Blender for Video Production Quick Start Guide: Create high quality videos for YouTube and other social media platforms with Blender

Use Blender to edit and produce video for YouTube or any other social media platforms

Key Features

  • Use the Blender Video editing toolkit and UI
  • Make 3D info-graphics and interactive video with the latest Blender toolkit
  • Prepare a video production with live markings for tracking

Book Description

One of the critical components of any workflow related to video production is a reliable tool to create and edit media such as video and audio. In most cases, you will find video producers using software that can only cut and mount video in a “traditional” way. What if you could use a software that offers not only options to edit and cut video, but also create 3D content and animation? With Blender, you can make use of a fantastic set of tools to edit and cut video, and also produce 3D content that will enable you to take your productions to the next level.

Do you want to take footage from a camera and cut or add sound and titles? This book will show you how Blender can do that for you! You will learn to add 3D virtual objects to the same footage that will help you to create a full 3D environment. Using some camera tricks, you can even turn Blender into a powerful 2.5D animation software to create compelling infographics to produce educational, marketing, and instructional videos. You will also learn how to work with motion tracking to mix live-action footage with virtual objects. You will then learn how to use the video editing capabilities of Blender and match 3D content to your project for YouTube or any other media.

Toward the end of the book, you will export the project to YouTube using optimal settings for the best performance in the platform.

What you will learn

  • Import video and audio footage to Blender
  • Use the Video Sequencer Editor to manipulate footage
  • Prepare a project related to video in Blender
  • Cut and reorganize video footage in Blender
  • Create animations and add voiceover and sound to video
  • Build infographics based on 3D content
  • Blend 3D content with live-action footage
  • Export video for YouTube using optimal settings

Who this book is for

Anyone trying to produce content based on video for platforms like YouTube. Those artists will need a software to cut and edit video footage or make small intro clips, animations, or info graphics for video.

Table of Contents

  1. Blender as a Video Editor for YouTube
  2. Editing and Cutting Video Footage in Blender
  3. Using Properties to Enhance Video
  4. Animated Properties for Video Effects
  5. Creating Intro Videos for YouTube with Text and Motion Graphics
  6. Using Videos as Textures for 3D Compositions
  7. Adding Sound and Voiceover for YouTube
  8. Align 3d content with video using virtual cameras
  9. Exporting Video for YouTube

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 Introduction Quick Reference Guide (4-page Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts – Laminated Card)

This 4-page laminated guide for Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 shows step-by-step instructions and shortcuts for image enhancement, image manipulation, powerful selection and masking techniques, and much more. Written with Beezix’s trademark focus on clarity, accuracy, and the user’s perspective, this guide will be a valuable resource to improve your proficiency in using Adobe Photoshop. This guide is suitable as a training handout, or simply an easy to use reference guide, for any type of user. Covers BOTH Windows & Mac versions of Adobe Photoshop CC 2018.

The following topics are covered

Working with Files, Creating a New File, About File Formats & Layers, Accessing All Tools in the Tools Panel, Adjusting Zoom, Moving the Canvas within the Document Window, Moving an Element or Selection on the Canvas.

Cropping an Image, Straightening an Image, Working with Layers, Changing Opacity of a Layer, Resizing (Image, Items, Canvas), Rotating & Flipping.

Selecting Parts of an Image: Making Quick Selections Based on Color, Tone, and Texture; Drawing a Freehand Selection Marquee; Making Rectangular or Elliptical Selections; Making a Custom, Polygonal Selection; Making a Selection Using the Brush Tool; Inverting a Selection; Deselecting Everything.

Using Masks to Change Only Parts of a Layer, Removing or Repairing Parts of an Image: Using Content-Aware Fill; Using the Clone Stamp Tool; Using the Healing Brush Tool or Spot Healing Brush Tool. Changing the Look of an Image with Adjustments.

Using Levels to Make Deeper Blacks and Brighter Whites, Adjusting the Exposure in Parts of an Image, Adjusting the Color Saturation in Parts of an Image, Blurring Parts of an Image, Setting Colors, Changing Color Mode of an Image, Undo or Redo Actions (Incl History Panel and History Brush Tool).

Adding Text, Changing Existing Text, Warping Text, Using Type to Create a Mask.

Using Multiple Artboards (Pages), Using Guides, Showing or Hiding the Rulers, Saving a PSD as Another File Type.

Also includes a list of Windows and Mac keyboard shortcuts.

Great companion product to: Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 (ISBN 9781944684457), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC (ISBN 9781944684402), Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2018 (ISBN 9781944684204).

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The Musician’s Guide to iMovie for iPad: Creating, Editing and Sharing Videos Using iMovie for iPad: With Online Resource (Quick Pro Guides)

The Musician’s Guide to iMovie for iPad features Apple’s iMovie app, the perfect app to delve into the basics of video production. You will be guided step-by-step through the process of creating high-quality videos using iMovie for iOS. The book, along with the companion videos, will quickly get you up and running creating, editing, and sharing your own videos. Topics include importing video, pictures and audio clips, creating a movie trailer, exporting videos to sharing sites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo.

Also included is information for purchasing and using add-ons such as microphones, stands, lighting, video storage options and more. You will explore options for using other devices to function as cameras such as Smartphones, GoPro, and other camera apps.

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iMovie app version 2.2.4 and later.

• You will learn best practices for creating quality videos using only your iPad and iMovie in both natural and artificial lighting

• Enhance your movies with slow motion, fast forward, picture-in-picture, and split-screen effects

• Customize movie studio logos, cast names, and credits

• Create a trailer and choose from eight unique video themes with matching titles, transitions, and music

• Save videos and iMovie project files to iCloud Drive

• AirPlay to wirelessly stream video to your HDTV with Apple TV

Item includes online resource.

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