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How To Generate Captions (Text to Speech) in Adobe Premiere Pro

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Lately I have been amazed by  the power of AI  and its capabilities in converting gibberish text-to speech into usable and readable articles. I keep recording YouTube videos for our Crypto hedge fund channel, I like YouTube as it generates auto caption from my spoken text. I then re-use this text with ChatGPT, making readable blog articles. Unfortunately, sometimes YouTube doesn't generate auto captions, don't know why, it happens. Thats how I discovered that Adobe Premiere Pro has function to…


Top 10 Best Selling Mirrorless Cameras 2022

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When talking about mirrorless cameras in 2022, Canon, Sony, Nikon, and Panasonic are the brands to consider. In this article, I've listed the top 10 best selling mirrorless cameras on Amazon.com A quick note: Please note this list contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on the Amazon site, I will earn an affiliate income from that. Prices for mirrorless cameras listed on this page is retrieved by using Amazon Product Advertising API…


How to Rotate a video in Adobe Premiere Pro (Portrait to Landscape)

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Sometimes when filming with a mobile phone, I shoot in portrait mode. Portrait mode is Okay for social media posts, but not really cool looking on larger screens.  Recently, when working on a larger home video in Adobe Premiere Pro, I discovered a few scenes shot in portrait mode, but actually where meant to be landscape.  Without further ado, here is how to rotate a video in Adobe Premiere Pro Upload your clip, from the timeline select clip, and click on the effects control, from there…


How To add Pixelate effect Adobe Premiere Pro

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Recently I faced an issue with a video uploaded to YouTube, the video featured parts that needed to be removed or pixelated. After a quick google search I found this awesome video tutorial, and here is how: From the Effects panel search for 'mosaic' - > choose from Stylize and apply Mosaic to all clip If you are looking to pixelate just a part of the video, say a face or body, from the effect Control window, under the Mosaic, select oval shape (or square) To make it automatically…


How To export Image from Video File in Adobe Premiere Pro

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Lately, I've put my DSLR camera aside and mostly using DJI Mavic AIr 2 + phone for photography and video (mostly video).  The drone is an awesome replacement for a DSLR camera - you can have both video and photography, the only drawback - no audio, that's why I'm using a phone.  anyhow, recently I discovered an awesome place here in Georgia, the restaurant Salty Garden, I did some drone videography, did some mobile videos, made a nice short clip at the end, but I forget to take any…


How to Flip a Mirror Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

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Recently I launched my YouTube channel where I talk about stocks, options trading, and finance in general. Most of the filming and editing I'm doing myself. As I'm filming with my Samsung Galaxy A51 phone  and then importing video in Adobe Premiere Pro for editing I noticed that some of my videos kind of look weird as t they are in a "mirror effect" Mirror effect video Look at the T-shirt - the text is in mirror effect.  Now to change it  - select the video file and apply Horizontal Flip…


My First Drone Video / DJI MAVIC MINI

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Here comes my first drone video filmed with DJI Mavic Mini drone. DJI Mini Mavic Drone Review Filming locations: our Tbilisi apt, Lisi lake, Rike Park, Dashbashi Canyon. Cinematic music for dramas effect by Scott Holmes / Humanity Quickly made with Adobe Premiere Pro July 2020, Tbilisi


First DJI Mavic Mini Aerial photography (Lisi Lake / Tbilisi)

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At the end of July 2020, I finally received my DJI Mavic Mini here in Tbilisi, Georgia.  I was very eager to test it out,  and one of the first spots to test DJI Mavic mini, which come to my mind was the Lisi lake. As our daughter has a preschool in that area, it was agreed to make the first test flight with this little drone near the Lisi lake. DJI_0001 officially first drone photography at the Lisi lake Not the best shot, obliviously, as the first flight was more about learning the…


Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens Review

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At the end of July, I finally got replacement lens for original Canon Rebel T5 (Canon 1200D) DSLR camera - I ordered online from Amazon Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens. For the original kit lens, the autofocus stopped working properly and for the most time I had to shoot in manual mode, it's perfectly fine for me, but I admit having working autofocus is really neat, it can help a lot (for example in bright sunlight). I was inching between 18-55mm zoom lens and 24mm pancake lens…


How To Learn Night And Long Exposure Photography

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Night photography together with a landscape and HDR photography is one of my favorite photography techniques. Over the years I have mastered my night photography skills from completely ruined and completely dark photography to tack-sharp and well exposed night photography. Here is what I've learned during the past couple of years - a decent DSLR camera is highly recommended, though I believe you could achieve fairly decent results with a point & shoot camera. You will be truly amazed by…