We always applaud early adopters. Cyberlink’s PowerDirector 15 added 360 video editing capabilities before anyone else, similar to how we added 360 and VR stock footage to our library before the rest of the competition. So, we gave their software a spin with some b-roll to see how it stacks up against the industry leaders, and this is what we learned. Firstly, if you work in Windows, PowerDirector 15 is definitely worth a try. It is not Mac compatible—sorry Apple users—but pulls a lot of weight as an intuitive editing program … Read more about Review: PowerDirector 15
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?
“You are going to babysit your camera for a few hours, but in the end you’ll be able to show the world something that couldn’t be seen otherwise.”—Filipe Samora, VideoBlocks Contributor It’s no surprise that time lapse footage is one of our top-selling categories in the Contributor Marketplace. It’s a visually pleasing yet time efficient way to cram a large amount of eye candy into a short video—and the concept is simple enough, right? Choose your location, set up your camera, and capture the shots you need at set … Read more about How to Enhance Your Time Lapse Footage with Pro-Level Gear
What makes a shot cinematic? Film aficionados love to throw the term around, but it can be hard to nail down a single definition. Most people rely on a “I’ll know it when I see it” approach, which is hardly useful for working filmmakers and creatives looking for the right shots to include in their projects. That’s why we’ve put together a quick reference list of five essential “cinematic” qualities for shots featuring 20 of the most downloaded clips in our stock footage library. This guide will help you select the most visually interesting … Read more about Top 20 Cinematic Shots: The Big Screen Stock that Filmmakers Can’t Stop Downloading
From major Academy Award-winning movies to shoestring budget indies, it seems like everyone in Hollywood uses green screen technology. With the ability to replace flat backgrounds with hard-to-shoot aerials, distant locations, the wonders of space, or entirely made-up fantasy worlds, it’s easy to see the imaginative yet still budget-conscious appeal of green screen backgrounds. Yet, for those who have never worked with green screens or learned how to chroma key, the entire process can seem like strange voodoo magic—which is why we’ve rounded up … Read more about A Beginner’s Guide to Editing with Green Screen Backgrounds
Video has quickly become one of the most popular ways to consume content on the internet. Studies estimate that internet users now spend one third of their time online watching videos. And it’s not just funny cat videos either. Half of internet users watch at least one business video a week. (1) While there dozens of video sharing websites the king is undeniably YouTube. Every single month over six billion hours of video are watched on the site. Consequently this is where most businesses will benefit from concentrating their attention. Here … Read more about 5 Tips for Making Your YouTube Content Go Viral
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
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