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 Sony Vegas Pro

Free Tutorial Series: How To Edit With Sony Vegas Pro Sony Vegas Pro is a type of video editing software for non-linear editing systems. A Sony Vegas Pro project can be as simple or complex as you would like. Whether you’re new to digital video editing or just new to Sony Vegas Pro, this tutorial takes you through the basics for creating a project in Sony Vegas Pro using Video Blocks. VideoBlocks.com provides members with unlimited downloads of stock video, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects, special effects, After Effects … Read more about Free Tutorial Series: How To Edit With Sony Vegas Pro

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 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

Using Track Matte Video Transitions in Sony Vegas

Here are step by step instructions for using track matte video transitions in Sony Vegas:   1. Put your Video Clip A on the Timeline. 2. Put your Video Clip B on the Timeline directly above Video Clip A (this should create another track). Arrange Video Clips B so it overlaps with Video Clip A at the point you want the transition to occur. 3. Create a new track in between Video Clip A and Video Clip B. To do this, right click on Video Track 2, select “New Track”. 4. Drag your Track Matte onto the new video track so it is lined up to where … Read more about Using Track Matte Video Transitions in Sony Vegas

The Best Video Editing Software

Picking the right video editing software is no easy task, and it can definitely be a big investment. If you’re looking for a professional quality editing system, there are a few top contenders for you to consider. Here are our opinions on today’s best video editing software: [button link="http://content.videoblocks.com/clip-download/?id=download-a-free-stock-footage-video-clip" color="#2216a7" size="3" style="1" dark="0" radius="auto" target="self"]Download Your Free Stock Footage Clip[/button] Final Cut Pro  This is Apple’s contribution to … Read more about The Best Video Editing Software

How to Use Alpha Channel Special Effect Footage in Sony Vegas

 You don’t have to have a Hollywood budget to create stellar special effects in your projects. Using the right background Alpha channel footage is a really simple way to add some wow-factor to your video. Alpha channels allow you to maintain a layer of transparency in your videos so your effect can float seamlessly over your project. As a result, you can make things explode, you can light things on fire, or even make it rain. Here is how you can use an alpha channel video using Sony Vegas: 1. Open your video project in Sony … Read more about How to Use Alpha Channel Special Effect Footage in Sony Vegas

What is RED Footage?

There is a lot of new hype out there about RED footage. But what is it? And how can you use it? Here is a quick briefing on the key concepts of the RED world. What is RED? RED is a new brand of cameras that was started by Oakley’s founder Jim Jannard. His idea was to revolutionize the video industry by offering a camera with the ability to capture resolution far superior to today’s HD cameras. The company offers a variety of cameras and accessories, but the most common is the RED One camera. The camera has a special sensor that allows it … Read more about What is RED Footage?