New Law Will Require Camera Phones to ‘Click’.
As we enter the The Second Depression, you might think Congress would have higher priorities than stuff like this!
I suppose they will require red tally lights on all video cameras too. No more turning off the tally light – covering it up with black tape will probably get you a year in the slammer.
Excellent tutorial on using key frame animation in Final Cut Express and Pro. Key frame animation opens up many special effects possibilities – but the feature is generally not available in low end editing programs.
Watch the video – shows you how put key frame animation to use:
Key frame video editing | Video Production Tips.
Some what unexpected but its “paid search” advertising: Viral Video-How To Get Viewers | Video Production Tips.
Audio: Make Your Own Mic Blimp. Looks pretty straightforward!
Mic blimps protect your mic from wind noise. No more wind rumble.
I routinely use “dead cat” fur coverings over all my mics, all the time. I’ve avoided wind rumble at up to about 15 to 20 mph in all situations except once when the wind was coming in gusts directly towards me. A blimp would be nice but is usually not practical for doing “run and gun” video shots where I need to be reasonably light on my feet. But I still wish I had one for those occasions … may be I will build this
Microsoft Research invents a new technology for editing and modifying video with capabilities similar to how still photographers manipulate and air brush still photos with Adobe Photoshop.
Microsoft Unwraps Mosaics.
Watch the video demo – well worth watching!
How do you make money with online videos? One suggestion is to sell product placement with payment apportioned by the number of views the video receives: Monetize Your YouTube Videos With Product Placement and Tadcast. Certainly an interesting idea and potentially more successful than the “in your face” pre-roll ads used by some video services.
Automatically composes bad music to go along with bad singing!
Microsoft Research Songsmith. Watch the video. If you can.
In the past few weeks I have watched several professionally produced online videos – great productions, great lighting, great talent, great content – and terrible online video encoding. The #1 problem by far was uploading interlaced video to online video host sites – please don’t do that!
The result is a comb-like effect on vertical and diagonal lines that are moving in the video! It’s ugly! And not necessary! Continue reading Please de-interlace your online video!
Many video cameras now seem to include face detection capabilities. But what exactly is face detection? Our primer explains how it works and how it might stump you, too.
via Basic Training About Face!.
Two of my video cameras have face detection capability, and use that to adjust color balance and typically to soften the facial features to remove the effects of harsh, high contrast lighting on appearance. However, every camera is different. The feature started out in still cameras but is now available in video cameras too.