Video Editing Software Updates

Tracking the latest updates on video editing software.

YouTube Thumbnail Sizes and Best Practices (New for 2019)

Are you looking to get more views on your YouTube videos? One easy way to do that is to improve your video thumbnails. The post YouTube Thumbnail Sizes and Best Practices (New for 2019) appeared fir

How to Record Your Webcam (Step-by-Step Guide)

Learn how to use a webcam recorder to add webcam footage to any video. The post How to Record Your Webcam (Step-by-Step Guide) appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog.

The Friday Roundup – Green Screen, YouTube News and Some Blackmagic

Subscriber Green Screen Review With Tips and Tricks For anyone wanting to really get their green screen production under control there is a bog post on this site I added years ago with a video that c

The Friday Roundup – Isobuster Updates, B-Roll and D.I.Y ADR

Isobuster Updated Last week I included a little blurb on a free utility I often use called MediaInfo. You can read about it here. Anyway this week it turns out another program I use quite often has j

The Friday Roundup – Shooting Underwater, Action Cams and Transitions

Tips For Shooting Underwater With various action camera choices these days and access to affordable waterproof housings, underwater shooting is not the technical nightmare it used to be. Check out th

3 Lapel Mics Compared - Result Surprising! 👍

I ordered a low-cost lapel mic from an unknown U.K. outfit, and compare it to other popular mics costing more to see which is best. I was surprised! There's a TON of info in the description below! ht

How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation That Isn’t Boring

You don't have to fill slides with endless information and text boxes. Learn how to create a well-designed, visual presentation. The post How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation That Isn’t Boring app

How to Record the Perfect Live Streaming Video

Learn how to easily record a live streaming video. The post How to Record the Perfect Live Streaming Video appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog.

Wireless HDMI - MARS 300 & Nyrius Transmitter and Receiver

The Nyrius didn't work out, but the Mars 300 from Holyland is what I need for wireless HDMI. It's got all the features of Wireless HDMI systems at 3 times the price. TON of info and stuff in the desc

What You Need to Know About Visuals, Video, and the 2019 Internet Trends Report

Learn how to apply the 2019 Internet Trends report findings to improve your workplace communications. The post What You Need to Know About Visuals, Video, and the 2019 Internet Trends Report appeared

How to Make a YouTube Outro to Grow Your Channel

Learn the basics of YouTube outros, along with how you can create your own. The post How to Make a YouTube Outro to Grow Your Channel appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog.

Snagit vs Camtasia: Which Screen Recording Software is Right for You?

Learn the differences between Snagit and Camtasia, what they can do, and how to decide which one is best for your project. The post Snagit vs Camtasia: Which Screen Recording Software is Right for Y

CELEBRATE 90,000! (or help me waste 5 minutes of your life)

Came back from a trip and saw I have 90,000 subscribers! WOW! YOU are why that's possible, and I can't thank you enough. And yes, this video has more timewasting content than you can shake a stick at

Subscriber Green Screen Review With Tips and Tricks

A subscriber asked for opinions on his green screen shooting. I made him a video then realized it may be of use to others. TON of info in the description below! http://bit.ly/SubscribeToBasicFilmmake

The Friday Roundup – Audio Tips and Transitions on Titles

5 Audio Tricks For the average amateur video maker probably one of the hardest things to control at the shooting stage is that of audio. Most of the time due to equipment constraints and a lack of co

The Friday Roundup – Video Scopes, Camera Moves and Stop Motion

Why Everyone Should Use Video Scopes for Color Correction So let’s stop for a minute and talk about color correction and color grading. For many amateur editors there is a knowledge that you can do

Friday Roundup - Video Editing Software Update Season is Upon Us

This week the author sinks beneath a sea of unwritten video editing software reviews because everyone decided to update at once. And some other video stuff too.

The Friday Roundup – The 30° Degree Rule, Shutterstock Elements and More

How to Use the 30° Degree Rule There will be many times in any video shot by an amateur that you will see that something is wrong and you will have no idea what it is. One of the most common ones is

How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

Having to reduce audio noise can be a real pain. And recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you

Work Faster With Multiple Timelines - Premiere Pro Tip/Tutorial

I was asked to edit a short and long version of a corporate video and wanted to share this tip for a super easy way to editing using multiple timelines. Click, drag, and voila! TON of info and links

How to Create a Custom Video Intro for YouTube

Learn how to create a custom video intro for YouTube and any other streaming service using TechSmith Assets and Camtasia. The post How to Create a Custom Video Intro for YouTube appeared first on Wel

Production Sound Fundamentals for Video and Film (ft. Curtis Judd)

Short version? NEW Curtis Judd course at Basic Filmmaker University (20% off for next two weeks): http://bit.ly/CurtisJuddAudioCourseBFU Long version? I have some fun and show a course snippet at the

The Friday Roundup – Compression, B-roll and Insert Shots

Learn How to Properly Compress Your Footage One point that seems to come up quite often around the traps is how to maintain image quality when uploading to services like YouTube and Instagram. In ord

How To Learn Video, Filmmaking, or Anything Really

Once in a while, I go way off book, and this video is no exception. If you'd like to learn the basics of how to learn anything, grab a cup-o-joy, sit back, and have a watch. There's a TON of info and

Why You Need Audio Descriptions to Make Online Course Videos Accessible

Learn what audio descriptions are, how to add audio descriptions including pros and cons of main methods, whether to create them in-house or with a vendor, and the benefits of audio descriptions for

DJI Osmo Action Camera - Manual, Walkthrough, Tips, Tests, and More!

