In the dark ages of the early 1990s, mankind had to wait many minutes to view downloaded video clips from the Internet. Unfortunately, mortal man is very impatient, and wanted to watch the video as it was downloaded; thus streaming video was born. Streaming video is a term applied...
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I'm interested in dubbing audio over video. I saw a separate piece of equipment that looked like a mixer which you can use between CD, tape and VCR. Is this a good way to dub audio? Robert Iutzwig Internet The piece of equipment to which you refer is probably a sound mixer....
No video transition is so simple and inexpensive as the cut. And none is so powerful. Ever been to a party where the soft-spoken guest who hangs out in the corner turns out to be more interesting than the loud guest who tries to impress everyone? Two weeks after the party,...
Here are answers to 10 common questions about capturing clean, clear audio at weddings. This month, we tackle the tricky issue of wedding sound. Why is it tricky? Because the sounds heard at a wedding are a huge part of the ceremony, be they whispered vows or musical solos. And,...
Ever watched a scene in a movie where a man answers a phone with his right hand, and after a cut, suddenly holds it to his ear in his left? Maybe you've seen an actor wearing sunglasses in one shot, and not in the next; or an actress looking...
Sound effects have immense value in video production. The ability to re-create an "aural environment" after the shooting is done gives videomakers much more control over their work, both enhancing the final product and helping to simplify the capturing of visual footage. For example, shooting a street scene during actual...
Tapping into an existing audio mixer often results in a clearer audio track. Say your skills at video production have earned you a good reputation locally, allowing you to land a job videotaping an important event. The event includes music, speaking and some short skits. It's quite a production, taking...
Don't forget do-it-yourself distribution as a legitimate way to get your productions seen by others. Uncle Al's Ab Workout, Mike Jones' Kickin' Karate and The Beach Babe Experiment. Three of the hundreds of successfully marketed low-budget videos available on the market today. Never heard of them? Well, neither have many...
High quality. Extra high quality. High grade. Extra high grade. Super high grade. Premium Grade. Only one item in the videomakers arsenal can claim such a bewildering range of superlatives in such a seemingly banal product: blank tape. Listening to the marketing hype can give you the idea youre choosing...