How to make a time-lapse video with your digital video camera

Written by Kevin Rockwell

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I use Adobe Premiere Pro for my editing jobs, but I have also used Avid DV Express, Final Cut Pro, and others inrepparttar non linear editing world. These are all great programs and are very powerful products that can create some very professional looking videos. You don’t have to have these products to create your own videos but if you are serious about digital video editing it might be a good idea to take a look at these options.

I digitize my raw video ofrepparttar 133353 scene I am doing time lapse on into my computer (big hard drive, video eats up GB’s of space) and then importrepparttar 133354 clip into my time line. From th3e timeline you can then selectrepparttar 133355 clip with a right click. From there you will be given a menu with options depending onrepparttar 133356 software you use. Selectrepparttar 133357 option that says “duration”, “speed” or something similar. Changerepparttar 133358 speed ofrepparttar 133359 clip so that time will speed up considerably. If you have an hour of video inrepparttar 133360 clip and want to shorten it to 2 -5 minutes then you need to increaserepparttar 133361 speed ofrepparttar 133362 clip to 3 or 4 thousand percent of normal. This will require your software to renderrepparttar 133363 clip atrepparttar 133364 higher speed and may take some time top process depending onrepparttar 133365 speed of your computer.

Once you have renderedrepparttar 133366 video clip atrepparttar 133367 new speed you will want to play it to see ifrepparttar 133368 movie flows evenly or if you will want to readjustrepparttar 133369 speed setting to make it better. Sometimes you may want to shorten your raw video and adjustrepparttar 133370 speed down somewhat in order to get a smooth flow of action. Once you have renderedrepparttar 133371 clip atrepparttar 133372 new speed you can now cut and splice it as you see fit withrepparttar 133373 speeded up action intact. There are some things you will record that might only need a slight speed change, take for instance some digital video of your kids playing sports. Double or triplerepparttar 133374 speed ofrepparttar 133375 clip and show it to them and you might have them rolling onrepparttar 133376 floor.

You can also use these techniques to capturerepparttar 133377 growth of a flower or plant overrepparttar 133378 course of days or weeks. Simply set you camera in exactlyrepparttar 133379 same place atrepparttar 133380 same time each day and record an interval that works each day fro however long you want to document. May be you getrepparttar 133381 seedling just breaking soil and follow it allrepparttar 133382 way through turning into a full grown plant.

Another interesting idea is to capturerepparttar 133383 path ofrepparttar 133384 moon acrossrepparttar 133385 night sky. Set up your camera on a tripod in a spot that can seerepparttar 133386 path ofrepparttar 133387 moon for several hours. Setrepparttar 133388 camera to interval record and putrepparttar 133389 moon on one side ofrepparttar 133390 frame so that it will pass acrossrepparttar 133391 frame asrepparttar 133392 night passes. This one may require some testing in order to getrepparttar 133393 exposure and framing right as well asrepparttar 133394 right interval to record at. Most likely you would want to setrepparttar 133395 interval as long as you can andrepparttar 133396 record time as short as you can but do a test run first to see what works.

I can’t stress enough that using your digital video camera can be great fun and you can achieve some cool results. Play around and test. You just might find yourself creating some very creative digital video to share withrepparttar 133397 rest ofrepparttar 133398 world.

Kevin Rockwell worked as a network TV cameraman for 20 years shooting news and sports. Now a devoted fan of digital photography and video he works to gather information, tips and news for digital camera users. Oh and he loves to shoot pictures of cool and interesting things all the time.

Things to Consider When Selecting a VoIP Phone Provider

Written by Michael Lemm

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911 Service: Most ofrepparttar VoIP carriers offer E911 service, but not all. Be sure to check ifrepparttar 133352 VoIP provider offers E911 because it is not a given. Ifrepparttar 133353 VoIP provider does not offer E911, then we suggest that you either have a cell phone or traditional landline to use in case of an emergency. (Note: It is also important to point out that if you take your VoIP phone when traveling, E911 has no way of knowing where you are when you call 911 if you are away fromrepparttar 133354 registered address.)

International Calling: If you make a lot of international calls, you will want to do a lot of research on International Rates as they vary by provider. There are a few carriers that offer unlimited calling to certain countries.

Money Back Guarantee: Since VoIP is a relatively new product; most all VoIP providers will offer a free money back guarantee. Be sure to check with each provider as we have seenrepparttar 133355 money back guarantees range from a 14-day to a 30-day money back guarantee. (Note: Be sure to keeprepparttar 133356 original packaging that your equipment came in just in case you need to send it back)

This is only a short list. In fact, there are many things to consider when choosing a VoIP provider. An educated consumer generally results in a satisfied consumer. Hopefully,repparttar 133357 above list is somewhat helpful......and at least gives you a foundation to start your search from.

Michael is the owner of FreedomFire Communications and .......delivering choices to both residential and business consumers for voice and data broadband services. Michael also authors BroadBand Nation where you're always welcome to to drop in and catch up on the latest BroadBand news, tips, and ramblings for the masses.

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