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Posted 12/2/2012 by Jossiah in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 367,748
March 2008
Posts: 2,628
Layouts: 559
Loc: Western Australia

Posted: 12/2/2012 3:25:20 AM
Just wondering if anyone could share how they film their layout creation process? I want to get a birds eye view (rather than a side view) but wasnt sure what tripod/equipment to get, or what editing sotware. I was thinking iMovie?

I have no shortage of filming options - canon 5d (too heavy for my current boomer tripod), ipad, ipod Or iphone.

Hope some of you can offer advice, thanks in advance.


PeaNut 430,324
July 2009
Posts: 273
Layouts: 52
Loc: Halifax, NS, Canada

Posted: 12/2/2012 6:18:29 PM
I just replied to another post about tripods for YT. Here's the link to the video about the tripod I use for my process videos:
Tripod video

I use a JVC camcorder (Evario) because my videos are long (it takes me 2+ hours to create a layout) and my phone/ipad/digital camera won't do high quality video that size.

I use iMovie for my editing, but I share it to a quicktime format and upload it from the YT website, rather than uploading it through imovie, because I don't keep my videos on my computer once I've uploaded them. If you upload through imovie, and then move or delete the files, YouTube won't play the video anymore. iMovie is excellent for basic editing and has a quick learning curve (if I can do it, anyone can do it!). You can speed up your video, add freeze frames or titles, delete the audio track and replace it with music or do your own narration within iMovie. iMovie also allows you to quickly change the orientation of your video (all my process videos are filmed upside down) with the click of a button. The only thing I sometimes wish iMovie would do is capture onscreen computer videos (for printing or silhouette tutorials), but maybe it's best that I leave those to the experts, anyhow, lol!

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask! I love process videos so selfishly like to help people accomplish them so I have more to watch! Happy YouTubing!


PeaNut 190,252
February 2005
Posts: 4,343
Layouts: 133
Loc: New Jersey

Posted: 12/2/2012 7:06:13 PM
Sounds like you have a Mac...but for others that don't...I use Sony Vegas (can be used on Mac) for editing my videos or when I am in rush will use Windows MovieMaker which does a good job with the basics.

I used to record my videos with my Flip...then switched to my webcam (I have a freestanding HD logitech) that I hover above my workspace. It is great for those super long videos and you can control the camera from your computer...however since it is a webcam it is not the highest of quality...really good though. So I also have an HD panasonic video camera that uses memory cards and takes higher quality videos than my webcam. I just ordered a monopod to set it up to record over my shoulder (I don't have the space for a tripod with an extension arm)


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PeaNut 140,329
April 2004
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Loc: California

Posted: 12/2/2012 10:27:47 PM
My set-up is really funky, but it was cheap! My Hubs made an "arm" that comes out of the wall above my desk and I attach my camera to it with a clamp. I know there's a lot of professional ones you can get at audio-video stores though.

For editing I use Power Director by CyberLink.

Good luck!


PeaNut 367,748
March 2008
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Layouts: 559
Loc: Western Australia

Posted: 12/4/2012 8:52:30 AM
Thanks for your replies! its certainly given me some options to think about.

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