How to turn your computer into a Teleprompter

There will probably come a time when you or a client will need to rely on a Teleprompter during a video project. A Teleprompter is a great tool and everyone from President Obama, to news anchors, and public speakers who utilize various styles of the device. A professional prompter will cost a … [Read more...]

iPhone4 HD video: how to fix red flicker and edit with Final Cut Pro

If you own an iPhone4, I hope you are using it to capture video.  One of the best features of the phone is its ability to capture HD video.  For the size and convenience, the quality is amazing.  Many people now use their iPhone video camera instead of using a pocket camera like the now defunct … [Read more...]

Adobe Photoshop: How to use the clone stamp tool

Photos can play a very important role in your video production and sometimes before you can import them into your video editing program, you may need to do some adjustments. In this tutorial I am using Adobe Photoshop CS5 to take out a portion of the photo. If you don't have Adobe Photoshop, here … [Read more...]

How to add basic text with iMovie

I use several NLE (non linear editing) programs to edit video. If I'm working on a video for a client, I'll generally use Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier. That being said, iMovie has a number of features and is great for producing web videos. It has limitations, but has all of the basic features … [Read more...]

Intro to Web Video: Video Camp Atlanta Presentation

Web Video Chefs recently sponsored a video boot camp in Atlanta - Video Camp Atlanta. It was a great event, and brought together some of the leading social video producers in the region. Both Chip Dizard, and I (Amani Channel) participated. Dizard gave editing, and compression demonstrations, … [Read more...]

Canon 5D MK II and 7D Workflow

Many people shoot with popular cameras called DSLR's, Canon has been one of the leaders in this field and in this tutorial I show you my workflow for these cameras. … [Read more...]

Twitter: How to automate using Twitterfeed

If you use Twitter, you may have noticed how important it is to feed your audience with a constant flow of information that relates to your brand. It can be a challenge though to always share links with your network. If you have a blog for example, you'll probably want to send out a tweet when … [Read more...]

YouTube: How to create annotations

If you upload videos to YouTube, this tutorial is for you. In addition to creating your own online channel, YouTube has several features to help you increase the interactivity or your videos. One of the main features are annotations. Annotations are text, links, and other features that can be … [Read more...]

How to import video from your iPad 2

The iPad 2 has been an instant success and with the addition of cameras it opens up the opportunity for many people to shoot video on this device. I was fortunate to grab an ipad during the first weekend it went on sale and decided to make a tutorial on how to import video to your computer (Mac … [Read more...]

How to set up groups in Facebook

A member asked us how to send a group e-mail (to 100 people) out using Facebook, and we have a solution. At times when you use Facebook you may want to communicate with a select group of friends. It can be challenging to send out an email, or share photos and videos with several people in your … [Read more...]

How to convert a DVD into a media file

So, you have a bunch of videos on a DVD and you want to upload them to the Internet, but it's just not working. It's because a DVD file is different from video files like .wmv, .avi, .mov and .mpeg4. I've often had people ask me how to convert a DVD to a media file that you can upload. There … [Read more...]

How to add beat markers in iMovie

Beat Markers in iMovie allow you to set points in an audio track and then drop in video with cuts that match the beats. After timing out the beats all you need to do is drag and drop video or photos into iMovie and it will be cut to match the markers. You can even add transitions that fit along with … [Read more...]