The video editing software market has been remarkably stable over the past decade, with a clear divide between "consumer" in the $50 to $150 range, and "professional" from the likes of Adobe, Apple, Avid and Sony, starting at around $700 to $800.
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Video production is mostly dealing with concepts. As a storyteller your job is to convey the concept in such a way that the viewer understands the topic. If your story is the extinction of the dinosaurs, you might need a good graphic of a comet or meteor. Some dinosaur graphics would be nice too.
Highly portable and easy to use, while delivering professional results; this little teleprompter gets the job done. Whether in the studio or on location, if you're ready to chuck the cue cards the SSP07 by QTV is definitely worth a closer look.
The Barber Tech SteddiePod sports a simple setup and diverse functionality while the the Joby Gorillapod is a light-weight flexible and handy tool. Both will help video enthusiasts make affordable and professional steady shots a reality.
From the gritty Batman movies to the mysterious scenes of The Maltese Falcon, lighting Film Noir style isn't just about controlling the light, it's about using the dark. You can achieve film voir video with subtle lighting effects.
There are all sorts of ways to make ghosts appear and disappear in your video, the "Pepper's Ghost" is just one of them, but is quite interesting in its realistic look of what we imagine a ghost should look like.
Editors working on tight deadline understand the need for proficiency and speed. If you're editing on a daily or weekly basis, you will benefit greatly from their tricks, so the fun doesn't become a chore.
Video creation is sometimes a singular business, but video producers are a social lot. Our curiosity about our readers has inspired us to create this new column to introduce you to your fellow video producers.