So, you scratched up your $500 Adobe CD and now it's unreadable. You could go buy a new one, but you already purchased it! Searching The Pirate Bay and downloading some Adobe software can usually be easy enough, but what should you watch out for? And what about your movies? W ...more
Screenshots are great, but sometimes they don't tell the whole story. You can show off that new app you got or that awesome new live wallpaper, but a screenshot isn't going to get the point across. What exactly am I trying to show you in the screenshot above? You probably have ...more
Just happen to have some video footage in AVCHD format? That would be "Advanced Video Coding High Definition"—you know—HD video files. If you've got some of those MTS files (like from a Canon HG10 camcorder) you want to open in a program that doesn't support them, like QuickTi ...more
While photography usually gets all the love, our phones have gotten really good at capturing video. Think about it — when was the last time you needed a camcorder for a vacation? With mobile cameras getting better each year, we're now at a point where smartphones can be used f ...more
Watch as Kipkay hacks a bulky VHS camcorder and turns it into a night vision headset. This video tutorial will show you that old technology can still be useful in today's world. Just think, you might not have ever been able to see in the dark corners of the night without this ...more
WonderHowTo loves gadgets. We also tend to enjoy getting our hands (just a little bit) dirty. So, naturally, Brando's Wall Hook Coat Hanger Camcorder is the latest gadget to excite. Disguised as a coat hanger, the device is actually a camera triggered by motion detection. And ...more
As a Mac and Sasmsung Galaxy S6 user, I quickly realized that the two devices don't play well with one another out of the box, and using ADB commands to record my Android's screen isn't as simple as it is would be with a Windows PC. Though you might feel like attempting to us ...more
In this DIY video, we show you how we built our camera crane. This was all done with a table saw, drill and hack saw. Parts for the crane: Lazy susan Boards Nuts & bolts Screws Old clothes hanger Old tripod Aluminum strips Equipment used: Sony HDR-HC3 Camcorder Sony Playstation
Cell phones and mobile devices are getting more and more advanced everyday, and so is the equipped camera technology. You can now shoot HD (high-definition) video on newer mobile phones, which makes it easier to start your filmmaking projects, because it's a lot cheaper to buy ...more
A light meter can prove to be an invaluable tool on any film set, allowing you to quickly and efficiently set lights and know the correct exposure values of those lights. Light meters were initially designed for still photographers and cinematographers can easily calibrate the ...more
Wow. Forget about buying an expensive pro-style digital camcorder. You can make your DSLR camera into a moviemaker camera with a simple DIY shoulder mount. The goal of this video is to give you a way to create a low budget way of mounting your camera and necessary gear onto a ...more
Just like the HTC One Google Play Edition, the recently released Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition ditches the manufacturer's UI in favor of a pure Google experience, i.e. AOSP, but is also optimized specifically for the device's hardware. One specific optimization for th ...more
For various reasons — ranging from lens type to the frame rate to the storage medium —, footage shot with a camcorder doesn't really look anything like what one would see in a Hollywood film. However, with a little bit of work and a touch of post-production, you can make your ...more
You can feel it in your bones. You may die if you don't get this phone. There's just one problem — the price. Suddenly, you come across what seems like manna from heaven. That very device, at a deeply discounted rate, can be yours. The only thing that makes you pause is that ...more
Hacking into computer systems to steal passwords could be a bit complicated for the average everyday joe, but for all of your tech illiterate folks out there, there's any easy way to get that password, and all it takes is a camera. Check out this con video tutorial to learn h ...more
Check out this video tutorial to show you how to use the Sony DSR-PD170 MiniDV camcorder. This video was made by the equipment room at CUNY Journalism School in New York. The DSR-PD170 is a high quality video camera well suited to a broad range of applications -- from event v ...more
This is the cheapest device to gather interviews as a small, easy-to-carry recorder. I started to use it for preproduction and film documentation after I bought it in a Polish discount shop for about 100 Euro. The only problem was very poor sound quality. I decided to mod the ...more
In this video from lunawebs we learn how to use an external monitor with a camcorder. The best way is to use an HDTV and use your HDMI output on the TV. The sound can also come through the monitor if you have a headphone port on the monitor. If you want to go outdoors, it will ...more
Here's how to solve problems and get better results with the Flip Video camcorder software by upgrading the firmware. Bill myers shows you how it's free and easy to do. Find my site at http://www.bmyers.com
See how to use the Sony Hi-Def PMW-EX3 digital camera, with a little help from Philip Bloom. This is a great video to teach you everything you need to know about this high definition camera, perfect for your short film.
