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Here's a complete list of all the articles in my website. I've divided the articles into the following sections:

General Articles

Main Page
The main homepage of Desktop-Video-Guide.com.

Plan your desktop video production
Learn about the various stages of the desktop video creation process.

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.

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

How to capture video into your computer
Guide to using a Firewire card or analog-to-digital conversion device to capture video into your computer.

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

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

Desktop video resources
Other great informational sites on desktop video

Desktop-Video-Guide.com Newsletter
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A little information about me
Some general information on desktop video and my life.

Digital Camcorder Reviews

7 things you need to know about Hi8 digital camcorders
A list of 7 things you need to know about Hi8 digital camcorders.

Small digital video camera models
A list of the top 6 small digital video cameras.

Panasonic HDC-TM700 HD camcorder review
This article provides a Panasonic HDC-TM700 HD camcorder review, one of the best selling camcorders on the market.

Tips for buying a Sony digital camcorder case
Here are some tips for buying a Sony digital camcorder case.

Professional digital video camera - tips for buying one
Learn about the various professional digital video camera models in the market.

High speed digital video camera models out in the market
This article describes the various high speed digital video camera brands available in the market.

Digital video recorder reviews
Learn about various digital video recorder reviews and the best models in the market.

How to buy a digital camcorder
This article shows you how to buy a digital camcorder for your video production. Select the best camcorder for your needs.

A review of the Canon ZR100 MiniDV camcorder
This article features a Canon ZR100 MiniDV camcorder review. The Canon ZR100 is one of the latest camcorder offerings from the Japanese brand name.

A review of the Sony HDR-FX1 HDV camcorder
A Sony HDR-FX1 HDV camcorder review, a flagship product offering HD video and amazing video quality.

A review of the Canon Optura 40 MiniDV camcorder
This article features a Canon Optura 40 MiniDV camcorder review. The Optura 40 is one of the latest offerings from the Japanese brand name.

A review of the Hitachi DZ-MV580A DVD camcorder
A Hitachi DZ-MV580A DVD camcorder review, covering one of the latest DVD camcorders out in the market.

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.

Top 10 3-CCD camcorders
My comparison of the top 3-CCD cameras available for serious videographers and budding filmmakers.

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

Top 10 digital camcorders under $600
Top 10 digital camcorders for those on a tight budget.

Video Editing Software Reviews

Capture web video
Here are 4 tools you can use to capture web video.

MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus video editing software review
Provides a MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus video editing software review - a powerful tool for working on your video post-production.

A guide to video editing for the Mac
A guide to video editing for the Mac. Learn how to produce videos on your Mac.

Special effects video editing software
Learn about Wax, a free special effects video editing software.

Adobe CS5 Premiere Pro and After Effects review
This article provides an Adobe CS5 Premiere Pro and After Effects review, two of the best video editing packages in the market.

What's the best video editing program?
Which is the best video editing program in the market? Here's a list of the top 10 programs.

Movavi - an excellent AVI video editing software
This article reviews Movavi, a powerful and easy-to-use AVI video editing software.

Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 review
This article provides a Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 review, one of the better video editing software packages in the market.

Microsoft video editing software - a detailed overview
Learn Microsoft video editing software and how it stacks up in terms of features.

The best home video editing software for the video enthusiast
A scoop of the best home video editing software for digital video enthusiast who wants to cut his or her teeth into post-production work.

Top 10 video editing software programs for aspiring movie makers
Here are the top 10 video editing software programs for the budding movie maker in you.

HD video editing software - learn more about them
Top 5 HD Video Editing Software Programs

Adobe video editing software - what you need to know
This articles discusses what you need to know about Adobe video editing software.

A review of Adobe Premiere Elements 7
This article discusses the main features of Adobe Premiere Elements 7, a powerful video editing software suite that's suitable for beginners and intermediate level users.

Corel VideoStudio Pro X2 review
This article provides a Corel VideoStudio Pro X2 review, one of the better video editing software packages in the market.

Learn about the best video production software
This article provides an overview of the best video production software in the market.

A review of Roxio Easy Media Creator 8
A review of Roxio Easy Media Creator 8, one of the best-selling DVD authoring products out in the market.

A review of Muvee AutoProducer 5
This article gives a review of muvee autoProducer 5, a simple, yet powerful movie making software.

Sony Vegas 5 software review
This article provides a review of Sony Vegas 5, a video editing software.

Ulead VideoStudio 9 software review
A review of Ulead VideoStudio 9, one of my favorite video editing tools from Ulead Systems.

Top 5 free video editing software programs
Information on 5 free video editing software programs that you can download and use.

