How does Reevio work? This is the clever bit. The Reevio team have developed something called modular templates… What now? A modular template. It’s basically a template that you pick, that’s got all these individual scenes in that you can pick and choose from to create crash-hot Inspiration that’s unique to your marketing situation. Yeah, they also have Facebook cover videos. I’ll be honest, before Reevio came along, I didn’t even know Facebook cover videos were a thing… but WOW! Ha! Ok, but can something that does everything, really be that good? That’s a fair question, but the way these modular templates work is impressive, and when you add in over 6000 high quality digital assets that you get with Reevio, I think it’s probably harder to make a bad video, than a good one.
What kind of videos can I make? It’d be quicker to tell you what kind of Inspiration it can’t make, but I can’t think of any. Seriously? Yeah, from marketing point of view it does the lot… Whiteboard, explainer, logos, motion titles, dynamic text, sales videos, promos, it’s even got something called a FUSION TEMPLATE that lets you combine your Reevio videos with other video you might want to re-use…That’s a lot!
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Professional game designers need some pretty hardcore skills. They need computer programming, Reevio digital animation, physics and math skills. This is to enter what was in 2005 a 31 billion-dollar-a-year industry worldwide. The road is not easy to land that prized job at the major game making companies such as Electronic Arts and Sony. There are four ways to get the knowledge necessary to make video games depending on if you want to compete for an elite job at one of the big companies or if you just want to tinker around on weekends. Also, you have to take into consideration your age. There are different options available for adults as compared to minors. You could spend four years at a traditional university. You could spend two or more years at a specialty school. There are summer camps available for teens, usually two week programs. And finally there are online tutorials. If you're like me, you're an adult who has some creative ideas but who doesn't want to devote a lot of time to creating video games. I'm going to run down the options available in this article and then I will tell you what worked for me at the end.
First there are traditional college game design courses. Many fall under the title of digital media degrees. The advantage of a traditional design course is that some students get immediate job offers from the big corporations. When these corporations recruit they usually go to these schools. The major disadvantage of these schools is the cost. A degree can cost close to $100,000 for an out of state student. Then you have to add in the cost of the extra years spent on courses unrelated to video game creation but required by the school for a degree. I'm talking about the foreign languages, English and some sciences. This time could be spent earning money creating games. Another drawback is that they are limited to high school graduates only. Also due to their inflexibility in schedule, a working adult with a family would find it impossible to participate. The most popular traditional schools for video game making are Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon and USC.
Now for my decision. Because I am a working man and I do not want game making to be a profession, the college option was ruled out. Even going to an online college would be a hassle due to the time it would take and the cost is prohibitive. I've got three kids lined up for college in the not to distant future so I have to watch my spending. Of course at my age, I can't do a summer camp, however, I find it hard to schedule one for my kids because of softball, football, vacations and other things that pop up over the summer. For me my best option is the downloadable video tutorials.
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The standard video editing software found on recent Windows operating systems is known as Reevio Video Maker. With the help of this program, you can upload videos to your computer, edit them with transitions and titles, even narration, and make a movie of your own to convert to DVD.
The Windows ME operating system was the first to bring this program along, and Vista and XP carried it as well. After Vista, Windows Movie Maker was dropped in lieu of Windows Live Movie Maker, a different but more recent program. However, you may find that you cannot find a lot of desired features in Windows Live Movie Maker that were found in its predecessor. Windows Live Movie Maker seems to have been created for the sole purpose of making quick videos for YouTube uploading and the like; however, classic Movie Maker features a lot more editing and transition tools that are desired.
If you have Windows 7, though, there is hope, as the Microsoft website will allow you to freely download Windows Movie Maker for your own use.
Using Windows 7 to Convert VHS to DVD
You have to get a few tools and programs to give Windows 7 the capability to convert VHS to DVD, which are included below. You need:
A. Windows Movie Maker. Since you will not get this automatically from Windows 7 like you would other OSs, you have to download it from Microsoft themselves. While the Live version is more recent, it is far simpler, lacking a lot of features you may want to use.
B. Video Capture Device. In order to get the analog data off your VHS tape in order to convert it to your hard drive, you need this. You can find a plethora of capture devices that Windows 7 will recognize, making installation and set up a snap, so there are no concerns on that front.
C. Software for Burning and Authoring DVDs. In the event you want to use a DVD player to play your DVDs, DVD Authoring Software is necessary in order to make it a video DVD.
Step 1: Plug The Capture Device In
First, you have to get the capture device connected to your computer. You should not have a lot of trouble with this, as with the right driver and hardware Windows should recognize the capture device. All you should have to do is plug it in, update the drivers, and you are set.
Step 4: Record
After everything is set up and ready to go, just hit the Record button, and Windows Movie Maker will do the rest for you, capturing the video as you have told it to. the time limit settings and file names will be ascribed to the video, so there is virtually nothing else you are asked to do for it until the file is captured.
After you have your captured file, you can play around with it in Windows Movie Maker, using all the features that Windows Live Movie Maker lacks in its program. Compared to Windows 7's default video editing program, you will have a much better experience with Windows Movie Maker.
Step 5: DVD Burning
You cannot simply copy and paste the video file to a DVD and expect it to play in a DVD player. Licensing problems prevent Windows from providing a DVD authoring program for your use. You might need to buy a separate DVD authoring package in order to convert your video file to DVD, enabling you to read the DVD in your DVD player as a regular disk, allowing you to watch the movie on your television.
You can find a lot of DVD authoring packages that enable you to make a professional-level DVD package for your video, complete with chapters, menus and transitions; there are so many different options, that it will have to wait until another article to go over what you could do.
Compared to Windows Live Movie Maker, you can have much better luck editing your videos with Windows Movie Maker. There is no reason to ignore the program, as Windows 7 fully supports it, and it is available for free at Microsoft's website. After you set it up, you can use Windows Movie Maker on Windows 7 to transfer a VHS tape to your computer, and author a DVD from the footage.
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