Should You Use Auto or Manual Focus for Videos?

There’s a time and place for everything, right? This saying is also true when you’re making videos and having to choose between manual or autofocus. Professional video makers will often advise you to use manual focus, but does that mean there’s no place for autofocus in making videos? Which one should you go with?

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Auto vs. Manual Focus for Videos

Here are some likely settings when you need to decide whether to use auto or manual focus when shooting videos.… Read the rest

3GP vs. MP4 – How do They Differ?

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If you’re part of the not-so-young generation, you should be well acquainted with the 3GP format.  What is this file format anyway? How does it differ to MP4? And which one’s better? Find out all the answers below.

What is 3GP?

3GP is a container format much like MP4 with more focus on low storage and bandwidth requirements. Just like MP4, 3GP also supports variable bit rate and frame rate.… Read the rest

Video Recording

Video Recording

 

Almost everyone has a smartphone by now, and many use their phone’s camera not only to take photos but to record short or longer videos for themselves, social media, or even YouTube.

For a start, a smartphone camera can be enough to record your videos. What if you want to become more professional though? There are a few things you should know about recording with a video camera, DSLR, and also your phone.… Read the rest

Why Your YouTube Videos Look Terrible

Your YouTube videos look terrible because of these reasons ...

 

Imagine bracing high winds to get that once-in-a-lifetime video of your favorite outdoor adventure, but when you upload it to YouTube for the world to see, the video quality isn’t as good as it should be. That just makes you want to spit out some colorful words, right?

This is a real issue. Some folks complain about YouTube playing their videos at worse quality than what they see when they play the video on their computer.… Read the rest

Tips for Recording Videos on Windy Days

Tips for Recording Videos on Windy Days

 

Don’t you just hate it when Mother Nature won’t stop howling while you’re shooting video outdoors? You’re out there in the park with your family and all the camera picks up are just the rumbling of the wind. Facetiming and Skyping anyone on a windy day is no fun also. The wind makes your words unintelligible and it’s just frustrating.

Tips for Recording Videos on Windy Days

Since we have no means to tell Mother Nature to stop what she’s doing, let’s just focus on the stuff that we can do.… Read the rest

Family Video Camera – Which One is the Best?

 

When you have a family that won’t stop doing wondrous things, you just can’t help but wanting to immortalized those moments. Taking pictures is obviously a good starting point, but for truly capturing the moments, taking videos is the better choice.

Family Video Camera – Which One is the Best?

A good family video camera should be light and affordable. It also must have a reliable autofocus so when you’re shooting moving kids running around or any kind of moving objects, the image will still be sharp.… Read the rest

MKV vs. MP4 – Which One is Better for Your Video

 

When you download video files, often times the files will have .mkv or .mp4 extensions. As a matter of fact, it seems that these two are the dominant file types where ever you look. What’s with these two? Are they dominating the video world because they’re that good? How do these two compare?

MKV vs. MP4

First, let it be clear and both MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) and MKV (Matroska Video) are NOT video compression formats.… Read the rest

Make Videos Square For Instagram

Instagram Video

 

On Instagram, you can not only display all your favorite shots and photos, but also short videos. We are not talking about IGTV or Instagram stories here, but about your actual Instagram profile, where you can upload videos with a length of up to 1 minute.

When adding a photo or video clip to your profile, however, they are often clipped into a square format. A video, however, usually has other dimensions.… Read the rest

How To Embed An HTML5 Video

 

Once upon a time, when HTML4 still ruled the land of interwebs, embedding a video to a webpage was like a gamble. There’s no way to be sure that the person viewing the page will be able to see the video. The main reason was that playing video on a webpage required a third-party plugin — Flash.

The big problem with Flash was it was a security risk and also crashed a lot, so some people chose not to install it.… Read the rest

How To Rotate Videos For IGTV | TUTORIAL

Instagram Videos

 

Instagram’s newest feature, Instagram TV, is off to a very good start. Many brands, influencer, and even casual users have made use of IGTV to engage with their fans, followers, and friends.

Check out all you need to know about IGTV.

Editing a video for IGTV is difficult though if you haven’t recorded it in the needed, portrait-mode format. Don’t worry, Online Convert got your back! In this article or rather tutorial, we will show you how to rotate your video to make it IGTV-ready!… Read the rest