Product reviews, industry news, best internet videos, how to articles
Six Great Strategies to Help You and your business make the best possible videos - even when you are on a tight budget. Supplied by Vzaar. “How To Make The Most Of Your Video Budget”
Online video production tips; Internet video is a wonderful tool for showing what your company does, explaining how your products work and spotlighting customer testimonials. Many businesses want to use video to help them market their products and services but don’t know how to do it well. You don’t have to hire a professional video producer to shoot your online videos. You can do it yourself if you just remember a few basics.You don’t have to hire a professional video producer to shoot your online videos. You can do it yourself if you just remember a few basics.
How do you capture a business meeting, seminar or education program and then make it look and sound good on video. What are some good techniques, what do you need equipment wise and how is it done? Check out this great article from Jim Staylor at Staylor-Made Productions. Barriers to successful video usually stem from one or more of these 5 areas: content, presenter, lighting, audio and/or camerawork. Issues with any one can distract viewers and detract from your message.
So you want to produce and distribute your own funny Internet videos. Where are you going to get the money? Check out this great article from Splitsider.com - The Economics of Internet Comedy Videos
Read this great article from AV Club. Video of frogs watching video of worms provides key to understanding viral media. Dogs, cats, turtle., etc
Are you shooting multi-camera video? Editing together various cameras video of the same scene? Terms like “sync” and “timecode” are often used interchangeably, and the fact that timecode can be used to sync devices only compounds this confusion. Sync (genlock) is like a beat that calls out when a field (as well as a line with tri-level) occurs, while timecode indexes each frame (or the equivalent period of time for an audio recorder) so that it can be identified in uniquely post.
Take a look at the new iUSBportCAMERA2 from Hyper++Drive, a compact device that adds or expands the Wi-Fi remote control functions of your Nikon or Canon DSLR camera. You can now control your DSLR camera and shoot video from a distance. Real time live view image and remote control of the camera's focus, shutter release, and other settings. With touchscreen smartphones and tablets, touch-to-focus control permits exacting placement of focus anywhere within the scene and manual focus with zoom and focus stacking functions are also available.
How fast should your talent speak in a business video? 160 words – 160 words a minute is the “magic” number of words for what communications experts call “Highly Intelligible Speech”.
Is Your Viral Video Contagious? How to create a business video that goes viral?
What Makes the Best Corporate Videos? Its All About the Audience and the Concept
Spotlight on the new Sony XDCAM PXW-FS7 4K Super 35 Professional Camcorder. Sony expects the FS7 to be available in mid-October, either as a body-only or packaged with the new E-Mount 28-135mm f/4 servo zoom lens.
Be Smarter about Smartphone Video - The Basics - Sometimes you cannot find or budget for a professional videographer with real equipment. If you must shoot video with a smartphone, here are some basic tips:
Sony's latest addition to the Action Cam lines takes many of the features from the flagship HDR-AS100V model and puts them in an even smaller body, just 1 x 1.4 x 2.9" in size. The most notable feature is the professional 50 Mbps XAVC S codec, which can be recorded at up to 60 fps. The camera is inherently splash resistant, and includes a 16' underwater housing for shallow submersion or using around waves. A bundled version is offered, the HDR-AZ1VR, which includes the RM-LVR2V Live View Remote Control Watch. The watch features a similar water resistance to the camera and is equipped with a built-in screen, plus controls, to operate the camera remotely
Modern camcorders are tiny, compact and can be operated with a single hand. Even your phone can now record good quality video. However, just a few decades ago, portable video recording gear was large, clumsy and expensive. And the video wasn't all that good either!
6 Stunningly Simple Ways To De-Stress Your Video Shoot - Ever feel like you're running around like a headless chicken on your video shoot? Well, it may be good exercise but good for the soul it ain't. Here's 6 simple ways you can de-stress your shoot and put those running shoes in the closet for good!
The Swann QuadForce improves on the traditional helicopter design by using four rotors for enhanced maneuverability. This means it can fly with equal agility in any direction, and can―in the hands of a skilled pilot―even perform barrel rolls and aerial tricks. The on-board 720p camera lets you capture all of the action to a microSD card.
