Adobe recently released its latest upgrades to their “Elements” line of prosumer editing platforms. Premiere Elements and Photoshop Elements both received face-lifts that are targeted at hobbyist and amateur editors alike. Here’s a look at the new tools you’ll find in the upgrade.
We recently showed you how to create an image sequence using Quicktime Pro 7. Here are some really creative examples of how you can use that skill to create amazing and entertaining stop motion videos.
As we all know, video killed the radio star, and here at VideoBlocks we could not be more excited. These days if you want to make it big as an international pop star, you need some flashy music videos so MTV VJs and YouTube surfers alike can fall in love with your distinctive sense of style and over-the-top symbolism. We’ve put together some popular music videos and are giving you the free stock footage you’ll need to recreate them yourself and launch you to a life of fame and fortune!
As many churches and large event venues are adding additional monitors and projection screens, the term triple wide media is starting to circle around the industry. We’ve put together a basic introduction to triple wide media so you can decide if it might be a good next step for your organization.
What is triple wide resolution?
Triple wide resolution refers to a video, looping background or still picture that is specially designed to be projected on three screens. The actual resolution can vary from clip to clip (and projection program to projection program), but they typically run somewhere around 2400×600 or 3072×768.
Who uses triple wide resolution?
Triple wide resolution can really be used anywhere, but is particularly effective for big venues such as large churches, concerts, television studios and political rallies. By stretching one image across three screens, you create a panoramic image that engulfs your audience’s line of vision.
Can you give me an example of how triple wide is used?
Here is an example of how one church used a triple wide resolution image.
They had a triple wide resolution looping background that they set across three screens behind a worship band. The background was not overly complex, so it did not distract from with worship service taking place. Then, on two additional monitors, they took a still from the same looping background and placed the worship lyrics on top. When you put it all together you have a comprehensive visual experience that not only informs the audience, but also transports them to an entirely new environment.
Where can I get triple wide resolution material?
Triple wide resolution is relatively new for the stock footage scene, but there are some companies out there who are producing some really nice quality triple wide material. www.triplewidemedia.com is great because they offer all of their backgrounds and video in both triple wide, double wide and single resolution, so you can get the image that is perfect for your unique setup. Worship House Media also has a nice collection of multi-screen backgrounds that could be used in many different outlets.
Have you tried using triple wide resolution? Tell us about it! Share some of your ideas with the rest of the VideoBlocks community either by leaving a comment here on our blog or writing a post on our Facebook or Twitter.
For taking the time to visit our site, we want to give you a free worship background to use in your next project! Just click the link below to download your free worship background!
Apple announced today that it would be issuing a series of free upgrades for their highly controversial editing software, Final Cut Pro X. The changes came after Apple received highly critical reviews on their latest video editing release. Many professionals have been upset with Apple’s recent devotion to the “prosumer” instead of developing improvements to their existing professional quality editing system, Final Cut Pro 7.
We like to think we’re on the cutting edge of cool here at VideoBlocks, but last week Sony Pictures put the entire stock footage industry at awe with their new 5.1 Collection. This new set of footage comes with 5.1 surround sound audio to create an entire cinematic experience within a 30 second stock footage clip. Pretty cool, eh?
Since we recently let you in on the great deal for free slow motion stock footage from Footage Firm, we thought it would only be appropriate to dedicate this week’s Videos of the Week post to slow motion videos shot on high speed Phantom Cameras.
We always like to alert you when there is a good deal at hand, and our friends at Footage Firm have created yet another free stock footage offer that you should pick up! They have a 9 disc collection of free slow motion stock footage that will blow you away! It was all shot on a HD Phantom Gold camera, which is worth about $150,000! So considering you can get this top notch footage for just $8.41 shipping and handling, you know this is definitely a deal not to pass up!
(Never used a slow motion stock footage clip before? You can test one out for free! Download your free slow motion stock footage clip by clicking here!)
They have a wide variety footage topics available in this collection. I really like the Liquid Textures collection because it is so beautiful and so versatile. You can use this footage as moving backgrounds, textures in After Effects or even simply as a meditation video. It is very calming and absolutely gorgeous.
I also love the Falling Objects collection, mostly because of its unique nature. Simple items like buttons and gum drops look brilliant falling in slow motion across a black background. These would make really cool backdrops for opening titles to a short film!
If you want to pick up these collections for yourself, follow this link to FootageFirm.com. All you have to pay is $8.41 shipping and handling for each disc! That is quite a deal considering a collection like this would typically cost well over $2,000. They have lots of other free stock footage collections too, so make sure to check out their entire collection!
If you want to try using a free slow motion stock footage clip in your next project, here is a free one to test out! Just click on the link below to download your free slow motion stock footage clip.
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If you think you’ve put together some video shoots in tight spaces, think again. Let me introduce to you, smart. studio. It is an entire multi camera studio and editing station all within a 2 seat Smart Car. Most people can barely fit their groceries in these cars, but a some Smart Car engineers have created an entire creative studio within the extremely compact car to take their show on the road!
When you use a DSLR camera to create a time lapse video, you’ll need to compile all of your images together to create the illusion that it was actually captured as video, not just stills. An easy way to do this is to create an image sequence in Quicktime Pro 7. Here are step by step directions to do it: