Formats, Codecs, Bit Rates and Rendering Videos

So. You've shot and edited your video. Now what? How do you get your masterpiece out of your editing timeline and into the world? Exporting video is one of the most complex tasks in the video world when you don't know what you're doing. There are literally tens of thousands of different combinations that play into how a video … Continue reading Formats, Codecs, Bit Rates and Rendering Videos

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Canon Rep Reflects on Creation of DSLR Video

Pure gold. If you know anything about Canon DSLR Video and have been keeping up with their new releases...I just about died laughing at this. It will go way over the head of non-DSLR video shooters, but it's comic genius for those of us who know what he's talking about. Enjoy!

Camera DSLR Shutter Action in Super Slow Motion

This is simply amazing to see. It's a process that so many photographers take for granted. The Slow Mo Guys made a video showing how the shutter and mirror retraction occur in a typical DSLR camera. This particular experiment used a Canon 7D which is their go-to camera for filming non-slow-motion footage. Another thing they … Continue reading Camera DSLR Shutter Action in Super Slow Motion

Removing Specks on Your Lens (Part 2)

I said in my Previous Post that I was removing a fly that landed on my lens in After Effects. Well, here is the Before and After video. Because the fly was only in the sky portion of the video (thank goodness), I was able to use a simple color mask that matched the sky. … Continue reading Removing Specks on Your Lens (Part 2)

Dual Monitors for Premiere Pro and After Effects

I just got a new computer at work and was able to plug in a second monitor (like most professional studios). This then led me to figure out how to set up the second monitor as a preview display for video editing with Premiere Pro. I was then led to Google how to do this. … Continue reading Dual Monitors for Premiere Pro and After Effects

How to Work Faster In After Effects

I have been doing a great deal of work in After Effects recently. In fact, to be a proficient videographer and editor you should know After Effects or Apple Motion to add that extra "wow" effect to your videos. These programs are extremely complex and will tend run very slowly on a computer that does not … Continue reading How to Work Faster In After Effects

New 360 Degree Film Making

I am ever interested in the future of film making. This just blew my mind in both concept and obtainability. Wouldn't it be cool to watch a movie as a character who can look around freely? You could see all the action in every direction while the plot unfolds. No longer would you just see one … Continue reading New 360 Degree Film Making

Keep Your Receipts

When it comes to large purchases it is always a best practice to keep your proof of purchase. For video and photography equipment - cameras, lenses and accessory gear - these are no exception. Most of this gear has warranties if registered with a proof of purchase. I was recently in a situation at work … Continue reading Keep Your Receipts

Riding Motorcycles – Discombobulated Thoughts On Bikers

With great freedom comes great responsibility - Eleanor Roosevelt This is a post of random thoughts regarding riding motorcycles. Share your story in the comments if you wish. Ride on my friends. Motorcycles represent freedom in many ways. You have more control. You're encouraged to explore. You travel to enjoy the journey more than simply arriving at … Continue reading Riding Motorcycles – Discombobulated Thoughts On Bikers