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The Friday Roundup – Cinematic Videos, Preview Quality and Lighting Tips

Cinematic Tips One of the problems that is created by the modern batch of video cameras and video editing software is that after a while everything starts to look the same. The reason for this is that when shooting in high definition the safest way to go is to use the auto settings of the cam.

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The Friday Roundup – Smoke Machines, Camera Movement and Timelapse

Simple DIY Smoke for Videos and Photos So this is a simple little technique to sock away in your bag of tricks for effects. It is an easy way to create a smoke effect in your projects without having to resort to hiring an industrial grade smoke machine or resorting to cheesy pre-packaged effects

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The Friday Roundup – 360 Degree Video and the 180 Degree Rule, it’s all degrees this week.

Why Do I Sound Like That? This is something¬ I think everyone can relate to. For whatever reason or in whatever project you are doing you find you have to create or there already exists a recording of your own voice. You play back that recording and as you are listening to it you are horrified

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The Friday Roundup – Stabilization, Cutting Rules and Zooming

Remove the Shake, Stabilize your Video in ProDAD Mercalli One of the features that is often called for in these days of mostly high definition shooting is that of video stabilization. The downside of HD is that every tiny little shake or bump that occurs while shooting gets magnified by the

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The Friday Roundup – Vegas Movie Studio 14, Depth of Field and When to Cut

Vegas Movie Studio 14 Released The big news this week is the release of Vegas Movie Studio 14. Generally speaking the release of a new version of any software is not really big news as such but this one is a little different. If we go back to the very beginnings of the software it started out as

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