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Animating Using Keyframes in Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere is a wonderful video editing program where the only limit is your imagination. With some creative thinking, you can add very dynamic animations to your project. This is all possible because of key...[more]

A List of the Final Cut Pro Keyboard Shortcuts

Below is a list of some of the Final Cut Pro keyboard shortcuts. These shortcuts should work regardless of what version of Final Cut Pro you have. The majority of the shortcuts require that you use...[more]

Final Cut Pro 7: 6 New Features

Final Cut Pro 7 is a non-linear video editing program. Apple is the manufacturer of Final Cut Pro 7. Final Cut Pro 7, which was released in 2009, is only able to run on Mac computers that are...[more]

4 Reasons to Use Compressor

Compressor is a software that is designed by Apple for use with their Final Cut Studio package. This software allows users to encode projects into the necessary DVD format. Compressor can also convert video from...[more]

How To Get a DVD Studio Pro Upgrade

A DVD Studio Pro Upgrade can be used to make the application more stable and add additional features. It's very important that you learn how to upgrade the software so it can be made as...[more]

DVD Studio Pro: Adding Sound To a Menu

DVD studio pro is one of the most popular video editing packages available for Apple computers. This is a very powerful application that makes video editing and DVD authoring much easier. One of the amazing...[more]

Eight Reasons To Get an External Harddrive

1. Every computer needs an external harddrive to store its entire original operating systems, user info and programs. Computers break down. It's not a matter of if your internal hard drive will break down; it's...[more]

Wedding Videos: Don't Forget the B-Roll

Creating wedding videos is not as easy as you might think. More than simply capturing the different moments during the day, videographers will also have to capture the mood and feel of the whole event....[more]

3 Computer Programs Every Wedding Editor Needs

Buying the right wedding editor software can help impress your customers by providing beautiful finished wedding videos for them to enjoy. Digital video cameras have made editing videos much easier. It's no longer necessary to...[more]

Wedding DVDs: Designing the Menu

As a wedding videographer it is not only your responsibility to shoot the video but you also need to edit the footage and turn it into a wedding DVD with menus. You need to create...[more]

The Pros and Cons of Free Video Editing Software

The amount of video editing software options has grown along with the popularity of digital camcorders. There are options that you can buy, however, free video editing software can be found easily on the internet...[more]

6 Steps for Preparing Your Computer for Video Editing

Video editing requires that your computer has been prepared properly. Without the right preparation, your computer may not function correctly and can have significantly slow process time. The following is a guideline for preparing your...[more]

Video Editing: When and How To Use a Wipe Cut

A wipe cut can create transitions within your video. It is created when one shot replaces another shot with a distinct type of edge that will form a shape. Most video editing software programs provide...[more]

Video Editing: Cutting on Similar Elements

A technique to transition from scene to scene in video editing is cutting on similar elements, also called a match cut. This kind of cut takes two shots that have similar compositional elements to create...[more]

What is Final Cut Pro?

Final Cut Pro is Apple's version of non-linear editing software. Non-linear editing became popular in the late 1990s and Avid Media Composer was the motion picture industry's program of choice. This has changed over the...[more]

The Three Best Products for Making Wedding DVDs at Home

There are a ton of great products out there for making wedding DVDs at home. If you are using a computer that you bought recently then the odds are pretty good that you have a...[more]

Two Great Places To Get Your Wedding DVDs Mass Produced

The Wedding video should now be more appropriately called the wedding DVD. If you're a wedding videographer then your end product is going to be delivered to your customers on DVD. Because DVDs are an...[more]

Wedding Video Editing: Montages and Transitions

Wedding video editing is a specialized and important craft. It is your job to string together the best moments of most important day in a couple's life together. They could very well be watching this...[more]

Wedding Video Editing: Filters and Tones

Wedding video editing is a specialized craft. It is a very important job. You are piecing together footage from one of the most important days in two people's lives. This footage will become their wedding...[more]

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Video Editing Software

When choosing the right video editing software, you first have to figure out what you will be using the software for. Video editing software is typically classified as being entry level software, novice software, or...[more]

4 Basic Tips for Editing Video

Editing video can be a tricky process, especially if you are not overly familiar with the program that you will be using. Whether you are editing a personal or professional video, the basic tips for editing...[more]

Wedding Video Editing: Cutting Away

When editing wedding videos, sometimes our decisions to cut are based on covering something up, rather than artistic reasons. There is no reason to include shaky sections or footage of the camera pointing at the...[more]

A Basic Guide to DVD Studio Pro

Here is a basic guide to DVD Studio Pro to help you get started creating your own DVD movies and/or slide shows. DVD Studio Pro is an easy-to-use program that you can use to create and edit DVD...[more]

Wedding Video Editing: How To Use Slow-Motion Properly

Wedding video editing can be fun and exciting. This medium can offer the editor a lot of effects to experiment with, one of which is slow motion. All special effects should be used sparingly in...[more]

Wedding Video Editing: Video Length

Wedding video editing is a specialized art in itself because it follows a different set of rules than other types of film editing. In most video productions, we edit under the belief that less is...[more]

Video Editing: Cutting Between Focal Lengths

In video editing there are two basic kinds of cuts. Those that seem seamless and those that feel disorienting, known as jump cuts. There are two basic ways to create seamless cuts in scenes. One...[more]

What is Movie Maker?