Face ID is one of the big selling points of the iPhone X, and the reception has been fairly positive so far. It's pretty impressive to watch the iPhone X magically unlock just by looking at it, but it's even more impressive to see how Face ID works its magic. Apple gave us a ...more
Although circles are Google+'s answer to the problem of social network relationship management, that's not the only thing it's good for. People on Google+ are using circles for all sorts of creative activities, some of which aren't obvious as first glance. 1. Take Advantage o ...more
Let us help you install your JVC Everio software and hook up your JVC Everio G video camera to your computer. Just select your operating system. In this video tutorial, you'll see how to easily get your JVC Everio G camera recordings into you Mac to create your very own movie ...more
Bill Myers shows us how to record live video direct to your computer from your camcorder. You will need: long firewire cable, camcorder with firewire output, computer. Procedure: Connect one end of the firewire cable to your camcorder, then connect the other end to your comput ...more
Written by JD Coverly of WonderHowTo World, LoadSave:We've spent the last week with Sprint's new phone, the HTC Evo 4G. Specification wise, it's better than Verizon's Incredible and T-Mobile's HD2. Apple has unveiled the new version of their phone this week and thankfully it's ...more
Here are a few stop motion animation tips. You will need a digital camcorder, editing software, and clay or Legos. This video lends advice for basic stop motion animation. Avoid common mistakes if you are a beginner animator.
Need a camera stabilizer, but don't have the cash? With an old pair of jeans, a bag of lentils, and an hour or two of your time, you can make one for cheap. Maybe even free, if you have a bag of those legumes already. This tutorial comes courtesy of Jeff Meyer on TechRadar. H ...more
Here are 5 great little tips for anyone who has a camcorder. Cheap too, less than $10 for all 5! Have fun making videos!
They've been at it for a few years now, but the crazy group of amateur rocket scientists who call themselves Copenhagen Suborbitals have triumphed over adversity, successfully launching their DIY rocket nearly 2 miles into the sky last Friday. The privately funded, non-profit ...more
From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. This is Consumer Electronics for Dummies. Just watch this video tutorial to learn how to connect your camcorder to your HDTV, For Dummies. Hooking ...more
How to capture video from a camcorder, save file and then upload to YouTube using Windows Movie Maker.
Many video camera companies are beginning to manufacture tapeless camcorders, which record footage as files on hard disks, solid state drives, or optical disks. It's easy to transfer file-based footage to your Mac using Final Cut Express. Just connect your camcorder to the USB ...more
In this episode we show you how to import pictures off of your Bluetooth capable cellphone and onto an iMac. Should you buy a digital camera or camcorder? What features should you look for? The techies give their input on what to look for in making those decisions. Along the s ...more
On April 3, 2018, Snapchat announced that the phone and video calling feature that's long been a feature of one-on-one calls would be coming to group chats. Well, late on Monday, April 17, the feature was finally pushed out to everyone for Snapchat groups on Android and iPhone ...more
Infrared light is just outside our visual range. Here is how to use a typical camcorder to see the infrared light from a remote control.
Aliens… do they exist? Can anyone say for sure? No, but some do swear of their existence, and some swear on a more personal level, although some say that alien abductions are going a little "too" far in proving aliens exist. But a more common staple of proof of aliens are UFOs ...more
An in-car camcorder can be extremely useful at times. Should some situation arise that you would need to know the description of another car, a camcorder could provide the information. Or maybe you just want to record a car trip. Check out this tutorial and learn how to build ...more
In a smaller interview setting, the lighting will be much different than a bigger scene. You will need to have a good focus on your subject's face and body as well as a clear background so your viewers don't get tired. In this tutorial, learn exactly how to set up your lightin ...more
This video shows us how to hack a video camcorder. He shows VideoJug users how to take a one time use video camcorder, and learn to hack it so you can use it again and again, saving you money! Hack a video camcorder. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
This video shows you how to upgrade your consumer camcorder sound capabilities using a camcorder XLR adapter, a simple device that mounts to the bottom of the camera. It then tests and compares the various types of microphones that can be attached, including the lavalier, senn ...more
Did you ever have trouble keeping a steady shot with a camera or camcorder when you didn't have a tripod ready? In this video, Steve from Cameras Brookwood shows you why a Manfrotto Super Clamp might just be the tool for you. A Super Clamp can open up to three inches and attac ...more
No webcam and don't feel like purchasing one? Ever wonder how you could use your DV camcorder as your webcam? CNET Video will teach you how to turn your DV camcorder into a webcam through easy steps!
