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How To: Encode HD for Vimeo using Apple's Compressor

See how to encode high-definition video especially for use on Vimeo with Apple's Compressor. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut suite of applications or just want to better prepare your video for Vimeo, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For specifics, and to get started optimizing your own video clips for use on Vimeo, watch this Final Cut Pro lesson.

How To: Create a parallel compressor patch in Propellerhead Reason 5

Learn how to add a parallel compression preset to the mastering suite instrument in Reason 5. This official video guide from James Bernard of Propellerhead will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're new to Propellerhead's virtual music studio application, Reason, or their newer DAW app, Record, you're sure to find much to take away from this brief video software tutorial.

How To: Use and maintain an air compressor

This is a great video clip series that will give you a good understanding of an air compressor and how it does what it does. You'll learn everything from how to maintain it, change it's oil and of course how to use one to its many parts, what they are used for and safety features.

How To: Create custom settings in Compressor

Final Cut Studio's Compressor has many pre-existing settings that allow you to start compressing your project immediately. Stephen Smith will show you how to: create custom settings, create custom settings from scratch, create groups of settings and how to delete settings. Create custom settings in Compressor.

How To: Do basic sidechaining in Ableton

This video shows how to do audio side chain compression to improve your production audio mix. Side chain compression is an easy way to balance the base and the drums. Using a compressor, you can cause your base to drop in volume when the drums are hitting so that one is not over-powering the other. This video walks you through step by step instructions for configuring your compressor to balance based on threshold level, the attack time, and release time. This is an excellent source of audio p...

How To: Use sidechain compression in Ableton Live 8

In this video, we learn how to use sidechain compression in Ableton Live 8. First, set up your tracks on the software. Open up the compressor and select the sidechain so you can decide how the impulse will sound on the different tracks. From here, change the filter type and anything else you need to change. After this, go and mute your kick drum from the track so you can better hear with the sidechain that you have activated. Continue to play your tracks and play around with how they sound, t...

How To: Import, manage & export 16:9 footage in Final Cut Pro

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to import, manage and export 16:9 footage in Adobe Final Cut Pro. Begin by opening the Log and Capture.Then configure the Logging, Clip Settings and Control Settings. For the Control Settings, set the Device Control as Fire Wire NTSC and the Capture/Input as DV NTSC 48 kHz Anamorphic. Then scroll through the sequence setting of the footage and check Anamorphic. To export, click on File and select Export. Click in Options set the the size to Compressor...

How To: Build a water rocket

Who knew some plastic, water and air would be so much fun? If you like rockets and explosions, you probably knew. And so did this guy, who shows you how to make an awesome water rocket that can shoot over 200 feet! Before you try following along with the rocket build, you should gather the materials—5' long piece of ½" PVC, small length of 1½" PVC, glue, ½" PVC "T" fitting, 2 PVC caps (½"), ¾" hose clamp, 7" zip ties (9 of them), duct tape, 2-liter plastic bottle, and a bicycle pump (or air c...

How To: Use & understand compression when digital recording

This tutorial video will show you what the purpose of compression is and how compression works through its parameters. Your instructor illustrates a drum beat and a plucked guitar line. Beginning with how to compress the drum beat, take (download) a drum sound pack without compression and to add compression using the software right click on the drum machine, choose create, and then choose combo on compressor. The virtual compressor has all the dials and adjusters found on any basic compressor...

How To: Make a Spiderman gun for Halloween

Modify a hot glue gun and shoot streams of sticky web goo all over your haunted house with the Spiderman gun in this how-to video. Add a little extra something to your Spiderman costume, to impress while trick-or-treating or at a Halloween party. You will need a hot glue gun, an air-compressor, air-compressor tubing, and copper fittings. Watch this video Halloween tutorial and learn how to make a Spiderman gun.

How To: Use autotune on Garageband

Yes, you can use GarageBand's Auto Tune to sound like T Pain and Kanya West. To start with, in GarageBand, click the plus sign in the bottom left hand corner to create a new track. A window will pop up, Real Instrument Track should be selected by default. Click the Create button. In the Track Info window check to make sure your Monitor is set to On. In the bottom left hand corner, click on the button with the scissors in the middle of the sound wave. This is the Edit Track button. Click on Ad...

How To: Style a colorful cheetah print on your hair

You've probably heard of cheetah print nails and even cheetah print eyeshadow (think the eyeshadow "rub-ons" at Sephora), but we can bet you've never heard of cheetah print hair. Your first question is probably whether or not this is even possible, but trust us, with a compressor doing cheetah prints on your hair is as easy as pie.

How To: Troubleshoot the air conditioner in a Saturn S-Series

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple maintenance on your automobile, but you may need a few tools. Invest in the basic tools and you'll be prepared for just about any car malfunction you can think of. These tutorials will help get you on your way, as long ...

How To: Mix your song in Studio One

In this video, we learn how to mix your song in Studio One. First, press the F3 button to show all the instruments you have and then you can click on those to change the settings of how your music sounds. Create different noises and change the beat delay to create a unique sound. After this, you can change the one, beat, volume, bass, and anything else you want to in your song. You can use the compressor to change effects, then adjust any other settings that you would like! When finished, sav...

How To: Batch compress multiple photos at once

Open Image Compressor 2008 and go to the Image Tray. Pick the images you want with the image selector and click on them to add them to the Image Tray. If you want to add every photo in a certain folder, you just click on the Add All button. Once you have the photos you want, you can batch compress them. You can go to File>Batch Compress to start the process, or just click on the Batch Compress button in the toolbar. Then, pick the compression options you want, or edit the images. You can also...

How To: Set the defrost timer on a True Freezer

True's Owner Maintenance Video Series shows us how to set the defrost time clock on a True freezer, and also how to cut the shipping band on the compressors of all larger freezers. The time clock is behind the grill at the base of the unit, behind a gray box. There are instructions in the inside of the lid for setting the time clock and for setting the defrost settings, and the video goes through the entire process, as well. Next, the man shows how to remove the shipping band protecting the c...

How To: Build a kegerator keg refrigerator from a Sanyo 4912

What's a kegerator, you ask? Why a keg and refrigerator built in one. This short instructional video shows how to find the hot line for the compressor in a home-made keferator. Mount the tap by aligning over the hole and screw it down to the plywood underneath. Carbon dioxide lines run out a hole in the back. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to build a kegerator, keg refrigerator, for your beer out of a Sanyo 4912 fridge.

How To: Paint a radio controlled vehicle shell

This video will walk you through the beginning to end on painting a RC (radio controlled) vehicle shell. Everything that you need to know on how to paint a shell is on here, from shaker cans (spray paint) to airbrushes. I use a Iwata by the way and a harbor freight air compressor. The paint used in this is Pactra silver and black. The airbrush paint is Spaz Stix candy apple green, blue, dark blue, and white. The lightning effect came out pretty well in my opinion, but you be the judge.

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