Top Vlogging Software and Equipment

Top Vlogging Software and Equipment

Apr 15, 2014 | One Comment

Jennifer Metts recently asked me: If you are just beginning to vlog what do you think are the top 3 “must haves” as far as software and equipment go? I would guess a quality camera ( but what is the minimum quality you would want ) a video editing program ( which are best) and […]

How Do I Start Vlogging?

How Do I Start Vlogging?

Apr 11, 2014 | One Comment

Aaron Linson writes: Chris, I’m thinking about vlogging — how do I start vlogging? What kind of camera would I need to get? How do you even hold the camera to get everything in shot? How long do you spend on editing every day? Thanks! How is vlogging done? You pick up a camera that […]

YouTube Killing Video Responses

YouTube Killing Video Responses

Aug 28, 2013 | No Comments

YouTube is killing Video Responses since nobody used it. How about killing the Dislike Button since only nobodies use it?

Vevo Developing Apple TV App for 24/7 Music Video Channel

Vevo Developing Apple TV App for 24/7 Music Video Channel

Aug 9, 2013 | No Comments

Vevo is said to be developing an Apple TV App for a 24/7 Music Video Channel. I wonder if MTV will follow suit? HAHAHA! I kid, I kid…

Lenovo Brings Dual Displays to the Mobile Office with USB Powered ThinkVision Monitors

Lenovo Brings Dual Displays to the Mobile Office with USB Powered ThinkVision Monitors

Mar 20, 2012 | 4 Comments

This is a sponsored post written by Matt Ryan on behalf of Lenovo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Being on the road doesn’t mean you have to put up with doing your work on tiny laptop screens. Anyone who has spent any amount of time traveling for work understands the limitations working from […]

What is the Difference between LCD and LED Screens?

Aug 1, 2011 | 8 Comments

LED monitors and televisions are beginning to become cheaper and more budget-friendly. They typically promote much higher contrast ratios and lower power use than traditionally lit LCD screens, but they may not be the best option for video editors. Why is that? What is the difference between LCD and LED screens? The difference between the […]

How to Make a Great Video Tutorial

Jul 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

Video tutorials are very popular on YouTube due in part to how much easier it is to learn something if you actually see it done in front of you rather than just reading about it somewhere. Some tutorial videos absolutely shine above others because they approach the process in a way that is slightly more […]

What is the Difference Between Composite and Component Video?

Jul 28, 2011 | One Comment

Composite and component video cables are far too often confused with one-another due in part to their slightly similar name and purpose. LockerGnome’s Brandon Wirtz sat down with me recently too break through the confusion and explain exactly how different they really are. Composite cables typically have a yellow RCA connector on either end that […]

Sewell 2 Port 1×2 Powered HDMI Splitter Review

Jul 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

Taking one HDMI signal and bringing it to two screens sounds difficult, but it isn’t very hard if you have the right splitter. Sewell makes a self-powered 2 port HDMI splitter that allows you to successfully split a HDCP signal and send it to two destinations, simultaneously. The difference between a splitter and a switch […]

Pelican HDMI Quick Switch Review

Jul 26, 2011 | No Comments

So, you’ve got two devices with HDMI out and only one HDMI in port on your projector or television. What do you do? You could go out and buy a new TV, but that isn’t very practical. It could also be a pain in the neck to have to unplug one device and connect another […]

How to Record HD Video on OS X from a Webcam for Free

Jul 25, 2011 | 7 Comments

For quite some time, I’ve been spending time and money attempting to discover a way to record HD video with a webcam on the Mac. While it seems like a simple enough request, Logitech has repeatedly taken the stance that it can’t be done. Well, they were either incompetent or dishonest. I’ve long been a […]

Five Tips for Better Video

Jul 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Video is a tricky subject that some spend their entire lives studying and never truly master. The technology behind compression and editing is constantly evolving and there are new things to learn every day. Fortunately for most budding video enthusiasts, there are plenty of easy-to-use video editing programs out there to make the job of […]

Five Tips for Setting Up Your Home Theater

Jul 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

Home theaters have evolved by leaps and bounds over the past ten years. They’ve gone from a simple television with maybe a VCR (videocassette recorder for you youngsters) and a game console to full-blown high-definition multimedia centers with Internet access and more components than you could ever hope to fit in the TV stand. This […]

How to Embed YouTube Video Without Related Videos

Jul 14, 2011 | 10 Comments

There are times when you don’t want related videos playing in a YouTube video embed. I know, because a few minutes ago I had that very need! It’s actually quite simple to embed a YouTube video by way of their on-site forms these days – and they’re bound to change the options by the time […]

Analog VGA vs Digital HDMI and DVI Video Connections

Jul 14, 2011 | One Comment

VGA has been an active video standard for personal computers for a very long time. DVI and HDMI (along with the new display port standard) are making a tough case for the aging analog port, though you might be surprised to find out that VGA is still superior in some ways. Because VGA is an […]

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