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Aputure Amaran AL-528S Demo and Review

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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Manually Synchronize Audio and Video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and CS6 based on Clip Markers

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.

Automatically synchronize audio and video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC based on aud

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.

Yong Nuo YN 160 LED Video Light

In this video, I do a review of the Yongnuo YN 160 Pro LED Video Light. I got the model with the reflective barndoors, which allow to sculpt the light better.

I will be posting another video shortly to demonstrate the intensity of the light, but so far I am quite amazed. Just as any other light, though, it would probably work better if I had some sort of diffuser.

In this video, I do a demonstration of the Yongnuo YN 160 Pro LED Video Light.

With the T2i at 720p60, I usually set my camera at ISO 800 and 1/60sec shutter speed. With a 500W work light reflecting off the wall, I can use an aperture of around f/2.0 to f/2.4.

Using the YN 160 directly gives much more brightness, but it does blow off the highlights on some spots of the skin, so I would probably need some sort of diffuser.

Quick Tip – How to output an Adobe Premiere Elements video to YouTube

In this video, I show how to output an Adobe Premiere Elements video to a format that’s YouTube friendly.

Until I upgraded to CS6, Adobe Premiere Elements is what I used for my videos. It is a great tool which allows you to do some very amazing things, but it took me a lot of experimenting before I got exporting videos right. Here I show my workflow when exporting videos.

Later this week I will most likely post a video on how to do the same in Adobe Premiere CS6 and Adobe Media Encoder.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II review

In this video, I do a review of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. This is the lens I use to film most of my videos with, and I absolutely love it. The 50mm standard focal length gives photos and videos a very natural look, and the image quality is impressive. It’s even more impressive when you take the price into consideration.

At the end of the video, I show some sample pictures in full-screen mode, and in 1:1 mode, so you can see the amazing resolution of this lens.