Post Production

Microsoft’s New Video Editing App

Microsoft’s New Video Editing App

Windows Movie Maker returns. Not really, but Microsoft did acquire an editing program called Clipchamp and they now include it with Windows 11. Clipchamp has a timeline just like Adobe Premier and all the others. This is a browser-based app. It can do trimming,...

Desaturated Gray Movies

Why do so many movies look like they were filmed in gray without any colors? Over the last 20 or 30 years, films and TV have been presented in a gray desaturated palate. This dull filter covers every scene and movie no matter what the story. This look is created by...

ISOBuster Recovery Works

ISOBuster is data recovery software for Windows that has been around for a long time, but it is regularly updated and users love it. I was recently transferring some client-made DVDs to MPG4 when I discovered a number of the disks could not be read by any machine. I...

Transcoding Footage And Proxy Editing

It is common to find 4K and other high end video formats on phones, drones and video cameras. These files are very large and include so much information that they put a real on an editing computer and slow it down. So we work with proxies, or proxy files which are...

Video Editing Prep

Video is now 82% of all internet traffic. There are 50 million people in this creator economy. You can see their work on YouTube, Twitch and TikTok. Video clearly has the power to influence, inspire, and teach. Whether the raw elements are created with DSLR cameras,...

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...

NASA Footage

These top 20 Earth Images of 2020 are a perfect example of NASA footage you can use. NASA allows anyone to use these photos and videos according to the NASA FAQ. There are a few conditions, but in general "NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted. If...

Changing Faces

Changing Faces

Today you can download software that uses machine learning to perform a convincing digital video face-swap. The video is called a deepfake. It can stitch the eyes of one person onto the face of another person doing lip-sync karaoke. It isn’t perfect yet, but it could...

The VLC 3.0 Revolution

The VLC 3.0 Revolution

We've been recommending VLC for a while here. Whether it is for converting video files, recording a webcam, screen recording or other video tasks VLC is a much better media player than Windows Media Player and Apple Quick Time. VLC can play virtually any video format....