A Recording Musician’s Guide To Making A Music Video

Video Production: Part 1 (of 2)

Thumbnail for article: A Recording Musician’s Guide To Making A Music VideoThe arena of video production can seem daunting, but most audio engineers will find their skills transfer quite easily. In this introductory article, we cover the basic process of making a video from start to finish.

Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9

Non-linear Video Editor For Windows

Thumbnail for article: Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9Sony’s Vegas Pro is one of the most capable non-linear editors — but the cut-down Vegas Movie Studio offers many of its facilities at a more wallet-friendly price.

Video Tools: 5 Best Buys

Professional Non-linear Editors | Cameras | Entry-level Non-linear Editors

New to the world of video production and unsure what gear to buy? Our guide to the five best options in three software and hardware categories will get you started in the right direction...

A Recording Musician’s Guide To Making A Music Video

Video Production: Part 2 (of 2)

Thumbnail for article: A Recording Musician’s Guide To Making A Music VideoIn the second part of this short introductory series, we cover the more technical aspects of film-making, demystifying some of the jargon that might trip up the video newbie.

5 Video Best Buys: The Gear To Get You Filming Fast

Motion graphics & video plug-ins | DSLR video accesories Motion Graphics | 3D animation software

New to the world of video production and unsure what to buy? Our guide to the five best options in three software and hardware categories will get you started.

Zoom Q3

Hand-held Audio & Video Recorder

Thumbnail for article: Zoom Q3Zoom’s H4N audio recorder has been very well received. Can the new Q3 repeat that success by throwing in video as well?

Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i)

DSLR Still & Video Camera

Thumbnail for article: Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i)Canon’s 550D (known as the Rebel T2i in the US) promises the same video quality as their acclaimed 7D, for half the price. Is this now the cheapest way to make a high-quality video?

Faking A Multi-Camera Shoot

Video Production For Musicians

Thumbnail for article: Faking A Multi-Camera ShootIf you can’t afford to shoot with multiple camcorders, it may not matter — with a little trickery and a single camcorder, you can produce pretty much the same results.

5 Best Buys: The Gear To Get You Filming Fast

Pocket Video Recorders | Video Lighting | Shotgun Microphones

New to the world of video production and unsure what gear to buy? Our quick one-page guide to the five best options will get you started.

GoPro HD Hero

Extreme Sports Video Camera

Thumbnail for article: GoPro HD HeroGoPro’s HD Hero promises high-definition footage in the most inhospitable of conditions, so how does it hold up to punishment, and is it right for other video capture tasks too?

5 Best Buys

The Gear To Get You Filming Fast

New to the world of video production and unsure what to buy? Our guide to the five best options in three software and hardware categories will get you started.

Video Compression

Why It Matters & How To Make The Most Of It

Thumbnail for article: Video CompressionFor most of us, compression is a necessity when capturing and editing video footage, but the range of ‘codecs’ can be bewildering. Find out what you need to know with our in-depth guide.

Avid Media Composer 5

Non-linear Video Editor

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Avid are looking to stay on top of the NLE game as they add a whole host of new features and brand-new editing tools to the latest version of their flagship editing software.

Colour By Numbers

An introduction to digital colour correction & grading

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Though often overlooked by beginners, colour adjustments can do a lot for footage, from fixing incorrect camera settings to adding some Hollywood sheen.

5 Best Buys

The Gear To Get You Filming Fast

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New to the world of video production and unsure what gear to buy? Our guide to the five best options in three categories will get you started.

AB Soft Neat Video

Noise-reduction plug-in

Going Steady

Stabilising Handheld Camerawork

Thumbnail for article: Going SteadyHandheld shots can look great, but too much camera shake can give the viewer a headache! We take a look at three budget rigs for keeping shots steady, and find out whether electronic image stabilisation can help.

LCDVF

Viewfinder for DSLR

Magic Bullet Colorista 2

Colour Correction Plug-in

Thumbnail for article: Magic Bullet Colorista 2With so many different bundled and third-party colour correction plug-ins available, do Colorista 2’s new features offer anything special?

Video Copilot Optical Flares

After Effects plug-in

Rotolight Interview Kit

LED Lighting Kit

Rotolight enter the competitive LED lighting market with a compact, battery-powered offering and plenty of accessories.

Rycote Universal Camera Kit

Shotgun mic mount for video

5 Best Buys

The Gear To Get You Filming Fast

New to the world of video production and unsure what gear to buy? Our guide to the five best options in three categories will get you started.

Adobe CS5 Production Premium

Audio Visual Production Software

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Adobes latest Creative Suite comes in a variety of flavours, including the video-focused Production Premium package. We take a look at its most important components for video production.

