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Jump Start your Video Editing – SHOOT FUN / EDIT FAST CHALLENGE

Jump Start your Video Editing – SHOOT FUN / EDIT FAST CHALLENGE

I am beeeeeyond excited about what's happening here at VidProMom HQ. On March 12th, 2018, I am kicking off a week-long challenge to help you (yes, YOU!) jumpstart your video editing!


Shoot First / Edit Fast Challenge - Jump Start your Video Editing in 1 Week

During this week-long event, you will…

>> Learn where to start if you've NEVER opened a video program before

>> Discover how how to SPEED UP your workflow if you're already familiar with the process

>> Find out what *really* makes video fun to watch

>> Receive a DAILY email from me, LIVE video training on Facebook, and support in the SHOOT FUN / EDIT FAST CHALLENGE Facebook group

>> Get a swift (digital) kick in the pants to STOP PROCRASTINATING on learning and editing your videos!

PLUS: there is going to be a giveaway 😉


GoPro vs DSLR vs iPhone – When and Why I use my Hero 5, Canon 70D, and iPhone X

GoPro vs DSLR vs iPhone – When and Why I use my Hero 5, Canon 70D, and iPhone X

GoPro vs DSLR vs iPhone is what goes through my head anytime we leave the house to do something fun!

Although I ask myself “which camera should I take” every time we go do something fun as a family, this is also a question that comes up from my readers and viewers. I can never really give a definitive answer because I kinda just use what ever I feel like at the moment!

Gopro Vs Dslr Vs Iphone

Recently, we went on a family trip to Dallas, TX and I had all 3 of my main cameras with me: my Canon 70D DSLR camera, which takes great still photos and is what I use for my YouTube videos, and I look my GoPro Hero 5 Black, and of course I had my phone with me which is an iPhone X.

GoPro vs DSLR vs iPhone

If you're interested in the comparison of GoPro footage vs DSLR vs iPhone, be sure to watch my video on YouTube, or watch it tight here in this post.

There are really two sides to this topic: there’s the “which camera to use” question, and the “how am I going to carry the cameras and gear that I need” question. Honestly, I was hesitant to bring my DSLR with me because it is bigger and bulkier than the GoPro, and I probably could get by with my iPhone X.

So I feel like we could answer the GoPro vs DSLR vs iPhone debate with just a little bit of common sense and personal preference, but here’s my take based on taking all 3 cameras and using all three cameras while we were out of town.

Size Difference and Camera Features

There is an obvious size difference in all 3 cameras. The iPhone X fits in my pocket or purse, GoPro fits in my purse (you might even fit it in your pocket), and the DSLR fits in a backpack or hangs off of me using a camera strap. That can get pretty annoying (especially if you forget your camera strap!).

The GoPro is waterproof, but since we weren’t really doing anything in or near water, I didn’t really have to take that into consideration.

So you have to consider the physical weight and bulk of the cameras themselves, and the capabilities and features of the cameras to capture what you’ll be hoping to capture in the environment you’re in. For example, I don’t think I’d ever take a DSLR to an amusement park or anything like that because it's not necessary and not worth the extra weight.

Image Quality

The next thing to think about though is the image quality. These days I think iPhone 6, 7, 8, and X have really great cameras. So to bring a long another camera, I’d have to really think about whether that’s necessary for what I’m shooting.

Anything in like a stage or show setting of any kind in an auditorium – kids concert or dance recital for example – your iPhone is going to run circles around your GoPro, and I wouldn’t bother with a DSLR there personally either.

But while the GoPro and iPhone fit in a purse or pocket, and the DSLR is big and bulky, you just can’t substitute the depth of field and just beautiful image quality of the DSLR.

Dslr Depth Of Field

Ya know?

You'll have to watch the video to see the comparison of all three cameras and how the videos and photos look.

Of course my DSLR doesn’t shoot 4K, and it doesn’t shoot 60 frames per second unless I bring the resolution down to 720 so in that regard, its hard to compare it to a GoPro or even my iPhone.

