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5 Essential tips to making the perfect summer vacation video

5 Essential tips to making the perfect summer vacation video

Shooting footage for your perfect summer vacation video is so much easier now than ever before. A decade ago, you had to lug around a stand alone video camera, which probably used some sort of a tape (probably miniDV). It might have made recording hours of footage easy, but editing it all together just proved to be more of a burden than anything else. If you were like most families, you just left everything on the tape and would watch ...
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muvee School: Motion

muvee School: Motion

This is our last instalment of muvee School: SLAM! Today, we're going to be focusing on movement and give you tips on how to maintain a steady shot. Here are some ways you can incorporate movement while filming a stagnant object: Pan: take your camera and move it from left to right or right to left Tilt: move your camera down towards your subject To ensure that you shots are steady, use a tripod. If you don't have a tripod, ...
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muvee School:Light

muvee School: Light

The second installment of muvee School is the 'L' in SLAM, which stands for light. Lighting in videos are very important and can be quite tricky, so let's take a look: Things to take note of: Don't point your camera at the sun- the sun should ALWAYS be behind you and the camera Avoid placing subject in the shadow- you don't want whatever it is that you're shooting to be in poor lighting Avoid reflections- if your subject is reflective, ...
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muvee School: Sound

muvee School: Sound

We are so excited to finally announce our newest series, muvee School! This is a four part installment on the most basic (but important) tips when it comes to shooting video. To make things easy to remember, we came up with a phrase: SLAM. This stands for Sound, Light, Angles and Motion. Let's get started with sound! A few key things to remember: Don't breathe into the mic- Microphones are sensitive and can pick up even the slightest of sounds, ...
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summer inspiration 2

Summer Inspiration II

Now that we're wrapping up the summer, it's the perfect time to look back on all the fun memories you've had and share those with your loved ones. When creating your movie, don't forget the following: Music- Always add music to go with the flow of your pictures and videos. This enhances your movie and allows the viewer to get in the mood. Graffiti- Adding stickers and borders make your photos more distinctive. Cinematic Titles- Give your movie that professional ...
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summer inspirations

Summer Inspiration I

Summer is right around the corner and we don't want you to miss out on ways you can share your favorite summer moments! Here are some key features on muvee Reveal 11 that you can use to enhance your video: magicSpot- muvee knows to automatically zoom into faces in your photos. But if you prefer to feature something else, just drag the spotlight. Filters- Want a sunset glow? Or a stark bright summer's day look? There are many color grades for you ...
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Give mom a personalized gift this mother's day

Give Mom a Personalized Gift This Mother’s Day

This year, show your mom how much you appreciate her with a personalized gift. Use muvee Reveal 11 to put together a movie that showcases all the memories of mom over the years. The best part is that it’s quick and you’ll have a professional quality video in minutes! Here are some tips on how you can create your own Mother's Day video: Photos Choose photos and videos that you want to include. It may be photos of her achievements ...
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a video tribute for mom - video editing tips for mother's day

A Video Tribute for Mom- Video Editing Tips for Mother’s Day

What if you could combine the special sentiments of a Mother’s Day poem with the fun of a video? You can with our Videogram style. This fun style lets you showcase your inner poet and your inner videographer at the same time. Not a poet? Use a classic poem written by a literary great or perhaps the words of Mom’s favorite song. With Videogram the possibilities are limitless and the end result is sure to be great. Ideas for a ...
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tips for recording awesome video at the events

Summer Music Festival Season is Here- Tips for Recording Awesome Video at the Event

What summer concerts are on your to-do list this summer? Will you be attending a big summer music festival like Stagecoach, Rockfest, or Lollapalooza? These fun filled festivals can be a great place to record killer video; create a video slideshow of your experience and share it with the world. Here’s some tips for getting the best video clips possible at summer music festivals this year. (If you’re looking for a new festival to try this summer, check out this ...
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preserving your spring break memories with video editing software

Preserving Your Spring Break Memories with Video Editing Software

What did you do for spring break this year? A fun family vacation? A little relaxation? Heading out of town with the family can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bit disastrous. Whatever you do, don’t forget to bring your video camera with you. Using muvee Reveal to create a spring break video is a fabulous way to commemorate your trip. Disneyland Disaster Nothing says spring break like a trip to an amusement park. This ...
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video editing for moms

