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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.
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 —...
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.
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...
Setting Up Lights For A Green Screen Shot

How does green screen really 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...
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.
Lighting gels are essential for a cohesive video.

Lighting gels: What are they and how do they work?

If you’ve never used lighting gels in your video productions before, they may seem a little daunting, but the effort is worthwhile.
Image stabilization systems are very useful in reducing camera shake when shooting handheld and, with practice, you can learn to achieve smooth tracking shots.

How Does Image Stabilization Work?

There are various ways for a videographer to stabilize their footage. If your camera doesn’t need to move, a tripod is ideal. Where camera...
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...

Video Courses

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 the...
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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 and use a camera simultaneously during a video call

In this article, we will help you use the screen share and use a camera simultaneously 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.

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?

These are the best green screen apps you can find

Are you needing to make green screen content on the go? We have comprised a list of all the top green screen apps out there and will cover 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.
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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.
Setting Up Lights For A Green Screen Shot

How does green screen really 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.

NAB 2019: Notable trends in the video production scene

It’s Spring and that means it’s time for the new. Not flowers and leaves, but the new gear and upgrades on display...

Lenses: How does focus work?

If you’re new to shooting video, you may notice that fellow camera geeks like to talk a lot about “glass”. While there are a lot of things made of glass in the video world, there’s only one thing called “glass”: Your camera lens. Here's how it works to produce a useable, in-focus image.
Lighting gels are essential for a cohesive video.

Lighting gels: What are they and how do they work?

If you’ve never used lighting gels in your video productions before, they may seem a little daunting, but the effort is worthwhile.
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