Colour grading nighttime footage can be difficult. You’ve often got a lot of contrast to deal with, particularly when light sources appear in your shot and the camera often doesn’t see the muted nighttime colours (or the bright lights!) the same way we do with our eyes. While there are a lot of great in-depth tutorials out there for serious colour grading, sometimes you just need a “quick fix”.
Recently, I wrote that adding a second monitor to your computer is the best thing you can do to speed up your workflow efficiency. Well, if you want to supersize it and make it a lot more fun and immersive, the next step from there is a projector.
The folks at Wemax recently reached out to me to have a play with one of their new projectors – the Wemax Go Advanced, which is currently running on Indiegogo – and give them some feedback. Feedback that I’ll also be providing here in this review.Is it a valuable editing tool? Well, it can be. It really depends on your needs and your editing space.
Whether you’re editing a narrative story, a vlog or an actual music video, editing videos to the beat is a common technique to make the video feel cohesive to the viewer. Fast editing to the beat of tense music can cause excitement and anticipation while switching slowly to softer music can create a more peaceful and tranquil setting. The traditional way to edit music to the beat in Premiere Pro is to simply drag in your clips and adjust their length manually to match the music, but this can take forever.
In this video, Kelsey the Premiere Gal shows us a couple of handy addons for Adobe Premiere Pro to make the task go quickly and easily. Both essentially work in the same way, by analysing your music and adding markers along the timeline which Premiere Pro then uses to automatically insert and align all your clips in one fell swoop, but there are some subtle differences between the two.
Kevin Parry is a stop motion animator and video creator known for his short and fun video clips. In his recent series of videos, he magically turns himself into random stuff: a snowball, a pumpkin, or a pile of balloons. And no, he doesn’t use magic – only some clever video editing skills he’s famous for.
Video editing is one of those things that you either love or you hate. For some people, it’s the most enjoyable part of the whole filmmaking process. For others, it’s just a means to an end and a bit of a chore. Either way, though, speeding up certain parts of the workflow to be able to get to the things you enjoy the most is definitely a bonus.
In this video, Film Riot walks us through 10 great tips to help us speed up our video editing workflows. It covers a range of topics from organising your files and your timeline for more efficiency on the actual edit to optimising your files so your system can zip through them more quickly.
Video editing programs allow us to add all sorts of effects to our videos, including motion blur. But can you distinguish the one that was done artificially from the real motion blur? This video from biscuitsalive is like a little quiz that lets you try and distinguish between real and artificial motion blur. And if you ask me, it’s harder than it looks.
Every day I see questions in Raspberry Pi groups on Facebook asking if it can do this or that and can it really replace a desktop? One of the more common tasks I often see requested of it is video editing. Can the Raspberry Pi 400 let you edit videos? Well, it turns out that yes, it can. At least, in 1080p. And there are some caveats, but yes.
This video from Jason Evangelho at Linux For Everyone actually came out a little while ago, but it just popped up in my suggested videos and I thought it was interesting. Mostly because despite the often optimistic Raspberry Pi marketing, for most people, it’s really not a desktop replacement. Could it be a cheap option for video editing, though?
Blackmagic has announced that DaVinci Resolve 17, released just a couple of weeks ago, is now also available as an Apple M1 native application. As with the beta, the version built specifically for Apple Silicon is version 17.1. Final releases have been made for both the free and Studio version of DaVinci Reoslve and are available to download now from the Blackmagic website.
After Adobe’s announcement yesterday of Photoshop also seeing its native M1 version come out of beta, Apple’s new Silicon-based systems are starting to look even more attractive to creatives.
It’s been a bit of a journey since the last major release of DaVinci Resolve. Resolve 16 came out almost two years ago, at NAB in April 2019. Finally, last November, Blackmagic announced that Resolve 17 was being released as a public beta, letting us get our grubby little mitts on the newest version to have a play and see what we could break.
Today, Blackmagic has announced that DaVinci Resolve 17 is now out of beta and sees its first final release. As with all new major Resolve versions, Resolve 17 offers a massive number of new features and improvements over Resolve 16. Over 300, they say, along with native support for Apple’s new M1 chips.
Control decks and consoles for various pieces of software are starting to really become more of a standard on our desktops these days. Whether it’s one of the various devices by Loupedeck, a TourBox, Blackmagic console, Stream Deck or even a MIDI controller. Perhaps you’ve even been eyeing up Blackmagic’s new Speed Editor for DaVinci Resolve?
Well, have you ever thought about making your own? That’s what Zack Freedman did when he decided he wanted to start making regular videos for YouTube. He knew he’d need some kind of editor, and as most of his videos are about electronics and programming, it made sense for him to make his own and he made a video walking us through his process.