Adobe Faceoff: After Effects vs. Premiere Pro — Which Program Should You Use?

Having the right tool for the job is essential when you need to maximize productivity and keep your creative flow copasetic—after all, you wouldn’t try to hammer a nail with a screwdriver (well, we hope you wouldn’t). So why would you use the wrong Adobe program for your project? Knowing when you should use Adobe After Effects versus Premiere Pro can help you determine which program to learn first or which program to use for specific tasks. While there are some things that you can do through both programs, one of them will likely have … Read more about Adobe Faceoff: After Effects vs. Premiere Pro — Which Program Should You Use?

The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Premiere Keyboard Shortcuts

If you’re interested in creating any kind of video project, chances are Adobe Premiere has a permanent place on your toolbar. The go-to editing platform of pros and novices alike, Premiere allows you to easily edit stock footage for all kinds of purposes--outpacing other industry leaders like Final Cut and AVID--and is now indispensable if you want to create high-quality films, commercials, promos or YouTube videos. Of course, time is of the essence in any field--and especially in ours. Between deadlines, shoot dates, high-maintenance … Read more about The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Premiere Keyboard Shortcuts

How To Make A Killer Video For Less Than $100

Anyone with a phone can make a video these days, but to make a professional, high-quality video that gives your company or brand a clean, modern look requires two important things 1) the time and effort put into editing the video, and 2) excellent content - video, audio, and still imagery. If you are low on editing skills, have no fear: there are some fantastic tutorials out there. If you have iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, or any of the major video software programs, there are some quick and easy lessons you can use in … Read more about How To Make A Killer Video For Less Than $100

Free Tutorial Series: How to Edit with Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application that is a part of the Adobe Creative Suite. The Creative Suite includes graphic design, video editing and web development programs. Premiere Pro is used by famous broadcasters and home movie makers alike. An Adobe Premiere Pro project can be as simple or complex as you would like. Whether you’re new to digital video editing or just new to Adobe Premiere Pro, this tutorial takes you through the basics for creating a project in Adobe Premiere Pro using Video … Read more about Free Tutorial Series: How to Edit with Adobe Premiere Pro

Create Your Own Universe With VideoBlocks

Create Your Own Universe With VideoBlocks Carl Sagan was a brilliant author, astronomer, cosmologist and science popularizer. Airing in the fall of 1980, he co-created and hosted “Cosmos”. The 13-part PBS television series that ultimately reached and influenced hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The New York Times described it as "a watershed moment for science-themed television programming." March 4th, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will present a follow-up series produced by Seth MacFarlane for the FOX Network. The personal … Read more about Create Your Own Universe With VideoBlocks

Top 10 Video Editing Shortcut Keys You Need to Know

For all you Final Cut Pro users here is our list of the top 10 video editing shortcut keys you need to know. And for you Adobe Premiere users, we have an extra bonus for you at the bottom. Timeline shortcut keys: 1. Selection Tool [A] 2. Razor Blade Tool [B] 3. Crop Tool [C] 4. Zoom Tool [Z] 5. Default Cross Dissolve Transition [Command + T] 6. Change Speed [Command + J] 7. Play [space bar] 8. Play forward x2 speed [L] 9. Play back x2 speed [J] 10. Pause [K] Premiere users, did you know you can set your keyboard shortcuts to mimic … Read more about Top 10 Video Editing Shortcut Keys You Need to Know

Using Alpha Channel Footage in Adobe Premiere

Are you looking to add some flashy special effects to your project, but don’t exactly have the Hollywood budget? Alpha channel footage may be your answer! By using video footage with a translucent layer, you can add explosions, underwater effects and more just by laying an alpha channel on top of your footage. Here’s how you can use an alpha channel clip in Adobe Premiere: [button link="http://content.videoblocks.com/clip-download/?id=download-a-free-special-effect-with-alpha-channel" color="#2216a7" size="3" style="1" dark="0" radius="auto" … Read more about Using Alpha Channel Footage in Adobe Premiere

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