Masking: The Black Art Of Video Making
Here is a simple ten step tutorial on making a mask

Masking to many, is the black art of video making. It all sounds, well, too hard to bother with, with terms such as 'alpha channel', 'compositing' and 'overlay' to deal with. But trust me gentle reader, knowing even the basics of masking and compositing will add a whole new dimension to your home videos, family documentaries, short films and so on. We'll start with something simple. For the sake of the exercise I am using Sony Vegas Pro here, but the basics apply to any editing package (NLE) that dares call itself such. ...Read More »
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iPhone Tip #7 - Weather At Your Fingertips
The weather around a lot of the country these past few weeks has been really awful, so we thought we'd make sure you know about a hidden feature in the Weather App on your iPhone. When you open the weather App, it gives you your Local Weather and then, of course, you can add as many cities as you would like, by tapping on the "i" button at the bottom right hand of your phone. ...Read More »
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iPhone Tip #6 - Extra Keyboards
Are you one of those people who likes to add emoticons to your email and text messages? Or you've seen it and wondered how people do that? If so, did you know there is an entire keyboard which is dedicated to emoji which you can enable and access instantly while texting conversations, etc? Here's how to do it. ...Read More »
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iPhone Tip #5 - Easy Email Tricks and Features
Are you the type of person who writes a lot of draft emails but has trouble finding them? You like to check for new mail but don't want to push a button to do so? Want to add an image within an email on your iPhone? Read on! ...Read More »
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Creating iPhone Text MSG Shortcuts!
Sometimes when texting you find that you will often type the same common phrase or a long URL, and writing it over and over each time can be tiresome. Well did you know, that you can actually create keyboard shortcuts that will represent those phrases or other combinations of key strokes? It's a really handy trick that you'll find you'll have lots of uses for. Here's how you do it! ...Read More »
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Using iCloud With Photo Stream
Photo Stream allows you to take a photo on any iOS device, or import a photo from your digital camera to your computer. Then, utilizing Apple's iCloud, Photo Stream instantly pushes a copy of that photo over any available Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection to the Photos app on your iOS devices, iPhoto on you or the Pictures Library on your PC. ...Read More »
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iPhone Camera Editing Tips
In the latest iOS software update. some editing functions are built right onto the screen for each picture, so you don't have to go out to a third party app unless you're doing something more than basic. Select a picture you want to correct and then tap on the Edit button at the top right of the screen - that will bring up the editing functions. ...Read More »
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iPhone Hidden Camera Features
Since we are mobile app developers at Rev Up Transmedia, we wanted to offer you some cool tips on hidden features and short cuts for your iPhone and iPad. We'll be adding more tricks each week so bookmark this page for easy access! Here are some great suggestions to make using the iPhone camera easier. You know, of course, that the camera icon on the home screen (iOS5) now allows you to instantly access the camera without even having to unlock the iPhone. ...Read More »

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