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Photoshop Elements Fast and Easy

Photoshop Elements Fast and Easy

You know how powerful Photoshop is, but have you used Photoshop Elements? This is the junior or consumer version. It cannot do everything Photoshop can do, but it is perfect if you have photos that just need a bit of very quick help. This powerful little program is...

The Smallest Videotape

The Smallest Videotape

I was surprised when a client gave me what looked like a small audio cassette to transfer. It was about half the size of a MiniDV tape. I had to Google it and discovered that it was, in fact, a video cassette. MicroMV was a proprietary videotape format Sony introduced...

Smart Questions Help Sell A Corporate Video

Smart Questions Help Sell A Corporate Video

When you are talking to a prospect about producing a video, some smart questions will help you make the sale and create the video that will truly help your client. One of the first questions to ask is "Should we include any other decision-makers in our conversation?"...

How to Preserve and Restore Old Photos

Old family photos may be some of the most valuable possessions you have. They are the first thing many people grab when their house is threatened by water or fire. Old photos are one thing that cannot be replaced. Natural disasters are not the only threat to old...

How to Convert Films Reels to Digital

In the era before consumer video formats like VHS, film on reels was the only medium for making home movies. If you're fortunate enough to have a collection of these vintage films, you may have footage of yourself and your family as young children, and of loved ones...

The Last Blockbuster

The Last Blockbuster

During the 1990s, Blockbuster was a dominant movie distributor, particularly for VHS tapes. I have a fond memory of visiting my mother in central Pennsylvania, and one evening we decided to visit a Blockbuster store. As I perused the shelves, I stumbled upon two films...

4 Good Reasons To Transfer Your Videotapes

If you have a collection of old videotapes gathering dust in a closet or basement, transferring them to disk or a digital format may be a wise decision. Here are four good reasons why: 1. One of the best reasons to transfer your videotapes is to preserve precious...

Handbrake Converts Video

Handbrake is a free and open-source video transcoder program that will convert video files from one format to another. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Handbrake was first released in 2003 as a DVD ripping tool. It was originally developed by Eric Petit and...