Category Archives: Video Education

Greenscreen Chromakey Secrets with The Sony a6000 and Edit in Camtasia Studio 8

Can I put in a different background behind me when I video myself? How can I make my video look like I’m in a Studio when really I’m not? How do they put that Weather Map behind a meteorologist. Can I get a cheap Greenscreen and do it myself? How can I edit the Greenscreen/Chromakey video in Camtasia Studio 8 and make it look good?

Well, hopefully I can answer those questions in the following video called Greenscreen Chromakey Secrets with Sony a6000 and Edit in Camtasia.

Ever wondered if YOU could do Green Screening? Well, with this information, you’ll be on your way to understanding and implementing your own Green Screen Video!

This video goes into detail on the ins and outs of setting up a Green Screen, setting up some inexpensive lights to light the screen and how to Video it using the Sony a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera.

Then, pull the video into Camtasia Studio 8 editing software and figure out how to “key” the video you made.

Some of the items used to make this video:
-Green Queen Sized Bed Sheet from a Discount Store
-Framework to hang the Green Sheet
-Cheap Clamps to hold the Green Screen tight
-Clamp-on Lights with inexpensive LED Light Bulbs (can also use Daylight balanced CFL bulbs)
-LED Flood light
-Octagon Softbox Light
-Lavalier Microphone plugged into my iPhone 6
-iPhone 6 with Griffin iTalk Pro App to record the Audio
-Tripod
-Automotive Windshield Reflector as a Cheap Reflector
-2 Tripods
-4 Light Stands
-Sony a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera
-Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editing Software

With a little clever creativity, the lights and supports can be done with a small budget!

Video Settings Tutorial For Great Video On The Canon EOS M Mirrorless DSLR Camera

This is a GREAT Video Tutorial that cuts through all the mysteries to setting up the Canon EOS M Mirrorless DSLR Camera for Great Video Capture!
Don’t Get Discouraged!
With This Video, You can NOW capture Great Video on your Canon EOS M.

How to select and change the important Settings on the camera:
How to shoot.
Settings for using your Tripod.
Shooting in Manual Mode.
Aperture. Shutter Speed. The 180 Degree Shutter Rule.
Selecting the Picture Style. Recording Format. ISO.
White Balance. Manual Focus. Optical Image Stabilization.

What settings are important to get Great Video.

And more!

Speed Up your Video Project with a Shot List or Project List

Do you find yourself procrastinating your next video project because it seems overwhelming? Trying to organize your video is a bit time consuming, especially if you don’t use some sort of organization in your project.

Well, why not try a simple Shot List or Project list?

A Shot List helps you to be efficient, when it comes to shooting different parts of your video at the same time. So, instead of shooting Part I in your video then Part II and Part III and so on, you can sometimes combine several of the shots at the same time. Then, split them up in Post Processing.

There are many examples of a Shot List on the internet. This video is just an example of how I use a simple Shot List or Project List to keep me organized.

Secret Settings to Remove Hiss When Using the Rode SmartLav Microphone with The RodeRec App

If you’ve ever used a poor microphone you’ve probably noticed that it will have a HISS during the part where the speaking has stopped. Even though the Rode SmartLav Microphone is an awesome, convenient Lavalier Mic, it too can suffer from Hiss.

Now, by using the Secret Settings shown in this video, you can minimize that HISS sound. These settings will need to be changed in the RodeRec App.

When coupled with Audacity (a FREE Audio Software) Hiss can be almost completely eliminated!!!

Great Microphone The Rode SmartLav Lavalier Mic for Wonderful Audio in Videos!!

Ever wonder how some videos have GREAT audio and others do not? I used to.

Do you want to start having Great Audio for your videos? Well, keep reading because I think you’ll like this:

It’s sometimes hard to wade through the over abundance of information on the web to know what is a decent microphone and what isn’t.

Well, I’ve found a microphone that won’t “Break the Bank”, is easy to use and sounds Great!!

It’s called the Rode SmartLav. It plugs into your iPhone, iPod or iPad and clips onto your shirt. It uses an App called the RodeRec App to record your audio.

It will also work with Android devices, but you’ll have to use another Audio App for the Android device, as the RodeRec App won’t work with Android…Yet. But, most audio Apps for Android will work with the Rode SmartLav.

Take a look at this video and see what I mean.

