How to Reverse Video | HitFilm 4 Express Tutorial #3

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


  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.

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Shooting Video with Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Camera

How to Shoot Video with the Samsung NX500 mirrorless camera?

If you want to shoot good videos, don’t use automatic mode.

Here’s how I use the NX500 to shoot video in manual mode.


First, make sure these settings are correct. You only need to set them once.

  1. Go to Menu > video camera.
  2. Select Movie Size > 1920 x 1080 (50p or 60p).
  3. Select Movie Quality > HQ


Follow these steps to shoot in manual mode.

  1. Switch to Manual “M” mode.
  2. Set ISO. I like 6400 for shooting indoors in the day.
  3. Fix Shutter Speed at 1/50.
  4. Adjust Aperture to just below “over-exposure” as indicated by the zebra lines.
  5. Set White Balance using the custom setting.
  6. Select the type of AutoFocus. Sometimes I use Manual Focus, but most of the time, I prefer Continuous AutoFocus.
  7. Press the Record button to start and stop recording.

During video recording, especially in run-and-gun events, I adjust only two things, the aperture and the zoom… sometimes the focus.


Please note that the Samsung NX500 do not have microphone input jack. If you intend to shoot interviews, this is not the right camera. However, it can be a great b-roll device.


Feel free to reply with a question or comment.

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About the video: Recorded with Sony HXR-MC50E. Edited on MacBook Pro with Final Cut Pro X. Music “Creative” by SFmusic.

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7 Steps to Adding Facebook Video Subtitles aka Closed Captioning

The fact is more people are reading Facebook videos rather than listening to the audio.

If you want to optimize user experience, make sure to add closed captions.

Here are the 7 steps to adding closed captions to your Facebook Video on a Facebook Page (not Profile Timeline).

  1. Go to your Facebook Page video post OR upload a new video. 
  2. Click the down arrow in the top right corner and select Edit Post.
  3. Click on Captions. 
  4. Click on the Generate button. 
  5. Play and listen to the video. Then correct the automatically generated text captions on the right. 
  6. When you are done correcting the captions, click on Save To Video button in the bottom right. 
  7. Back in the Edit video box, click on Save.


Now, people who watch your Facebook Page’s video with the sound turned off will automatically see the captions.

You can always go back again to edit the captions further.

Next Action Step


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10 Things to Faster Video Content Creation: The Screencasting Method

One YouTube daily vlogging challenge that worked. Prepare to sweat.

In the last video post, I did something different that sped things up.

I scripted, recorded, edited and distributed (vlog, blog, and social sharing) a video tutorial. All completed in record time. No follow-ups required.

The 10 Things

Here are my 10 things to a faster video content creation using the screencasting method.

  1. My Macbook Pro is the best for recording the screen, my face, and my voice. The sound option (especially noise cancellation) is quick to setup, unlike windows laptops.
  2. My iPhone headset is the perfect microphone. Just plug it into my Mac, then hook the mic end on my collar or place mic end on the table right in front of me. No need other microphones.
  3. My Macbook Pro webcam is enough to capture my face. Not the best, though… only 720p.  I need plenty of lights to make it look better. I use my LED table lamp (and my detachable LED bike head light).
  4. The Quicktime Movie Recording mode is great for showing my face while I speak and it can be full screen or side-by-side with other opened windows. No need other cameras.
  5. OBS is a better screen recorder than the built-in Quicktime screen recorder. Both are free. OBS records straight into a full HD MP4 file and I can start/stop recording anytime I want (unlike QuickTime which has got many steps in between the start and stop).
  6. Final Cut Pro is the better software (as compared with Adobe Premiere Pro) for editing a straightforward video tutorial. Trims and previews are super fast. I can also add oomph to my voice.
  7. Writing the script directly on my blog as a new post was a great idea (why didn’t I think of that last time). Why? Two reasons. First, it has got a grammar checker (I use WordPress and the browser-based Grammarly). Second, the description for all my video postings is done when the script is done (Description? When you post a video, it is good to include a text description to provide context as well as for SEO).
  8. I share the YouTube video to as many places as possible after uploading it. YouTube provides an easy sharing option. With it, I share on Tumblr, Linkedin, Pinterest, Facebook, Blogger, Twitter, Google Plus. (There is also Reddit and Stumbleupon which I think are not effective anymore). I put in the complete script/description with the post wherever applicable.
  9. I post to Linkedin Article and Facebook Page Note for more exposure. Just copy and paste the script/description/blog post together with the link to the YouTube video.
  10. Finally, I upload the same video to my Facebook Page directly, then share it on my Profile Timeline and private Facebook Group.

Could Be Better

In order to edit the video quickly, I left out the title, the intro, the outro and the background music.

I just ensured the message was

  • short and sharp,
  • quick to the point, and
  • includes a call to action.

I also left out the closed captioning on YouTube and Facebook. Captioning may take me another 2 hours. It’s essential, though, which I will do after the video picks up traction and gets viewers consistently.

I could also add the video content to SlideShare and slotted into my autoresponder series, but that will be later.

Next Action Step

The key is to be consistent. Make one video a day, maybe two… or three in advance.

Remember that unlike blog posts, Facebook posts, and email posts, YouTube videos stay there forever as long as the account is still around… and as long as YouTube is #1.


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How to Change Video Clip Speed in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017

Premiere Pro offers 3 ways to modify the speed and duration of clips.

You can use:
– Rate Stretch tool
– Speed/Duration command
– Time Remapping feature

In this lesson, we are going to do these to a clip.
– Slow down
– Speed up
– Reverse
– Maintain audio pitch
– Explore ripples

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Recorded on MacBook Pro with OBS
Edited on MacBook Pro with Final Cut Pro X
Music by PR_MusicProductions from Envato – “Inspiring”

Making a Cooking Video – Melon Ring Case Study

When my wife experiments with cooking a new dish, I will experiment with documenting it with a new video production method.





  • Normal HD mode at 25fps
  • Slow motion mode at 240fps


  • Manual white balance
  • Manual exposure
  • Manual focus


  • 1-minute quick cuts primarily for Facebook.


Filmmaker Pro is a free app that has manual controls for focus,  exposure and white balance.

These manual controls are not found in the native camera app.

iMovie is still the best video editing app on the iPhone by far.

Other video apps have more features but, takes a long time process every command.

The mini Gorillapod may be a little too short at times, but that’s not a problem in the kitchen as there are pots and containers to prop up its height.

The real secret is in the LED light. Without this, the video will look like any other home-made videos.

The lamp is slim and cordless, so it can fit almost anywhere.


This video is not perfect.

The frying scenes is a little darker than the rest.

I can always do color correction with another but, but that will defeat my goal of producing and publishing a professional looking video on-the-go.

I will sort that out in the next cooking video.

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Adrian Lee

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