One of the most overlooked aspects of video production is good audio. Good audio is a critical factor in a great video
The new PXW-X70 features a 1” type sensor which is eight times larger than the 1/3” size usually found in this kind of camera. The design of the sensor moves the photodiodes above the control circuitry, providing better low-light performance with noticeably less noise. 1080 HD video using a variety of codecs, at 4:2:2 10-bit, is planned for an upgrade that allows it to shoot UHD 4K, so you get a compact HD camcorder now, that can be upgraded to 4K in the future without having to buy a new camera, something to consider as 4K production becomes more and more common.
Slating is a valuable production step that can save you time and frustration in editing, and the time and attention paid to proper slating technique can help bring order to the chaos of your production. The primary purpose of slating is to identify individual takes, so that every time the camera starts and stops, the editor has an ID tag for the footage
Video Rich Snippets: What’s Happened & Where Did They Go? Over the past few days it seems there’s been a change to how Google shows video results. There’s been a significant drop in the number of rich snippets shown in the SERPS. Just take a look at the numbers from MozCast:
How Vzaar plans, scripts & shoots their videos - without running roughshod over their budget. This is great. Lots of wonderful information plus you can watch the video.
A brand new line of Flashpoint LED lights designed for both camera and stand-mounted use. New photography and videography lights from Flashpoint include the SpeedLight Partner and the VariAngle light, as well as a collection of LED lights in both standard and bi-color options. New stand-mounted lights include various models of circular and panel lights.
Cameo enables you to shoot, edit and upload your videos from your phone to Vimeo. Check out the Vimeo organizer - batch edit and/or delete your video collections at Vimeo
Great article from AdAge Magazine
Interview Andrea Niada, director of How We Are Now - a well made and sensitive documentary about how we age. Peter, a retired actor, lives with his partner of sixty years, Douglas. Both in their eighties, their lives have become increasingly centered around their old age, Peter having taken more of a carer's role for Douglas. As Douglas approaches his eighty third birthday, the couple reflect on their age and changing relationship. Along with friends and helpers, they offer an intimate view into how old age affects their lives: from getting out of bed in the morning to how they think about the future.
orders yours now - just $199 Dual Condenser Elements in XY Pattern 24-Bit 96 kHz Resolution Integrated iClamp for Securing to Device Works with RØDE Rec App Software 72 Hz High Pass Filter Metal Construction Reduces EMF Includes Foam Windshield Includes Zippered Carrying Case For Music, Field Recording, and More
How to take great looking photos with your SmartPhone. Daniel Berman, Founder of the Mobile Photography Awards, along with award-winning photographers share tips on improving mobile photo-taking skills. Check out the video here.
Are you interested in learning more about animation and maybe getting into animation as a career. Check out these four new books - Former Disney Legends Teach You Animation Fundamentals
All about the new AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer, New Mini-Converters, and LUT-box
How to Do Video Interviews via Video Skype, Google Hangouts, etc. How to optimize the online video interview experience. Here are a few tips that will ensure the highest quality video interview experience.
Checkout this video and find out what is inside the new Sony 4K HD camcorder
Leverage the full power of Avid Media Composer with this essential guide from an Avid guru. Master timesaving tricks and techniques that utilize the latest Media Composer features and state-of-the-art workflows
YouTube Creator Stories: How Michelle Phan Became Everyone's Beauty Bestie. Michelle Phan was one of the earliest YouTube adopters to share beauty tutorials. Over the past seven years, she has uploaded more than 300 videos that have positioned her as a how-to influencer, with more than 6 million subscribers and almost 1 billion video views.
85% use video as a critical business tool. 80+ % of respondents stated that live video is more engaging than on-demand options. While almost half of those surveyed (41%) prefer to watch video on their TV, more than 75% consume video on other devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops, everyday. 45% of respondents use 4-6 devices on a daily basis. Almost 90% of respondents expect access to video on all of their devices, but access isn’t their only expectation. 70+% demand video quality to be consistent across every device, every time.
Check out the new Panasonic HC-W850K Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder - Panasonic has put a second sub camera on the end of the LCD screen. With this sub camera, you can capture two angles at once, a selfie or reaction shot, and more. Get the details here
Social Sharing & Video: The Tricks You Need To Know
Why using ‘free’ online video platforms for your content marketing is bad business from Marketing Mag -
Wistia Versus YouTube: Pros and Cons of These Video Platforms
You don't need a Hollywood budget to make effective business videos. In fact, a small budget can be a good thing - forcing you to get creative, learn quickly & find a way around setbacks.