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What Do the YouTube Changes Mean?

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YouTube recently kicked a ton of people and companies out of its partner program.  This program was useful if you wanted to monetize your videos, add external links, or taking advantage of other interactivity...

Officially, the changes were made to fight "bad actors."  People who were abusing the YouTube system and monetizing content they didn't own (a well as other problems.  This blog post explains a lot of it.

I got this email today for one of my pages (not one I use often).

As of today, your channel, rhedpixeltv will no longer have access to monetization tools associated with YPP because it doesn’t meet the new threshold of 4,000 hours of watch time within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. If you meet the new threshold at some point in the future, you'll be automatically re-evaluated for YPP. The reviews typically take 1-2 weeks.

The truth is it sounds scarier than it really is.

What's gone

  1. The ability to make money from YouTube advertisements.  This doesn't affect me but does others.
  2. The ability to link to your own webpage from a video (a major bummer). But YouTube says they will add this ability soon for all users.

What stays

  1. Ability to live stream
  2. Ability to brand your channel
  3. Ability to use cards and annotations

So this really seems to be a block against people making money of they don't reach a certain tier.  I get it... the economy and overall ad revenue coming into YouTube has changed.  They made some switches to be more profitable.  

This video explains it well:

So the short version... Stay Calm and Stream On.

Here are some useful FAQs — https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/72851#FA




What Do the YouTube Changes Mean? Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 22, 2018 at 5:39:44 pm Web VideoSocial Media

FREE WEBINAR - Is NAB Post|Production World for you?

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Is the NAB Post|Production World for you? Join Program Manager, Rich Harrington, on Feb. 20th to find out. Get #PPW program insights + some great #Photoshop and #AfterEffects tips. Register here: http://bit.ly/2o53Bj3 



Webinar Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Webinar Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST

Want to learn more about the world's largest training event for production and post-production professionals? Join us on Tuesday, February 20th, to find out what’s new at this year’s Post|Production World Conference (P|PW) at NAB Show. 

Attend the live, online interactive session with P|PW Program Manager, Rich Harrington, to discuss this year’s sessions, workshops, and hands-on training. 

Come ask questions and even learn some new tips. In this session, Rich will:

  • Review all training offerings for this year’s program 
  • Outline the different price packages and available discounts 
  • Help you make the most of your time at P|PW, whether you're a producer or an editor

Bonus: Rich will kick off the webinar with a series of amazing Adobe Photoshop and After Effects tips!






Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 19, 2018 at 4:39:00 pm ResourcesTraining Products

Importing your Lightroom images into ACDSee

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Let's explore the process of bringing images in from a Lightroom library into ACDSee. The process is pretty straightforward. Since we've already consolidated our library to a target drive ACDSee makes it easy to bring those files in. 

Importing your Lightroom images into ACDSee from Migrating from Lightroom Classic CC by Richard Harrington




Importing your Lightroom images into ACDSee Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 18, 2018 at 7:17:00 pm AdobePhotography

Importing your Lightroom images into On1 Photo RAW


Importing your Lightroom images into On1 Photo RAW from Migrating from Lightroom Classic CC by Richard Harrington

If you need to migrate your library from Lightroom to ON1 Photo RAW, there are some pretty easy ways to do this. Let's explore the different options you have when importing from Lightroom. 




Importing your Lightroom images into On1 Photo RAW Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 17, 2018 at 7:10:00 pm AdobePhotography

Combining Multiple Photoshop Layers with Statistics

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People often enjoy star trail photography, and that works great, but rather than having to do everything in camera, where you take a multiple hour long exposure and you might get it right, I'm going to show you how simple this is to do by just shooting a time lapse sequence. What you can do is easily capture several images over time and then blend them together. Here's how. 

Combining layers with statistics from Learning Photoshop Automation by Richard Harrington




Combining Multiple Photoshop Layers with Statistics Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 16, 2018 at 6:58:00 pm AdobePhotography

Live Webcasting with Facebook Live

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While there are many webinar platforms out there, I want to take a moment just to give you a quick overview of Facebook Live. I'm going to show you how to use it right within Facebook,and then talk about some of the other options that you have. When you're ready to go live on Facebook it's as simple as clicking Live Video. 

An overview of Facebook Live from Running a Professional Webinar by Richard Harrington




Live Webcasting with Facebook Live Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 15, 2018 at 6:40:00 pm Social MediaWeb Video

Using an Environment Layer for Reflections in After Effects

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-An object in 3D Space needs something in order to create color. Now either the object itself needs to have color, but more likely with a 3D environment, you need to remember that color is often what's reflected, so we need to create something in the environment so the 3D object can pick up on colors. To do this, we're going to import some footage and set it to be the environment that the object exists in.

