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The Friday Roundup – Daily Vlogging, Natural Light and Analytics

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How to Edit Daily Vlogs

You may not be going quite as crazy as trying to deliver a daily blog… or maybe you are!

Anyway the value in the video below is not so much about that but the process of having to turn out content on a regular basis.

Doing that can get very tedious very fast!

The key to it is reducing the majority of the actions necessary down to a repeatable process.

A process that never changes and always works for the thing you are creating.

Once you take the mechanical aspect of video production out of the picture by reducing it to an automatic system things start to get way easier.

You will very quickly find yourself spending more enjoyable time on the creative part of the work with the technical or mechanical part being barely noticeable.

Overall this results in better content and far more satisfying results.

18 FREE Office Sound Effects

Some more interesting audio samples here from Shutterstock.

This week we have the sounds of the office!

As usual there is no necessity to sign up for anything to get the free downloads.

Just click the link and you will be taken straight to the download page.

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Cinematic Lightning Using Only Natural Light

The reality is that for most of us the idea of having lighting options on hand through special equipment is a bit far fetched!

When you combine that with the fact that the definition of lowlight is a well lit living room it is a good idea to learn how to use what you have.

5 Must-Know YouTube Analytics TIPS for Beginners

If you are just starting out with a YouTube Channel or have been running one for a while there is a very basic business rule that applies to making it all a success.

That rule is that you cannot improve what you don’t measure.

Essentially it means that in order to be successful you have to measure your results which will in turn guide you to making the right improvements.

Of course YouTube offers an incredible array of statistical data for you to use but if you don’t understand it, you can’t really do anything with it.

In the video below they cover some of the raw basics to get you started and to be honest most people probably don’t need much more than this.

Camera Settings for Video (Quick Start Guide)

If you have stepped up even just a little these days from shooting on a smart phone to a camera then chances are you now have access to a ridiculous amount of manual settings.

Of course complete mastery of all of those settings would be desirable it is probably better to think of them as aspirational rather than immediately applicable!

There are settings in there that represent the bare bones of what you need and if handled reasonably well, will validate you decision to go higher up the video camera food chain.

Insta360 GO 2 – INSANE Stabilization In A Tiny Camera

OK so everyone is going nuts over this latest version of the Insta360 GO 2.

If you are looking for an action cam and need stabilization that will make your jaw drop on the ground then check this out!

Explaining Digital Video: Formats, Codecs & Containers

At some point in time as you wend you way through the maze that is video editing you may need to sort out the whole Formats, Codecs and Containers puzzle.

As someone who regularly contributes to a few user forums for popular video editing software I can safely say that most relatively new people have no idea what it is all about!

In this “drag and drop” world full of handy preset file parameters you may not ever need to deal with this stuff.

However once the excrement hits the rotary oscillator on one of your projects you may find it necessary to delve into that murky world.

I have an article on the subject of Editing Digital Video here (

However the whole subject from start to finish is covered in the video below and although supremely geeky, is well worth the time.

How to Spin Videos on a Dime CyberLink PowerDirector 19

A little bit of advanced keyframing here to get a clip to rotate on single point smoothly.

Sure there are ways to do this that are far more simple to execute but you just don’t get the same smooth motion.

How to Touch Up a Face in DaVinci Resolve

Color correction is not generally a one size fits all proposition.

Usually the way you color correct is determined by the subject of the shot you are working on.

Landscapes will require a different approach to that of interior shots but probably the most unique of all is anything where the majority of the shot involves skin tones.

You can get away with a lot of variation when it comes to objects, scenes animals etc. but if skin tones are off or the lighting looks bad, a portrait shot will fail.

We react quite strongly as humans to other human faces so if that face looks weird or “off” in any way we tend to switch off immediately.

This tutorial is done in DaVinci Resolve but can easily be replicated in any software with reasonably good color tools.

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