Time and again, we've warned readers about the importance of audio in video. Audiences will tolerate -- some may even expect -- imperfections in a video's visuals, but they absolutely will not stand for poor quality audio. Tinny or muffled sound instantly breaks our suspension of disbelief; it can make it difficult to follow the storyline or really connect with the characters.
When it comes to editing, everyone has their favorite programs to work in, and it can be tough to choose the right one. Whether it's Adobe, Apple, Avid, Sony, or any of the other numerous editing programs out there, we've all grown accustomed to the inner workings of our favorites. Eventually, we come to know these programs like the back of our hand. We all have our own ideas about which program does what better, and while competition keeps all of these programs moving forward with great new features, I'd like to propose a radical idea. How about we get all the companies to sit together at a table, have it out once and for all, and take the best aspects of each program, and put it into one great editing program.
We're all curious about the strange, the unexplained, the unknown... Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, you have to admit that there's something fascinating about the thought that there might be things in this world beyond mortal ken. That's why so many people have dedicated themselves to cataloging and investigating strange phenomena like ghosts and spirits.
When I'm on a shoot, I constantly think about what tool can take a camera shot from ordinary to extraordinary. There are some really great camera accessories out there that can help you achieve that exact goal. Who doesn't want to glide along the dolly track for that smooth shot, or throw on that stabilizer and get a great follow shot? Many times, just keeping your shot steady on a tripod can separate a beginner from a pro. However, relying too heavily on the tools in your arsenal can actually restrict your options.
From car mounts to citizen journalists, shooting video is becoming more mobile and easier to share. This summer Videomaker has several features showing you how to take action and get in the video producing game.