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

When you start a new project in Adobe Premiere one of the first things that you need to set up is the video settings. You want the settings in Premiere to match the settings you...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Export to the Web

Adobe Premiere is one of the best editing programs on the market and part of what makes it so prestigious is that you can easily create videos that can be exported to the web. This...[more]

Output Options for Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere 6 is one of the most popular video editing packages available, one reason for this is because of the large number of different output options available. These make it possible to save the...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Animate a Still Image

Adobe Premiere makes it possible to animate still images easily. There are many other features which make the software so powerful. A still image such as a photograph or drawing can easily be animated using Premiere. The...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Use the Title Window

Adobe Premiere is one of the best non-linear editing programs anyone can use and part of what makes it a leader in the industry is its ability to create complex and dynamic titles. It's easy...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Use Keyframes

In editing, you will encounter the need to put effects and to properly manipulate those using keyframes. Learning the purpose of keyframes and how to use them effectively, can spell the difference between an amateur...[more]

Adobe Premiere: 5 Great Effects and How To Use Them

Using Adobe Premiere as an editing software has a lot of advantages, one of which is the number of effects and tools that are available to you. Most free video editing software only provide the...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Apply Effects

Those who are adept at video editing know that adding effects to your project will make it appear more professional. In Adobe Premiere, there are a number of special effects and transitions that you can...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Adjust Audio Levels

Adobe Premiere gives you several options for adjusting audio levels. You can adjust both gain and volume. Gain is the audio level in individual clips, while volume is the audio level in sequence clips or...[more]

Adobe Premiere: Understanding Playback and Preview Options

Playback is fundamentally important to editors because we need to see how the results of our work plays. You need to watch your edits to make sure they work. Without playback you're working blind. In...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Do a Rolling Edit

A rolling edit in Adobe Premiere is when you want to adjust the running time of several clips without affecting your total video length. In other editing software, particularly those you can get for free,...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Do a Ripple Edit

In Adobe Premiere, doing an edit on your clips and timeline is made easy with various tools and options. Unlike other video editing programs out there, such as those available for free, editing on Adobe...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Trim Clips

There are several ways to trim clips using Adobe Premiere. The most common and most convenient is using the Trim-In and Trim-Out tools. You can also cut clips with the Razor tool. This is best...[more]

Adobe Premiere: Three Ways To Add Clips To the Timeline

The timeline is where all the video you shot comes together. You start off a project with video footage and end it with a movie, created in the timeline. Here are three ways to add...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Import Clips and Folders

Today we import clips to a video project more than ever. Just a few years ago there was only one way to bring video clips in an editing program like Adobe Premiere and that was...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Capture Video

The skill of knowing how to capture video is becoming less frequent due to camcorders now using memory cards and internal hard drives. But it is still a relevant skill that every editor should know....[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Use the Monitor Window

Those who are working with Adobe Premiere will notice that you have a monitor window on the default project layout. Those who have worked with other editing software will be familiar with this tool. The...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Use the Project Window

Adobe Premiere has a project window that helps you organize your files and clips for use in your work. If you know how to effectively use this Project Window, there won't be any more problems...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Use the Tools and Palettes

Adobe Premiere is one of the most popular pieces of video editing software currently available. The software is very popular because it's from such a trusted name. Adobe is well known for making video and...[more]

Adobe Premiere: The Basics of Starting a Project

Before you begin editing a project in adobe premiere there are a few basic but important decisions that you need to make about the project. While they're easy to do, you should be careful because...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Set Up a New Workspace

Adobe Premiere Pro is a very powerful piece of software which makes it possible to edit videos. Video editing applications are very popular because they make editing digital videos very simple. One of the best...[more]

DVD Studio Pro: A Basic Guide To Menu Buttons

Menu buttons are what make DVDs an interactive form of media. If you plan on having a menu for your DVD, then you need buttons, otherwise your disc is just going to consist of just...[more]

How To Create a Simple DVD with DVD Studio Pro

Building a simple DVD in DVD Studio Pro is easy to do. The first thing you need to do before you beginning the process is to prepare for it. You do this by assembling together...[more]

An Introduction to Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio is one of the most powerful video editing software packages currently available. This software makes it really easy to edit and add various effects to videos. You might, however, want to know the...[more]

Adobe Premiere: 5 Effects To Avoid

Using Adobe Premiere as an editing tool gives you the opportunity to try out many visual effects and transitions. This software is packed with features and tools that are good enough for professional projects. With...[more]

Creating Titles for Final Cut Pro Projects in Photoshop

Titles are an important aspect in a video production. They have the power to instantly add or take away production value in the eyes of your audience. Simple titles look cheap and can take away...[more]

The 6 Text Generators Available in Final Cut Pro

When using Final Cut Pro, you can use text generators to create title and credit clips. There are 6 different text generators available in Final Cut Pro and each one gives you a different result. After...[more]

Final Cut Pro Titles: How To Make Sure Titles Fit on TV Screens

Titles on a movie or video often provide an important element to any project. If you want to have the title of your work be displayed a monitor or TV, it is important that you...[more]

The Basics: Creating Titles in Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro provides users with the capability of creating titles to include in their videos. Although there are several steps involve in creating titles, the application is not difficult to follow. Why Use Titles...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What is the SmoothCam Filter?