Video Editing for Moms

A bowl of cereal is spilled on the floor, the toilet is flooding, and somewhere in the background kids scream (or sing… you can’t always tell the difference): being a mom is a tough gig at times. I might have tons of great photo and video clips, but who has them time to put them all together? When you’re a mom, the quick and painless approach to video editing is sometimes the best one to take. Creative Video Ideas for ...
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The Perfect Holiday Gift for Anyone on your list

The Perfect Holiday Gift for Anyone on Your List

Are you searching for a few last minute holiday gifts? What about the gift of muvee? Our video editing software makes the perfect gift for anyone on your list. We’re certain it will be one of the highlights of the holidays for any recipient long after Christmas has gone. Easy to Give Whether family and friends live near or far, muvee is an easy gift to give. Simply buy and send a product code to your chosen recipient. They can ...
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Amazing video editing software tricks: awesome stop motion

Amazing Video Editing Software Tricks: Awesome Stop Motion

What do you get when you take thousands of pictures and smash them all together? A stop motion video my friend, one of my favorite types. Stop motion is notoriously difficult to create, but when done correctly, the results are amazing. Check out these cool content creators that are using professional video editing software to create some awesome stop motion videos. PESfilm The artist known as PES creates stunning stop motion shorts and commercials. In fact one of their recent ...
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Make a youtube video inspired by these funny commercials

Make a YouTube Video Inspired By These Funny Commercials

Watching funny commercials can make me “happier than a camel on Wednesday” (if you connect with us on Facebook we shared the video mid-June). Since it’s been awhile we thought we’d share a few more funny favorites. Check out these three hilarious commercials. WARNING: get ready to laugh… or find yourself inspired to make a youtube video" of your own. The Browser You Loved to Hate I love when companies poke fun at their flaws. This funny commercial for Internet ...
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3 Cool Video Techniques and the Movie Making Masters that Created Them

3 Cool Video Techniques and the Movie Making Masters that Created Them

You can do some amazing things with video. There are so many ways to manipulate what the eye can see creating by stunning visual effects. I am always amazed at the great talent out there and am excited to share some amazing creations today. These short clips show movie making at its best. Live Photoshop Prank Erik Johansson is a Photoshop master. In this funny blog post he puts his skills to work creating live action Photoshop displays that shock ...
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Koalas: the best use of video using movie making software

Koalas: the Best Use of Video Using Movie Making Software

Koalas are cute, cuddly and normally only seen at the zoo (or in Australia). Today however you can see koalas right here on the muvee blog. These adorable critters make for great YouTube videos. Do you have some koala footage of your own? Put your movie making software to use and make an adorable koala video of your own. Koala Fight These two koalas are fighting like cats and dogs (or should we say koala and koala?). I would have ...
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Celebrate Independence Day by creating an awesome video with Reveal

Celebrate Independence Day by creating an awesome video with Reveal

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and to celebrate our Independence we've come up with this great holiday slideshow idea using a free muvee Style for video creators: Take photos of a barbeque from start to finish Planning is one of the key ingredients in taking successful photos, so when you have your July 4th barbeque, why not try to think of what photos you want to take first? Start with what things look like before you ...
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A 3 step guid to trimming HD with our video cutter software

A 3 Step Guide to Trimming HD with Our Video Cutter Software

If you love action and activity a GoPro camera is a great way to capture your adventures. Simply strap the camera on and get tons of great footage to use in your next muvee slideshows. Since GoPro cameras record activities as they are done you might end up with a lot more footage than you’ll need, but don’t worry; it’s easy to cut your HD video down into usable chunks using muvee’s video cutter software. Cut Without Compromising Quality You’ve ...
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The BEST Father's Day gift

The BEST Father’s Day gift – one user tells us why! (PLUS SPECIAL OFFER)

muvee fan Rian has been using muvee Reveal X for over a year now. Rian is a self-proclaimed "typical geek dad" who lives in Victoria, Canada with his wife and young daughter. We asked Rian what makes muvee so great: "I like to fiddle with my video and photos before letting anyone see them. What ends up happening is that I have endless hours of raw video and thousands of photos that never see the light of day because I ...
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Share your vacation memories with muvee's video creator

Share your vacation memories with muvee’s video creator

Your vacation was a lot of fun and inevitably you want to share those happy memories with family and friends. Unfortunately your loved ones might not be as excited about your vacation pictures as you are. Let’s face it- vacation pictures can be a bit boring, especially when there are a lot of them. Luckily you have muvee Reveal X as your secret weapon. In just three easy steps this video creator can turn vacation pictures into professional quality video ...
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Content Creator - awesome movie making on vimeo

