Video Production Tips and Tricks


Photoshop and Edius

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After Effects and Edius

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Making Money with Your Footage

Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island, Canada


In this video tutorial series we will walk you through all of the steps of how to make extra income with your video footage.  We will take you from how to prepare your footage for batch export in Edius, right through everything you need to do to start making money at Pond5, and then even show you how you can set up your own stock media website at Zenfolio. 

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Archiving Your Footage

Rice field in Vietnam


Ever wish that your studio or broadcast station had a definitive media library that was easy to access and understand? After six years of shooting HD video, I finally reached a breaking point where I simply had to do something about my footage. I needed to get it organized and safely archived.

Since I knew that this was going to be a very time consuming process, I decided to take some time and think things through about what would be the most efficient and bullet-proof method about doing this. How could I take advantage of all of the features and tools of Edius accomplish my goals?  I wanted to create a process that I could not only use today, but have available for use in the future as new CODECs become available.  I wanted to set up a system that not only gave me a set of Grass Valley HQ avi files but could then automatically churn out a set of GV QT files for clients on FCPro systems. 

In the four video tutorials below I demonstrate the workflow that I developed to not only create a library of stock media for myself but also be ready to create new sets of files using any export setting in Edius available today or in the future.  Each new set of files will all come from a first generation, high quality avi file, set up in Edius for optimal conversion. 

Follow along in our series of tutorials to discover how you can also bring order out of chaos at your broadcast station, or production house.


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GoPro and Edius

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Working with Still Images

Barcello Hotel and Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic


In our series on working with still images, we will show you how to work with still images in Lightroom, Photoshop and After Effects, in preparation for use with Edius.

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Joomla Skills



A couple of years ago I started creating websites using an open source software platform called Joomla.  I was so impressed and amazed at what I was able to create with this software that I started recording tutorials on the system.  A number of Edius Tips users have commented on this website and others that they have seen me show in some of my lessons.  They have asked if I could share these Joomla tutorials here so that they can start building websites to feature their videos as well as for their clients.  We will start with an introductory set that I recorded for a separate website about a year and a half ago.  These are very generic lessons that will walk you through all of the basic steps of how to get started building your own website.  We will then follow that up with a new set of tutorials, that demonstrates how to work with some of the beautiful responsive templates available from Rocket Theme today, such as the template that I have used to create the latest design here at Edius Tips.  As you follow along in this series, you will soon be designing your own sites for yourself, your business, and your clients!  No coding skills required!

If you have been working through these tutorials, you may have noticed that i have recently deleted some that I recorded on Joomla 2.5.  Joomla 2.5 has been discontinued as of December 2014 and is no longer being serviced with security patches and updates.  It is no longer recommended to use Joomla 2.5.  I will be recording new tutorials on Joomla 3.x this summer and will post those here as soon as I can!

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