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

The New iPad

Well, we’ve all been waiting for another Apple announcement and today was the day. It is Tim Cook’s second time at the helm of the presentation, but it is the first complete roll out after Steve Job’s passing. The new iPad was the buzz word of the day, but there were plenty of highlights that are worth mentioning. Here are some feature we thought were worth mentioning: Apple TV Apple TV is one of very few Apple products that has not blown up since its introduction a few years ago. Yes, people use it, but it hasn’t revolutionized the … Read more about The New iPad

OS X Mountain Lion: A Good Step for Video Editors?

Apple recently announced their plans to roll out a new OS update, code named Mountain Lion. I’ve got to say, after reading about some of the new features it will add to my desktop, I’m pretty geeked about it. There are, however, some concerns about how this new software will effect the work flow of professionals that use Macs for video editing. After all, when Final Cut X was released it seemed like Apple had cast aside all of us professional video editors in an attempt to go after the larger consumer market. We’ve done a little bit of research … Read more about OS X Mountain Lion: A Good Step for Video Editors?

How To Create a Split Screen in Sony Vegas

We talked last week about how to create a split screen in Final Cut Pro, but we know a lot of our readers are Sony Vegas users, so we didn’t want to leave you out! Here are the step by step instructions for creating a split screen effect in Sony Vegas. It is really easy! 1. Import both of the video clips you want to use in the split screen. (We will refer to these as “Clip A” and “Clip B”.)   2. Put Clip A on video track 1.   3. Put Clip B on video track 2.   4. Click the “Track Motion” button on video track 1. 5. … Read more about How To Create a Split Screen in Sony Vegas

How To Create A Split Screen in Final Cut Pro

Creating split screens is a fun and practical tool to add to your video editing arsenal. Final Cut Pro gives you all of the tools to do it right inside its program, and by just learning the basic idea you’ll open yourself up to infinite editing possibilities. Below are the step by step instructions for creating a basic side by side slit screen in Final Cut Pro 7.   1. Import both of your files into Final Cut Pro. 2. Place both clips on your timeline, one on top of the other, and then turn off one clip using the button on the left … Read more about How To Create A Split Screen in Final Cut Pro

Will Avid Replace iMovie on the iPad?

Avid just announced yesterday that they have launced a video editing app for the iPad. This is a pretty radical move for a company that only years ago was on its way out of business. This $4.99 app is available in the Apple App Store, right along side Apple’s own product, iMovie. So the question is...will Avid be able to knock iMovie out of the video editing app spotlight? Here’s our take on it: (Need some free stock footage to help out your video editing project? Click here to download a free stock footage clip.) The Avid App Avid’s new … Read more about Will Avid Replace iMovie on the iPad?