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How to Create Magic Movies with Flip Video

A Magic Movie is magical mainly because you’re leaving it up to FlipShare to edit together random segments of your clips and pictures into a final shortened movie that captures the overall essence of your [more…]

How to Change Flip Video Basic Settings Options

Your Flip’s settings options automatically appear when you turn on your Flip camera the first time. After that, to access your Flip’s settings options, simply press and hold the Record button when you [more…]

How to Use the Flip Video Delete Lock Feature

One of your Flip camera’s buttons is the Delete button. As its tiny trash can label suggests, pressing the Delete button is how you erase a video file [more…]

How to Troubleshoot Common Flip Video Problems

When figuring out a new gadget, you’re sure to encounter a few speed bumps, and the Flip Video camera is no different. Although the Flip is designed to be easy to use, you may be puzzled by one or two [more…]

How to Install FlipShare Software on Your Computer

When you plug your Flip camera into your computer for the first time, your Flip’s preloaded FlipShare installer program automatically launches itself and prompts you to install the FlipShare program. A [more…]

How to Change FlipShare Software Preferences

Sometimes FlipShare doesn’t work the way you expect it to, but you need to know how to make the Flip Video camera program work for you. You can customize the Flip software’s settings by changing the Preferences [more…]

How to Manage Your FlipShare Software Library

Video files you copy from your Flip camera to your computer are stored in the FlipShare Library folder on your computer’s hard drive. Video files are generally large in size, and they take up a lot of [more…]

Settings for Shooting Video with a Digital SLR

The available video settings differ depending on the type of camera you own. Most digital point-and-shoot cameras have a movie mode. If you shoot video on a point-and-shoot digital camera, the only options [more…]

Useful Accessories for Shooting Digital Video

When you start shooting video with your digital SLR, you enter a brave new world. And that brave new world comes with goodies designed to make your life as an aspiring videographer for the Discovery Channel [more…]

Tips for Shooting Digital Video

You’re shooting video with a digital camera, which would make you think you can walk with the camera and do all the things you can do while taking pictures with your camera. Unfortunately, this is not [more…]

Software Options for Your Digital Film Edits

How do you choose the right software to edit your DSLR movie footage? Use the correct program for your needs and budget, and your audience won’t know or care how you did it. But there’s quite a difference [more…]

How to Frame Your DSLR Film Shot

Despite the technology, what happens in the confines of each DSLR film shot is truly all that matters. Think about it: The visual part of the movie is what draws the viewer. Creating an effective series [more…]

How to Be Artistic in Your DSLR Film

Once you have had a chance to experiment with your DSLR film shots, consider more advanced approaches to arranging a scene. Thinking artistically can give your film an edge over others. [more…]

DSLR Film Shot Types

You have many types of shots to consider when you're making your DSLR film. Great filmmaking weaves a variety of shot types together to tell a story. Use these in-depth description of various shot types [more…]

What Not to Do in Your DSLR Film

In order to make a good DSLR film, think about it from the opposing side and consider the things that make a bad shot, and ultimately, a bad movie. Knowing the bad is just as helpful as knowing the good [more…]

How to Avoid Audio Problems in Your DSLR Film

Although using a separate microphone for your DSLR film offers clear advantages, no form of audio capture is free of problems. Location work in particular provides many dilemmas. For example, shooting [more…]

Sound Effects for Your DSLR Film

There’s a big misconception that movie sound effects, including those in your DSLR film, are all about crashes and explosions. Not true. In fact, every clear detailed sound you hear in a movie is often [more…]

Workstation Requirements for DLSR Filmmaking

Not all computers are useful when it comes to DSLR filmmaking. Some workstations are clearly better suited to the task than others. For example, Macintosh computers using OS 10.4 are not compatible for [more…]

How to Add an Extra Monitor for DLSR Filmmaking

When you're editing your DSLR video footage, it’s nice to look at something other the editing program's viewer windows with an extra monitor. It’s important to see the movie playing back on a slightly [more…]

The Advantages of Premiere Elements for Digital Filmmaking

With so many editing choices, why should you use Premiere Elements for your DSLR moviemaking project? The latest installment of Premiere Elements includes a wide range of improvements over previous versions [more…]

Digital Filmmaking: What Do You Need to Run Premiere Elements?

Are you thinking of using Premiere Elements to edit your DSLR movie? With 64-bit support and advanced features, Premiere Elements works best on a relatively new computer. Here’s what you need: [more…]

How to Edit Your DSLR Movie with the Premiere Elements Timeline

Depending on the view, Premiere Elements shows different amounts of the timeline you can use for digital film editing. In Quick view, the timeline basically shows a thumbnail of the clip. To keep things [more…]

Premiere Elements Digital Film Edit Features

Premiere Elements is a good choice for editing your DSLR movie footage. It offers many features to get your movie looking just as your directorial brain always imagined it would. [more…]

How to Create Your DSLR Movie Project

Starting a DSLR movie project is easy. Just go to File→New→Project to make a new one. After that, you have to give it a name, preferably one that has something to do with the movie. You can call it [more…]

How to Transfer Digital Movie Content from the Camera Card

Once you have your video content, you need to transfer it from your DSLR so you can go to work. Depending on the camera that you’re using, chances are that you’re capturing your movie either on a CompactFlash [more…]

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