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Air Pro 3

Quality HD Video in an Action Cam With the iON Air Pro 3

Brian Teal

The Air Pro 3 Is amazing and I will tell you why it is because Waterproof to 49 feet in the stock casing so you could bring it anywhere and its and HD camera.  If we had a Air Pro 3 we could bring it games and stick it to poles to get a different angles. Some of the bad thing are Sound quality, Reset button size 323-C5-iON-POV-cam-SECONDARY , No removable battery

“Mounting accessories include a double-faced adhesive which is quite sticky, in order to mount the helmet mount, as well as a CamLOCK which consists of a helmet mount and a removable ball joint nut. Another common mounting option is a small tripod with legs that users can bend to wrap around objects, or to level out the camera on uneven terrains. We found our favorite way of using this mount was to place the iON on top of a soccer ball which provided a good elevation to view the action we were trying to record. We were also able to improvise and use zip ties to mount the iON onto a goal post for goalkeeper views of a soccer game.” 323-C5-iON-POV-cam-PRIMARY

Organized Editing tips


Author: Chris Gates      Published Date: February 13th, 2014

Editing is a huge part of the video making process, and staying organized is a great way to make it easier. the five things you can do to stay organized is keep common assets on hand, back up your video, add metadata, name your clips, and build a file structure. To build a file you structure you put files into files that are in files, labeling them as “Images” or “Audio”. Naming clips can help you find what you’re looking for without going through on clips that have almost the exact same name. Backing everything up is so incase something happens while you’re editing, you don’t wanna lose your data. Keeping your assets on hand can save time from search for them when you need them.

Last time I edited a video I learned to always back up my clips, and since the first time I edited I realized it helps to name my clips. However, I never did build I file structure but I can see how it can be helpful. Adding clips that I use often in all my films to my favorites can help me from wasting time looking for them later.

If I ever have an endless number of clips for one project then I’ll try to build a file structure. I’ll also add hum remover to my favorite and anything else that I end up using a lot.

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Round 2

I got nearly 3/4 of my filming done this last weekend only to find out on the following Monday morning that there was no audio. No useable footage, so now I am forced to go back and do an entire reshoot of the production. Despite not having any footage this has been a good thing. Now I have had more time to think and do some rewrites to make this film easier to shoot. This has been a good thing because unlike most people who are about to start on a project they don’t know what to expect. I know what to expect now while filming this project. This time around the filming will be better and the project will be better as a whole. Also this time I’ll double check the audio


5 Editing Tips


Author: Chuck Peters    Date Published: November 08th, 2013

There are five key points in video editing. Speed, color correction, audio sweetening, pushes and pulls, and stabilization. With audio sweetening you can compress or expand volume level to try reduce hum or add reverb. Speed can be used to create fast or slow motion effects, even reversing footage can make the it seem like time can been turned back. Color correction, even just a little, can improve your clips by boosting mids or honing the highlights. Push and pull refers to not having to struggle with zooming in and out while filming, because now a days we can do that in editing. Stabilization is using video filters to stabilize shaky shot; SmoothCam is the name of that filter in Final Cut Pro and although it sounds nice don’t forget it’ll take hours to process. So next time you go into an editing application don’t just throw everything together take time and see all the amazing things you can do with it.

I was unaware that you can zoom in and out in editing, and still have it look nice, but then again I never looked for it. This article has given me some ideas like reversing video and seeing where it can fit in. I had also never thought of using color correction but i’ll keep that in mind if I’m ever trying to figure out how to do a sunset. In general this article has made me want to look through all the possible things I can do with Final Cut.

Next time in go into editing I’ll try messing around with color correction. I’ve already played with speed and I loved the way it came out. I’ll also continue trying to be better at audio editing. Also, I want to try to figure out how to reverse video because even if I don’t plan on using it it seems like something that might come in handy one day.

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Title: 5 TIPS TO HELP ANY VIDEO EDITOR STAY ORGANIZED   Author: Chris “ace” Gates   Date published: February 14th, 2014

VM5Tips1. Build a file structure- Some producers just throw all the files all in one folder all together, which then you can easily misplace/lose something. You should make a folder for that whole project and then make folders inside of that folder to organized the little things within the production. Different examples of folder names would be like, “Audio,” “Images,” and “Final Renders.” Just a few different folders to keep everything organized can make a huge difference.

2. Use a standard naming convention- Don’t name files inside the folders anything confusing that you won’t remember which is which. You should name each day of filming something like for example 02132014 which is an 8-digit number for February 13, 2014 and name things in a system like so you know which is which.

3. Add Metadata- This tip gets overlooked because entering metadata is another chore that you would have to do with all the other task you have to do. Most video editing applications are made to work with metadata and just having a minimal amount of metadata with every clip will make organizing them out so much easier.

