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Let’s continue our look at working with video in Lightroom.  In part 1 we explored Uses for Video and in part 2 Hard Drive Requirements for Video.  Now let’s talk about playing video back and trimming clips.  Controlling Video Playback Once you have video files into Lightroom, it’s probably because you wanted to actually review them […]

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Let’s continue our look at working with video in Lightroom.  In part 1 we explored Uses for Video.  Now let’s talk about the type of hard drive you need to work with video in Lightroom. If you are a demanding user, you’ve probably already invested in high performance hard drives. What you need to realize is that […]

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Photographers are being asked to shoot video more and more these days—and Lightroom can help. All the same features you use to organize and develop your still photos can be applied to your motion footage. Plus, explore additional tools for playing, adjusting, and trimming video so you present just the best parts to collaborators and clients. […]

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Nikon D700, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6mm VR lens @70mm, f/7.1, 1/80s, ISO 800.

White Balance is all about the color of light, and the best reason to shoot RAW is the freedom to adjust the white balance with great power in post production. But what’s up with Lightroom’s White Balance Slider? Why is it backwards? Keep Cool, Like 2000 Kelvin If you’ve shot in RAW, you’ll notice the top white […]

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Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). While cropping presets are great, they might not get the job done.  It’s impossible for the Lightroom team to predict every need for every project (particularly with the rise in multimedia formats and web-connected devices).  Additionally, you may choose to crop to a […]

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The first step in organizing a new repository is getting the files all in one place. The goal is to clean off all of the various drives on which they are found. In this step, duplicate files and directories will be created.

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Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). Often when I crop, it’s all about precision.  I frequently need to crop to a specific aspect ratio.  Sometimes it’s for the screen (video projects and slideshows) as well as print output. In these cases, I need the shape of my photo to […]

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