This video shows you how to easily send Video files via MMS (multimedia message) with your Motorola Droid. The first thing you have to do is select the contact you want to send the MMS to. Then, select Messaging in the popped up menu. Next, click on the Menu button, tap "Attac ...more
Want to know everything about your new Motorola Droid X from Verizon Wireless? This three-part video review goes through all the features of the Droid X, showing you how to use everything on the Android smartphone. It's got a 4.3-inch touchscreen and HD video capability, somet ...more
What could possibly make shooting home videos even easier than they already are? A camcorder handle. This is a cheap, easy, legit way on making a camcorder handle. It's quite steady, and the handle works to reduce shake and to get unique angles on your shots. All the supplies ...more
Jason, from The Gadget Show, shows us how it's possible to build your own Steadycam for only £50 (97.65500 U.S. dollars)!
Watch this quick instructional cinematography video that shows how to balance a Canon XL2 professional HD digital camera on a GlideCam 4000 Pro. Learn how to secure the camera using this handheld camcorder stabilizer to prevent unwanted swaying, shoot fluid traveling shots, an ...more
Stories are everywhere in social media today, but that wasn't always the case. In 2013, Snapchat introduced the world to these temporary windows into our daily lives. Since then, stories have infiltrated other popular apps. However, to stand out, you can't solely rely on the a ...more
35mm lens adapters cost thousands to buy, hundreds to build, degrade the objective technical quality of your video and make your camcorder an entire magnitude more difficult to use. And they won't make your video magically look like film. Nothing will. On the other hand, by ad ...more
Depth of Field (DoF) is easy to understand, but it is often extremely poorly explained. It's all about selective focus. For consumers with conveniently small camcorders, you only have two options: get your subject away from the background and then (1) zoom in or (2) get the su ...more
With KipKay, you can learn how to build an underwater camcorder housing and you need 5200 Marine adhesive sealant. You can use industrial primer to color the box grey which would be a nice finishing touch. He says it'll only cost $10, but find out for yourself.
Check out this cinematography video tutorial on how to use the Panasonic HPX500 broadcast camera. The Panasonic professional digital camcorder HPX500 is an awesome camera for the new age. This video is a simple introduction to full-sized broadcast cameras, featuring the Panas ...more
Want to challenge the filmmakers who spend millions of dollars on their films, yet, still have the nerve to call themselves indie? Pick up a 35mm adapter or build one yourself and you can give your movies that "film look" and start being taken more seriously!
Check out this video tutorial to show you how to use a Panasonic MiniDV camcorder. This video was made by the equipment room at CUNY Journalism School in New York. You'll learn all of the following steps for using the Panasonic MiniDV camcorder: check the bag, mount the batte ...more
If shaky home videos are making your audience seasick, it's time to steady your hand. Watch this video to learn how to make a camcorder stabilizer. Step 1. Begin building bottom Attach two 45-degree elbow connectors to either end of a 6-inch PVC pipe. This will be the bottom ...more
See the low cost fluorescent lights Bill Myers uses when shooting video, and how to quickly set your camcorder to get perfect color under these lights. Find more videos and more info like this at my site at http://www.bmyers.com
Behavioral ad targeting companies are diving deeper into the realms of your subconscious with a new approach to serving adverts to you online—and they're using your television. Many web surfers peruse the internet at home while they're watching television. You might even be d ...more
Technology can move really fast. Just consider the format for which we consume videos and movies, which has transformed from film reels to VHS to DVD to Blu-ray to steaming with nothing physical at all. But for some odd reason—maybe because it strikes a nostalgic chord or it's ...more
Worried about getting your camera wet or planning to shoot in the rain? Alan K. from Indy Mogul teaches you how to make a camcorder rain shield from a detergent bottle.
to improve the sound quality of the audio from your camcorder or any voiceover tracks you've added, you can apply audio effects.