Digital video cameras have become more popular, yet more of a hassle for some as they see unwanted camera movement; the SmoothCam filter tool in Final Cut Pro will help get rid of those shaky...[more]

The Video and Audio Generators Available in Final Cut Pro

There are several video and audio generators available in Final Cut Pro that you can utilize to enhance the sound and look of a clip. Generators in this program allow users to generate and manipulate...[more]

Final Cut Pro: 7 Different Ways to Use Generators

Generators are effects created entirely by Final Cut Pro. These effects can be applied to any video and can be precisely controlled by the editor with keyframes in the control tab. To access a generator,...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Use Keying

Chroma keying composition is a technique used to mix up two picture frames, and then to remove a color of one picture or make it transparent to reveal the other picture behind it. In this,...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Using Video and Graphics Clips with Alpha Channels

In Final Cut Pro, alpha channels define areas of transparency in a video clip or still image. Regular clips only have three information channels. Those channels are red, green and blue. An alpha channel is an additional channel....[more]

Final Cut Pro: Working with Layered Photoshop Files

There are two basic types of images from Photoshop that you can use with Final Cut Pro. The first type of image has a transparent background that you can either composite or superimpose over a...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What are Composite Modes?

In Final Cut Pro, composite modes dictate how the brightness and color values of two clips interact with each other. You will only use composite modes if you are compositing and layering. When you are compositing, you...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What is Compositing and Layering?

Compositing is a technique that was once reserved for only large budget productions. It involves stacking two or more video clips or graphics on multiple video tracks. You then blend the clips together into one...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Change the Duration of Still Images

If you're editing a project that involves still images, such as a documentary, then you're more than likely to have still images in your timeline. And, because good editing is all about good timing, you're...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Scale Images and Video Clips to Match a Sequence

Final Cut Pro allows you to place images into a sequence. Whenever you place an image into a sequence, Final Cut Pro will automatically compare the image and make any necessary adjustments using two properties. The two...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Export Still Images

Sometimes you need to take still images from your video project for promotional purposes. It could be for a DVD cover, a press release or even a thumbnail on a website. Whatever your reason may...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Create Freeze Frames from a Video Clip

Freeze frames are always cool to include in a video. They're a throw back to all the great 1980s TV shows that used freeze frames at the end of the episodes before the credits. They're...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Use Images and Graphics in Your Sequences

Adding still images and graphics to your sequences can step up any production's quality, if they're done right. Your images and graphics need to have a high resolution and they need to be above average...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Use Speed Settings with Multiclips

In Final Cut Pro, when you group together at least 2 clips, you are creating multiclips. You will need to create multiclips if you are doing a multicamera shoot. With a multicamera shoot, you are...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What is a Fit to Fill Edit?

A fit to fill edit allows you to replace a clip in your timeline without changing the timeline's overall duration. For example, if you were editing a project that had to be exactly twenty two...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Use the Speed Parameter in the Motion Tab

Adjusting the speed parameter in Final Cut Pro can have interesting effects on your project. This can change the speed of which certain things happen. By adjusting the speed parameters in the motion tab, it's...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Make Speed Changes in the Timeline

By using the Timeline in Final Cut Pro, you can use keyframes to apply speed effects to clips. The most common speed effects created in the Timeline are slow motion and fast motion. You can also...[more]

How Clip Speed Works in Final Cut Pro

Clip speed refers to the play back speed of your clip. The clip speed can either be normal (what you recorded it at), slow motion or sped up. Final Cut Pro offers you two options...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Use Favorite Filters and Transitions

Final Cut Pro comes with a ton of video effect filters and transitions. You might find yourself using some filters and transitions a lot more than you use the others. Rather than having to keep...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Use the Timeline Keyframe Graph Area

In Final Cut Pro, the Timeline keyframe graph area allows you to view and edit parameter settings, such as filters, motion settings, keyframe settings and speed settings. You can also customize the keyframe graph area to...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Use Bezier Handles To Smooth Keyframes

Depending upon which motion settings and filter controls you used for your motion path, you may be able to use Bezier handles to smooth keyframes. Basically, when you smooth a keyframe, Final Cut Pro attaches Bezier...[more]

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