How to Convert Footage to Black/White in Adobe Premiere

Almost all of the stock footage out there comes in full color, but sometimes you may want to convert it to black and white for an elegant or vintage effect. Making this conversion is really simple in Adobe Premiere. Check out this tutorial to learn how:     Or follow these quick and easy steps:   1) Import your video in Adobe Premiere (File>Import)   2) Drag your footage onto Video Track 1   3) Go to Effects>Image Control>Black and White. Now drag that effect on top of your footage on … Read more about How to Convert Footage to Black/White in Adobe Premiere

How to Convert Footage to Black and White in iMovie

Practically all cameras these days shoot in full color, but sometimes you want that classic black and white feel. Using footage from our Unlimited Library and Marketplace, you can create this effect in is as easy as 1, 2, 3 in iMovie. Check out this awesome tutorial to learn how: Or follow these three simple steps:   1) Import your video into iMovie (File>Import>Movies)   2) Drag your clip up to the Project window.   3) Double click on your clip. A box will pop up. Click on Video Effect and then choose … Read more about How to Convert Footage to Black and White in iMovie

How to Convert Files Using MPEG Streamclip

If you buy stock footage off of a website or from a videographer, you may find that the file format they give you is not compatible with the rest of your project or your editing software. No worries! You can easily convert these files to practically any format using a conversion program called MPEG Streamclip. This conversion program is available for free at www.squared5.com. Once you have the conversion software installed, it is extremely simple to use. For the sake of demonstration, let’s say you need to convert a .mov file to an .avi … Read more about How to Convert Files Using MPEG Streamclip

How to Use Lower Third Templates in Adobe Premiere

Using a lower third graphic is a great way to add titles and text to your video. Most editing softwares have some type of title tool generator that will allow you to make the graphics during the video editing process, but sometimes this tool can be very limiting and will not produce the best quality graphics. If you’re looking for something a little more professional, you may want to consider using lower thirds from an outside source, like Adobe Premiere. These files come with a built in alpha channel, which means the graphic itself will be … Read more about How to Use Lower Third Templates in Adobe Premiere

How to Use Lower Third Templates in iMovie

Using a lower third graphic is a great way to add extra information to your video. Most editing softwares have some type of title tool generator that will allow you to make the graphics during the editing process. However, sometimes this tool can be very limiting and will not produce the best quality graphics. If you’re looking for something a little more professional, you may want to consider using a free lower third template from an outside source. These files come with a built in alpha channel, which means the graphic itself will be able … Read more about How to Use Lower Third Templates in iMovie

How to Use Lower Third Templates in Final Cut Pro

Lower third graphics are an easy way to add extra information to your video. Most video editing software have built-in graphics generator that you could use to build lower thirds, but they are often limiting and do not yield professional results. An easy way to get a high quality graphic is to use a free template from an outside source. These are usually saved with an alpha channel so they can float seamlessly over your footage. Using these templates in Final Cut Pro is very simple. Watch this tutorial to learn how: Or follow these … Read more about How to Use Lower Third Templates in Final Cut Pro

How to Use Lower Third Templates in Sony Vegas

Lower third graphics are an easy way to add extra information to your video. Most video editing softwares have a built in graphics generator that you can use to build lower thirds, but they are often very limiting and do not yield professional results. If you don't want to use ready-made effects and lower thirds, an easy way to get a high quality graphic is to use a free template from an outside source. These are imported into your project by using an alpha channel and they can float seamlessly over your footage. Using these templates in … Read more about How to Use Lower Third Templates in Sony Vegas

How to Use iMovie to Edit Green Screen and Chroma Key Footage

Using a green screen is a really simple way to create some outstanding creative videos. Luckily, iMovie‘09 makes this effect really simple to edit when using footage from our Unlimited Library and Marketplace. Check out this tutorial: Or follow these easy steps: Note: These directions will only work in iMovie ‘09. iMovie ‘08 does not allow chroma key editing.   1) First, you need to make sure your iMovie is set up to allow the Chroma Key feature. In iMovie go to Preferences and select “Show Advanced Tools”. This will … Read more about How to Use iMovie to Edit Green Screen and Chroma Key Footage