Lenses, Low Light, Optical vs. Digital Zoom

Optical vs. Digital Zoom
There are two types of zoom capability offered by digital cameras.
The first is digital zoom and is something you need to be aware of so that you are never tempted to use it!
Digital zoom is simply the internal software of your device taking the image after it has been captured on the sensor and expanding it.
This invariably leads to a dramatic loss…
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The Friday Roundup – Editing Tips, 2D Animations and Lower Thirds

Video Editing Tips & Tricks!
There are some great points in this video where particular effects are deconstructed then put back together again using software that many people might think can’t do it.
Also there is an excellent keyframing and masking section at the beginning of this one showing how you can think outside the box and get a good result if you understand…
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Camera Mounts, Storage Capacity and Battery Life

Camera Mounts
Different makes and models of camera will offer different features for mounting things on to the camera or for mounting the camera on to things!
Unless you are absolutely certain you will never use a tripod or any kind of stabilizing device when shooting it is vital that you make sure there is a standard tripod mount on the camera.
These mounts are not just…
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The Friday Roundup – Spyware Dramas and Dodgy Practices

BEWARE! Audacity Is Now Spyware!… or maybe not.
As a user of Audacity for many of my audio editing needs I was a tad concerned to start seeing alarming videos and article being posted about it being spyware now.
The TLDR version is as follows.
Audacity was bought by a company called Muse Group.
In a pretty ham-fisted way they announced their intention to add telemetry…
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Setting a Video Camera or Camcorder Budget

At Last the Big One – Your Budget
Finally we arrive at your last line of defense or at least the line you need to defend the most and that is, your bottom line.
Before you even entertain the idea of beginning your search for the right camera you MUST get this point settled.
Trying wade through all the technical information laced with smooth marketing is no mean feat these…
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