Video tutorials

Ustream Review: The Live Streaming Service Evolves for New Areas

UStream is one of the nice success stories in the streaming media market place. Founded by two West Point veterans, the company grew from a pure live streaming service provider into a full service provider primarily for enterprises. The company has a...

Produce Broadcast Quality Events with the TriCaster TC40--Video Tutorial

Over two tutorials, I'll show you how to create a broadcast quality live production with The NewTek TriCaster TC40 TC40 provided by this video's sponsor, In the first tutorial I’ll show you how to select and configure the video and i...

Video Tutorial: Maximizing Brightness and Contrast in Premiere Pro CS6

In this tutorial you'll learn how to maximize the brightness and contrast of your video in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 using the Brightness, Contrast, and Gamma Correction controls for effective and balanced adjustments. Click here to read an artic...

Optimizing Brightness and Contrast in FCPX

The histogram and the waveform in Apple Final Cut Pro X are effective, easy-to-master tools that provide the clear input you need to diagnose and fix the contrast issues in your video simply and intelligently. In this video tutorial, video editing and encoding expert Jan Ozer explains how they work.

Three Premiere Pro Tips-A Video Tutorial

This video tutorial illustrates three tips that will enhance your workflow and get you out of some editing jams in your Adobe Premiere Pro projects: editing audio without unlinking; Fill Left and Fill Right to create stereo audio; and creating nest...

Tutorial on Adobe Media Encoder CS6

Adobe Media Encoder CS6 has both interface and performance improvements. See them all in this tutorial from ...

Why 30 seconds of video takes 3 hours to shoot

big picture 2.jpgI produce lots screencams, and some customers ask for a live greenscreen video intro in front of the screencam. "What's the harm," they ask? "It's only 30 seconds of video, how long will that take to shoot?" Well, if you're like me and you don't have a dedicated studio and staff for such productions, they can take awhile.

If fact, this week I had to shoot two video intros, and it took 3 hours to produce them. So, just to have ammunition for higher fees next time, I figured I would detail the gear I had to setup and configure to get the job done. As an incentive (har, har), those who stick around to read the story will also get a look at the final video.

Normalization and Compression in Adobe CS5.5

Streaming viewers will tolerate some video degradation but expect audio to be near perfect. There are two techniques you can use to make sure that your audio loud, clear and robust. Normalization increases volume as much as possible without introducing distortion into the file, while compression makes the signal as robust as possible. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to apply normalization in Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere Pro, and how to apply compression in Adobe Audition.

Lighting for Streaming Tutorials Released

I produced a DVD in 2008 called Critical Skills for Streaming Producers, in conjunction with Streaming Media Magazine. The product is now out of date and off the market, but some of the videos included with the tutorial still have some real value. In particular, the five videos relating to lighting for streaming are a bit quaint, but still pretty useful.

So, I've decided to present them for free on the Streaming Learning Center. You'll have to work through a ten-second advertisement for my new book for each video, but hopefully, you'll find it a small price to pay for the knowledge in the video. Click over to the main story to see a short summary of each video and the actual videos, presented in play list format courtesy of Sorenson 360. You'll also find worksheets for setting up flat and three-point lighting that should also be helpful, as well as a worksheet on shooting skills that covers setting exposure with zebra stripes.

Trim without Reencoding with MPEG Streamclip

Here's a video I produced for that shows how a free tool called MPEG Streamclip, which runs on both the Mac and Windows platforms, can trim and perform other edits and save the result without re-encoding your file. It can be incredibl...