I love love uploading info videos to YouTube. It’s pretty much all I do these days for work, make YouTube videos. I do random videos sometimes that have nothing to do with photography (like how to play Led Zeppelin guitar solos), and the reason I’m always putting up YouTube videos is for experience.
The more I do videos, the better I get. And you can find how-to’s about everything on YouTube pretty much. I learned how to play very basic violin on it, you can learn how to load a dishwasher, and through my channel, you can learn all about photography techniques, from the most basic (how to use a grey card, how to read a histogram) to really advanced techniques (using custom white balance to fool the camera in order to change ambient light temperature).
Every once in a while, I can’t find a topic. So it takes me a lot longer to piece together how to do things. One huge huge thing that I did late last year was I completely abandoned FinalCut ProX. It is a terrible, ridiculous program that needs so many workarounds (create a “hidden” events folder to keep them from cluttering up your event catalog). They claim that it has a multiple-camera sync function, and I wish that thing worked – but it never ever did.
So I switched to Adobe Premiere. Did you know you can “rent” Adobe Software on a monthly basis? For $29/month, I can get the entire CS software packages, which is incredible considering that Adobe Premium costs about $700. Premiere is fantastic – FANTASTIC! I also learned so much at lynda.com, which had great content.
But one thing that it can’t quickly do is match up multiple cameras automatically. You can drop in “markers” and match the markers, but it won’t sync by sound. A software called “PluralEyes” does, and so with the combination of the two, it saves me hours and hours and hours of annoying clip-matching.
And because this was a huge time-saver for me, and because nobody really taught how this works in a single workflow, I made this video for the relatively few people who would appreciate it.
But it’s just another YouTube upload under my belt. And I got a little more experience having done it. Here’s the video: