Video Production Tips

Learn video production tips and techniques for creating better videos for the web. Everything from pre-production to post-production and video editing: including information about the latest video cameras, video production techniques, video editing tips and more.

Wellcome To Online Video for Real Estate - Interview With WellcomeMat

We have spent a good amount of time covering some of the popular local online video platforms focused on providing online video marketing and production services for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), including Turnhere, SpotRunner, Mixpo, and others.  One of the more recent companies ...

Optimal Bitrate Calculator for Flash Video Encoding

For those of you that are unaware, there is an excellent FLV bitrate calculator tool from Adobe that does an excellent job of helping you determine the optimal bitrate at which to encode your Flash video files.  I don't usually post such a short snippet ...

Optimal Frame Dimensions for Flash Video Encoding

There are many different factors that contribute to visual quality when encoding compressed video for the web.  One factor that is often overlooked has to do with encoding blocks and what dimensions you choose  when encoding video.   Choosing non-optimal dimensions can result in poor ...

5 Tips for Creating High-Impact Online Video Ads

Smaller advertisers are beginning to use simple online video ads, tagged and indexed for search engine pickup, to connect with local audiences. The question is: how can small companies create the most effective video ads on a budget? Jivox, a self-service online video advertising platform ...

Hi-Res, Self-Service Video Production for SMBs

Animoto, is a web-based application that, with the click of a button, produces videos using images and music that a user selects. Using their patent-pending Artificial Intelligence developed to think like an actual editor & director the service is aimed at consumers and businesses alike. ...

Overview of Digital Video File Formats

Overview of Digital Video File Formats

The wonderful world of digital video is drowning in a sea of alphabet soup. Do you get frustrated not knowing an .avi from an .flv? To help you master the world of Internet and digital video, I have compiled a comprehensive, yet easy to understand ...

Video Production Tips - Chroma Key Lighting

Lighting a large chroma key drop is not very difficult with a little attention to detail and a few studio multi-source instruments. Chroma keying requires a lot of work and practice to achieve believable results, but the effort is rewarding. With a fundamental chroma key ...

Top Websites for Camcorder Reviews and Info

Top Websites for Camcorder Reviews and Info

The purchase of consumer and professional video equipment for many is an investment and it is important to do research in order to determine which camcorder is right for your needs. There are many different recording formats and media that are supported by various brands, ...

How To Add FLV Clips To Your Site

This guide provides a very easy step-by-step process to set up your website to stream an FLV video clip directly on a http connection. To make a webpage containing your FLV clip: You will first need a player / controller in SWF format. It is ...

Basics Lesson - How To Add Text Overlays

You did all the work, developed, scripted, shot and edited your movie. You uploaded it to the video site of choice only to find someone else pulled it and put it somewhere else without giving you credit for all your hard work. Well, there is ...

Video Production Training Courses Online

Video Production Training Courses Online

Below is a list of several sources online where you can learn more about online video production. Although clearly these are no substitute for professional training, these are great courses for those looking to learn more about online video production for purposes of video sharing ...

How To Shoot High Definition Video

How To Shoot High Definition Video

2008 will be a high-definition year for all who shoot video and with that in mind, I wanted to share a great post that I found last week at Poynter Online, titled, "Two Pros Teach You to Shoot Video in High-Def.” This great post gives ...

9 Innovative and Promotional Ideas for Video

As an industrial video producer I am constantly looking for ways to improve communication between my clients and their customers, or at least "would be" customers. Video has so many facets especially in today's high tech world that it's easier than you think to deliver ...

What Are Lower-Thirds and How To Create

A lower-third is a graphic that appears on the lower-third of the video screen and draws viewers attention to the information placed there. You've seen this used on TV's evening news, commercials etc, if I read your request correctly. Here's a couple of things to ...

H.264 Versus MPEG-4 - Video Encoding Formats Compared

Overview of MPEG-4 encoding format: MPEG-4 is a standard used to compress audio and visual data. The MPEG-4 standard is generally used for streaming media and CD distribution, video conversation, and broadcast television. MPEG-4 incorporates many features of MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and other related standards. MPEG-4 ...