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Professional & ProSumer Video Articles

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

11.08.2013 17:59

Video Production Guide - How to Shoot Video without Cables

Video Production Guide - How to Shoot Video without Cables Wireless Video Transmission System Buyers guide

11.08.2013 17:13

10 Things to Consider When Encoding Video for Distribution to Multiple Platforms

In today’s fast paced digital world, the adoption of file-based video encoding technologies for content creation and distribution is happening at an accelerated rate. Today’s encoding solutions, which compress or convert video and audio between a variety of formats, must accommodate the needs of a broad array of customers — from the casual at-home user to the video expert and industry professional.

08.08.2013 02:38

If you want someone to finance your film, you need to communicate effectively

An important step in getting financing is knowing how to communicate - what is your film about and why should someone give you their money. Check out this short chapter from the book "Filmmakers and Financing - Business Plans for Independents" by Louise Levison

03.08.2013 17:43

Atmos Ninja 2 Video Recorder & Monitor for your Camera

Pro Video - The Atomos Ninja 2 Video Recorder is an HDMI recorder and 800 x 480 resolution monitor that records up to 1080/30p/60i resolution directly from your camera's sensor to an HDD or SSD in Apple's ProRes or Avid's DNxHD edit-ready codecs.

03.08.2013 17:33

Special Deal on Mounts for BlackMagic Design Cinema Cameras

Are you using the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera to shoot your video and web projects? Here is a great deal on EF amd MTF mount kits.

27.07.2013 14:15

Fly your camcorder with a QuadCopter

This is just so cool. Get a airborne device for your mini camcorder and get the shots you could never have gotten before. Check out the video review.

24.07.2013 14:16

FilmCraft: Screenwriting by Tim Grierson

Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built—the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie—good dialogue, story pacing, and character development are the framework everything else hangs on.

23.07.2013 15:21

Summer In Oregon

This is a very pretty music video shot with the Canon 5D Mark 111 - Magic Lantern. The short trailer video “Summer in Oregon” was shot mostly at 1080p and is an exciting use of the Canon 5D MKIII DSLR camera and the Magic Lantern RAW hack.

16.07.2013 16:42

Sony F65 cameras used to shoot new NBC series “Camp”

The newly premiered TV series “Camp” is the latest production shot with Sony’s F65 camera. The show’s creative team used three F65 cameras during production – two in a studio configuration, one on a Steadicam – and the camera’s unique 8K image sensor, its dynamic range and its workflow flexibility helped the team achieve just the look they wanted.

15.07.2013 19:54

Filmcraft - Producing -

So you want to be a Movie Producer - read this book! Not only is informative, it is beautiful!

11.07.2013 14:55

Filmmaker Interview - Oliver Sunley, Director of Spoilt Ballot

Spoilt Ballot is a short, humorous documentary about the relationship between stand-up comedy and politics. Read the interview with director and co-producer Oliver Sunley.

07.07.2013 00:40

Audio & Microphones for SLRs - Review of Shure Lenshopper Mikes

Audio & Microphones for SLRs - Review of Shure Lenshopper Mikes. Shure Shotgun Mike for high quality Audio capture for video SLR cameras

02.07.2013 12:26

Canon EOS 70D Review - High quality still and digital image capture

The EOS 70D, Canon's new mid range SLR, boasts a new image Sensor, Refined Auto Focus and Wi-Fi Wireless Connectivity

29.06.2013 16:00

How to Get Good Audio with Your Camcorder

How to Get Good Audio with Your Camcorder. The secret to getting good audio for video is using an external microphone. Review of the Rode Stereo Video Mic Pro

27.06.2013 21:48

Sony Vegas Pro 12 NLE Software - Professional Video Editing

Sony Vegas Pro 12 NLE Software supports for SD/HD video, including 60p, 4K, and 3D video projects. It also features multi-cam editing, supports up to 32 sources, and has an expanded edit mode for A/B Roll editing, and it natively supports Panasonic's P2 AVC-Intra and DVCPRO, Sony's XDCAM, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, HDCAM-SR, AVCCAM, RED's R3D, as well as AVCHD and AVC-based MOV files from popular DSLR cameras. Vegas Pro 12 supports project interchange between FCP7/X, Resolve 8, Premiere Pro/After Effects CS6, and Pro Tools, and you can burn your completed project to a Blu-ray Disc from the timeline.

25.06.2013 22:23

Sony NEX-EA50UH pro camcorder designed for cinematic event videography

 The new Sony NEX-EA50UH pro camcorder is designed for cinematic event videography. It combines an APS-C sensor, E-mount lenses and DSLR quality still photographs with a camcorder form factor, servo zoom lenses, timecode and professional audio recording capabilities

22.06.2013 14:51

A Quick Guide to Screenwriting - Ray Morton

Ray Morton's A Quick Guide to Screenwriting is an explanation of a few essential concepts and formatting, a little history and business, and some helpful advice and food for thought that, when mixed with imagination and creativity, will help get readers started telling wonderful stories for the screen

21.06.2013 16:14

How to use Sony Movie Studio Platinum to create video titles, lower third & picture in picture effects

How to easily create a title sequence, lower third, and picture-in-picture effect similar to those seen in the episode. Watch the fully edited Episode 5 here and download the Movie Studio Platinum *.vf project file, along with the project's corresponding media, by clicking here.

19.06.2013 20:06

The Little Blue Book for Filmmakers

The Little Blue Book for Filmmakers is a handbook for easy reference, with all the information a student director/actor/producer needs to create a film, from inception through production, to sales, distribution, and exhibition.

18.06.2013 23:53

Sony DEV-50 Digital Binocular captures 3D HD video and high resolution still images

This is so coool. Not only is it a binocular, it also records 3D HD video and high res still images. Whatever you are looking at - press a button - and wham - its recorded. And it includes image stabilizing. The Sony DEV-50 Digital Recording Binocular is a binocular-camera hybrid capable of recording 3D video in Full HD, capturing 20.4MP stills and outputting native-resolution images via its micro-HDMI port. In addition to improving the image resolution and manual-exposure settings for this latest iteration, Sony refined the DEV series housing and image-stabilization technology to make the DEV-50 useful for a broader range of photo and video applications than its forerunners, the DEV-3 and DEV-5.