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Desktop Video News #018: Guidelines For Shooting Great Videos
September 06, 2005

Welcome to this week's edition of Desktop Video News. This week, you'll read about some tips for shooting quality videos, as well as a review of Ulead Media Studio Pro 7. If you're looking for camcorders, we have a Sony DCR-HC21 review for you. There's also a guide to sharing your videos with others and a scoop of the top 7 video editing programs for beginners. Happy reading!

In This Issue

Guidelines for shooting video
Tips to improve the quality of your video shoots. How to get the best sound and lighting in your videos.

Ulead Media Studio Pro 7 software review
A review of Ulead MediaStudio Pro 7, a leading video editing suite from Ulead Systems.

A review of the Sony DCR-HC21 MiniDV camcorder
This article features a Sony DCR-HC21 MiniDV camcorder review. The Sony DCR-HC21 is one of the most popular digital camcorders on the market today.

Share your videos with others
How to show your videos to everyone you know. Options for converting and outputting video to various formats.

Top 7 video editing software programs for beginners
Information on 7 great video editing software programs that are suitable for beginners.

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Tip of The Week

I'm sure you know that a real movie uses more than just moving pictures to tell its story. Music, sound effects, and still images help to set a mood and enhance the presentation. And hey, some spice can be fun. Why not have a rock song playing as Baby June wobbles successfully down the sidewalk on her two-wheeler?

Most video editing programs can import other types of content: audio files saved in the standard MP3 format, music tracks from audio CDs, and still images saved in any of several popular formats. Try doing this in your next video project.

Cool Site of The Week

A Luna Blue
If you ever need some royalty-free videos in your productions, you can look for this company. A Luna Blue has created some very interesting video clips and still pictures that may be just what you need. I find that they specialize in abstract imagery ranging from the beautiful to the strange.
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