Getting Started Using LUTs in Premiere Pro

Getting Started Using LUTs in Premiere Pro If you're just getting into video, one of the most important things you can tackle to improve both the look of your footage and the efficiency of your editing is LUTs. This helpful tutorial will get you off and running in very little time. [ Read More ]

Documentary Film Explains Why Apple Killed FCP7 – But Will It Be Anything More Than a Promo for Final Cut X?

Documentary Film Explains Why Apple Killed FCP7 - But Will It Be Anything More Than a Promo for Final Cut X? There’s an interesting documentary in the works if you’re a video editor. With an obvious pun for the title, "Off the Tracks" interviews professional editors, trainers, and application developers to dig into why Apple made such a shift, when their existing app suite was already successful. I’ll provide some background, but also some editorial commentary below, as I feel like this documentary has potential to either be very interesting or completely pointless. [ Read More ]

Go Behind the Scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Go Behind the Scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Summer is in full swing and that means there's plenty of blockbuster films to see over the next few months. One that my son and I are looking forward to is the next chapter in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise starring Jack Sparrow, aka Johnny Depp, along with returning original cast Orlando Bloom and . This is the fifth installment of the franchise and it hopes to breathe a fresh take on the story that brings back key characters from the first couple films. In this video, you get a fantastic glimpse into what makes these movies Continue reading "Go Behind the Scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"

How to Add Fake Slow Motion to Your Footage

How to Add Fake Slow Motion to Your Footage While editing video, there are several effects you can add to the project to exaggerate, dramatize, or put focus on a specific portion. One popular method to do this is to slow down the footage. Many of the new cameras that are coming out today are able to shoot in higher FPS (frames per second), allowing this technique to be achieved effectively in camera. It might confuse some that shooting more frames per second equals slow motion video, but it's right. When you play the higher FPS clip at an average playable frame rate of 24 FPS, the time line Continue reading "How to Add Fake Slow Motion to Your Footage"

Five Hacks to Creating Cinematic Looking Video Without Breaking the Bank

Five Hacks to Creating Cinematic Looking Video Without Breaking the Bank Modern DSLR and mirrorless cameras are capable of shooting razor sharp footage in spectacular 4k 60fps and up. But how do you give your footage a cinematic feel without purchasing pricey anamorphic lenses and professional cinema cameras? Fstoppers is here to help with five great hacks to achieving a cinematic feel to your video without spending a small fortune. [ Read More ]

Demystifying Camera Picture Profiles

Demystifying Camera Picture Profiles Most, if not all, have seen the picture profile settings in our cameras. These can include settings for Landscapes, Portraits, or even Cine-style formats for filmmakers looking to achieve that cinematic look. But what do these mean and how do they affect our final image? [ Read More ]

Where to Find Great Music for YouTube Videos

Where to Find Great Music for YouTube Videos Beautiful images are crucial to create an attractive video, but the soundtrack is just as important if not more. Put crappy sound over your breathtaking pictures, and people will probably not even watch more than a few seconds before stopping the film. When creating content for YouTube, finding good music or sound effects can be quite a challenge. But there are solutions, here are three of them to help you out and hopefully make your clips even better! [ Read More ]

How To Recover Corrupt Panasonic GH4 and GH5 .mdf Files

How To Recover Corrupt Panasonic GH4 and GH5 .mdf Files One of the worst gut wrenching feelings any content producer can face is opening up a memory card only to find that a file is corrupt or missing altogether. Recently we sold most of our Nikon gear and switched over to the new Panasonic GH5 cameras because of their better video features, superior image stabilization, and overall smaller size. Unfortunately we have found that unlike our Nikon cameras, the GH5 can corrupt files pretty easily if you are using their battery grip. In this video, I show you how these files can easily corrupt as well as a few software Continue reading "How To Recover Corrupt Panasonic GH4 and GH5 .mdf Files"

Four Ways to Get Smooth Video Footage (Three for Free)

Four Ways to Get Smooth Video Footage (Three for Free) There was a time when smooth, stable footage was the stuff of Hollywood, while us lowly plebeians dabbled with our shaky VHS home movies. But now, I can order laundry detergent delivered to my door by pressing a button on my washing machine and those magical devices in our pockets shoot in 4K. Here are four great ways to get with the times and give your footage that smooth, cinematic look. [ Read More ]