In This Issue ...
Tip Of The Week
Download Of The Week
Happy New Year to one and all! Well, it's been an interesting year here. Since
the website was re-launched in May 2005, we've seen a good increase in traffic
volume. We're hitting about 200 visitors a day, which is very healthy indeed.
Resolutions for 2006? Well, to bring you more tips and tricks on digital video,
of course. I'm also thinking of launching a little book to consolidate all the
tips given in the website. What do you guys think? Suggestions are welcome -
just drop me a note.
Till then, have a great year ahead!
Advantages of DVD-R over DVD+RW
Question: Are there any advantages to
DVD-R over DVD+RW?
Cori, United States
Answer: Both -R and +R are supposed to be
compatible with video players (and
DVD-ROM drives). In actual practice, there are some players that have problems
with one or the other. Historically, more players support -R than +R, but I
think all modern players can handle both.
As for the RW formats (-RW and +RW), fewer players will handle them, much like
how there are a lot of CD players that can't handle CD-RW media. Your player's
documentation may mention compatibility. If it doesn't, you may want to run a
Learn to Create a Video with Windows MovieMakerIn this
tutorial we will learn how to create movie clips with Windows Moviemaker. This
is Microsoft’s foray into the video editing market, and it’s an impressive tool
Your Videos with Great Looking DVD Menus
If you’ve ever watched a
movie on DVD, you are very familiar with the concept of menus. DVD movies
usually come with extras like special settings, bonus features
Learn to Convert Your Videos to the DivX FormatIn this article we will
teach a very important technique in digital video—how to convert video to DivX.
A video to DivX conversion is quite common nowadays
A Top-Notch Video Editing Program
If you're looking for a full-fledged video editing package at a reasonable
is your answer. I've always known Ulead to produce top-notch video software
and VideoStudio is no exception. This software allows you to turn home
videos into professional looking productions with ease.
For the more advanced user, there are more than 1000 customizable
transitions, titles and special effects to play with. You can also cut those
movies onto DVD, CD, tape and other media to share with friends and family.
Here's a tip about image stabilization feature found in many
Image stabilization uses mechanical and/or electronic methods to
reduce the apparent shake of the video picture, and it generally works quite
well. Since this technology can add as much as several hundred dollars (in some
models) to the cost of a camcorder, its cost-effectiveness will depend on what
subjects you typically shoot.
Stabilization can dramatically improve moving camera shots and
the sports and wildlife shots that are typically made at extreme telephoto lens
Editor 7.0 is a powerful piece of video editing software that can assist you
in compiling a professional looking movie from your existing personal videos,
digital still images, and audio files. The program is simple enough for first
time users yet powerful enough for experienced pros.
Software puts digital video on Web
Industrial News Room, NY - Dec 29,
December 29, 2005 - Web-based VideoEgg Publisher lets Internet users
capture, encode, upload, and watch online video. It simplifies ...
Apple's next byte
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - 8
... room. Add an iPod dock or a TV tuner, for instance, and it could
serve as a home's music hub and a digital video recorder. The slimmer
Digital Video Workshop: Final Cut Pro
Editing - The Basics
NY Blueprint, NY - Dec 27, 2005
Learn the fundamentals of digital video editing in this intensive Final
Cut Pro class. Students will cover all the basics they need ...