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How to Save YouTube Videos

VLC is simply the best open source media player. I recommend it as your default media player. I've written several articles such as Screen Recording With VLC. Check it out at https://www.videolan.org/ Here's how you can use it to save YouTube videos. 1. Open VLC and...

Transferring Negatives and Transparencies

Transferring negatives and transparencies can be a challenge if they are not typical sizes. Those that are typical sizes like 35mm, 120 and 126 can be scanned using a good flatbed scanner. But other sizes require a different approach. One recent job was all negatives,...

Secure File Saving

There are a lot of good options for secure file saving. These services encrypt your files in transit and during storage. One service even encrypts the files from itself. It's called Firefox Send. They can't reveal the files to law enforcement or any other agency. The...

Film Is Back

What do these films have in common? Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Marriage Story The Irishman Little Women The Lighthouse Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Ad Astra Apollo 11 Uncut Gems The answer, as you guessed, is that they were all shot in film rather than digital...

Buy A Used Computer Safely

You can find some great deals in used computers on eBay and Craigslist. For any used computer, the first priority should be safety. The vast majority of used computers are safe, but you don't know how careful the previous owner was. Are there risky files or software...

What Producers and Directors Do

What Producers and Directors Do

This excerpt from the Occupational Outlook Handbook is compiled by the US Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The following is a summary. What the report calls "commercials, and other performing arts productions" also covers corporate video, industrials, and...

Best Action Cam GoPro Hero7 Black

Best Action Cam GoPro Hero7 Black

The GoPro Hero7 Black shoots 4K/60p video. And it now has great image stabilization. GoPro has added native live-streaming so you can live stream to Facebook without third-party tools. You can use WiFi or cellular service to run a 720p live stream on Facebook. YouTube...

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K or PCC4K is a spectacular video camera with excellent 4K video quality in RAW or ProRes. It has a beautiful 5-inch full HD touchscreen with a surprisingly simple interface. This is a Micro Four Thirds system that has a...

Loss Leader: Small Sales Big Profit

I used to feel badly when a customer brought just one video to transfer. When I added the time I spent on the phone and two meetings with the customer that I was not making very much per hour. Fortunately I did not let my feelings show. For as I later learned these...

Canon Rebel With 4K Video

Canon Rebel With 4K Video

Canon has a new EOS (Electro-Optical System) Rebel DSLR camera that shoots 4K video and weighs less than a pound with battery and SD card. The SL3 camera (also known as the EOS 250D) is comfortable to hold with a good build quality and has a 24.1-megapixel APS-C image...