Adding Subtitles and Captions to video with ease in Premiere Pro

Manually transcribing voice-to-text can be the most tedious and time-consuming part of any project and easy to neglect, if accomplished at all. Automated transcription puts an end to the tedium and serves as a powerful ally in helping others to locate answers more precisely and discover your work at the same time.

Link to Photofocus article — https://photofocus.com/software/harnessing-speech-to-text-for-enhanced-seo-in-premiere-pro/

YouTube creators: I’d recommend using the Transcribe feature and simply export to text. The Caption feature will burn subtitles into the sequence, useful perhaps in DVD production, but with no positive effect in regard to Google/YouTube SEO recognition.

Premiere Pro update details — https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/whats-new.html

The Modest Abode channel — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvMXcYImutUrWeI_PAl0HRQ

Budget Macro – Exploring Reverse Ring Adapters

As with any specialized area of photography, the art of macro photography – that is, making images of objects at a very close range – is in a creative world of its own.

This is true not only in terms of the specialized gear required to tell a story at a true 1:1 scale, but even more so in regard to the patience and practice needed to produce a clear and consistent result.

In this article, we’ll explore a technique known as reverse lens macro and consider one economical approach to producing amazing close-up images by using a simple reverse ring adapter and a manually-operated lens. Read more

Next Level Video – DJI OSMO Accessory Review

If you’re interested in adding smooth motion, cinematic video production to your skill set, the newly-released DJI Osmo is a must-have piece for the gear bag. As excellent as this tool is for FPV and interview work, adding a few key accessories can help take your creative vision to the next level.

In this tutorial, we’ll jump in and take a hands-on look at a couple of game-changing add-ons.

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Restoring Scanned Slides and Negatives

If you’ve had the pleasure of converting film slides of days gone by to the digital format, you may have experienced that bittersweet feeling of excitement mingled with a tinge of disappointment upon first viewing the dust, debris and tiny fibers accumulated by storage over the years in the scanned result.

Building on a recent post, Digitally Converting Slides and Negatives with Jumbl, in this video tutorial we’ll take a look at a few simple techniques to help reverse the ravages of time and bring new life back to these important keepsakes by way of Adobe Photoshop.

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Bringing Still Images to Life with Stop-Motion

Over the winter break a few years back, the kids and I were looking for a fun project to tackle indoors together on the colder days.

After tossing around various possible sets, scenes and scenarios collected over the years, we decided to enlist a few Lego Airport characters and begin work on a small stop-motion video project to see what could be learned. Several days and several hundred + frames later, we found ourselves with a few humble minutes of final footage.

Especially in these times of mandatory lock-down and quarantine, taking on challenging personal projects – such as stop-motion and time lapse composition – are both rewarding practices to stretch and develop new and useful skills that we might never acquire in the normal routine. Read more