Buying an Osmo Action Camera? Here's a walkthrough, menus, tips, test shots, silliness, and suggestions on how a REAL action camera should look! TON of info, and stuff to spend money on in the descri

The Friday Roundup – Sensors, Camera Moves and Fog

Full Frame VS APS-C VS MICRO 4/3 One of the really annoying aspects of choosing a suitable video camera is that the subject is a minefield of terminology. Unless you are prepared to do a ton of resea

THIS is how you light a green screen in 2019! Slim Tube RGB Lights!

THIS is how you light a green screen! CAME-TV Slim Tube BI-Color LED Lights PLUS more on getting perfect green/blue screen in 1-click! Tons of info in the description, plus an appearance by Film Cat!

The Best Video Editing Software 2019

These are my current (2019) choices for the best video editing software solutions at the consumer or home user level through to prosumer. A more comprehensive review for each one can be found by foll

The Friday Roundup – Legal Stuff, Editing Tips and Travel Videos

How to Use Music Legally in Videos and Avoid YouTube Copyright Claims I wanted to lead off this week with the video below because it is an important piece of the video making puzzle that is often ove

Better Videos! Color Correct and Match Footage EASY [Premiere Pro]

NOT an in-depth color correction/grading video, BUT, for those with Premiere Pro (possibly others) and new to this color thing, I think this will help painlessly up the look of your videos. There's a

The Hobbit: What the hell happened?

You can learn as much from failures in the work of filmmaking as you can from success. With that in mind, I have always approached The Hobbit trilogy with a sense of dread. I will admit, I have never

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate | Video Time Lapse Tutorial

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate video time lapse tutorial. This video time lapse tutorial for Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate will show you how to create a time lapse with your videos using the software. Thi

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate | Export Tutorial - Workflow Series #6

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate Export tutorial. This export tutorial for Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate will show you how to export your videos using the software. This tutorial provides you with informati

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate | Audio Correction Tutorial - Workflow Series #5

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate Audio Correction tutorial. This audio correction tutorial on Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate will show you how to correct the audio in your videos using the software. This tut

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate | Color Correction Tutorial - Workflow Series #4

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate Color Correction tutorial. This color correction tutorial on Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate will show you how to correct white balance and exposure in your videos using the s

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate | Editing Tutorial - Workflow Series #3

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate Editing tutorial. This editing tutorial on Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate will show you how to edit your video, photo, and audio assets with the software. This tutorial provi

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate | Import Tutorial - Workflow Series #2

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate Import tutorial. This Import tutorial on Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate will show you how to get your video, photo, and audio assets and files into the software. This tutoria

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate | Control Panel Tutorial - Workflow Series #1

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate Control Panel tutorial. This video tutorial on the control panel in Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate will show you what to do before you start editing with the software. This t

Where Can I Get Help for Pinnacle Studio?

Where can I get help for Pinnacle Studio. This video on where to get help for Pinnacle Studio will show you the best support websites for Pinnacle Studio. In this video Maliek Whitaker lists the thre

Pinnacle Studio News | December 16, 2017

Pinnacle Studio News 12-16-17. This is the news for Pinnacle Studio on 12-16-17. Today Maliek shares his thoughts on Pinnacle Studio Plus and Ultimate Revealed by Jeff Naylor. Then Maliek talks about

Top 5 Pinnacle Studio Features

Top 5 Pinnacle Studio Features. This video on the top five Pinnacle Studio features counts down the features that the PinnacleStudioPro Maliek Whitaker thinks are the best. The different features wil

The Importance of Creating Suspense in Your Film

We’ve all felt it. You start watching a film. A few minutes go by and it seems like you really have to make an effort go keep watching. You say to yourself, well at some point I’m going to get int

A History of Horror With Mike Gatiss

There are few things I find more interesting than the history of pop culture. Take for example the history of things you wouldn’t typically think about. The history of malls or fast food chains. Goi

Jonathan Demme Interviewed by PT Anderson

Today we lost a true legend in the filmmaking world. Jonathan Demme is probably best known for The Silence of the Lambs, but his work in filmmaking has been extremely influential to an entire generati

IFA# 58: Making The Cult Post-Apocalyptic Indie Film Wyrmwood with Kiah Roache-Turner

If you’ve listened to the show, you will know that I’m a huge Mad Max fan. So when I saw the poster for Kiah Roache-Turner’s Wyrmwood, I instantly knew it was something I needed to see. And even

IFA #57: Making $1.5 Million Selling Directly To Their Niche with Filmmaker.mba’s Christopher Rufo

I know what you’re saying. 1.5 million. That’s a lot of lettuce. When you hear how Christopher Rufo along with his partner Keith Ochwat accomplished this, it really makes a lot of sense. Their do

Free Aaron Sorkin Masterclass on Screenwriting

There is no doubt Aaron Sorkin is one of the most well recognized names in screenwriting. His work on The West Wing, Newsroom and films like The Social Network  have established him as probably one o

How PT Anderson Made Magnolia. “That Moment”

In 1997, fresh out of college and living in San Francisco, I was taking filmmaking classes and hoping that soon I would be the next big thing in the film world. After hearing a lot of great reviews a

The Anatomy of the Obsessed Artist – Whiplash vs. Black Swan

In another great video essay by Michael Tucker he takes a look at the similarities in the way two filmmakers approach the topic of the obsessed artist. While the two films tell completely different s

How To Write Character from Anatomy of Chaos

I recently came across Anatomy of Chaos‘s essay on Character. I was completely blown away so I wanted to share this with our audience. In the essay AOC discusses what character is as it relates to t

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