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  • The ScreenLight Blog

    The ScreenLight Blog

    March 18, 2012, 2:17 pm
    A blog that showcases new editing tools, workflow tools, and thoughts on how to run your production or post-production business more efficiently.

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    • Custom Video Thumbnails
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      Custom Video Thumbnails

      October 21, 2014, 1:12 pm
      Have you ever finished your edit, uploaded your rendered video to ScreenLight to share it with your client only to discover that the thumbnail is a black frame? Well step right up because those days are over. That's right, you can now set a custom video thumbnail by simply scrubbing the video. In this post I will walk you through the steps. Read more » Have you ever finished your edit, uploaded your rendered video to ScreenLight to share it with your client only ...

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    • Avid Media Composer Quick Transitions
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      Avid Media Composer Quick Transitions

      October 21, 2014, 9:36 am
      Quick Transitions are a simple way to speed up the editing process. You probably already use the "\" key to open up Quick Transitions to set a dissolve. But do you know you can access nearly any transition you use from here? When you open up Quick Transitions there are a few default options. These are a little different depending on the version of Media Composer you are running but they should include at least: Dissolve, Film Dissolve, Film Fade, Fade to Color, Fade from Color and Dip ...

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    • Avid Media Composer Quick Transitions
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      Avid Media Composer Quick Transitions

      October 17, 2014, 4:46 am
      Quick Transitions are a simple way to speed up the editing process. You probably already use the "\" key to open up Quick Transitions to set a dissolve. But do you know you can access nearly any transition you use from here? When you open up Quick Transitions there are a few default options. These are a little different depending on the version of Media Composer you are running but they should include at least: Dissolve, Film Dissolve, Film Fade, Fade to Color, Fade from Color and Dip ...

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    • What is the best video editing software?
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      What is the best video editing software?

      October 16, 2014, 4:36 am
      So, you have a bunch of video and you want to edit it together into something that tells a story — you're going to need some video editing software. Which video editing software you ultimately choose is going to depend on a number of factors ranging from what capabilities you need to how much you are willing to spend. To the extent that it helps, we'll break the contenders down into categories. These days, professional video editing software often means one of Avid Media Composer, Ado...

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    • What is the best video editing software?
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      What is the best video editing software?

      October 12, 2014, 5:30 pm
      So, you have a bunch of video and you want to edit it together into something that tells a story — you're going to need some video editing software. Which video editing software you ultimately choose is going to depend on a number of factors ranging from what capabilities you need to how much you are willing to spend. To the extent that it helps, we'll break the contenders down into categories. These days, professional video editing software often means one of Avid Media Composer, Ado...

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    • Avid Quick Tip: Opt/Alt + Z, X or C
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      Avid Quick Tip: Opt/Alt + Z, X or C

      October 2, 2014, 2:11 pm
      Looking for a few more keyboard shortcuts to improve your productivity? Try adding Option (Opt) or Alt to a keyboard command in Avid Media Composer and see what happens. Opt/Alt+Z, X and C are three of my favorites. Read more » Looking for a few more keyboard shortcuts to improve your productivity? Try adding Option (Opt) or Alt to a keyboard command in Avid Media Composer and see what happens. Opt/Alt+Z, X and C are three of my favorites. Lift, Extract a...

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    • How Hubspot Uses Video to Drive Traffic and Charm
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      How Hubspot Uses Video to Drive Traffic and Charm

      September 22, 2014, 12:42 pm
      Photo: stevegarfield License: Creative Commons In my last post, I covered how outdoor clothing company Patagonia uses video to engage visitors and drive sales. But because Patagonia is a large retailer, their business might not look like your business. You might be wondering whether their tactics can work in your niche. That’s why this case study focuses on a completely different kind of business. You’ll see how, Hubspot, an incredibly successful B2B software company, is usi...

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    • Avid Quick Tip: Opt/Alt + Z, X or C
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      Avid Quick Tip: Opt/Alt + Z, X or C

      August 26, 2014, 12:44 pm
      Looking for a few more keyboard shortcuts to improve your productivity? Try adding Option (Opt) or Alt to a keyboard command in Avid Media Composer and see what happens. Opt/Alt+Z, X and C are three of my favorites. Read more » Looking for a few more keyboard shortcuts to improve your productivity? Try adding Option (Opt) or Alt to a keyboard command in Avid Media Composer and see what happens. Opt/Alt+Z, X and C are three of my favorites. Lift, Extract a...

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    • How to Use Video to Deliver Remarkable Customer Su
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      How to Use Video to Deliver Remarkable Customer Su

      August 20, 2014, 12:29 pm
      Photo: Beaulawrence License: Creative Commons There’s something special about going to a five-star restaurant. The atmosphere. The anticipation. The way every bite of food lights up your taste buds. But the experience isn’t worth much without stellar customer support. A restaurant could have the best food in town, but it won’t stay in business long if its wait staff is inattentive to customers’ needs. Many businesses are unwittingly delivering a similar letdown ...

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    • How ScreenLight Saved a CEO’s Presentation and M
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      How ScreenLight Saved a CEO’s Presentation and M

      July 28, 2014, 9:31 am
      I’ve been using ScreenLight as my client review service for the past three years. It’s gotten me out of countless jams over the years but nothing like what happened the other weekend. The CEO of the company I work for had a last minute presentation (of course!) on the Friday I was headed out of town for a wedding (of course!). He needed to get access to a video library from another company for his presentation. Usually I would have driven to their office 20 minutes from where we’re ...

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