Post Production

Will M-DISK Last 1000 Years?

M Disks are available now at Amazon.   The M-DISC is short for Millennial Disc. It is a write-once optical disc technology that's available in DVD and Blu-ray. It uses an inorganic metal oxide layer to store the data, which should have very long term stability...

A Standing Desk For Video Editing

In video much of our work is done at our computers. Everything in post production encourages us to sit. As Oscar-winning editor, Walter Murch, says "I would encourage anyone who is an editor to stand while you edit." There are some good health reasons to do so. Many...

Shoot For The Edit

Shoot For The Edit

Shooting for the edit is smart shooting. It saves time and money for the editor. If you don't know much about editing, learn before you shoot anything important. Otherwise you may shoot footage that cannot be edited. Knowing how to shoot for the edit makes your work...

Screen Recording With VLC

Screen Recording With VLC

Capturing the screen goes by various names such as screencast, screen recording or screen session recording. There are quite a few screencast programs around such as BB Flashback Express, Screencast-O-Matic, Jing and the standard - Camtasia which is a bit pricey....

Convert Video Files with VLC

Convert Video Files with VLC

I've written about the VLC Media Player before. See A Better Replacement for Windows Media Player and Apple Quick Time. I swear by it and I'm not alone. Many video producers consider it their primary video viewer. On the surface it is a straightforward video player,...