Bits & Pieces

Video tips for YouTube videos

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The appearance of Covid-19, lockdown and social distancing has created a huge rise in the number of people suddenly producing video content using webcams or phone cameras for Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Facebook and I’ve spent many, many hours recently editing videos shot for websites and YouTube.

Covid-19, VHS and Youtube Church Services

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So, the World as we knew it has changed and I’ve been pondering for several weeks on what to write to update this page of miscellaneous ramblings without success.

So here goes, in short I’ve edited and produced more videos in the last 4 months than I probably have in the last 2 or even 3 years, I’ve been able to finally get to grips with Final Cut Pro X and horror of horrors, I’m thinking of ditching my standby Final Cut Pro 7 system which has now been demoted to running a 4 camera CCTV system!

Support local shops…I tried!

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There’s a TV ad running at the moment asking us to support local shopping rather than use Internet shopping, a few days ago an outside light failed, opening it up to change the bulb I found a small square fluorescent tube, it had been in use since we’ve been here, just on 20 years!

An Autumn trip

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I supply the camera kit and video editing for a friend who then films his trips on his narrowboat, over the years he’s attracted quite a following on YouTube, FaceBook and his website (which I manage) with his films and exploits!

Power of FaceBook

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One website I maintain was overdue for a refresh, on average the site gets between 15 - 20 hits per day. I spent 2 days revamping it, re-organising the menu and checking it looked good on a mobile phone as most of the hits are now from mobiles. By coincidence, I also manage the FaceBook page for the same guy and I had an update to add to the FaceBook page, it was a simple paragraph with no photo, the post was shared by one person and within minutes the website was taking hits, by the end of the day the site had over 206 visits all attributable to FaceBook!
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