Don’t miss the new tutorials I’ll be starting in Vegas Pro 14! The Sony is missing, because Sony no longer has the Vegas line or Movie Studio, instead, in the early part of September, MAGIX, a German software and app company has it now!! So if you have purchased any of the Movie Studios or Vegas programs, watch this video!
Vegas Pro 14 is Released Worldwide!
For those who have not heard yet, MAGIX, a German software and app company acquired about 90% of Sony products, like VEGAS Pro and Movie Studio. In the music department, the famous new additions Sound Forge, ACID, and SpectraLayers will be added to MAGIX diverse audio portfolio.
On September 20, 2016, MAGIX has released Vegas Pro 14 worldwide!
I was able to get my paws on this new release, so I will check everything out, and begin tutorials in the new version as soon as I possibly can!
I love when the opportunity comes around where I can check out a new software! It’s serious playtime! I’ll be awake for hours, then begin tutorials ASAP! the first tutorial will be just a walk through. I already have looked at the program, the settings, and some of the functions, and for the most part, it looks similar to Vegas Movie Studio, some of the transitions are the same, the video fx, the timeline, except there is something that is not there, like in Vegas Movie Studio. It has a much more professional look to it, but, you’ll see what I mean when I get there! I am really excited to get started!
If you clicked on the new website address for Vegas Creative Software and found it was incorrect, my apologies! I corrected my mistake.
C. J. Grace
YouTube Video Intro
I have not been able to work on any new tutorials as there has been many things going on personally, good and bad. However, I have found some time to work on updating my YouTube video intros. The intro seen here is the first one I have completed so far. I have a few more in mind for my ToGraphic4U YouTube channel, and I would like some input.
Video intros can make a big impact on viewership, as they can, believe it or not, make a viewer decide, besides the Video Thumbnail, whether they want to watch your video or not. If the intro is too long, that kind of makes people leave your channel and check out another one! Viewers want to get right to the point, I know I do!
Leave me a comment on the
Contact page: http://tographic4u.com/contact/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ToGraphic4U,
My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/Tographic4u
I have wanted to make my video intros shorter for some time now, yet still keep the description of what my videos include. I don’t think it’s too short.
This intro was made possible by http://ramindigital.com/
You can find some amazing and awesome FREE files for your videos too! The text in the files that you download can be changed to what you want. Not only can you get free video intros, but this guy even offers free tutorials how to download, change the text, download the sound files/music files, and sync the audio with the videos. I will also offer tutorials on how it’s done as well as soon as possible!
I’m very interested to know whether any viewers get anything from this site. There are many things I have still in store, like a site redesign, but I’m really interested if anyone gets any benefit from it, and what suggestions do you have?
I have also mentioned that I will soon add my freelance design services, which I am hoping will pick a lot more business than I am now, which may be around a lot sooner than 6 months, because, well, I really need to get the ball rolling here!
So please, drop me a line!
C. J. Grace
I have reached the point where I have decided to add my freelance design services for:
- Business Cards
The services should be available in about 6 months, as I am currently working on design samples, which will show my work. I may also decide to add logo design as well.
The services will be for design only, as I am not set up to print in-house. I may however be able to find a service where I could work out a deal for the best price(s)!
I also do not have the price list available for viewing at this time, as there is much work ahead, as I am currently also working on my website re-design.
I look forward to working with you in the near future!
C. J. Grace
In the coming days I will be working on the design for my website. I don’t feel that the blog design is what I really wanted in the first place, and somehow things have gotten mixed up, as in the pages are not how I had them! So I hope the new design will be much better for my visitors and myself.
I will also be adding spots for advertisements, in order to add to my options of earning.
This is the part that was intended to be part of Part 2, but something went wrong as usual.
So here is Part 3, where I should you in YouTube, how to add annotations to your videos, Social Media icons, and the YouTube Subscribe button!
In the second part of this tutorial I will be in Sony Vegas Movie Studio, showing you how to make your end card part of your video, and how to place your videos in the place holders.
After this tutorial will follow the next, which is Part 3, which takes place in YouTube.
I hope you enjoy the video.
This first tutorial will show you one of the many ways you can design a video end card. One of the things I did not show was that in the design phase in Photoshop, you can add a background there, whether it’s a solid color background, gradient, patterned, or a still image. The still image I show in this video, was a picture I took with my smartphone! I think it turned out better than I thought! The only type of background you cannot use in Photoshop is a motion background, and no, you can’t use end cards in Windows Live Movie Maker.
This 2 part tutorial turned into 3, because I lost the rendered file, where I jump from Vegas Movie Studio, into YouTube.
I also caught that I said in the Part 2 video, that I’m going to show you how to get into YouTube! What I meant to say was “I am now going to show you in YouTube, how to annotate you videos and links in your end card!
I hope you find value from my tutorials, and if you do, please leave a like, and share!
How To Design A Video End Card In Photoshop – Part 1
With all the millions of videos uploaded to YouTube every week, how can anyone possibly break through? And when you catch an audience, how can you keep them engaged, keep them watching, for as long as possible? In three words – Video End Cards!
What are Video End Cards?
As the name suggests, an end card appears at the end of your video, and can be a very powerful Call-To-Action, driving your viewers to additional content that you want them to see next. The additional content that you want them to see next can be anything from behind-the-scenes footage, bloopers, previous videos, other YouTube channels, and even approved merch links!
A video end card is not the same as a three second video intro, which YouTube discontinued several months ago. A video end card should actually be part of your video file. A good guideline is to use the last ten seconds of your video in your end card. This should give your viewers enough time to take action.
How many components should your card have?
That is completely up to you. However, many creators found success with cards that include two of their best videos, a YouTube Subscribe button, and a link to a merch store if you have one.
How do I make an end card?
Well this is the tough part! Since YouTube doesn’t yet offer a tool to help you auto-assemble end cards, you have to draw on your own design skills. Or, I will have some end cards available here to download for free in the coming months, as well as end cards for sale.
I have finally completed my tutorials on How to Design A Video End Card in Photoshop, which is Part 1, then immediately following, Part 2, How To Make A Video End Card, in Sony Vegas Movie Studio, and it doesn’t matter which version you have, the steps will work in all versions of Movie Studio! So if you have a video editor such as Movie Studio, you’re in luck! I should have the videos posted here by December 14, 2015!
Sadly, you cannot make end cards in Windows Live Movie Maker.