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The Friday Roundup – Match Cuts, Sound Effects and Hyperlapse

SFX Secrets: The Graphic Match Cut Very often when you are wandering about the internet trying to find information on editing and how to cut things together you come across the term ‘match cut.’ It is implied that this is a cut between two shots where the components of both shots although quite

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The Friday Roundup – Motion Tracking, Transitions and Audio Tips

Transition Tutorial – CyberLink PowerDirector 15 One of the best ways to save a bunch of time when you are editing is to have certain defaults set up so all you have to do is point and click so that action occurs. This is especially true for transitions. Rather than having to repeatedly go into

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The Friday Roundup – Color Grading, Smartphone Tips and YouTube

6 TRICKS to shoot Cellphone Videos Probably nothing new here as far as smart phone video tricks go but really, most of it bears repeating. One of my pet hates when it comes to footage captured on the fly by amateurs is the application of the ‘watering the garden’ technique for shooting. I am

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The Friday Roundup – Magix Offering 40% Discount on Vegas Pro Line

The Big Vegas Pro 14 discount Edition! Before I get into this week’s round up of video tips’n’tricks I wanted to get a little business out of the way. As you can probably tell by the banner at the top of the post there is a pretty awesome special deal going at the moment for readers of the DIY

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The Friday Roundup – Fades, LUTs, Audio Swells and More!

How to Fade In & Out of Videos EASY One of the main problems most people have when they start out with just about any video editing software is that the interface they are presented with looks like nothing they have seen before. This tends to send the new user into a kind of overwhelmed state

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