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Professional & ProSumer Video Articles

how to articles - video editing, video production, video hosting, internet video distribution, 

19.08.2014 15:30

Get a Drone Copter Video Platform - Copter and camera for just $90

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.

04.08.2014 15:32

7 Tips For Improving The Quality of The Audio In Your Videos

One of the most overlooked aspects of video production is good audio. Good audio is a critical factor in a great video

03.08.2014 18:00

Check out the New Sony PXW-X70 XDCAM 4K-Ready Compact Camcorder

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.

30.07.2014 18:07

Importance of Slating for Video Production

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

30.07.2014 11:28

Google and Video Search - Improve your SEO

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:

25.07.2014 14:55

How to make great looking videos and stay on budget

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.

24.07.2014 18:36

Flashpoint LED Lights - Photo and Video Lighting now Available

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.

22.07.2014 11:54

Film Maker Interview - Spotlight

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.

21.07.2014 15:56

RODE IXY Stereo Mike for Iphone and Ipad

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

25.06.2014 10:27

AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer, New Mini-Converters, and LUT-box

All about the new AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer, New Mini-Converters, and LUT-box

24.06.2014 21:53

Panasonic Launches new Pro Camcorder

The Panasonic AG-AC90 includes two new recording options -- a PM mode (1280x720, 8Mbps) supporting sports analysis applications and a CS mode (720x480, 3.5Mbps) for cloud service utilization. Other enhancements comprise the ability to copy content from one SD card to another, a date and time superimpose function ideal for law enforcement and legal depositions, Freeze Frame (still picture) on video out during shooting position change

29.05.2014 13:36

Digital Cinematography: Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques, and Workflows

This book empowers you to both correctly choose the right camera and workflow for your project from today’s incredibly varied options, as well as understand the ins and outs of implementing those options. Stump sheds a light on the confusing advantages and disadvantages of shooting theatrical features using digital technology and what it can or can’t do.

28.05.2014 16:08

How to create titles using NewBlue Titler Pro 3

Watch this video to learn how to use some of the great new features of Titler Pro 3 including how to: - Control many titles with one template - Infuse animated titles with intelligent elastic design - Make any title a flexible template - Increase Visual Impact and more!

10.05.2014 15:29

MOTU HDX-SDI SDI/HDMI/Analog Video Interface with Thunderbolt

At NAB 2014, MOTU introduced its Thunderbolt interface, the HDX-SDI, a rack-mount unit designed for capture and playback of audio (16 channels in & out) and video (analog, HDMI & SDI) signals for editing on Mac or Windows computers and later output.

08.05.2014 20:29

How to shoot great web video with a Digital DSLR

Vzaar's in house video guru Terry joined videophiles from all over London last week at the BBC to talk all things video. If you're looking to squeeze every drop of performance out of humble kit - this is the talk for you. Watch it.

26.04.2014 14:13

Learn How to Direct Films - Fast and Easy

A Quick Guide to Film Directing provides the reader with a concise and comprehensive overview of what it takes to direct a film

26.04.2014 11:03

AJA Video Systems announces CION, an entirely new professional camera.

CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. CION offers in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. CION enables today’s growing demand for high frame rate support and offers the ability to output 4K raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. CION can record directly to AJA Pak SSD media at up to 60 frames per second.

20.04.2014 12:08

Pro Video - What you Need to Know - On Camera Video Monitors

An on-camera monitor can be a tremendously valuable tool for professional video production. Most cameras have a built-in display, but often times a camera’s built-in display is rather small and—especially when it comes to shooting with HDSLRs—they are sometimes fixed in one position on the back of the camera. An on-camera monitor will provide a larger and higher-quality picture, and can be mounted in any number of positions, facilitating optimal viewing angles. Moreover, the best monitors are packed with features that help the camera operator to fine-tune exposure, color temperature, and other camera settings.

06.03.2014 12:27

NewTek makes it easy to capture and stream sports video via YouTube

NewTek Integrates TriCaster and 3Play For YouTube Live - –TriCaster, 3Play, YouTube Sports set standard for quality, compatibility, affordability, ease-of-use–

04.03.2014 11:17

What happens when you put a Go-Pro video camera on a pelican’s beak?

There have been some insane advances in the technology behind video cameras in the past few years. Video cameras have caught onto the miniaturization trend, but as the size shrinks, the capabilities grow. This means lighter cameras that are able to shoot and store videos with high-quality images. From ECN Magazine