Faster Editing, Faster Uploads. Using Proxies.

Faster Editing, Faster Uploads. Using Proxies.

Is your computer not strong enough to edit 4K files, or does it start to lag with 1080p files? Especially when you start to add effects? When uploading files does it take ages? If this is the case for you and you’d like to speed up the post production process, Premiere’s Proxy method may be right for you. This blog post will talk about what proxy files are, how to create them, how to send them to EditSmart, and then how to reconnect the high resolution files once the editing is done.

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You spend HOW much time editing?? It’s time to outsource.

You spend HOW much time editing?? It’s time to outsource.

We’ve all been there, editing for hours into the night. Downing caffeine just to keep our eyes open, so we can keep working. Exporting multiple times until the video is perfect. All of this, and then our client asks us to go back and remove a clip, then replace another, etc. You can keep doing this if you want, or you could stop losing time editing.

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Why NOT to use Auto White Balance in video

Why NOT to use Auto White Balance in video

Filming with auto white balance (AWB) may seem like a good idea. I mean after all, your video will look better if your camera is trying to auto correct the whites, right? If you’ve ever tried to color correct an AWB-ed video, you know that this is far from the truth. 

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Best SEO practices for photographers and videographers in 2020 by RetouchUp

Best SEO practices for photographers and videographers in 2020 by RetouchUp

This blog post is a little bit different. Our sister company, RetouchUp, did research into best practices for SEO, specifically for photographers and videographers, and here we share their valuable findings! Much like EditSmart strives to save videographers time through editing video, RetouchUp has been saving photographers time by editing photos since 2003! Hope you enjoy!

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LOG Footage

LOG Footage

What is LOG Footage? 

LOG stands for logarithm. It is a shooting profile that gives videographers more control over the dynamic and tonal ranges. This preserves more data in the shot, which allows you to have much more control in post production. While recording in LOG gives you greater control in post, your clips will come out looking very flat and gray. This washed out look happens because the LOG profile keeps the details in the shadow and highlights, but in doing so there is not much contrast or saturation. 

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