[Note: I don't work for Wasabi nor do not get anything from them for this review. I selected them because of their reputation and because I love their products.]
A side effect of cameras being able to do more — resolution, frame-rate, larger memory — are that these cameras tend to drain their respective batteries much faster. A popular camera that suffers from this is the GoPro Hero 3+ Black, mainly because making the camera small is more important than battery life.
Since most cameras on the market require proprietary batteries, manufacturers can charge ridiculous prices for their batteries. Again, GoPro is not (more…)
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There are many times when you’ve finished shooting your iPhone video but realize you need to add voiceover narration to your project. This might be done to explain what the viewer is watching or perhaps to walk the audience through a step-by-step task. In this video we show you how to easily add voiceover to your iPhone video.
We use an iPhone 4S running on iOS 7, but any smart device running on most
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Branding is everything. It tells who you are and helps your audience remember you. So getting your logo onto your iPhone video is key to driving home your message.
There is also other custom content you might want to use in your iPhone video. You might have a great animation or graphic that would (more…)
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You have your video, it’s edited together perfectly, but it still seems like you are missing something. I’ll tell you what it is: MUSIC!
Whether an audience is aware of the music track or not, it greatly affects the viewing experience. Some music fills out the emotions of a video, or gives it energy and spirit. Other videos purposely (more…)
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The iPhone is a very smart gadget, but sometimes it’s sensors override reality. A prime example of this is when taking pictures or video at an odd angle: the iPhone’s gyroscope thinks that the picture or video was taken at a different orientation resulting in it displaying it at 90 or 180 degrees from the way you wanted to record it. Another scenario is if you hit the record button then change the iPhone’s orientation.
Problems get compounded when you try to edit this video. But there is a solution! In this video (more…)
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Video – the word conjures up images of a TV, theater, or even YouTube. But thanks to the web, video content is no longer confined to the 4 boarders we are used to seeing.
With a bit of creativity and technical know how, you can use video content to create a more engaging experience for your clients as they visit your website. This past month Tim & I pushed our creativity by experimenting with motion photography. Here is what we learned, and how you can use it on your site.
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In this final training video we cover a few useful accessories that will help you as you shoot your iPhone videos. We will talk about monopods, lapel mics, and lenses made exclusively for iPhones (crazy, I know!).
These accessories are reasonably priced and are worth their weight since they will vastly improve the quality of your iPhone videos.
(If you haven’t watched the first two training videos — Introduction and Production Tips – we recommend you review those first.)
We use an iPhone 4S running on iOS 7, but any smart device running on most (more…)
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Now that you’ve watched the introductory video in our iPhone Video Training Series, it’s time to cover more advanced issues: lighting, framing, and advanced editing of your videos. These tips help you improve your filming and editing techniques so your final product has a more professional look.
We use an iPhone 4S running on iOS 7, but any smart device running on most current operating systems should be fine. The (more…)
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Video content is a must for businesses and brands. But some organizations don’t have the resources to hire a video production company to create content for them.
In this training series we give you tips to film content with a camera that nearly everyone has: the camera in your iPhone or other smart device. Whether you are using the new iPhone 5S, the Samsung Galaxy 4, or some older (more…)
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Small budget projects may be limited by their budget, but that doesn’t mean they have to be limited in their scope, or in the final visuals. By applying some creative thinking, and scheduling appropriately, even a task like blacking out an entire house can be done on a budget. Here is how we did just that … (more…)