The Friday Roundup – Microphones, Audio, J Cuts and L Cuts

One of These Mics is Perfect for YouTube, But Which One?
One of the most common pieces of misleading information I see especially on YouTube is in an effort by some to solve audio problems.
I think for most people the experience is pretty much the same.
They start off by using some kind of modern device like a smart phone to shoot their video, load it up on to a computer…
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The Friday Roundup – Story Continuity and YouTube Tips

Learn about Story Continuity and Make Better Videos
Excellent video this week from Kevin on an aspect of video making that is often forgotten about.
Sure we all know that the videos we produce are supposed to have a story and that a lack of story will result in a lack of interest.
We also basically know that if Bill is wearing a red shirt in a scene and a different shot…
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The Friday Roundup – Transitions – How and Where to Cut

What is a Smash Cut and Other Cut Transitions
The video below this entry gives a great overview of a subject that many amateur video makers get very wrong from the beginning.
That subject is transitions and the main reason for the confusion is that marketers promote their editing software as having a million transitions so that must be good right?
Wrong and wrong on two…
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The Friday Roundup – PowerDirector Updates and Camera Angles

3 New Features You Don’t Want to Miss – PowerDirector

So it’s time for the annual major update of PowerDirector from Cyberlink so as far as PowerDirector itself goes that takes us to PowerDirector 21.

Of course it’s not as simple as that!

The version of the product Cyberlink have been pushing for the last few years is PD 365 which is the subscription based model…
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The Friday Roundup – Green Screens & YouTube Channels

Perfect Green Screen (Almost) Every Time
The bottom line with good looking green screen is that if you shoot it perfectly before you get to the post production stage you will have great looking green screen every time.
The problem is that most of the time none of us get the opportunity to shoot that perfectly lit green screen footage!
So here are a few things you can do…
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