How To Create a Watermark in Sony Vegas

Watermarking your video is a simple way to ensure your creative masterpiece does not get ripped off when you upload it to the Internet. The process of creating a watermark is typically very simple, but the exact steps can vary depending on what video editing software you use. Here are the step by step instructions for creating a watermarked video in Sony Vegas. 1. If you haven’t already, get your text or logo you’re going to use as your watermark ready for editing. Unless you want your logo to have harsh edges, you should probably use an … Read more about How To Create a Watermark in Sony Vegas

How to Create an Efficient Video Editing Workflow

Non-linear video editing in an inherently complicated process. You have tons of files, sequences, renders and compositions to keep track of all in one project. If you’ve ever lost a project or encountered the dreaded “media offline” error message, you’ve probably learned first hand just how important it is to keep an organized workflow when editing. Here’s a simple check list of things you can do to keep your digital editing space clean and efficient. Determine your go-to import and export settings.  Consistency is key when it comes to … Read more about How to Create an Efficient Video Editing Workflow

VideoBlocks’ April Fools Day Video Spectacular

Hello to our legions of VideoBlocks blog fans! Today we’re hosting an April Fools Day Video Spectacular to help inspire you for this weekend’s festivities. No, nothing here is a joke or a scam...just a couple of April Fools Day classics (and one not so classic but is worth sharing anyway) to help end out your week and get you ready for the fun filled weekend! Enjoy! 1. Math Class Shadow This clip really shows the power of video! A fun loving teacher uses video editing to create a well produced stunt for his students. Check it out!   2. … Read more about VideoBlocks’ April Fools Day Video Spectacular

VideoBlocks Education Contest Winners

Earlier this month VideoBlocks.com held a contest for educators to win a $1,000 prize to put towards technology in their classroom. The votes are in and here are our winners! 1st Place: John Simatovich Elementary School Here's how this elementary school plans on using their $1,000 cash prize!: If our school won $1,000.00, we would purchase digital video recorders for student use. Our students would then collaborate with teachers to capture real life examples of good character in action throughout the school. These episodes would be seen … Read more about VideoBlocks Education Contest Winners

Top 5 TV in the Movies Moments

The big wigs out in Hollywood enjoy using our hectic world of television production as inspiration for quirky antics and hysterical plot lines in many movies. Below are five of our favorite TV in the movies moments. 1. Bruce Almighty  Bruce Almighty shows how cut throat the television news industry...that is...until you have the powers from above.  2. Anchorman We love this scene from the popular Will Ferrel movie that shows just how deep words can cut.  3. The Truman Show This movie may have been the first real look at … Read more about Top 5 TV in the Movies Moments

How to Batch Convert .mov Files to .wmv Files

We get a lot of questions from our subscribers on how to convert Photo JPEG .mov files. Here’s a step by step process on how we do it here at VideoBlocks headquarters. We use a program called MPEG Streamclip. It’s a free conversion program that you can download here. If you’re on a Mac, you’ll also need a plugin called Flip4Mac. They have a free trial available for download, but you’ll want to have the full version which you can get for as cheap as $29. Here’s the steps for using MPEG Streamclip to conver .mov files to .wmv files: (Want to … Read more about How to Batch Convert .mov Files to .wmv Files

Quick Tip: Make iMovie More Like Final Cut Pro

Quick Tip: Make iMovie More Like Final Cut Pro Have you ever been forced to use iMovie for a quick project, only to spend way more time than necessary being frustrated by its confusing antics? If you’re more familiar with Final Cut Pro, iMovie’s seemingly backwards setup can seem both ridiculous and illogical. Here’s a quick tip to help you make iMovie look more like your beloved Final Cut Pro. (Need some free stock footage to use in your video editing projects? Click here to download your free stock footage clip!) 1. Go to “Window” in the … Read more about Quick Tip: Make iMovie More Like Final Cut Pro

5 Tips for Beginners Working with Free After Effects Templates

So, you think you want to venture in to the world of After Effects templates, huh? Not to fret! It’s really a lot easier than you think, especially if you’re working with a professionally made pre-designed template. However, there are some terms that you should be familiar with if you’re new to the game. Read through this list, and then go visit our friends at Free AE Templates to get started! It’s an AFTER EFFECTS template… …that means you must use it in After Effects. After Effects in an Adobe program that is used to create motion … Read more about 5 Tips for Beginners Working with Free After Effects Templates