Content Creators – awesome movie making on Vimeo

One of the quickest ways to transform your website from average to amazing is to add video. Movie making isn’t that difficult, but it adds a whole new dimension to your website and engages visitors. Video also helps to attract new users to your site by encouraging sharing. If you’re wanting to add video to your website, but need a few ideas check out these great websites and their use of video. San Diego Zoo Blogs The blogs from the ...
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Make a Mother's Day awesome using video editing software

Make Mother’s Day awesome using video editing software

Skip the flowers this year and give mom a gift that will really make her smile. If your mom is anything like mine she’ll love a Mother’s Day Slideshow made using muvee’s video editing software. To get you started here are some fun ideas that mom is sure to love. Baby Photo Slideshow From changing diapers to teaching you to talk, take Mom on a walk down memory lane by creating a touching slideshow of your baby pictures. Watching the ...
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Making engaging slideshows with professional video editing software

How to use video editing software to highlight video clips

Unfortunately not all of your video footage is share-worthy. You generally have to capture many moments of boring to end up with those priceless pieces of video perfection. Luckily muvee Reveal X is ready to come to the rescue. Upload your raw video footage and use the easy editing tools to cut down your clips.  People will think you’re an expert videographer and your videos will always turn out great. Highlighting and excluding video using muvee Reveal X video editing ...
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How to share video online with movie making software

How to share video online with movie making software

Movie making is is great, but sharing is always better. It is exhilarating to see what others think about your creation and to watch your art take on a life of its own. Plus, if you’ve created the video for marketing purposes, watching new customers stream in is its own reward. To help you better share your muvee creations we’ve created a helpful guide to sharing your muvee online. How Do You Want to Share? One of the first things ...
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How to choose music to make a perfect video [guest blog post]

How to choose music to make a perfect video [guest blog post]

How important is sound when making videos? To answer this question, we've asked Gael MacLean, president of Rukkus House Sound & Music Production Studios, to write a guest blog post for the muvee Director's Lounge blog: The music you choose must support the vision of the film and the scene it is playing in. Don’t use a piece of music because you really like it or someone is letting you us it free. The music you choose is there to underscore ...
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What makes a popular YouTube video? It's not just video editing software

What makes a popular YouTube video? it’s not just video editing software…

What makes a popular YouTube video? It's not just video editing software... a healthy does of cats helps! Cats notoriously hate taking baths, so obviously a video themed around a wet cat has to be hilarious. We love this simple music video created using video editing software and a few funny wet cat pictures. Making something similar on your own using muvee Reveal X would be a breeze and wouldn’t you love being the genius behind this cinematic gold? Enough ...
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How to choose music to make a perfect video [guest blog post]

How to get good sound with video editing software

Great movies are built on great footage. Gorgeous photos and fantastic video will make a huge difference in the end quality of any video you make using muvee’s video editing software. One aspect of filmmaking that many beginners struggle with is sound quality. How do you get good quality sound if you don’t have a lot of expensive equipment? Here are some great tips to help you create video clips that both look and sound great: Understand the Limits of ...
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voice-over video editing software; how to master it!

How to create voiceover using video editing software

Have you ever wanted to narrate your movie or add voice clips? You can, and it’s easy. The voice over function in our voice-over video editing software allows you to add custom voice to your films. It’s a great way to make your muvee all your own and to add a unique splash of personality to your vacation slideshows, wedding montages and more. These are the steps to master voice-over video editing software Step 1: Make Your muvee To add ...
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How to create a sense of narrative when shooting a video

How to Create a Sense of Narrative When Shooting a Video

While some of your muvees will be simple compilations of photos and video clips, others will tell a story. Creating a sense of narrative in your videos will help you express thoughts, feelings and emotions to your viewers while creating a rich, timeless story. Everyone has their own techniques for creating a sense of narrative, but there are some general tips that can help no matter your style (of course, you can  buy video editing software to make things easier). Start ...
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Use video creator software, make a Thanksgiving video letter

Use video creator software, make a Thanksgiving video letter

As we roll into the holiday season our hearts and minds once again turn to our families. If you can’t make the trip to see your loved ones this Thanksgiving, consider using your video creator to make a heartwarming Thanksgiving letter. Sending your love by video might not be a good as a slice of your grandma’s pumpkin pie, but it comes in a close second. If you haven’t created a video letter before, don’t worry, it’s surprisingly easy. If ...
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How to create a compelling video using professional video editing software

