These guides are designed to give you an insight into the theory behind audio and video and also to show you how to get some of the best looking and sounding AMVs that you can using software in Windows. Please note that this guide is intended to be read in its ENTIRETY. If you simply skip around, it is VERY likely that you will be confused. Also has a link to download the AMVapp.
Expect to learn the meaning of flow, how to achieve it in your videos, and how many times I can say um in one video. Furthermore it should help you build a foundation to edit from, make transitioning easier and generally improve your work!
Masking has to be one of the most time consuming parts of editing so efficiency is definitely key here. This time we explore the method of RotoBrushing to hopefully save time and reduce headaches from the stress of traditional Pen Tool Masking.
Free AE plugin from Video Copilot. Ctrl + Space to activate the search console, it applies any effects / presets found to selected layers. Also renders and keeps track of full res screenshots (or frames) of your project for easy comparison. Can also replace default settings of effects with presets.
This is my personal folder of masks that I have made. The majority of the masks are in mov form with an alpha channel. In order to get the alpha channel to show up, at least in Vegas Pro, go to the Media tab of the Properties for the mask clip and select Straight (unmatted) for the alpha channel property
All of them are pretty useful, but the 2 I use the most are "Simple Mask" and "Feathered Crop" I use CS6 and these plugins are absolute game changers. I use one of them in every single vid. Note: these plugins are probably useless to you if you use CC, but technically they should still work with current versions. Also, while they work for AfterEffects, I wouldn't bother installing them there. These are really only best used in Premiere.
You will learn things but mostly it's to realise how little you know. Color correcting, and color in general, is just black magic and nobody knows how it works. (This is a video editor working for Linus Tech Tips listing all of his questions about color correcting and mainly complaining how bad the resources to learn are)
Found a very good download manager called JDownloader. When you paste in a link it scans the website for all downloads and gives you the options. For YouTube it can get the video, audio, thumbnail and description. I think its mostly meant to ease downloading off of random file hosting sites, it even solves captchas if there is any lol. But works great for YouTube too
It has some premium features but is mostly free. You can put subscriptions into categories/folders/groups, and do other things. Honestly it's super useful and I heavily recommend at least skimming through the guide video because it just has so many features. It's available for every major browser including android and iOS.
A free and open source screen capture program with a ton of utility tools and fully customizable regions and after capture actions. If you also install FFmpeg, ShareX can record your screen in .mp4 and .gif.
A tool that visualizes the size of files and folders on your drives. Very handy if you're trying to get more space to download that new movie that just came out and the only torrent is a 45GB uncompressed BD rip.
Vegas utility scripts that add Picture in Picture to all clips (an effect that adds preview panel transform controls). Also scripts that add a screen shake using the PiP effect, a chromatic aberration script and a parameter randomizer / oscillator
Vidtech Encoder is an electron-based FFMpeg GUI for vidders and vidding conventions. Basically, it's a program to help you encode vids into different formats. Under the hood it uses the open-source program ffmpeg.