Panasonic DVX200 4K Camera

I'm always interested in new cameras and the Panasonic DVX200 is no exception. I think they're putting an amazing product with cinema style 4k into a price range that most documentary and indi film makers and obtain. With a Micro 4/3 sensor you're getting some amazing footage. Check out this review from Holdan Limited.

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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

New Epic Marching Band Promo Video

In a previous post I showed the removal of a fly on my camera lens during a shot of the marching band at Stevenson. Here is the technical aspects of the video for those interested. It uses football halftime show and parade footage I captured on a Canon 60D with a Sigma 10-20mm lens mounted … Continue reading New Epic Marching Band Promo Video

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

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

Showcase Your Work With a Video Portfolio

Never let your Demo Reel get dusty. If you're constantly producing new video, photo or motion graphics content then make sure you're showcasing your work along the way. I have neglected to update my video portfolio for nearly 3 years now. In that time I have helped produce well over 100 videos for Stevenson University, … Continue reading Showcase Your Work With a Video Portfolio

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

Time Lapse – Videos, Tips and Reducing Flicker Problems

  As a newcomer to time lapse video I made many good choices. I decided to shoot with 2 cameras to get two different perspectives. I set my DSLR with newly purchased controller to have all manual settings. I set the time between photos to one every 3 seconds which was recommended for fast moving … Continue reading Time Lapse – Videos, Tips and Reducing Flicker Problems

20 After Effects Short Cuts

I've been working with the Adobe motion graphics animation program After Effects for a number of years with good success. However, each project takes a good amount of time due to the deep cavern of possibilities AE has to offer. It's really easy to loose 3-6 hours watching tutorials and practicing animation techniques and applying … Continue reading 20 After Effects Short Cuts