How to Create a Compelling Video Using Professional Video Editing Software

Using professional video editing software remains the most effective way to create compelling video. While there are many other editing software options out there, simplified, you are limited by the simplicity of the product. It is a great place to learn but you will quickly arrive at the full capacity of the program and your videos will look just like everyone else’s. One of the most important parts of putting together a compelling video is to have a great story ...
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Use video creator software, make a Thanksgiving video letter

For little video creators: how to make a Thanksgiving video letter

As we roll into the holiday season our hearts and minds once again turn to our families. If you can’t make the trip to see your loved ones this Thanksgiving, consider using your video creator to make a heartwarming Thanksgiving letter. It's great for kids, who can become video creators themselves! Sending your love by video might not be a good as a slice of your grandma’s pumpkin pie, but it comes in a close second. If you haven’t created ...
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Learn how to make a music video with these simple steps.

Learn how to make a music video with these simple steps

Whether you want to create a music video to promote your band or simply create a musical tribute to your favorite song, the easy to use tools in muvee Reveal X make music videos simple. All you have to do is choose a song, add some photo and video clips and rock out all night long. While we have some great video making tips on the Reveal X page, here are some step by step instructions for creating a music ...
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More tips for taking better sports photos

Quick Tip: Taking Great Sports Videos and Photos.

All of these tips can be used with muvee Reveal X to make stunning video slideshows. Get the right angle When shooting video of sports, you want to remain in one spot where you will be able to capture the most action. You'll also probably want to get up in the stands (but not too far up) in order to have a good view of all of the the entire playing field. On the other hand, when taking photos, you'll ...
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Movie Making Tips: 5 Great Video Sharing Platforms

Movie Making Tip – 5 Great Video Sharing Platforms

You’ve made a hilarious movie, now what do you do? Share it of course with friends, family or the world. One of the best parts of movie making is sharing your results. Video sharing platforms make it easy to get your videos out there. While there are several video sharing sites, not all are the same. Let’s compare five so you can determine which platform will best suit your needs. YouTube YouTube is one of the most popular video sharing ...
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Celebrate Parent's Day with muvee

Celebrate Parents’ Day with a movie making program

You may not have heard of it before, but July 22 marks Parents' Day, typically held on the fourth Sunday of July. It became an American holiday waaaay back in the days of Bill Clinton, in 1994, aimed at "recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children." There are similar days in Korea and Vietnam, apparently, but the aim of this American holiday is partly to recognize the role all caregivers play in the lives of ...
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Summer adventures with Windows muvee making software

Summer adventures with Windows muvee making software

We just came across this awesome video created by Nakwakto Rapids Tour in Canada. What a fun way to promote what looks like an awesome outdoor experience! Windows muvee making software instantly transformed this company's photo and videos in to a visual experience we definitely want to get involved in! Ecotourism at it's finest. ; Thanks for sharing! ...
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the best 4th of july video yet

Use a video movie maker to make great Independence Day muvees

It's July - has anyone taken any great shots to celebrate the official start of summer? In particular, if you're from the United States, we'd like to your Independence Day slideshows. We've noticed that a user uploaded an Independence Day slidehow (using muvee's Independence Day Style to boot!) to YouTube about a year ago, but nothing since then. Do you have any Independence Day muvees? ...
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Make quality home movies for Father's Day with muvee

Make quality home movies for Father’s Day

It's Father's Day on Sunday (and Monday marks the official start of summer way up here in the Northern Hemisphere), and you may be wondering: are there going to be mobs of people at the mall all fighting for the best plaid socks and paisley ties? We actually blogged about Father's Day a few week's ago... How did it go? Were you able to create a muvee? If you did, drop us a link and we'll feature it on our ...
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muvee Video tips : How to shoot video of toddlers and young children

Video tips: how to shoot video of toddlers and young children

Shooting video of toddlers and younger children can be challenging, because they present two very different problems for videographers: 1) they often freeze up and try to pose for the camera or 2) paradoxically, they never still enough so that it's easy to capture their facial expressions. Here are a couple of tips and tricks for shooting video of toddlers and younger children. 1) Make the camera boring Often when I'm shooting video of my youngest son, he's amble over ...
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Making engaging slideshows with professional video editing software

