Tips to Make Your Video Stand Out with Special Effects

Video Stand Out with Special EffectsVideo has become a great marketing tool as YouTube and digital cameras have greatly expanded the reach of video on the web. A video transcription service provider can convert the audio in videos to searchable text so that users can easily find your videos online. A really good video is one that captures the viewer’s attention until the very end and leaves them looking forward to more. And what better way to do this than with realistic visual effects! Here are some expert tips to make your videos stand out with special effects:

  • Fast motion and slow motion: Adjusting the playback speed of your footage is a great tactic to add some drama and creativity to your video projects. While fast motion shows the progression of a project, slow motion makes your video appear to be slowed down. Fast motion will speed up things and show an entire process in just minutes or seconds. Slow motion can be used to emphasize a moment such as in weddings or birthday parties.
  • Avoid motion blur with a high shutter speed: You can freeze or blur motion by using a faster shutter speed. Shutter speed ranges from about 1/8000th of a second on the fastest end depending on camera, and 30″ (seconds) and finally Bulb on the longest end. To avoid blurring due to camera shake, experts say you should try and shoot at a shutter speed faster than the focal length of your lens.
  • Pan and zoom: To create movement and induce emotional narrative experiences, pan and zoom to focus on a person’s face or scenery. Try the split screen effect: This cool effect involves showing several video streams at the same time. This technique can be used in different types of videos and is a great option for fast paced promotional videos and comparison videos.
  • Understand video camera settings to improve footage quality: Before shooting video, know the camera settings such as focal length, aperture, and shutter speed. Before you set the camera in motion, also check things like resolution and frame rate, Gain and ISO, white balance, scene profile, aperture or F-Stop settings and focus. An article in fstoppers.com recommends keeping track of camera position from the ground as well as the distance from the subject to ensure accurate 3D object modeling and rendering.
  • Avoid moving the camera too quickly: Fast camera moves will cause blurred frames. So when panning, tilting, or zooming, avoid moving the camera too quickly.
  • Create environment maps: A 360-degree panorama image, an environment map is critical for creating realistic lighting and reflections on 3D models. You can learn to create such images from online tutorials. If you want to light a 3D scene using an image, you need a format that will offer a much larger range of brightness. Compared to JPG, HDRI or High Dynamic Range Image can make panorama with a more dynamic range.

Once you have created your video, you can get it transcribed with the help of a professional digital transcription service provider. Experienced companies videos in various file formats including .mp4, .video, .mov, and .avi. They can also handle multiple speakers, difficult content, or accents and provide quality captioning in custom formats. They will provide the right solutions to make your entertaining video accessible, searchable, and search engine friendly.

About Julie Clements

Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.