Tag Archives: Preprocessing your video

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Tutorial: How to Composite PowerPoint and Talking Head Video in Telestream Wirecast

Any time you produce a webinar that includes PowerPoint and a talking head video, it’s nice to present both in the same video frame. In this tutorial, I’ll how how you accomplish that in Telestream Wirecast. Click here to view the tutorial on Streaming Media Producer, which has an annotated …

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Video Tutorial: Maximizing Brightness 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, you’ll learn how they work. Click here for an article describing …

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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.

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Creating a Perfect Green Screen Overlay in Premiere Pro.

Here’s a video I produced for OnlineVideo.net on using Premiere Pro’s Ultra Key and Garbage Matte. It’s an intro- to mid-level video that applies the effect on three videos of varying complexity. The good news? One video is of a (fully clothed) lovely dancing lady. The bad news? The lady’s …

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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 …

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Color Correction in Premiere Pro

Here’s a tutorial on perfecting video quality in Adobe Premiere Pro CS 3 with the following agenda. The tutorial is from a training product that has been discontinued and uses an older version of Premiere Pro, though the functionality has not meaningfully changed since then, so the knowledge should transfer.  …

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Perfecting Audio Quality in Adobe Audition

Here’s a tutorial on perfecting audio quality in Apple SoundTrack Pro (RIP) with the following agenda. The tutorial is from a training product that has been discontinued and uses an older version of Audition, though the functionality has not meaningfully changed since then, so the knowledge should transfer.  If you’d …

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Don’t Preview Encoded files in QuickTime Pro on Windows

I recently was producing some files for a client in Sorenson Squeeze, and saw some funky differences in exposure and contrast when previewing my work in QuickTime Player and other players. I produced this file at 1280×720, so feel free to zoom out to full screen to watch this video.

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Removing Echo from Audio with Adobe Audition

So, there I was, shooting a video for a Peer Review for StreamingMedia.com. If you’re not familiar with these videos, it’s where I critique videos presented by different web sites. While I simply don’t have the production facilities to match the quality of some of the sites that I comment …

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