avid. The new interface for Avid's motion tracking tool is now cleaner compared to previous interfaces and is labeled to...[more]

What is the Avid Interplay Window?

The avid interplay Window is a work group tool that allows you to edit media that is stored in a remote server. The Interplay Window has many great features and uses that can help ease...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Basics of the Toolboxes

The toolboxes are the fastest and simplest way to edit content in pinnacle Studio. The available toolboxes in Pinnacle Studio are the audio toolbox and the video toolbox. You can only access the toolboxes when...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding the Still Image Section

The still image section in Pinnacle Studio can be found in the Album. When viewing the Still Image section, the Album will display thumbnail icons of image files. If any of the images in the...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Output Your Movie To a Camera or Video Recorder

Pinnacle Studio is a versatile and easy-to-use, non-linear video editing program that allows you to output your final edits to a camera or video recorder. All you need is the computer with the program, a...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: SmartCapture: Preview Quality Capture

In Pinnacle Studio, you can use the SmartCapture feature which allows you to edit and store large amounts of media. The SmartCapture feature enables to capture low-resolution preview videos. It also allows you to store...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Use the Player in Edit Mode

The edit mode in Pinnacle Studio provides you with the player tool. The purpose of the player in Pinnacle Studio is to allow you to display a preview of the movie that you have edited....[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Fade Effects In and Out

Pinnacle studio is an excellent editing program that is easy to use, and part of what makes it such a great program is the wide range of video effects that a user can choose from....[more]

Post Production: What Is ADR and How To Do It

ADR is an abbreviation for additional dialogue recorded. Not every location where a film is shot is sound friendly. For example, a scene shot under a highway overpass is going to always be noisey no...[more]

Adobe Premiere 6.0: How To Use the DV Features

When Adobe Premiere 6.0 first came out, it was a milestone in non-linear editing because it incorporated a number of DV features that were considered new and revolutionary at the time. The biggest contribution that...[more]

How To Blend Images in Photoshop

If you would like to learn how to blend images in Photoshop, you may find that you are not alone. More and more people are becoming photo savvy and learning how to blend images. It...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Analog Capture Options

This step-by-step procedure provides you with useful steps on how to use the analog capture options in Pinnacle Studio. Pinnacle Studio is an editing software program that can make your editing job easier. Step 1:...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding the Text View

There are 3 movie window views in Pinnacle Studio - timeline view, storyboard view and text view. The text view in Pinnacle Studio provides users with a list of the start and end times for...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Audio Transitions

Transitions provide different effects to your video. In Pinnacle Studio, you can create both audio and image transitions. To better understand how audio transitions work in Pinnacle Studio, it is best that you understand what...[more]

How to Use Secondary Color Correction in Avid

The secondary color correction avid allows the user to select a portion of an image and to correct the range of colors in that selection without changing anything else in the image. This feature will...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Use the Volume and Balance Tool

The volume and balance tool in Pinnacle Studio offers users the ability to mix their video in a virtual audio mixer. This makes the process quicker and easier to do because the work space is...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Use the Title Type Buttons

Pinnacle Studio is one of the best video editing software programs on the market because it allows users to edit videos with complex graphics and dynamic titles. Part of its success comes from its easy-to-use...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Tips for Using Menus from the Album

Pinnacle Studio is a dynamic and incredibly easy-to-use, non-linear video editing software. Not only can it edit video, but it can also capture it, create titles, create world class effects, export edited video to tape,...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Do Two Track Editing with Studio Plus

Pinnacle Studio is an excellent non-linear editing software program that offers a lot of effects while remaining easy to use. This is a great program for someone with an interest in video production to start...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Display Scene and File Information

Pinnacle Studio is a dynamic and incredibly simple-to-use, non-linear editing software system. With it you can easily capture video shot on your DV camcorder. In fact, you can even walk away after starting the capturing...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Full Quality Capture

Pinnacle Studio is a computer program used in high quality capture, editing and exporting edited movies into other formats. Before any editing can be done, videos, images and audio must be captured or imported and...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Compare Settings Using the Settings Viewer

When using Adobe Premiere, you can always quickly check your projects setting by using the settings viewer. The settings viewer allows you to once again see the screen that first appears when you start a...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Use and Set Up Your Audio Settings

Adobe Premiere is by far one of the best video editing programs on the market. Users of Premiere often find truth in the cliche 'that the only limit is your imagination' because there is so...[more]

Using the Safe Color Limiter Effect in Avid

The Safe Color Limiter Effect in Avid is to help you maintain the integrity of the color in your videos. You may want to set your own limits, or you may be required to on...[more]

How to Work With Avid Instinct

You can work with Avid Instinct to help make your story or article interactive. This is done by adding voice over narration, as well as video clips. In this article, you will learn how to...[more]

How to Use Avid Interplay Assist

To review media and to add information or comments, you can use Avid Interplay Assist. Producers can use this application no matter where they are in the network. Step 1: Opening Interplay Assist When you...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Selecting Fonts and Creating Line Art for Video

In Final Cut Pro, you can select a font or create line art that you can use for a broadcast video image. However, it is important to remember that you should avoid creating any horizontal...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Flatten Graphics with Layers

Having graphics that are multi-layered is very useful for working with complex graphics. However, you often just need a single still-image clip. It is important, though, that any original image file that is a Photoshop...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Set Up the Capture Format Settings

The Pinnacle Studio software offers many different settings for you to capture video. There are different digital and analog settings. Most of these capture settings will depend on the type of hardware you have. However,...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Copy an AVI File To Tape

It is possible to take an AVI file and transfer it to a tape. The AVI format is normally a type of video file that is stored on the hard drive. The easiest way to...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Save your Movie as an MPEG File

An MPEG file is used specifically to save your video files and play them as a DVD or CD. MPEG stands for moving pictures expert group. This is a standard form of video storage. You...[more]

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