200+ Free Animations, Transitions, LUTs, and Overlays?


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Download the free Shutterstock Video Editor Toolkit and score over 220 free assets — all free to use in any video.

So how do you use all of these free elements? This quick tutorial offers a rundown of some of the many ways you can add these assets to your project…

To download the free Video Editor Toolkit, just click here & enjoy!


How to Transfer Files from Mac to iPad (etc-) with/without iTunes for Free


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by easeus.com

Applies To: iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini; MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, and iMac Pro

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As you know, it’s no doubt that you can transfer files from Mac to your iPad without the help of third-party software, because the iTunes installed on your Mac enables you to do it. However, using iTunes to sync files from Mac to your iPad will inevitably cause data syncing on your device. I guess that’s why so many users are searching for “how to transfer files from Mac to iPad without iTunes” or “how to transfer files from Mac to iPad wirelessly”. If you are one of them, no worry, you will learn how to import files from Mac to iPad after reading this article, either with or without iTunes. Carry out one of the four methods best suited to your needs, below…

How to transfer files from Mac to iPad without iTunes

How to transfer files from Mac to iPad with iTunes

The Final Words: All the four methods above can be used to transfer files from Mac to iPad. It’s hard to say which tip is the best for you because each way supports different file types. If you prefer to transfer photos, videos, and audio from Mac to your iPad, using EaseUS MobiMover Free in Method 1 could be a better option. While if you intend to copy documents to your iPad, using AirDrop in Method 2 or file sharing in Method 4 is recommended.

Useful Mac Startup Key Combo’s You Should Familiarize Yourself With


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by Christian Zibreg

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Most of the time, your Mac just works—until it refuses to start up properly due to an unforeseen system error, a misbehaving app, a broken system component and what not. Beyond system errors, different people have different needs when it comes to starting up their computer.

For example, you could be a pro user who dual boots between OS X and Windows on a daily basis. Others might be wondering about booting a Mac from a disk other than their designated startup disk. Or perhaps you’re looking to isolate the cause of a software issue in OS X’s Safe Mode or boot straight into Recovery OS as the last option?

For those of you who have wondered about the many ways you can start up your Mac, here’s a quick list of the keyboard shortcuts you can invoke to access handy OS X features which are only available at boot time.

Quick overview of Mac startup key combinations

To boot your Intel-based Mac into any of OS X’s built-in startup modes, you must press and hold one or more keys detailed below after turning on the computer. Press the keys immediately after hearing the startup sound, unless otherwise specified.

  • Manually restart: Power (⎋)
  • Boot from CD/DVD: C
  • Startup Manager: Option (⌥)
  • Single-User Mode: Command (⌘)—S
  • Target Disk Mode: T
  • Verbose ModeCommand (⌘)—V
  • Safe Mode: Shift (⇧)
  • Recovery OS: Command (⌘)—R
  • Internet Recovery OS: Command (⌘)—Option (⌥)—R
  • Apple Hardware Test: D
  • Apple Hardware Test over the Internet: Option (⌥)—D
  • Boot from NetBoot server: N
  • Boot from NetBoot server using the default image: Option (⌥)—N
  • Eject removable media: Media Eject (⏏), F12, mouse button or trackpad button
  • OS X Startup Volume: X will start up your Mac from an OS X startup volume when it’d otherwise boot from a non-OS X volume, like a Windows partition
  • Prevent Login Items from opening: To override your current settings and prevent Login Items and Finder windows from your last session from opening when you log in, hold down the Shift (⇧)key after clicking the Log Inbutton in OS X’s login window until the desktop appears.
  • Prevent automatic login: If you enabled the option to automatically log a specific OS X account every time your Mac starts up, you can override this setting by holding the left Shift (⇧)key after OS X’s boot progress indicator appears.
  • Reset PRAM/NVRAMCommand (⌘)—Option (⌥)—P—R, then release the keys after you hear the startup sound for a second time
  • Reset SMC: Shut down your Mac, and then press and hold the left-side Shift (⇧)—Control (⌃)—Option keys along with the Power (⎋)button, all at the same time, until the computer turns on. Now release the keys and then turn your Mac back on using the power button.



