A glance back at the last 30 years of consumer electronics history shows that video camera technology has been a fast-moving category marked by innovation that has resulted in increasingly better image quality packaged in increasingly smaller and less costly cameras.
To rent or not to rent? That is ultimately the question. With high-end editing software now available through affordable subscription services, it has many editors debating their software choices and licensing options. We'll examine the advantages and disadvantages of renting versus buying in the digital software production arena.
Many of us who make video are film buffs. We have favorite movies and television programs that we enjoy watching and we tend to be drawn to the work of our favorite producers. Most of us could readily list off producers and directors who have influenced our work.
HitFilm 3 Pro is the latest iteration of the combination editing & effects software from England-based tech company FXHOME. Emerging in 2011, HitFilm has seen swift upgrades with each release and now appears in its newest incarnation as a solid competitor of other film editing giants such as Adobe’s Premier Pro and Apple’s Final Cut.
Low budget projects call for low cost solutions. Before referring cheapskate clients to an uncle with a camcorder, take a look at a few free tools which, with little else, can produce some professional results.
By learning about color theory, you can increase your creative tool set. From shooting a commercial to a wedding to a feature film, you can use color theory to set the tone and mood for the viewer using color manipulation in pre-production, shooting and post.