3 tips to make video better

We all know the muvee Reveal X makes it easier to make video better - it's possible to just shoot a bunch of video, throw it into muvee, choose a Style, press a button, and out comes a fantastic looking video or photo slideshow. However, the more muvees you make, the more you're going to want to pay attention to the little details in order to up your game and make even better videos. So, in the spirit of helping ...
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The BEST Father's Day gift

Video tip: mistakes to avoid when shooting home movies

Easter is just behind us, which means most families had their videocameras out or, likely these days, tried to figure out how to take the best videos using their iPhone or Samsung. While fiddling with the video settings on a smart phone is a topic best left to another day (although we do encourage you to explore our smart phone video editing app), as Spring approaches and people become more active, here are some video tips: Mistakes to avoid when ...
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Winter video tips

Winter video tips

While we're only halfway through the coldest season in the Northern Hemisphere (and we envy those of you who are experiencing summer on the other side of the globe), the days are getting longer, which means we're tempted to go out more (with our cameras), so we've compiled a basic list of winter video tips. What are winter conditions, anyway? To give some context of what we're talking about when we say "winter" (and we realize that there are probably ...
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Are you getting the most out of your video creator software

Some basic tips about movie making

Movie making is quite easy with Reveal X and other muvee products, but there are some simple tips and tricks to keep in mind which will help improve the quality of your videos. Here are just a few: 1. Think about the tone of movie you want to make Do you want it to be serious or funny? Being funny is good, but can be very hard to pull off, so sometimes it's best to take a "straight" approach 2 ...
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3 ways to improve your home videos

3 ways to improve your home videos

The holidays are upon us, and it's a time a lot of people are taking a lot of video to preserve special memories, and to share with friends and family via Facebook or YouTube. While spontaneous videos are often the most interesting and the most memorable, for some people, sitting down and actually figuring out how to get the most out of an expensive video camera, and ultimately creating a higher-quality videos can be fun (and can even turn into ...
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How to get the most from video editing software

How to get the most from video editing software

So, you've worked on improving your video-taking technique, and have actually managed to assemble a coherent and engaging narrative, thanks to a wealth of footage shot from different angles, all of it well-lighted with good sound. Now what? In fact, there are tips and tricks to getting the most out of video software to make truly engaging videos. 1. Hammer 'em over the head with text Despite your best intentions, your viewers may not always understand what you're trying to ...
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Kids holiday activities: make video letters

Kids holiday activities: make video letters

It's the holiday season, school is out, and your kids are going to start complaining they have nothing to do. If you're at your wit's end, and are contemplating playing '52 Pick-Up to get them out of your hair, why not have them make video letters. Like any kids' activity, this activity has to be structured: Have the kids figure out who they're going to send a letter to, and what they're going to say To totally nerd out, have ...
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3 must use features for creating the best vacation slideshows with muvee

Turn your vacation photos and videos in to awesome movies!

If you are like us, you have documented your vacations from the moment you step off the plane. Everything from photos of the hotel, to the pool, to dinner, to the beach. muvee Reveal X helps you turn those countless vacation photos and hours of video in to movies you will actually want to share with friends and family on Facebook, or on your HD tv. Here is a muvee one of our fans made using muvee Reveal: NOW, with ...
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Don’t Get Burned – Picking a Memory Card that Works for HD Video

Don’t Get Burned – Picking a Memory Card that Works for HD Video

Have you got a camera that supports HD video? If so, you’ve probably been thinking it would be great to get a couple of nice big SDHC (SD-High Capacity) cards so you can store hours of great looking HD video. You may also be initially confused by the different speed ratings. Hopefully, unlike a recent experience I had, you don’t go and buy two 16 GB cards which fail on you when recording HD! The reasons why there are challenges ...
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How to create a compelling video using professional video editing software

Using Video Editing Software does not have to be hard!

The thought of learning how to use video editing software can be daunting. There are even classes on programs like Adobe Premier and Sony Vegas! That’s why we created muvee. We don’t believe making awesome movies should be hard or take a manual to create. As you may have heard we are celebrating our 10th year anniversary this year of bringing movie making to the masses. By including effects, transitions, fades, zooms and pans in our styles, we make creating ...
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Movie making for summer and back-to-school memories

Movie making for summer and back-to-school memories

With the end of summer rapidly approaching and school about to begin, there is nothing better than movie making to capture the memories and relive them. You don’t have to be a movie making pro to create awesome looking movies that others will want to watch. That’s what muvee is here for! Did you know muvee holds over 12 movie making patents?! That means we’ve got a lot of smarts in this space, and we want to make sure movie ...
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