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Make shooting RAW your default plan; you can always change it.

When to shoot RAW (and when to skip it)

A RAW image frame is like a film negative — different processing can give you different results.
Setting Up Lights For A Green Screen Shot

Green screen – how does it actually work?

The secret to pulling your subjects out of the real world and placing them into a digital domain is chromakey, and that means going green with green screen.
Understanding bit depth: the difference between 8-bit, 10-bit and 12-bit video

Understanding Bit-depth and Color Rendition for Video

A video camera’s ability to reproduce a smooth gradation between colors and shades is an important factor when seeking to capture filmic images. The...
Get the Most from Your Editing Machine

How to Optimize Your Editing Machine for Best Performance

Unless you work for a restoration house or film archive, the days of having to edit video on a $10,000-dollar room-sized flatbed editor are...
photo of interior of computer

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Assembling a Video Editing Computer from Scratch

A successful DIY computer build requires only patience and attention to detail. It can be nerve-wracking to handle these delicate, expensive components, but once you know the process, it’s not too difficult.
CUDA vs. OpenCL vs. OpenGL

CUDA vs. OpenCL vs. OpenGL

What is CUDA? What about OpenCL and OpenGL? And why should we care? The answers to these questions are difficult to pin down —...

How to choose the right computer for video editing: 4 key...

Buying the best workstation for your needs means understanding how the CPU, GPU, RAM and storage options work together to enhance overall performance.

Video formats explained

There are lots of video formats out there. How can you tell what is the best for your project? This quick tutorial will help you decide.
Simply put, HDR is a color enhancement feature that allows the range of colors to be extended on both the light and dark ends of the spectrum.

Keeping Up with HDR — No Camera Upgrade Required

We’ve all had those moments in our lives when we are stopped in our tracks by the awe-inspiring beauty of the “now”. Magnificent morning...
Random Access Memory, or RAM, is the primary memory used by your computer and is responsible for loading the operating system and running programs.

How much RAM do you need for video editing?

Let's dive in to better understand the importance of RAM and why having more is not necessarily an immediate need for most. RAM vs VRAM Random...

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Videographer’s Guide to Lenses

In this course, you will gain the understanding needed to make the best technical decision for each shooting application as well as the knowledge...
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Best green screen apps – 2021

We've comprised a list of all the top green screen apps out there and will cover them all.

Livestream settings: how to get the most out of your stream

Over the past few years, livestreaming has exploded in popularity, thanks to a combination of social media channels and networks like Twitch and YouTube, better phones and cameras and faster internet and cellular speeds. Lately, producers and YouTubers have seen a sharp increase in...
Comparison of high and low bitrates

What is bitrate?

If you think pixel resolution is the only thing that affects the visual quality of a video file, think again. Bitrate is equally important, though often misunderstood.
Muxing

Muxing: why is it essential to video processing?

In this article, we will define what muxing is. We'll also talk about how it's comes into play in every single filmaker's life.

The art and science of algorithmic editing

Throughout the years, filmmakers have experimented with a myriad of artistic ideas and methodologies. Making and breaking rules creates new pathways through the medium, changing and refining how films are put together. As has the advent of new technology. In early days, filmmakers interested in the...

Using whiteboard animation software

Have you ever wondered how to make an interesting and compelling explainer video on a topic you're passionate about? Look no further! Whiteboard animation has dramatically increased in popularity following the explosion of shareable video platforms like Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram.
How to screen share with your camera on

How to screen share during a video call

In this article, we will help you use the screen share on platforms like Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts.

Video formats explained

There are lots of video formats out there. How can you tell what is the best for your project? This quick tutorial will help you decide.
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How to navigate log shooting

If you carefully consider your shooting conditions, equipment and plans for post-production, you can determine whether shooting in log is right for you.

File format and transcoding headaches

We talk all about video file formats. What are they? What aspects about them do you need to know about, and what do you do with them all?

When to buy new video gear

This week we talk about how often you should replace your gear, and when to buy new vs used.

What will the Video Industry do in 2020? Here are our...

Mike, Nicole and Chris talk about what they seeing as the big improvements in video tech that we hope to see in 2020.

Understanding HLG — Hybrid Log Gamma

Here comes another video production acronym to untangle: HLG. This one stands for Hybrid Log Gamma.

What is HDR video?

As TV screens grow bigger and brighter, the limitations of older technologies are more apparent. HDR video addresses these issues.
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