Post Production

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,...

The Empty Audio TS Folder

The Empty Audio TS Folder

Have you noticed that this folder is always empty? The AUDIO_TS folder was specified by the DVD standards as way to hold a future audio format that would use DVD discs instead of CDs. That future format later became DVD Audio. While you can still find some music in...

How To Show Videos To Clients

In an ideal world the best way to show a video to clients is to bring the client into your office. This facilitates communication and allows you to control the viewing for best effect. If you have some kind of screening room, they'll see it on your best screen while...

Apple’s New Mac Pro Computer

Apple’s New Mac Pro Computer

The Apple Mac Pro certainly looks different. This futuristic shiny new cylinder is aimed at video editors and others who work in graphics, and music. Apple considers it to be portable and even thought it has a built in handle, the shape of it just doesn't seem that...

Using Only Stock Footage

Using Only Stock Footage

What you can do using ONLY Stock Footage? There have been many TV shows, mostly docs, some about World War II that were created entirely with stock footage. The following is a commercial. You may want to watch it first without sound. It may seem simple enough to...

Powerful New HD Video Editor

With all the great video editing systems available today, I was not sure there was a need for any more. Until I discovered one called Open Shot It is a free, open-source HD video editor for Linux. They are working on MAC and Win versions. OpenShot can edit video and...