Free Resources For Entrepreneurs To Grow Your Business

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Is The Poco F5 Good Enough For Videos

My old phone was starting to show its age so I went on a hunt for a new smartphone and finally settled for the Poco F5. But why the Poco F5 and not something else? Read along and find out. First up, if your country does not sell the Poco F5, it may be branded as Redmi Note 12 Turbo. There’s a slightly better version called the F5 Pro which is actually a rebranded Redmi K60....

September 29, 2023 · James Woo

Ulanzi MT-44 Mini Tripod Selfie Stick Review

Being a person that so far hasn’t caught GAS or gear acquisition syndrome, I tend to buy very little equipment unless I really need it. On a recent short road trip, I met up with an old classmate and her husband. I found out she was quite an enthusiastic outdoor photographer for their hikes and they use a mini tripod/selfie stick. Something Small And Light I didn’t get the opportunity to ask what tripod she used but I thought that was really useful a tool to bring along....

September 10, 2023 · James Woo

New Features In Shotcut Version 23.07

A new version of Shotcut has been release. In version 23.07.29, there are man bug fixes. There are also 2 new audio filters to over audio issues i.e. pop and crackling sound some users have encountered when they export. Watch the short 2 minute video below where I explain the new features. A viewer on my YouTube channel said there were more bugs in some of the newer versions of Shotcut....

August 11, 2023 · James Woo

Visual Effects Based On Music

Filmora now allows you to create visual effects that are based on music. You can create effects like dancing lights vertically, horizontally even in a circle. Here’s how it works and how you can create them. You can also keyframe them to make it do all kinds of creative effects. If your videos are targeted to an older audience, I suggest you don’t go overboard with them. Try them and let me know what you think....

August 4, 2023 · James Woo

Real Motion Tracking In Shotcut v23.04 Beta

Big things coming to Shotcut. Among them GPU effects with 10-bit video, motion tracking, speed ramp filters, save/load filter sets, Mask Simple Shape VUI. Watch this short video for my take and some sample of what is to come. Stay tuned for more tutorials and subscribe to my channel to be notified.

Filmora Integrated AI Image Generator And ChatGPT

Filmora 12 recently integrated ChtGPT and an AI image generator into the software. This make using Filmora so much more interesting especially if you suddenly run out of ideas. This short video below will show you how to use ChatGPT and the AI image generator inside Filmora. Hope you try it out yourself. I’ll be covering more artificial intelligence tools so stay tuned and consider subscribing to my channel here.

Using Artificial Intelligence For Better Faster Videos

In the video below, I will show you some practical examples of how you can use ChatGPT for video creation. You don’t have to use it just for YouTube video titles and ideas. You can prompt ChatGPT to help you plan a video including scenes, best location to shoot even if you are making videos as an amateur. Hope you like the video. Go to my YouTube channel and subscribe as I will be making more videos about using AI....

March 23, 2023 · James Woo

Shotcut Add Text Behind Moving Object

The lesson below shows you how to add text behind moving objects. The object can be a person, a vehicle or even if the camera moves. It uses the built in Glaxnimate mask feature and can make for a dramatic effect. It is great for showing location if the text shows a location. By the way, this lesson is part of The Official Shotcut Training. A number of people asked for it, so I released to YouTube....

Add Text Behind Moving Object - Filmora

To add text behind a moving object using Filmora, we will make use of mask. A mask is a tool to select a section within a frame and hide the rest of the frame. With Filmora 12, you have the ability to keyframe a mask. This is extremely useful because the object is moving and/or change shape. This method works whether the object moves in a scene or like in the tutorial below the camera moves....