April 18, 2013 by Chuck Peters, VideoMaker The first step to professionalizing your productions is making it a priority to purge them of these 10 predictable problems. We all make mistakes sometimes. Occasionally we make “unconscious” errors because we’re simply unaware that they’re there. At one time or another we have all experienced “button […]Read more "Top 10 Editing Mistakes to Avoid"
March 25, 2011 by Bill Davis, VideoMaker.com When I was exploring photography as a youth, I never forgot one of the early lessons I learned. I was reading an interview between a professional photographer and his student – and the student, on looking through the pro’s portfolio commented, “Man — don’t you ever shoot […]Read more "Video Editing : Family Time: Cutting the Album"
December 9, 2010 by VideoMaker Maybe we should blame it on Bruce. Film trivia buffs will tell you that “Bruce” was the affectionate on-set nickname for the mechanical shark that menaced Robert Shaw (and everyone else on or in the water) in the suspense film classic Jaws. Sure, before that film there had been plenty […]Read more "Computer Editing: Editing Audio First"
December 8, 2010 by VideoMaker.com Color Correction There are times when the color of the footage you have to edit is less than ideal. There are other times when it’s downright bad. Fortunately, many editing applications have a color corrector tool that will turn discolored footage into well-matched, white balanced shots. There are occasions […]Read more "Editing Tip: Color Correction"
December 1, 2010 by VideoMaker Though it is the simplest way to transition from one shot to the next, making a natural-looking cut can be tricky. If you’re not careful, you could end up with a series of jump cuts which can be jarring to the viewer. The best way to make an otherwise obvious […]Read more "Editing Tip: Motivated Editing"
November 8, 2010 by Richard Harrington, Final Cut Help I am always on the lookout for things that can make my life easier… sleep in a can, comfortable shoes, great software. If you use Final Cut Pro and After Effects… do I have a find for you! I just finished a new book called Video […]Read more "Move Projects from FCP to AE Seamlessly (and Free!)"
October 5, 2010 Posted by Michael Murie, http://notesonvideo.blogspot.com/ Officially, Final Cut Pro doesn’t support the media files produced by DLSRs like the Canon 7D or Nikon D90. That’s not entirely true; you can import those files into a Final Cut project without doing conversion, and add them to a Timeline quite happily. The annoying part […]Read more "Avoiding Final Cut’s Rendering"