This Is Huge: Adobe Now Supports ProRes Export on Windows


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by , Fstoppers

Premiere Pro and After Effects users were never able to export ProRes files on Windows computers but this limitation has just been lifted by the latest Adobe update.

“Please render the video in ProRes.” How many times did video editors hear this request from a client or an agency? At this point, Windows users have to politely explain why their PC cannot export ProRes due to artificial license limitation on Windows platform. In a kind but condescending tone, I usually propose to deliver the video file in Cineform or DNX as an alternative but there is always this Apple centric agency that only takes ProRes because it’s “the industry standard” and “we love paying three times the price for our computers” I think in my head but I have to bite my tongue not to say this.

At this point, I usually request help from my Apple user friends (yes, I have a few) to transcode the file for me. Some people found third-party software or plugins that can export ProRes but these applications are not official and can generate compatibility issue, encoding errors, and instability. You could also use Blackmagic Fusion on Windows, one of the only video software able to output ProRes.

But today, after many years of unfair PC discrimination, Windows users are now able to deliver ProRes files natively. With the latest Adobe updates, ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 export is available within Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Media Encoder on Windows 10. Humanity rejoices. This is an excellent and unexpected move from Adobe and Apple.

Simply head to the Creative Cloud desktop application to update Premiere (version CC 13.0.2), After Effects, and Media Encoder.






WATCH: How to Light & Film Music Videos


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by Parker Walbeck

Parker Walbeck from Fulltime Filmmaker released another fantastic tutorial video showing how he sets up and films a music video. There’s some great tips in this free tutorial video.

To see the full version of this job shadow and the post production: https://www.fulltimefilmmaker.com/

Here’s the full finished video from the tutorial above…

Wipster: Collaboration and All Your Videos in One Place!


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by Wipsterfeatures-hero.png

Wipster is a new tool for making client reviews of video edits easier and more powerful. Many video editors share their videos with clients through online video services such as YouTube or Vimeo. … The team behind Wipster, a new video review application, aims to make this process easier than ever. Wipsterspeeds up your review and approval by putting the conversation right on the video or image. … And the Activity Stream means that everyone can see what’s been done – or not – meaning nothing slips through the gaps.

Wipster speeds up your review and approval by putting the conversation right on the video or image. Here you can store, share, receive and reply to feedback, and easily manage multiple versions of the same media files.

It’s sure to change the way you work, whether you’re a freelance animator, indie production company, or large-scale advertising agency.

Wipster is a shared workspace for videomakers, photographers and more, where anyone in your team can upload media, invite reviewers or tick comments off when they’re done. And the Activity Stream means that everyone can see what’s been done – or not – meaning nothing slips through the gaps. Using Wipster gives you complete transparency around the feedback process, making for a vastly more efficient team – what’s not to love?

You can try all of Wipster’s features for free for 14 days. A 90 day free trial is also in place: http://bit.ly/Wipster90DayTrial (expires, Jan 15, 2019)

Ready to change the way you work? Learn more about how to get started on Wipster.



Free Camera Shake Presets!


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by Rocketstock

When making a film or video, the goal is usually to get the smoothest shots possible. So why would you add a camera shake preset in post-production?

Camera shake presets are great. They have been around for quite some time, and as long as I’ve been interested in VFX and compositing, I’ve found plenty of uses for them. However, the whole prospect of camera shake presets can be a little confusing. Why did I spend all of this money on that expensive gimbal, or that new dolly system, if I’m going to add camera shake to the shot in post? What is the benefit of using a camera shake preset instead of just shooting the shot handheld on set? Who even wants shaky footage to begin with?

Check the download here, friends!



Simple: How to Sync Up Audio and Video in Premiere Pro


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by , Fstoppers

If you record audio separately from your video, which most likely you do, then part of your postproduction process will include synchronizing. This process doesn’t have to take a lot of time or require plugins or software. Premiere Pro has built-in tools that allow you to quickly and easily get your video and audio in sync. Let’s have a closer look at how to accomplish this, here.