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Desktop Video News #024: How To Share Your Digital Videos With Others
October 25, 2005

Welcome to this week's edition of Desktop Video News. Well! It's already the last week of October! Doesn't time fly? You know what? I've been thinking of revamping the format of this newsletter - if you guys have any suggestions, do drop me a note at this link.

Ok, on to the show! This week, we've got some tips on sharing video, the top 5 compact camcorders out there, as well as a review of the Sony DCR-HC21. If you're looking for a computer to do video editing, there's a short guide on the topic too. Finally, we feature an article on how to burn a VCD with Nero Burning ROM. Happy reading!

In This Issue

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

Top 5 super compact digital video cameras
Review of several compact video camcorders. Their puny size make them ideal for travel and sporting events.

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.

A guide to selecting a computer for digital video editing
A guide to buying a computer for digital video editing. Learn how to choose a quality desktop or laptop system.

Burn VCD discs using Nero Burning ROM
Simple guide on how to burn VCDs using Nero Burning ROM.

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Tip of The Week

The next time you're out shooting some home movies, try to apply this tip. Think of your shot as a 'story'. Each story always has a beginning, middle and end. If you segment the video into these three sections, you'll have a better overall production.

For example, before going on a trip, show the folks packing stuff into the car. Then show how you guys got up the plane and visit various attractions. When you return, shoot clips of the family leaving the hotel and the return car trip.

Convert Your Digital Photos to VCD or DVD Format

Want a convenient way of sharing your digital photos? By converting them to VCD or DVD format, you can view the photos as a slideshow on the TV.

A great tool for doing this is Ulead CD & DVD PictureShow - it comes complete with themed photo slideshow templates, as well as options for adding music, transitions, captions, narration and other stunning video effects. Do check it out!

Cool Site of The Week

Apple iLife How-To Guides
If you're a Mac user and you like to use iLife for media management, you definitely want to check out this resource page. Besides having tips and how-to guides for digital video production (iMovie), the site also delves into digital photography (iPhoto) and digital music (iTunes). Fascinating stuff.

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