Using an environment layer for reflections from Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos by Richard Harrington






Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 14, 2018 at 6:34:00 pm AdobeMotion Graphics

Managing Multiple Open Adobe Premiere Pro Projects

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If you came to Adobe Premier Pro from Final Cut Pro seven or earlier, there was a feature thatyou may have gotten used that you missed. That was the ability to have multiple projects open at the same time. A lot of folks like to do this so that they can easily browse multiple projects and just move things between bins as needed to quickly access content. Now this type of workflow is supported in Premier Pro as of the 2018 edition. However, it's a little bit complex and I want to walk you through the benefits as well as some of the gotchas.

Managing multiple open projects from Premiere Pro CC 2018 New Features by Richard Harrington




Managing Multiple Open Adobe Premiere Pro Projects Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 13, 2018 at 6:25:00 pm AdobeVideo

Sharpening Video

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All cameras tend to have some softening that happens after the fact. It's not that the lens was out of focus or that you did anything wrong. It's that the compression that's applied to the digital files can lead to a slight loss in detail. Fortunately, there's sharpening. Now, there are many different tools available for sharpening but one of my favorites is a recent addition to the Adobe Lumetri Effect, which is available in both Premiere Pro and After Effects. If we take a look at the clip here, you'll see that this is a shot that's a little bit off. Let's apply the Lumetri Effect,Effect, Color Correction, Lumetri.

Sharpening video from Repairing and Enhancing Video by Richard Harrington




Sharpening Video Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 12, 2018 at 6:17:00 pm AdobeMotion Graphics

Want a Free Pass to WPPI?

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Skylum software, has free passes to WPPI in Las Vegas.  In fact, I will be speaking at their booth.

Get a Free Pass

This is 3-day expo for Wedding and Portrait Photographers is one of the biggest events of the year in Las Vegas.  We hope to see you will at WPPI in Las Vegas, Feb. 26 - 28, 2018.

Expo Hours

  • Monday, Feb. 26, 10am-4pm
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, 10am-4pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28 10am-3pm

For free Expo Passes and discounts on Photo Walks, Plus Classes and Master Classes, click here!




Want a Free Pass to WPPI? Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 11, 2018 at 5:45:00 pm Photography

Developing Aerial Photos with Luminar

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While I do most of my shooting with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, there are times I turn to an aerial camera, such as a drone, or an action camera. These types of cameras have some real advantages, including the ability to get a unique position, or a very interesting angle. Whether it's from above or point of view, you can really capture some shots that are hard to get otherwise. But, these types of cameras do have their challenges. The shots tend to be heavily compressed, and a lot of details and color are usually lost. Fortunately, Luminar makes it easy to bring it all back.

Developing aerial photographs, part 1 from Luminar: Advanced Projects by Richard Harrington

Developing aerial photographs, part 2 from Luminar: Advanced Projects by Richard Harrington




Developing Aerial Photos with Luminar Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 10, 2018 at 5:03:00 pm Photography

Editing Black & White Images with Luminar 2018

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I'm super excited by what can be done with Luminar from Skylum Software.  Here are two videos on black and white photography I recently recorded.

Creating dramatic black and white photos, part 1 from Luminar: Advanced Projects by Richard Harrington

Creating dramatic black and white photos, part 2 from Luminar: Advanced Projects by Richard Harrington




Editing Black & White Images with Luminar 2018 Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 9, 2018 at 4:40:00 pm Photography

How to Simplify Your After Effects Timeline

Using shy layers to simplify the timeline from After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline by Richard Harrington

Using shy layers to simplify the timeline

As your timeline starts to fill up, you might want to get rid of some layers.Not permanently, but rather hide them from view. Let's say, for example, we know that these blood cells don't need to be animated, and this locked layer, as well. So, I can minimize these. What I'm doing is clicking on this small icon,which is based on the historical Kilroy icon. It's a little guy peeping over a wall. This means that you can hide objects that you don't need to change.

Maybe the solids for the background, and some of the graphic elements.Well, I'd like to see the text. Now, in the normal timeline, it's very difficult to see those text layers side by side. I'd have to keep scrolling up and down in the timeline. But, by marking some of the layers as shy, I can click the icon up here to hide shy layers. And you'll notice that the little guy peeping over the wall goes and hides. And all those layers that were marked shy are going to be hidden from view.

Now, all of the elements are still in play. You'll notice that the numbers go one, 11, 14, and 15. That means that layers two through 10, and 12 and 13, were marked as shy. They still appear up here in the composition, and they'll still render. But, the ability to control what's displayed in the timeline's quite useful. And then, if needed, you can click that button again, and all the shy layers are made visible.

The use of the shy switch can make it much easier to control a cluttered timeline.




How to Simplify Your After Effects Timeline Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Feb 9, 2018 at 4:38:42 am AdobeMotion Graphics

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