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Footage Firm Offers Free Outer Space Motion Backgrounds

Did you see NASA’s latest accomplishment? They successfully landed a new robotic explorer on Mars! It’s name is Curiosity and it will be bringing us new images of Earth’s next door neighbor. Pretty cool, right? Well, if this latest astronomical feat has  you giddy about outer space, you’re in luck! That’s because Footage Firm recently

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VideoBlocks Moved Offices!

It’s been a really busy and exciting week here at VideoBlocks! We just moved offices! For the past two years we had been working out of a very cozy office in Reston, Virginia. By the end of our lease there, we had overgrown the place to the point where people were working out of just

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YouTube and NBC Use FORscene to Cover Olympics

Today marks the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics in London! This exciting world-wide event captivates audiences around the world as they cheer on their country and their favorite athletes. In a world where we expect instant information, the Olympics provide a particular challenge for video media outlets. News networks, as well as online sites

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NTSC vs PAL

We get a lot of tech support questions from our VideoBlocks users asking us to clarify the difference between NTSC and PAL. Here’s a quick, simple and easy-to-follow run down illustrating how they’re different and how you can adapt to work with each!   Side by Side Comparison   How to Adapt Converting between NTSC

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The Future of Video Editing Careers

No one wants to talk about the economy these days, but given the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s most recent projection for the video editing and camera operating fields, it might be worth bringing up. You see, their most recent results have found that the job opportunities for camera operators and video editors are only supposed to grow

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5 Top Scenes from Christopher Nolan Movies

Tomorrow (or tonight at midnight, depending how much of an enthusiast you are) is the much anticipated release of director Christopher Nolan’s latest film, The Dark Knight Rises. This third installment of his much acclaimed Batman trilogy is expected to be one of Nolan’s most successful features to date. Over the past decade, London-born Nolan has

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Using Automatic Color Balance in Final Cut Pro X

Color correction can be a powerful tool if used properly, but it can also be a very time consuming project. Final Cut Pro X, Apple’s latest video editing software, has an automatic color correction tool that makes color manipulation quick and easy. There are two different methods to using this tool, and it all depends

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Top 10 Summer Video Projects for Kids

We’ve reached the half-way point of summer, which is oh so bittersweet. We all love having extra time to spend with family, wonderful weather to enjoy during picnics and barbecues, and late sunsets that help us get everything out of the day. But then there’s the dark side of summer. The screaming kids that won’t leave

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