Panasonic FZ2500 Exposure Compensation Dial Setting

Panasonic FZ2500 Manual Exposure

For traditional video camcorder users, we love our exposure adjustment knob.

I have switched to a mirrorless camera, and have found it cumbersome to adjust aperture, shutter speed, and ISO just for exposure.

So, I discovered a setting in the Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 where I can create that exposure compensation dial… like what a regular camcorder has.

 

Here’s the setting…

(1) Go to Custom Tab in the Menu
(2) Go to Dial Set – Exposure Comp
(3) Select the front dial

Watch the full version of the set up here…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Oz0twPdENI

How do you adjust your video exposure?

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Unboxing The Sony Wireless Microphone ECM-AW4

In this video, I unbox my new Sony Wireless Microphone ECM-AW4. Check out the loads of goodies that come with it.

I will be using the Sony AW4 as a field backup wireless mic for my Sennheiser G3 as well as personal video recordings.

FB Live Stream raw version…

 

This live, raw, unedited and unrehearsed recording is shot with the Sony MC50 and its original shotgun mic.

Here’s the 3-min YouTube version…

Check out the Sony AW4 limited time promo…
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Feel free to ask a question or leave a comment.

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How to Reverse Video | HitFilm 4 Express Tutorial #3

Making things move backwards is an effect in Hitfilm 4 Express.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D8F5Qu1q7s

Steps:

  1. Go to the Effects tab
  2. Look for Temporal – Time Reverse
  3. Drag the Time Reverse effect onto a clip in the timeline

Note that this does not affect the audio, only the visual.

Watch the previous tutorial on adding text background in Hitfilm 4 Express…

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See you in Hitfilm 4 Express Tutorial #4!

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How to Add Text Background | HitFilm 4 Express Tutorial #2

Adding a rectangle box behind a text in HitFilm 4 Express takes a few steps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUJ1P-a3Rns

Continuing from the previous tutorial:

  1. In the composite timeline, create a new layer > Plane
  2. Adjust the size and position of the plane
  3. Move the Plane layer below the Text layer
  4. Right-click on the Plane layer and select properties
  5. Change the colour of the plane

Watch the previous tutorial on creating text in Hitfilm 4 Express…  http://www.videolane.com/adding-text-in-hitfilm-4-express/

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See you in Hitfilm 4 Express Tutorial #3!

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Best Gimbal Stabilizer for iPhone and Smartphone Camera

Ok, so I bought the SMOVE stabilizer for my iPhone and loving it.

– READ: http://www.videolane.com/smove-stabilizer-review/
– WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtToGlRE7KA

However, SMOVE is not the only electronic stabilizer for smartphones.

There are many more brands out there I would like to get my hands on.

Here is a compilation of smartphone camera stabilizers that I know.

Do you know any smartphone stabilizer that I haven’t listed? Please comment.

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Adrian Lee
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How to Add Text and Titles | HitFilm 4 Express Tutorial #1

For most parts, Hitfilm 4 Express (the free professional video editing software) operates almost like Adobe Premiere Pro.

However, it’s not the same when it comes to adding titles and texts.

Being a special effects software, the text features in Hitfilm 4 Express is better than Premiere Pro, especially when creating animations.

So here’s how to add text and titles in Hitfilm 4 Express.

  1. In the Media panel, click on “New” and select “Composite Shot”.
  2. In the dialog box, ensure that the template is the same setting as your project. In my case, it’s “1080p Full HD @ PAL 25 fps”. Then click “OK”.
  3. In the Viewer panel, select the Text Tool and click anywhere inside the viewer.
  4. In the Text Properties dialog box, click “OK”. We can come back later to change any setting.
  5. Start typing inside the viewer on the blue box.
  6. Change back to Selection Tool and re-position the text box.
  7. Go to the Text Control panel to change the font, size, colour, and other text properties.
  8. When the text becomes too big for the box, enlarge the box by holding and dragging the handle on the bottom right.
  9. Double-click inside the textbox to change the text. Single-click to move the text box.
  10. Go to the Editor timeline and from the Media panel, drag the Composite Shot into the timeline on the upper layer.

Playback to check. To make further changes, go back to the Composite Shot timeline.

ADDING SHADOW

  1. Go to the Effects panel, search for “Drop Shadow” and drag it onto the text layer in the Composite Shot.
  2. Adjust the properties of the shadow within the timeline.

ADDING OUTLINE

  1. In the Viewer panel, select the text.
  2. Go to the Text Control panel, increase the size of the Stroke Width.
  3. Change the Stroke Colour.

Going forward, we can add a text box background as well as create animated 3D titles.

I will demonstrate that in the next tutorial.

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See you in Hitfilm 4 Express Tutorial #2!

Adrian Lee
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Ultimate ALL-IN-ONE Video Creator – VideoMakerFX

I use Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro to edit client video as well as personal vlogs.

These TWO are top-notch video editing software.  To know how to use them require a steep learning curve.

If you are a business owner looking to create videos yourself quickly and easily, here’s one you can use… it includes making animations.

Introducing the Ultimate ALL-IN-ONE Video Creator.

Here’s what you can do with it…

  • Whiteboard videos
  • Explainer videos
  • Kinetic Typography
  • Video Sales Letter
  • Lower Thirds
  • Presentations
  • Photo Slideshows
  • Logo Opener
  • and more!

A truly all-in-one video creation software.

Watch the demo and decide for yourself if this is what you need.

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Start making videos like the Pros with VideoMakerFX.

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Adrian Lee
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