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  • Quick Audio Mixing Tips for Video
    Aug. 26, 2014, 11:31 a.m.

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    When making videos, I found myself often spending too much time on audio mixing.  My wife and I usually work as a small team, doing all the shooting, editing and other post work by ourselves, so any bottleneck in the process really slows us down.  After a lot of practice, I think I finally have an approach that gets us an acceptable quality, loud mix for web based videos in a small amount of time.

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  • Multiple Exports from Premiere Using Media Encoder
    Aug. 18, 2014, 9:31 a.m.

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    For my wife's videography business, we constantly found ourselves exporting multiple versions of files at different times. We would edit a version with a logo watermark for the web and then have to go back later and re-edit when it came time to send out DVDs and also save a master without watermarks. After a bit of experimentation, we finally figured out a simple way to generate all the delivery formats we need the first time.

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  • Adapting Old Pentax Lenses to Canon DSLRs for Video
    Aug. 12, 2014, 11:56 a.m.

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    As soon as you get an entry level DSLR, you are immediately attracted by all the lenses you can't afford.  A great way build a diverse set of lenses for a very small amount of money is to adapt old manual focus lenses.  Manual focus and manual aperture is great for video and useful for photography too if you don't mind taking the extra time.

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  • Good Audio on a Budget for DSLR Doc Interviews
    Aug. 11, 2014, 3:36 p.m.

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    For documentary style videos, audio is one of the most important aspects to tell your story.  Unfortunately, the cheapest way to get great images, DSLRs, also have the worst options for audio.  However, with a little preparation and not a lot of money, it is possible to get good sound in a variety of documentary shooting situations.

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  • DIY Puppy Cam and Feeder
    Feb. 24, 2014, 4:26 p.m.

    Ever wish you could video chat with your dog during the day, and remotely feed them treats? Probably not, but now you can with just an old laptop, an arduino and entirely too much time on your hands!

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