Post Category: Video Production

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All About Aspect Ratio

4 MIN TO READ One of the most commonly encountered yet poorly understood terms in online video production is aspect ratio. If you ever encounter a video that looks stretched out or has black bars on either side, you are looking at an aspect ratio issue. So what exactly is aspect ratio, what are the most common formats, and how should you work with…

Video Technology and the World Cup

3 MIN TO READ The 2014 World Cup broke all sorts of records in terms of audience and online activity, but some of the most impressive activity was actually happening on the sidelines of the pitch and in the sky: the video technology being used to capture all the key moments of the games and transmit them to viewers. I know I felt particularly…

Are you a Creator, or Curator?

3 MIN TO READ We write about original video content creation fairly frequently, but there is another increasingly popular option known as curation. Content curation has been trending for a while across all mediums, as it can be a nice way to pay a compliment to someone producing quality pieces (with proper attribution of course), as well as to take the pressure off the…

How to Use Stock Footage and Find it for Free

4 MIN TO READ Sometimes, you just can’t film everything you need for your video. It might be due to a lack of time, equipment, access to a specific location, knowhow, or all of the above. Not to worry, there are a plethora of free resources out there for stock footage. Stock footage consists of short clips of everyday people, animals, industry, travel, landscapes, skyscapes,…

Quickly and Easily Make Great Video on the Go

4 MIN TO READ Video editing has a reputation for being time-consuming and very technically involved. However, the days of needing a hefty desktop computer and massive monitor are long behind us. That equipment is still justified in many situations. However, video editing apps and more powerful phones are making it easier and faster to produce fantastic video in the palm of your hand with…

Five Factors That Can Ruin Your Video

4 MIN TO READ Making an online video is not necessarily hard, but making a great online video definitely can be. Since we always want your online videos to be a huge success, read on to learn what to avoid with our top five common issues that can ruin otherwise excellent videos.

Does Video Quality Matter?

3 MIN TO READ Whether or not a video has to be high definition (HD) is rarely questioned during the production phase. In fact, at SproutVideo, there is hardly any circumstance in which we would recommend using a standard definition (SD) video camera. It is a nearly universal truth that video has to be HD. As with any nearly universal truth, it is absolutely…

Video Production 101: Save Time and Money

6 MIN TO READ In this post, we explore actionable tips and tricks for easy ways to save time and money on video production. Believe it or not, there are ways you can work more efficiently and produce more content for less. As they say, time is money, so read on for eight of the best tips for producing videos efficiently.