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Desktop Video News #034: How To Choose Firewire Cards For Video Capture
February 21, 2006
Welcome to this week's edition of Desktop Video News. This week, we've got a guide on choosing Firewire cards, a review of Ulead MediaStudio Pro, as well as a scoop of the top 5 DVD burners in the market. Video editors will want to read the tips on video editing and the guide to buying digital video equipment. Enjoy the newsletter!

In This Issue

How to choose Firewire cards for video capture
Takes you through the main considerations to think about before buying a Firewire card.

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

Top 5 DVD burners
Information and stats on the 5 most popular DVD burners on the market.

Edit your videos and add special effects
Guide to editing your videos to add special effects and a soundtrack.

A guide to selecting and buying the best digital video equipment
A guide to buying digital video equipment. Learn how to select digital camcorders, video editing hardware and software.

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Tip of The Week

Ever wonder how you can attach a microphone to your digital camcorder? There are basically three ways to do this: by wire, wirelessly, or through an accessory, a hot or an intelligent shoe

Using a wired microphone is simple and very common, but wires can sometimes get cumbersome. The wireless option is good because you do away with wires, but you may then run into problems like errant radio signals or running out of batteries. The hot shoe option allows you to add a better microphone to your camera and does not require additional batteries or wires.

Whichever option you choose, remember that quality sound improves a production tremendously. So I'd definitely recommend you look into microphones if you want to film a professional video.

A Quick and Easy Way to Create Home Videos

Muvee AutoProducer is an award-winning automatic video production tool. If you simply want to transform your video footage into a slick DVD production with minimal fuss, then this tool is perfect. I usually use AutoProducer if I'm short on time and need to rush out a DVD quickly without much custom editing. Definitely worth checking out.

Stream Your Videos On The Web

If you're looking to stream video on the web, my personal recommendation is to set up your own web site to host the files. And if you're looking for a good web hosting company, I'd suggest you try Yahoo web hosting. I've used them for years without any problems and their customer support is first-rate. Don't go for those free web hosts - they won't have enough space for you to store your video files.

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