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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 —...
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...

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.

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.
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.
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...
DIY Computer Diagnosis: Solve your PC problems like a pro

DIY Computer Diagnosis: Solve your PC Problems Like a Pro

Before you rush off to an expert that will charge you an arm and a leg to solve your computer issues, here are a...

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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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What is Trelby and why should you use it?

Sticking to the rules of screenplay writing are a must, but it can be challenging. However, Trelby can help make it easier.
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Best anamorphic lenses under $2500

Quality anamorphic lenses can easily cost you thousands of dollars. However, there are a few budget options that achieve a comparable effect.
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What is color space and why does it matter?

Knowing common color spaces and how to use them in your projects will grant you greater control over your images.
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What is the best CPU for video editing in 2022?

Are you looking for a CPU for video editing? You're in the right place. We will run through everything you should consider when buying a CPU.
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What is the function of an iris diaphragm?

The iris diaphragm is an essential component for your lens' aperture. Let's discuss how the iris diaphragm works and why it's important.
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What is a jib?

If you've ever wondered how films can pull off the shot where zoom out as the protagonist walks into the sunset, the answer is a jib.

New SanDisk Pro Dock – Dock and Media Reader

SanDisk Pro tells us about the new SanDisk Pro Dock. This innovative dock and media reader has some really cool features. Watch this video to learn about them.

Whats new in Avid Media Composer in 2021

Avid Media Composer, also referred to as just Avid, has made some big progress from your fathers Avid. Learn about the new additions and improvements to the line up in this video.

New Products from Blackmagic Design in 2021

Blackmagic released a long list of products this year, in this video you will learn about them all!

Everything you need to know about the Canon F/2.8L Dual Fisheye...

Made for the Canon R5 with the new RF mirrorless lens mount, the Canon F/2.8L Dual Fisheye 3D VR Stereoscopic Lens is an innovative and new way to produce a stereoscopic image.

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,...
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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: 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,...