Movie Maker is a software that allows you to create and edit videos. This program is manufactured by Microsoft Windows and is available for free. Movie Maker is non-linear editing software, which means that the...[more]

What is iMovie?

iMovie is a product of Apple and was originally released in the year 1999. Like many applications designed by Apple, it only runs on the Macintosh operating system. If you bought your Mac new...[more]

Important Features in Photoshop for Graphic Design

Photoshop graphic design is an artistic expression of types of visual electronic information that can be designed for a website or advertisement. It has also been used in print media. Using the important features found...[more]

5 Basic Tips for Wedding Video DVDs

Today's wedding videos are delivered to the customer on a DVD. The days of the analog video tape have become extinct, as we have now entered the digital age. Here are 5 basic tips to...[more]

How To Do Wedding Video Titles

When you're editing a wedding video, you need to think about the titles. At the very least, you should have a title in the beginning of the video stating whose wedding it is and the...[more]

Video Editing: Obey the 45-Degree Rule

A primary concern for any video editing is whether or not your subjects were lit correctly during shooting. By obeying the 45 degree rule when shooting, you can achieve the best results while making video...[more]

5 Basic Tips for Editing Wedding Videos

Editing wedding videos is an important task. You are molding a product that two people are going to cherish for the rest of their lives. That means that they could very well still be watching...[more]

5 Worst Video Editing Effects

Video editing has come a long way from the era of manually cutting and splicing film clips and taping them together. Long gone are the days when you have to manually patch in several camcorders...[more]

Wedding Video Editing: Music

There are several things to remember when doing wedding video editing. The music that accompanies these wedding videos can either make or break the video. Read below for more information regarding the importance of music...[more]

Video Editing: How To Avoid Jump Cuts

Video editors and creators are often faced with the problem of avoiding jump cuts. Jump cuts in editing occur due to several reasons. One may be if you have a continuous clip that you want...[more]

A Basic Guide to iDVD

If you are looking to make dvds in less time, iDVD may be for you. With this program, you can make your own movies and photo slide shows that are of a professional quality. These...[more]

How To Wrap an Image Around a Sphere in Photoshop

You may happen upon a desire to wrap an image around a sphere. Normally, you would need extra programming to make this work, but Photoshop CS3 has new features for this task. Step 1 - Find...[more]

How To Make Transparent Images in Photoshop

Your photos can be made into transparent images in Photoshop. The process is relatively simple for most images. Step 1 - Select the part you want to keep Simply deleting pieces of your image will not...[more]

How To Create the Embroidery Effect in Photoshop

There are countless effect Photoshop filters which can be applied to images, one very popular technique is applying an embroidery effect to your photos. The embroidery effect makes it look like your photos are needlecraft...[more]

How to Reduce the Appearance of CCD Noise

When taking photos in low light conditions CCD noise can affect your photos and make it look unprofessional. If you ever experience CCD noise in your photographs then you must find a way of reducing...[more]

How To Digitally Color Eyes on Photoshop

Color eyes Photoshop techniques are very easy and don't take long to create. These simply require changing the eye color of someone in the photo by using computer software. This doesn't take longer than a...[more]

How To Order Prints Online from Kodak Gallery

Digital photography is a wonderful way of taking photos, but this doesn't mean that you will never want to order any prints. While it's no longer essential to send your film off to have it...[more]

Basic Photo Retouching in Photoshop 7

When working with Photoshop 7, it's easy to get carried away because the software is so capable. Some of the best and most productive things that you can do, however, are simple. These simple touch-ups...[more]

6 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Basics

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a very popular computer application for editing photographs and other digital images. When using Lightroom, there are a few simple basic tips which can make using it much more successful. Throughout...[more]

5 New Fetures in Viveza 2

Viveza 2 is a popular image editing application produced by Nik Software Inc. Although it's not as popular or as well known as Photoshop, it is a very capable and useful program. Viveza 2 is...[more]

How To Darken the Sky in a Photo in Viveza

Viveza is a well known photo editing package which can be installed alongside most other popular image editors, including Photoshop. Viveza makes editing photos much simpler than it normally is, as it's designed with both...[more]

6 Basics of Selective Photo Editing in Viveza

Viveza is a popular image editing application which makes touch ups very simple. This means that you can easily select an individual area of an image and then touch it up. One of the best...[more]

Using Photoshop for Night Vision Looks

If you ever want to give a picture the impression of a night-time scene (being viewed through 3D glasses), then you should consider looking at Adobe Photoshop night vision look. With this feature, you can...[more]

Digitally Touching Up Maternity Photos

Offering maternity photos can provide you with some year round bread and butter work, which is always welcome for a photographer. There are, however, lots of competitors offering similar services. In order to stand a...[more]

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