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Premiere Elements – Applying a Basic Transition

By Dan P Stevens Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 was released some time back and is not the current release, but still has many features that will enable you to create great videos. I’m using this version of the software, but this guide will also work for other versions as well, with only slight differences. In […]

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Windows Media Video Compression Using Adobe Premiere Pro

By Tom Wardrop I’ve written this tutorial for anyone who uses adobe premiere pro and wants to find out the best way to compress a video using “Windows Media Video”. I cover things like what bitrate to use with what resolution and frame rate aswell as what a few of the different settings do and […]

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Adobe Premiere Vs iMovie – A Comparison

By Jay A. Jenkin Video production has made major advancements in the last two decades. Hollywood-style editing can now be done right from your home computer. Two big-name software programs in video editing are Adobe Premiere and iMovie. Here are three things to consider when using either one to cut and edit that next birthday […]

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Adobe Premiere Pro Green Screen Effect Done in Simple Steps

By Takuya Hikichi CS3, CS4 or even CS5 – No matter what version of Adobe Premiere Pro, removing the green screen from video is easy. Let’s break down the steps to make this happen. 1. Green or Blue Screen Background for Chromakey – when using either green or blue screens, they are going to work […]

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Some Flash Video Converter Tools Compare

By Terry W More and more videos were laid on the web, but not all people can view the video on the webpages because they don’t have the proper video player. In order to make people view the whole videos on the webpages, most video styles were converted to flash styles, such as swf and […]

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Tips To Help You Get More YouTube Views

By Eric W. It seems that everyone and their mothers are posting videos on YouTube these days. Because of this, the competition for getting viewers and subscribers to your channel is extremely fierce and most videos get little to no hits at all. If you need some helpful tips to help you get more YouTube […]

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A Round Up of Major Video Editing Software

By Smith Johny There is a lot of video editing software floating around the web. These all have different features, price points, and some are difficult to use. Whether you’re a novice or a professional you can take advantage of a wealth of good software out there. We’re going to offer a quick overview of […]

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Final Cut Pro Editing Starts Before the Shooting Stops – Tips to First Time Filmmakers

By Andrew Montlack In the past decade, digital video, Final Cut Pro, and YouTube have made film making accessible to anyone with a video camera and a Mac. In the 90′s, the budget for a shoestring feature could run tens of thousands of dollars; today that same feature could be shot so cheaply it would […]

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How to Add Music to YouTube Videos

By Dan O YouTube and Google Video are two of the popular websites for video sharing, but there are also a slew of other sites where users can upload videos they create or videos they want to share, such as Metacafe and DailyMotion. Now, how do you go about adding music to the videos you […]

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After Effects – Light Transmission, Shadows, and 3D Views

By Tom Womack As you begin to develop light transmission and shadows your next ‘best friend’ will be the multiple views available in After Effects. One of the first applications for light and shadow is a sweeping arc, like we see in stadiums or blasting the sky on nights of celebration. To see the sweep […]

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7 Free Video Editing Software Downloads

By Adrian Lee YC If you are new to video editing, you may be wondering which software to use. There is a wide range of video editing software available today. Some software cost more than $500 while others are below $100, and yet some are free! As a beginner, I would suggest trying out the […]

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After Effects Logo Creation – Simplicity

By Tom Womack Like many of our most successful creations, an effective logo begins with simplicity. If you review some of the most famous logos of popular business and brands, you will see their logos all share simplicity. What else is part of the magic ingredients for a catchy and successful logo? Definitive shapes often […]

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After Effects and Illustrator – Let’s Paint

By Tom Womack After Effects paint tools are similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but in some very real ways they are quite peculiar to After Effects. For one thing, as you paint and create objects, you are at the same time creating a potential animation because simply creating objects with your paint tools offers the […]

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After Effects Animation Tutorial – Motion Sketch

By Tom Womack Once you have introduced yourself to the stopwatch feature in After Effects, you are ready to begin learning about some of the other related features and ‘assistants’ that are built into this application. The stopwatch is fundamental to everything. Every setting you animate will be set using that attribute’s stop watch, creating […]

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After Effects Animation Tutorial – Assistants and Layers

By Tom Womack Alongside the basics of animation that are easy to implement in After Effects, ‘assistants’ are provided to help you with the next stage of your animation development. This is a great time to learn about and begin implementing layers too. Layers are just what they sound like and if you use other […]

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After Effects – Logo Animation – Part 2 – Text on a Path

By Tom Womack In part 1 of Logo Animation we introduced the animator function built into After Effects text. This function presents several animation options including position, scale, rotation, opacity, just to mention a few. What’s so special about text? In our fast internet web world, the highlights of your Web page are much like […]

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After Effects – Logo Animation – Part 1

By Tom Womack Using After effects text animation is one of the basic tools in logo animation. When it comes to media animation one of the first design decisions and which tool is best for the job depends on if your logo is primarily text and can be represented using a text tool the animations […]

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After Effects Tutorial – Blending Modes

By Tom Womack When I was first drawn to After Effects, one of the most powerful attractions was, the effects ! The idea of creating your own movies, animations with a message, having colorful explosive tools at your disposal is certainly exciting. However, lIke many of life’s softer lessons, blending modes offer a subtle and […]

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After Effects – CS5 Projects and Workflow

By Tom Womack After Effects was an early leader in special effects and media development and it continues to innovate today. So many things have changed since its first release and this ease and versatility make your job so much easier. Our computers have become much more powerful and the ability to share information seamless. […]

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Adobe After Effects CS5 – Getting Started

By Tom Womack What’s new in After Effects CS5? Let’s get started. Adobe CS5 is a watershed moment and it travels in great company. With the release of 64 bit versions of Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop, we are getting used to 64 bit versions of Windows operating systems. Windows 7 has been road […]

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Best Video Editing Software

By Thom Pryor How to find the best video editing software for the home system? Your home movies will benefit from using the best video editing software available. Artistic expression is amplified by the editing programs that you choose to use. It is my contention that the best video editing software is the the software […]