Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head for $124 – Deal Alert

Manfrotto 502HD

B&H has the Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head for $124.99 (reg. $199.99) after mail-in rebate through February 28, 2015. This 502HD has a flat base with a 3/8″ connection for use on standard photo tripods, rather than the bowl or half-bowl base more common on dedicated video tripods. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Red Giant Launches Magic Bullet Suite 12

Red Giant has updated Magic Bullet Suite to version 12 with several product updates and a new Magic Bullet Film tool, which includes 22 negative stocks and four print stocks. Updates to products in Magic Bullet Suite 12 include:

  • Magic Bullet Looks 3.0
  • Magic Bullet Colorista III
  • Magic Bullet Mojo 2.0
  • Magic Bullet Cosmo 2.0

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How to Get Started Editing Video in Premiere Pro CC

If you want to get more out of your DSLR or mirrorless camera’s video shooting capabilities, you need to learn how to edit that video. Making the transition from photo editing to video editing can be a jarring move.

Video is whole other can of worms but it can be very rewarding. Even if you are not pushing out videos to a client, being able to do behind-the-scenes videos of your work, or just having polished family videos from today’s digital media devices.

If you don’t know where to start, this tutorial from Terry White is a great place to start. He gives you enough info to get started editing in Premiere Pro CC and cut a sequence from start to finish.

There may be better and more efficient methods to use some of the things he shows, but it is a good starting point. If you talk to 10 different editors, you’ll get 10 different opinions on editing techniques and workflow.