How to Convert Original Camera Clips Into ProRes Quicktime Files – Izzy Video 286

I’m planning a series of videos that demonstrate some workflow changes I’ve made for managing all my footage.

This first video in the series shows how I convert camera footage into Quicktime ProRes clips. It’s one of the first things I do now, and you’ll see in this video how the process works.

I hope you find it helpful!

The full video is available to members-only. If you’re not already a member, you can click here to learn more about a membership.

How to Make Custom Video Backgrounds – Izzy Video #285

Izzy Video 285

Sometimes we need to show text on the screen in our videos.

Of course, we could simply put the text on a black background. There’s nothing wrong with that really, though it can get a bit boring.

(Still, sometimes it feels like the right thing to do.)

Or you could put a solid color behind the text.

The truth is that we actually have many, many different options for what we can put behind the text in our videos.

In this new tutorial, I demonstrate how you can create your own custom organic particle backgrounds. These are perfect for using as a video background behind text.

Here is a sample segment from the video:

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How to Make Custom Titles for Final Cut Pro X with Motion – Izzy Video 284

Sometimes you might want to make your own custom title templates that you can use in Final Cut Pro X.

You can do that in Motion 5.

In the new video I published today, I demonstrate a complete workflow for using Motion to create a custom Final Cut Pro X title.

Along the way, I share several tips that I find useful.

This is a members-only video. If you’re not already a member, click here to learn about a membership.

I hope you find it helpful!

A Free Alternative to Compressor – Izzy Video 283

In the age of digital video and the Internet, we all need to be familiar with compressing video.

I usually use Apple’s Compressor for this. That said, Compressor is Mac-only and it costs $50 on the Mac app store.

In this new video, I share an alternative to Compressor. It’s free software that also happens to be available on both Mac and Windows. I demonstrate how to use the software to create settings for compressing video for uploading to the web (using Facebook as an example).

This is a members-only video. If you’re not already a member, click here to learn about a membership.

I hope you find it helpful!

3D Ken Burns Effect – Izzy Video 282

First, please watch the short video clip above to see what I’m talking about when I refer to the 3D Ken Burns effect.

We all know (and love) the Ken Burns effect which adds visual interest to photographs in our videos, but you can make things even more interesting by adding 3D movement to your camera.

In this new video I demonstrate how to create this effect in Motion 5. In the end you’ll create an effect similar to Ken Burns, but the appearance will be a lot more three-dimensional.

I hope you find the video helpful! This video is for members who can watch it in the members’ library now. If you’re not yet a member, you can watch the above sample clip to see the effect in action, and you can click here to learn more about a membership.