Features

Tutorial: Creating slow motion (slo-mo)

It would seem obvious then that you could simply slow down the frame rate on playback, yes? If you have footage at 30fps, if you play it back at 15fps it will be ½ the speed seems logical. And so it is.

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Action Cam Tutorials and Techniques

Is the GoPro a ‘Proper’ camera. You bet. And more than you may know! Unlock some secrets here.

I know many people have GoPros of all model numbers and variations, and without to much of an exaggeration, it is safe to say, that just as many users do with “standard” camcorders or cameras, and indeed smartphones, most put it in “A” for “Automatic” and leave it there.  Which is a shame as they are then missing out on some gems of capability that would raise the level of their photography and videos and add capability found in more expensive and supposedly “sophisticated” camera and camcorders.. […]

Audio

Music Creation / Libraries. An overview of Smartsound Sonicfire 6

Unlike a simple library of songs and tunes, Sonicfire 6 allows you to actually dig into the music and play with it to create something absolutely unique. You can change the length and it automatically adjusts accordingly, play around with tempos and timing, fiddle around with the instruments used and most importantly in specific tracks, alter what is called “Mood Mapping”. […]

Today

Adobe After Effects. You need to try it. (It’s not THAT hard…). You’re welcome!

Simply, it is a program that allows you to change the properties of an object over time top create a video clip. A property can be a shape, colour or size as demonstrated here, but it could equally be an image, a pixel, a mathematical expression – anything that can be applied to an “object” is effectively a property. And the possibilities are endless. […]

Editorial

A change of tack. Or a light bulb moment. Or even an epiphany …

One thing I have noticed over the last few months, and especially in the field at my time behind the counter at Jaycar (now in the past by the way as I finished up last week to spend more time here), is that readers – and people in general – want more of not what something does, but what it can do, and how to make it do it. […]