Formatting for YouTube
The name YouTube has become so well known that it is no longer techno speak, but a huge part of the popular culture. Most people with a computer and Internet access have visited the site to search for videos ranging from how to tie a necktie to the antics...
Television Transmission Formats
The method by which the video gets from the TV station to your screen is governed by a series of transmission formats. In the same way that the U.S. Postal Service's letter format tells you to put your address in one place, the lines in a particular order, a...
How to use video compression and choose the right video codec for uploading video to Youtube and other video sharing sites.
Standard and Widescreen, what's the Diff? A Primer on Aspect Ratios
With widescreen fast becoming the default format, what's the best way to convert your traditional 4:3 images for widescreen viewing? The aspect ratio is the width of a picture in relationship to its height. "Normal" television images were in the 4:3 ratio (also sometimes expressed as 4x3), which means...
Composition Tips for 16:9
Shooting for widescreen doesn't mean just shooting wider. It's how to creatively get your entire subject in frame and what will be lost if viewed on a 4:3 aspect ratio TV. The width of the movie film between the sprocket holes initially determined the aspect ratio (horizontal to vertical)...
Take Your 8mm Film to Digital
Make sure your priceless family treasures don't get left behind. Here are some tips to turn your twentieth century celluloid into twenty-first century ones and zeros. My family has long been one filled with motion picture enthusiasts. Recently while picking through a trunk in the attic of the family estate,...
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