Exporting with Alpha Channels in After Effects


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Learn how to export a video with alpha layers in the following quick tip tutorial in After Effects.

How to Sync Video with Professional Audio in Final Cut Pro X


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With the explosion of the DSLR camera revolution, the workflow of separately recording professional audio has become very common—due to the relatively poor sound recording capabilities of …

Nike’s ‘You Can’t Stop Us’ Amazes the Internet With a New Spin on Familiar Techniques


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Nike's 'You Can't Stop Us' Amazes the Internet With a New Spin on Familiar Techniques

By now, you’ve probably seen the wildly impressive short film “You Can’t Stop Us” by Nike. The video has already received about 42 million views on YouTube since its release on July 30th. While the narration and source content are both as solid and empowering as we’ve come to expect from Nike’s ads, the inventive editing is the true star of the piece with its revolutionary visual concept.

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How to Composite Shots Together to Pull Off HDR


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Let’s look at how to successfully pull off the HDR look by shooting multiple clips, then piecing them together in post-production.

Fixing color and exposure in Premiere Pro with the Lumetri effect


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Looking to fully color correct your footage in Adobe Premiere Pro? The Lumetri effect can do just that. In this ThinkTAP Learn video, instructor Richard Harrington walks you through how to use the Lumetri effect to make basic corrections in Premiere Pro. Want to learn more tips about how to color correct your video footage? […]

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Basic Screen Replacements (with Reflections) in Adobe After Effects


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In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at one of the most common VFX techniques — the screen replacement. Let’s see how it’s done in After Effects.

Essential Gear You Need to Start Your Own Production Company


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From 4K cameras and gimbals to editing software and computers, let’s look at the essential gear you’ll need to start your own video production company.

A Quick Guide to Showing Text Messages on Screen


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With text message integration onto the big screen becoming the big norm these days, here are a few ways filmmakers can make this a little more interesting.

Best Practices for Video Editors Working with an Audio Team


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If you’re lucky enough to have audio pros on your team, you’ll want to keep them happy. Here’s how to prep your files and communicate clearly.

How To Export A High Resolution Movie Out of Final Cut Pro X


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Learn how to export a high-resolution QuickTime Movie out of Final Cut Pro X, and explore the best shortcuts to expedite this process.

4 Tips for Better Organization and File Naming Conventions


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You’re working more gigs than ever and your computer is a mess. Here are four tips to get it cleaned up with the right file naming conventions.

EaseUS RecExperts: A Powerful Screen Recorder for Both Beginners and Professionals


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EaseUS RecExperts: A Powerful Screen Recorder for Both Beginners and Professionals

One of the most useful tools that I bought in the last few years was a screen recorder. For many of our YouTube videos, having a screen recorder has been extremely useful, be it for comparison or simply to show a technique in Photoshop or Lightroom. Recently, I’ve been testing the EaseUs RecExperts’ screen recording software, and it’s by far the best I’ve used.

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Is It Possible to Edit the 8K Footage of the EOS R5?


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Is It Possible to Edit the 8K Footage of the EOS R5?

The 12-bit 8K raw video of the new Canon EOS R5 sounds exciting, but how would you manage to edit an 8K video on a Mac or PC?

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5 Adobe Premiere Pro Tricks You Need to Use


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5 Adobe Premiere Pro Tricks You Need to Use

With videography taking far more of a central role in the industry than it once did, perhaps it’s time to sharpen your video editing skills.

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5 Cinematography Styles That Every Film Uses


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5 Cinematography Styles That Every Film Uses

The look of a film or feature can make or break even the best storyline or acting. For that reason, and many others, a lot of thought goes into the style of a film. Here are five that every film draws from.

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How to import and view captions in Premiere Pro


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When you receive the transcript of the media you sent over to the transcription service, you can now import it into Adobe Premiere Pro. How do you import and view your captions in Premiere? In this ThinkTAP Learn video, instructor Jeff Greenberg walks you through how to bring in your transcription files into Premiere Pro. […]

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Create Seamless Background Loops in After Effects


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Learn how to create seamless background loops in Adobe After Effects. This tutorial also includes free project files. Follow through and practice!

5 Keyframe Animations Every Video Editor Should Know


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As video editors, playing with keyframes is absolutely essential for producing better videos. Let’s look at some of the key animations to try out.

Three Side Hustles That Are Perfect For Video Editors


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From writing to starting your own YouTube channel — diversify your stream of revenue as a video editor by trying these three side hustles.

What You Need to Build a Video Editing PC in 2020


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The best video editing PC is the one you build yourself. Check out 3 PC builds for all budgets and experience levels. To get the most out …