4. Back Everything Up- The worst nightmare is losing a whole production’s assets. One drive isn’t enough, and two isn’t any better. Hard drives are not too expensive and it doesn’t take an it department to do this. The little amount of time it takes to back up a project is worth it for sure. If an editor uses a good file structure and standard naming, it then becomes so much easier to organize your backup drives and know it’s in the correct place and it all works cohesively.

5. Keep Common Assets On Hand- There are a good amount of files that a video editor will use over and over again. Each video editor has their own collection of royalty-free music beds, design elements, and sound FX they go back to and use in a pinch. These assets should have their own file structure and should be easily accessible so an editor can put them into the project when they are needed. In order to “future-proof” projects, is that you should make copies of the assets and put them into the file structure. This way, if the project is archived to a long forgotten drive or the cloud, it can be opened up at a later date without the video editor having to relocate missing assets later.

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Sports Video

Author: Kyle Cassidy Published: December 2012


Shooting sports video is as exciting as the event that you are filming. However, each sport or venue calls for a different approach. Shooting for one player or team can also change your focus or how the audience views your project.

Typically you should use a type of camera that can film a large scene at a time. Sports field are much larger then a stage or a room in a house, so you should be able to film the whole sports arena in one shot if you have access to a camera that lets you.

Getting an interview with players on the teams is also a great idea when trying to make a sports video. Hearing their side of the story is a great way to connect with the audience and getting both sides is an ever better way to share the game you just filmed.

How to Create a Viral Video

Author: Mike Rosen-Molina Date Published: January 2013


Haven’t you always wanted to be famous? Well creating a viral video is one of the closest and easiest ways to become “internet famous.” A viral video is a video that has been viewed by a massive number of people in a short amount of time. These tips can help make your video as popular as possible.

Keep Things Simpler- The goal of creating a viral video is to make your audience want to share and show off your video to their friends and families. No one wants to watch a video that is overly complicated or that runs for 10 plus minutes. Make sure your video is short and to the point.

Add Music- What person doesn’t love a little music? Really, I can’t think of a single person I know that doesn’t enjoy at least SOME type of music. Add a catchy beat to your video, even if it is something completely repetitive and annoying. This will make the audience remember your video for at least the music and possibly look it up again and again.

Be Funny- Nothing gets people to look at your video more than if it has some comedy aspect in it. If you are not a witty or clever person, then maybe add some dry humor or physical comedy to it! Everyone loves to laugh, and if you get your audience to LOL then you are in good shape.

Editing Mistakes to Avoid

Author: Chuck Peters Date Published: May 2013


Editing video projects is probably the least exciting part of the young film directors job. You spend countless hours filming and now you have to sit for who knows how long editing your masterpiece exactly how you like it. Slacking off can seem enticing to do but here are some video editing mistakes to avoid.

Poor Audio Mix- Almost every edit has two primary audio components: voice and music. Music sets the mood and can drive a feeling into the audience listening, while voice is how you communicate the point of the story you’re telling. Making sure these two match up accordingly while also not making one too loud or too quiet.

Incomplete Transitions- These can occur when you are not paying attention to how long the transitions are compared to the clips you are adding them to are. A dissolve editing transition could last 7 seconds while the clip lasts only 4 seconds, leaving the audience confused as to why this transition is still running.

Ghost Frames- When the outbound shot used in a dissolve goes to another shot before the transition is complete remains are ghost frames. The cut within the dissolve is only seen partially and makes for a bad scene.

Back to the Basics

Author: Kyle Cassidy Date Published: July 2012


Before you can get into anything else involving filming with a camera, you must first learn the basic type of shots. There is an infinite number of possible camera angles you can film from, but some should be saved for more advanced film directors. This article was about the basics.

Shots you can do when the camera is moving are as follows: Pan- the camera stays in one spot while the lens moves left or right. Tilt- the same as “pan” but up and down. Tilt up to the sky tilt down to the ground.

Shots you can do when the operator is the one that is moving: Truck- moving the whole camera mount from left to right or from right to left. Dolly- moving the camera closer to or away from the subject.

This shots are very basic and can be mastered quite easily by newcomer film directors.

Making Physical Comedy Funny

Author: Randal K. West Date Published: November 2013

Physical comedy has been around since the first man saw a friend fall flat on his face and started to laugh at it. It is not a subtle style of comedy at all, and can be used to lighten the mood of the scene with it’s almost instant hilarity. It is one of the hardest types of comedy to stage. But if done well, can cause a large amount of laughter.


The biggest mistake with trying to integrate physical comedy is to make it look realistic while not making it so obvious that the audience knows what is going on next. You also can’t just blindly throw in violence between to actors hoping the audience will find it humorous. You need a good balance of right time, right place, and right characters to use this type of comedy in a film.