DFocus V3

Follow-focus system

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This useful tool can help you achieve professional results on an amateur budget.

Filming Gear: Five Best Buys

The Gear To Get You Filming Fast

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New to the world of video production and unsure what gear to buy? Our guide to the five best options in three categories will get you started.

Hosting & Promoting Video Online

A Simple Guide

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Whether youve shot a live music video with a mobile phone or a slick promo with a DSLR camera, hosting it on the Internet is a great way to show it to the world.

Flip Ultra HD

Pocket Video Recorder

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The Flip Ultra HD promises high-definition video recording in the palm of your hand — but does it live up to the claim?

iPhone 4: Shooting & Editing Music Videos

Tips & Techniques

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Apple's iMovie may be designed for making slideshows of snapshots and holiday videos, but what's to stop you thinking outside the box?

Sony Vegas Pro 10

Non-linear Editor

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The latest version of Vegas offers plenty of professional features at a competitive price. So can you expect compromises in performance, or is Vegas Pro a spectacular deal?

Gear To Get You Filming Fast

5 Best Buys

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New to the world of video production and unsure what gear to buy? Our guide to the five best options in three categories will get you started.

Grass Valley Edius 6

Non-linear Editor For Windows

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Grass Valley's Edius has always been a capable and versatile NLE. Can version 6 bring it the popularity it deserves?

Gear To Get You Filming Fast

5 Best Buys

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New to the world of video production and unsure what gear to buy? Our guide to the five best options in three categories will get you started.

Waves W43

Noise-reduction Plug-in

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Video makers need to reduce noise too — and W43 lets them do it in time-honoured style...

The Price Is Right

Video Software On Budget

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If you want to get into video editing but not spend a fortune, there are plenty of wallet-friendly NLEs and other tools to get you started.

5 Best Buys

The Gear To Get You Filming Fast

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New to the world of video production and unsure what gear to buy? Our guide to the five best options in three categories will get you started.

Adam Powell: How I Became A Music Video Director

Interview | Director

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Adam Powell now directs videos for some of the UK's top talent — but it all started when he made a skate video with a borrowed VHS camera.

DSLR Bot

iOS Camera Control App

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With an infra-red transmitter and DSLR Bot, your iOS device can become a remote control for video recording with Canon EOS cameras.

Panasonic Lumix GH1

Hybrid Still & Video Camera

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Now available at a greatly reduced price, Panasonic's video-capable still camera is well worth a look for low-cost HD video production.

Fostex FR2LE

Digital Field Recorder

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The FR2LE promises high-quality stereo audio capture in a small and inexpensive package. Is it perfect for location sound recording?

Light Fantastic

An Introduction To Lighting Techniques And Technology

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Are your videos looking a little flat? Make light work for you and you'll soon be creating depth and mood in even budget productions.

5 Best Buys

The Gear To Get You Filming Fast

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New to the world of video production and unsure what gear to buy? Our guide to the five best options in three categories will get you started.

Chemical Wedding Artemis 4.2

iOS Viewfinder App

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A viewfinder is great for framing shots without setting up your camera — so having one as an App is even more convenient.

Rode Videomic Pro

Shotgun Microphone

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Building on the success of its predecessor, the Videomic Pro is a convenient, lightweight shotgun mic.

Sound & Sync

An Introduction To Location Sound

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Your camera's on-board mic might be OK for home movies, but using a separate mic and audio recorder will yield much better results.

5 Best Buys

The Gear To Get You Filming Fast

New to the world of video production and unsure what gear to buy? Our guide to the five best options in three categories will get you started.

Stills In Motion: Achieving A Cinematic Look On A Budget

Tips & Tricks

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DSLRs and other interchangeable-lens still cameras offer film-like footage at entry-level prices. Our introductory guide to cinematography will help you to get the best from your camera.

5 Best Buys

The Gear To Get You Filming Fast

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New to the world of video production and unsure what gear to buy? Our guide to the five best options in three categories will get you started.

Video Editing — Music Promos

Tips & Tricks

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Even once you’ve got to grips with your camera and today’s easy‑to‑use software editors, there’s still the small matter of creating an edit that truly fits the song...

Owle Bubo

Stabiliser & Tripod Mount For Apple iPhone

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Stability is a problem with most small cameras, especially lightweight mobile phones. With its handles, extra lenses and mic, the Owle Bubo is designed to add some weight to mobile shooting.

Beachtek DXA SLR

Two‑channel Preamp For Cameras & Camcorders

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Your bargain DSLR may be able to shoot wonderful cinematic video, but its audio quality and connectivity are unlikely to meet a Sound On Sound reader’s high standards. Beachtek suggest a compact solution...

 

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