Pretty soon you’ll have Great Audio to go with your Great Video, too!!

Some of the equipment used in this video:

-Canon 60D DSLR
-Rode SmartLav Microphone
-RodeRec App
-Camtasia 8 Video/Screencast software
-2 Softboxes with 5 each 65 watt Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
-CF Back Light
-Black Screen in the background
-Fluorescent Ring Light
-Tripod for DSLR
-Apple iPhone 4 and 4S Smartphones
-Audio Technica ATR3350 Corded Lav Mic
-Audio Technica ATR2100 Desktop USB Mic
-Dropbox (to transfer files)

FREE CAM SCANNER DOCUMENT SCANNING APP FOR iPHONE, iPAD, iPOD

Boy, it sure would be nice if I could use my iPhone to scan documents and send them off to my: Lawyer, Real Estate agent, doctor, etc. Wouldn’t it??

Well, NOW I CAN with an App called Cam Scanner Free. After downloading the App from the iTunes App Store, I can then “scan” the document with my iPhone (or iPad 2 and up, iPod Touch Gen 4 and up). Enhance the document and save it. Then, email the image as a .PDF off to whoever needs it. It’s that simple.

This REALLY has made life easier. I used to: Place the document on my “Stand alone Scanner”. Make sure I had it in the right space on my scanner. Go to my computer and set the image quality I wanted. Scan the image. Then, save it to a file on my PC. Then, try and find the document image on my PC. Then, attach it to an email and send it.

With Cam Scanner, it’s an “All In One”. Scan, save, email. It takes just a few minutes. It will also allow you to scan multiple images and save them to one file. Then, send them off via email in one shot.

It’s AWESOME!! Take a look at my video and see how easy it is.

Podcast Cheaply from Home or Apartment with Audio-Technica ATR2100 Microphone into BossJock Studio IOS App and iPad 2

Podcasting from your Home or Apartment with BossJock Studio IOS App and the Audio-Technica ATR2100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone!

It’s really amazing what you can do for a little bit of money, compared to a few years ago.

Who ever thought that you could Podcast from your house without Thousands of $$$ Dollars worth of equipment.

NOW YOU CAN!!

For as little as $10.00 (and an iPad or iPhone) You’ll be Podcasting like no tomorrow!! For as little as $100.00 You’ll also be able to use a High Quality Microphone that plugs right into your iPad or iPhone.

Take a look at this video (below) and see how it’s done.

Inexpensive Podcasting Solution: Samson Go Mic Into BossJock Studio Podcast App for IOS iPad and iPhone.

YOU CAN DO IT!!

You can have your own Podcasting Studio. Right in your own house!

Do you think it’s expensive to have the equipment to Podcast? Nope.

This is a truly AMAZING Podcasting App from the Apple App Store.

The App is called BossJock Studio. It allows you to make professional sounding Podcasts right from your iPad or iPhone. Just download the app to your Apple device, load a few songs to your “cart” and you’re off and running.

When used in conjunction with a portable microphone like the Samson Go Mic, you’ll be able to Podcast On-The-Road. No more excuses.

BossJock Studio App is an All-In-One High Quality, Inexpensive, Mobile Podcasting Solution for your iPad or iPhone. Just download the BossJock Studio App and you can Podcast from your device.

BossJock Studio App for IOS
http://bit.ly/VJ6gYT

Samson Go Mic
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GoMic/

Apple Camera Connection Kit
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/712021-REG/Apple_MC531ZM_A_iPad_Camera_Connection_Kit.html

Take your Show on the Road with the BossJock Studio Podcasting App!!
Totally mobile solution to Podcasting on the road.

How To Mirror or Record your iPhone or iPad Display Screen to your Desktop Computer Display Screen!!

This Quick Video Tutorial will allow you to Mirror or Record your iPhone Display Screen to your Desktop Computer Screen.

This is a GREAT ADDITION for Video Editors to be able to add this feature to their videos. Great for: Training, Showing Close-Ups of your iPhone Screen, etc.

The Software is called AirServer and is available as a download for Both PC and MAC.

This software is FREE for 7 Days (as of this post). After that, it costs $14.99 for a lifetime license.

It took a little bit of adjusting, as far as making sure I had all of the supporting software on my computer, to get it to work.

But now, it works just great!!

Add this to your Screen Casting software and you’ll have a great tool for getting your ideas across to others.