As more businesses embrace video for social media and marketing, it's key to capture the highest quality content. Here are 10 tips for taking better videos for your organization.
Shooting high quality video does not depend on the quality of your camera, as TechRepublic's Jason Hiner wrote. "Instead, it's intangibles like audio quality and lighting that play a much bigger role in your audience perceiving a video as high quality," Hiner wrote. "And, there inexpensive tips, techniques, and tools that can help you pull off a professional-looking video."
Here are 10 TechRepublic articles with tips for capturing, editing, and storing professional videos.
Many creative professionals use Apple devices; however, these machines are not always up to the task of professional video editing. In this article, TechRepublic's Dan Patterson offers a step-by-step guide for Mac users, professional video editors, graphic designers, and gamers explaining how to build a Thunderbolt-connected, powerful graphics processing unit to improve your videos.
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In September, Google retired its free, web-based YouTube video editor, which had allowed users to edit as many as 50 clips, 500 images, sound, titles, and transitions, to create up to an hour-long video. Here, TechRepublic's Andy Wolber provides information on free video editing alternatives for Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS.
It's possible to shoot professional-quality videos on an iPhone—even one that's a few years old. In this article, Hiner offers three tips to gain the best audio, lighting, and image quality from your iPhone videos.
Most presentations look the same, with slides and videos displayed inside a horizontal frame. However, as more people view videos on their phones, vertically-filmed content may be a better option. Here, Wolber explains why vertical might be a good option, and how to best film in vertical on your phone.
Though the next solar eclipse won't be visible in North America until 2024, TechRepublic's Teena Maddox's expert tips found here are useful for photographing other celestial events.
Time lapse video sequences are a way to transition between scenes or show the passing of time to your audience. In this article, TechRepublic's Ant Pruitt explains how to create time lapse videos using still images captured on your camera or phone.
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Chromebooks very helpfully automatically sync your work with your Google Drive account—however, many Chromebooks lack local storage. Using the machine's SD card expansion slot, you can sync photos and videos on your SD card to your Google Drive account. Here, TechRepublic's Jack Wallen offers a tutorial on how to easily do so.
Apple's video app Clips, released in April, offers an easy way to produce short videos that can be used by companies for marketing and social media purposes. In this article, TechRepublic's Conner Forrest explains how Clips works, and how the app could help your organization with video production.
Drones can help videographers create more cinematic content for their organization. Here, Pruitt explains how to best capture video on a drone, including how to set up your drone camera, adjust the resolution and frame rate, and perform common cinematic movements.
Apple's Pro Apps offer audio and video production professionals powerful tools to aid in creating, editing, producing, and polishing first-rate audio and video programming. In this article, TechRepublic's Erik Eckel walks users through several of Apple's suite of pro apps, including Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X.
- 10 smartphone tips that make taking and editing business photos even easier (TechRepublic)
- How 'pivoting to video' is changing the publishing industry (TechRepublic)
- Olloclip raises bar on smartphone photography with new lens kits
- Shoot like a pro with the iPhone (CNET)
- The Complete Video Production Bootcamp (TechRepublic Academy)