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

Pinnacle Studio Plus 9 software review
This article provides a review of Pinnacle Studio Plus 9, a video editing software.

Adobe Premiere Elements software review
A review of Adobe Premiere Elements, the latest video editing software suite from Adobe Systems.

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

Other Equipment Reviews


A list of the best video capture cards
This article spells out a list of the best video capture cards in the market.

Capture video from any video source with USB Instant DVD
A review of USB Instant DVD from ADS Technologies which can capture video from any video source to your PC.

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

Tips and Tricks

3 reasons to use a shot log
Learn 3 reasons why you should use a shot log when shooting videos with your camcorder.

High definition or standard definition?
A guide to high definition and standard definition and which you should choose.

Anatomy of a camcorder
Learn about the anatomy of a camcorder - components like the viewfinder, zoom rocker, battery, lens ring and LCD screen, among others.

Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 tutorial - Part 2 of 7: Starting A New Movie
Learn how to use Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 in this second of seven tutorials. In this article we introduce how to start a new movie project in VideoStudio.

Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 tutorial - Part 1 of 7: Introduction
Learn how to use Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 in this first of seven tutorials. In this article we introduce the general interface elements of Corel VideoStudio Pro X4.

How to shoot more entertaining vacation videos
Learn how to shoot more entertaining vacation videos with these tips.

The 180 degree rule and how you can shoot better videos
Learn about the 180 degree rule and how it can help you shoot better videos.

5 tips for promoting your video online
Learn 5 tips for promoting your video online. Useful for those who wish to spread their video content online.

Video editing tips
Here are 5 powerful video editing tips you need to know to improve your craft.

Digital video training courses
This article describes some digital video training courses, which are a great way to improve your digital videography skills

Digital video recorder reviews
Learn where you can look for digital video recorder reviews so you can shop and compare prices online.

Basketball video editing tips
Learn 5 tips for better basketball video editing.

Tips for filming professional looking interviews
A list of tips for filming professional looking interviews that are of broadcast quality.

How to edit titles and graphics in your video
Learn how to edit titles and graphics in your video production like a professional.

The HD digital video camera
This article gives you some background on the high-definition (HD) digital video camera. These cameras are now de-facto standard equipment for digital video enthusiasts, due to the proliferation of HD.

Learn about CCD digital video cameras
This article gives you a brief overview of CCD digital video technology. CCD technology is a great step forward for digital video and a video enthusiast would do well to know its ins and outs.

How to make your own video site
This article shows you how you can make your very own video site. So you can upload all the videos in your life for the world to see and enjoy.

Some tips for converting video to the DivX Format
Have you ever wanted to convert your video into the compact DivX format? Well, here are 5 tips for converting video to DivX. Definitely useful to know if you need to store your digital video in a compressed format.

7 things to look out for in a web video hosting service
This article describes 7 things you should look out for when applying to a web video hosting service.

Top 10 family video projects
Learn about the top 10 family video projects that you can do with your family members - lots of fun for everyone.

How to connect your VCR to the PC
Learn how to connect your VCR to the PC

An in-depth explanation of how a camcorder works
An in-depth article which reveals the intricacies of a camcorder. Learn how a camcorder functions and captures video.

Some common misconceptions about digital camcorders
This article features some of the most populat myths about digital camcorders.

How to convert your videos to the DivX format
Learn to convert those video files into the popular DivX format and save hard disk space.

A guide to recording digital video from your PC to VCR
Learn how to record digital video straight from your PC to a VCR. This is a useful technique that comes in handy at times.

How to jazz up your videos with professional DVD menus
This article shows you how to create great looking DVD menus to accompany your video productions.

How to create a movie with Windows MovieMaker
A short tutorial on how to create a movie clip with Windows MovieMaker.

A tutorial that shows you how to successfully burn your own DVD
A step-by-step guide that shows you how to successfully burn your own DVD.

A guide to the different camcorder formats out there
Learn about the different analog and digital camcorder formats in the market today.

Learn how you can shoot a spectacular wedding video
An overview on how to go about shooting a great wedding video.

A guide to converting your old videos to DVD
This article takes you through the process of converting your old video collection to DVD.

All about the different types of camera movement
Learn about the camera movement techniques that professional videographers uses.

A guide to selecting and buying VCD and DVD authoring software
A brief guide to buying the best VCD and DVD authoring software.

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.

Video editing software and how to choose the right product
Tips on how to choose the correct video editing software for your video production needs.

Convert digital photos to VCD format
How you can convert digital photos to VCD format using Ulead DVD PictureShow.

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

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

How to buy your first digital camcorder
Buying your first digital camcorder. How to find the best deal among the many cameras out there.