How to convert VHS Tapes in iMovie

Sooner or later someone will ask you to convert  old footage from a VHS tape to a DVD or Hard Drive.  In this tutorial I will show you the steps and equipment needed to accomplish this task. Equipment need: VCR (of course) but make sure the heads are clean and that it has RCA outputs. A … [Read more...]

How to make a fundraising video: iMovie ’11

As great as it is to create videos to brand your company, service, or just entertain, most of us at some point (hopefully) will join in an effort to raise money for an important cause. The Internet and social media makes it easier than ever to ask our friends, colleagues, and people in our … [Read more...]

iMovie ’11: What are events and projects? If you use a Mac, and you haven't started editing yet, what are you waiting for? Your computer has nonlinear editing software, iMovie, just waiting for you to start creating videos, and it's free. Just because it's free doesn't mean that you can't get do a lot of … [Read more...]

Back to basics: How to render video and why?

Unless you're editing with FCPX, you'll have to render the video at some time or another. If you're creating graphics, adjusting the video in any way, or working with different types video (HD and SD), rendering will be part of the process if you're using professional editing software. I'll … [Read more...]

How to trim video in Final Cut Pro X

Trimming is a function editors do daily, and without it editing would be impossible. I show you how to use trim tool in Final Cut Pro X to get maximum trimming results. These functions are also referred to as slip and slide edits. … [Read more...]

How to organize and sort projects in Final Cut Pro X

In any editing workflow organization is critical. In this tutorial, I show you how to organize and sort your projects using Final Cut Pro X. … [Read more...]

How to create a lower third graphic – Premiere Pro

Lower third graphics are a staple in TV news. Also called a "super" because the graphic is superimposed on the video, graphics that are used to title or identify a speaker are usually placed at the bottom of the frame or "lower third." You can easily create lower third titles in most nonlinear … [Read more...]

Getting Started with Final Cut Pro 7

Apple's Final Cut Pro nonlinear editing program has become an industry standard over the years. Though the latest version, FCPX has been controversial especially among the pro editing community, it has fans like my partner Chip. That being said, we still get asked questions about FCP7. Now, … [Read more...]

How to edit video with Keynote slides

I had the chance to speak at a conference about using video for public relations recently, and I recorded it (with the help of a friend). I'll be sharing the presentation once I'm done adding the Keynote slides to the video. If you ever present or speak publicly it's always a good idea to … [Read more...]

How to watermark your video

Whenever you watch a television show you will see the networks logo or "bug" in a corner of the screen. This is for station identification, but it is also done so people would not steal their content. We all know a logo is not a deterrent from a thief but having your logo on your video is always a … [Read more...]

How to blur video and key frame FCPX

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How to rotate video 90 degrees (iMovie ’11)

Have you ever tried to watch a cell phone video or video shot on a mobile device and you have to turn your head to see it? Or maybe you've shot video with your mobile device, but the aspect ratio doesn't seem right. This happens most often to iPhone users who don't hold the phone horizontally … [Read more...]