In this video, I do a review of the newest addition to my lighting kit: the Aputure Amaran AL-528S LED video light. Being the spotlight version, it offers quite a large amount of light which could be very useful for both photography and videography.
It can be powered through an AC power supply, or using two Sony batteries, and if you plug it in while you have the batteries inside, it also acts as a battery charger.
It also comes with a diffuser panel which does a pretty good job, and an orange gel to match tungsten lighting.
The umbrella adapter that comes with it is very practical, allowing you to pivot the video light, and attach an umbrella if you have one.
In this video, I do a demo of the Aputure Amaran AL-528S LED video light. This video is lit up completey by 1 AL-528S located about 1m (3 feet) away from me, with no modifiers except for the diffuser panel that comes with it. It allowed me to film at 1/60sec f/4.5 ISO 100, which is quite nice, and I like the way the colours are rendered with it.
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In this video, I show how to automatically level your pictures, and fix the perspective using the new Upright feature in Adobe Lightroom 5.
In this video, I show how to use the Healing Brush in Adobe Lightroom 5. You can use it to fix blemishes, remove unwanted objects, persons, and even foxes! If you’re used to using it in Adobe Photoshop, it’s basically the same thing, except now you can do it all in Lightroom 5.
In this video, I show you how to manually synch audio and video files and merge them in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and CS6 using clip markers.
In this video, I show how to automatically synch audio and video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. You no longer have to do it manually.
The big advantage to merging the files like this is you can very easily move and cut the video and audio files as a single block, making your editing much easier.
From my experience, it doesn’t work 100% of the time, but it works often enough that it’s worth taking the 5 secs to try it.
In this video, I show how to use the new Lumetri Looks in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. These allow you to apply a very quick color correction to achieve specific looks, from cinematic to sepia.
In this video, I show a new feature which comes with Adobe Premiere Pro CC: the ability to add a Look up table (LUT) without any external plugins.
I find it much easier to use than the LUT buddy, taking only a few seconds to apply the effect, select the LUT file, and you’re done.
In this video, I do a review of the CrashPlan+ online cloud backup service.
Our photos and videos are only as good as our backup, and I wanted to add a level of redundancy to my system. Prior to this, I used a couple of USB drives, and an internal drive to keep 3 copies of all my important files, but there was one problem: all 3 are in the same room. So if that room burns down or whatever, I’d be in a lot of trouble. Enters CrashPlan+.
I have been using it for a couple of months, leaving it on at night time to back up files from my computer while I sleep. This way both my personal files and my customer’s files get backed up in case the worst should happen to my computer.
In this video, I talk about Adobe’s announcement of a new version of Adobe Creative Suite, called Adobe CC, short for Adobe Creative Cloud. It is also known as Adobe Creative Suite CS 7.0.
They already released Adobe Lightroom 5.0 which for my workflow hasn’t really changed much yet, but I’m looking forward to some of the new features of Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.
Notably their support of ATI video cards for hardware acceleration, auto-synch video and audio files in Adobe Premiere, and built-in support for LUT support and improved colour correction.
Visit www.adobe.com to find out more information.
And as soon as the updates are available and I have some time to experiment with it, I’ll provide tutorials and reviews on those new features.
Which new features are you looking forward to in the new update?
In this video, I show how I do most of the videos on this channel. From pre-production, to principal photography, to post-production, I show you how I set up my environment, film the video, and then edit it.
For the post-processing, I use Adobe Premiere Pro for the editing, and Adobe Audition for improving the audio.
I will add links throughout this video to more of my videos on each subject or piece of equipment mentioned.