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What Can Free Online Courses Do For You?

Let's start with Khan Academy. The goal of Khan Academy is to create set of online tools that help educate students. Short lessons in videos and supplementary practice exercises are all free. No contracts or ads. Many of the lessons are intended for students, but for...

Create Smooth Slow Motion In Post

The best way to create high quality slow motion is by shooting the subject at a high frame rate. But if your camera cannot do that, there are some free tools that allow you to create smooth slow motion in post. And this is much higher quality than many video editing...

Local Video Production Networking

Searching Google News is different from just searching Google. Occasionally I do a Google News search for "video production" which sometimes yields interesting stories. Try "video production" but add your town or city. When I did that search for Providence, RI I...

Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro HDMI Live Stream Switcher

This Blackmagic Switcher has cut the price $100 which is 17%. HDMI Video Inputs - 4 x HDMI type A, 10-bit HD switchable. 2 channel embedded audio. Total Audio Inputs - 2 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack. Direct recording to USB flash disks in H.264 Direct streaming via...

Seeing Is Believing

Should you choose Multiple Monitors, Head Tracking or VR in Simulation Programs? One challenge in sim programs is that one screen only gives you the view straight ahead. There are times when you need to see to your right or left. A truck simmer must see if anything is...

How To Animate Your Photos

How To Animate Your Photos

The idea of creating a deepfake where you change a photograph of a person's face into a realistic video has been done with several techniques. Now there are a couple apps that use AI to animate any photo in a couple minutes. This YouTube video demonstrates how to do...

Computer Reset Brings Peace and Happiness

Computer Reset Brings Peace and Happiness

Video producers make heavy use of computers. More than most, you probably install and uninstall all kinds of helper programs. You may also fill hard drives, then after a time erase them and fill them again. This is all true in my business. It doesn't take long for the...

Wildlife Cameras Record Surprising Visitors

Wildlife Cameras also known as Trail Cameras can open a fascinating world of rarely seen wildlife. Is someone raiding the lettuce in your garden? Catch them with a wildlife camera. Even if you don't live in the country, suburban areas attract surprising amounts of...

VHS Resurgence

The VHS format is obsolete. Nevertheless, there are vast libraries of films and TV shows on VHS that are unavailable elsewhere. There is a big nostalgia factor even though the last VCR was manufactured in 2006. There is also a surprising market for prerecorded VHS...