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Technical tips, tricks and suggestions from our staff that you can use on your production or everyday life!

Glossary of Commonly Used Terms in Video Editing

Filed in Tech Tips by on May 23, 2016 0 Comments • views: 686

Cape Cod Community Media Center – Intro to Video Editing Course Adobe the company that makes and sells Premiere Pro software. Audio what the editor and viewer can hear. Audio Effects alters the way an audio clip is heard, for correction or creativity. Audio Meter Panel where sound is measured in terms of dB levels […]

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Animate your video projects.

Filed in Tech Tips by on June 5, 2015 0 Comments • views: 626

After Effects CC is not only the broadcast industry’s motion graphics and animation standard, but it’s now more accessible than ever as part of your Creative Cloud membership. In this intensive 6-hour course, renowned author, video producer, and Adobe Community Professional Jeff Foster will show you how to use After Effects’ many functions to enhance […]

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September Tech Tip: Try it first…

Filed in Tech Tips by on August 28, 2014 0 Comments • views: 640

Try before you buy…No matter what you are about to buy, there is probably a myriad of options to choose from. Before making that purchase, whether big or small, try it before you buy it…How? You ask…Reach out to your network of friends, family, co-workers to see if someone already has it or something like […]

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August Tech Tip: Short Cuts…

Filed in Tech Tips by on July 15, 2014 • views: 593

Extra Short cuts… We all like to take a short cut or have a little extra every now and then. So here are a few short cuts to use this production summer! 1) Extra tape – (Gaffers not Duck) put a 6 inch piece on a case or gear, at the ready; 2) Batteries – […]

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Youtube Tutorials to promote your Public Access show

Filed in Tech Tips by on June 16, 2014 • views: 535

YouTube is the 3rd largest social media site on the planet. And its activity makes up about 20% of all social media activity. We found 13 tutorials to help you get the most out of your Youtube Channel, promote your show and get more viewers! How do you get started? What videos should you upload? […]

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A great tip!..YouTube Intros

Filed in Tech Tips by on May 2, 2014 • views: 497

Here’s a great tip: http://mashable.com/2014/05/01/youtube-creators-can-now-add-a-3-second-intro-to-all-their-videos/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

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Tech Tip: Basic Color Matching…

Filed in Tech Tips by on December 2, 2013 • views: 668

Ever hear of Color Matching? When using multiple cameras, to keep post production easier, you need to white balance each camera before shooting. This will help ensure the color in each video match correctly so when you cut between cameras, your whites will be white and your colors will be equal hues. This technique is […]

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Tech Tip: Battery Life…

Filed in Tech Tips by on October 23, 2013 0 Comments • views: 774

Laptops, tablets, and smart devices all have batteries. These batteries lose charge and wear out over time. Technology changes (Ni-Cd, NiMH, Li-ion) and so they do get better but good practice should still be instituted. To maintain longer battery life (not charge), make sure, on occasion, you run your device from full power all the […]

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Tech Tip: Wireless Mic Tip…

Filed in Tech Tips by on September 24, 2013 0 Comments • views: 682

When you are too far away from your subject to get good audio with a Shotgun mic on a boom-pole, use of a wireless lavalier is the next best thing. However, here in the USA, the 700 MHz Band has been banned for public use. Precisely between 698 and 806 MHz is reserved only for […]

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Cape and Islands Legislative Delegation Asks for Oversight Hearing in Follow Up to the Killing Of Officer Gannon views: 3

The following is a letter sent by the Cape’s legislative delegation to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary and the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security “We owe it to Sergeant Gannon, his family, and the Yarmouth Police Department to take a hard look at what happened, particularly at the Trial Court, witness protection […]

Member Spotlight: James Locke views: 29

  James is heading overseas for a few months, but he’s been a staple of the Media Center this year since joining in August of 2017. Born in England, James spent much of his childhood in Kenya before joining the army and traveling the world. He came to the Cape on an expedition in 2010 […]

Going Green! Earth Day Events and More! views: 67

Earth Day is nearly upon us (it’s this Sunday, April 22nd), and there’s never been a better time to get involved in the environmental movement. According to the Earth Day Network, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities every year! This year’s theme is “End Plastic Pollution,” and there are so many […]

Story Slam: How We Met – In Pictures! views: 33

Last night, Cape Media and Cape Cod Beer hosted a Story Slam for a cavalcade of local storytellers, under the theme of “How We Met”. Eight people performed and over $350 was raised for the Yarmouth Police Fund. First Place (and the Audience Favorite award) went to James Barnes, with his well-timed story about a date that […]