Why I Like Using my DSLR

Besides the top notch image quality, another thing I really like about using the DSLR is I shoot in manual mode, and changing the ISO and shutter speed is super simple. I don’t even have to look at the camera itself to make those adjustments, I’ve used the camera along enough that it’s like muscle memory.

Why I like Using my iPhone

On the other hand… It's nice to have an iPhone that takes pretty great photos on full automatic mode. I don’t really change anything unless I want to focus on something different or change the exposure.

If you didn’t know, you can tap your screen to focus on something, and slide your finger up or down to adjust exposure. So there’s a little iPhone trick for ya. If you don’t use an iPhone, I don’t know. You’re on your own.

Why I like Using my GoPro

I go for the GoPro anytime we'll be near water (or snow!), anytime I want to be able to wear or mount a camera, and anytime I want to hand a camera to my kids and let them have at it. I've said this before – the GoPro makes a great family camera because it's just about life proof.

Gopro Dslr Depth Of Field

So basically, what camera you use depends on so many factors but it comes down to your own personal preference and what you’re trying to accomplish.

I know lots of GoPro users bring their GoPro everywhere and capture everything with it, and it's likely I’ll bring it if I think I’ll need it. I don’t take a TON of photos and videos with my phone unless I’m really trying to capture a lot of stuff.

I will admit though that I tend to leave my DSLR at home because of it’s bulk, but whenever I bring it and actually use it, I’m SO GLAD I DID.

So I think as a personal hack for myself, I should get a backpack that accommodates the DSLR, MacBook Pro, and GoPro stuff a little better, that way I think I’d be more inclined to bring it along more often.

I’m a big fan of using what you have and not getting too caught up in which camera is “best”. I mean honestly, if you’re going to worry about something, worry about learning how to actually USE the camera(s) you have, and focus on capturing the moments. But let me know about your camera habits, what do you carry with you, what do you leave behind? Let me know in the comments and subscribe to my channel before you go!

Kinda Related: If you notice my video footage and screenshots here in this post, they are from Magnolia Market in Waco, TX. We visited The Silos recently, and I wrote about our experience and posted TONS of photos over on my post about whether Magnolia Market lives up to the hype. Check it out right here.

5 Ways to Add Special Effects to GoPro Videos, Family Movies, and YouTube Videos

5 Ways to Add Special Effects to GoPro Videos, Family Movies, and YouTube Videos

I don't go crazy with special effects in my GoPro videos and family movies, and I keep effects to a minimum here in my YouTube channel. But I've been browsing some motion graphics and sound effects over on… and this could be a little bit of a rabbit hole! So I want to give you some ideas for ways you can use the resources from ProductionCrate in your videos. Be sure to click play on the video below, or click here to view it on YouTube to see everything I talk about here in action! (more…)

ALL NEW GoPro Accessories for 2017 + Coupon Code!

ALL NEW GoPro Accessories for 2017 + Coupon Code!

There have been a few ALL new GoPro accessories to hit the shelves during 2017, some of them just in the last couple of months actually so you may have not even heard of them yet!

At the risk of making this video obsolete within the month or two, as black friday, cyber monday, and the new year roll around… look, the holidays are right around the corner, you want to know what's up with the new GoPros and maybe you like to have all the latest and greatest in GoPro accessories, so, let me fill me you in!


20 GoPro Accessories and Gifts Under $20

20 GoPro Accessories and Gifts Under $20

Let's say you need to buy a gift for someone you know and love and all they want is GoPro accessories and gear to use with their GoPro camera, or you own a GoPro camera and all you want is accessories and gear to use with your GoPro camera.

$170 for the Seeker backpack, $50 for a Jaws Clip, another $50 for a GoPro Power Pack, $200 for a Tenba…  YIKES! It adds up quick.

I totally get it!!

But not every GoPro accessory requires you to sell a kidney, so if your family wants to know what to get you for your birthday or Christmas, or if you came here because you are shopping for a GoPro Enthusiast in your life, let me help you out with some really useful GoPro accessories and gifts that come in under 20 bucks. (more…)

Best GoPro Tips from 44 Travel Bloggers

Best GoPro Tips from 44 Travel Bloggers

So, I'm not a travel blogger at all. Like, not even remotely (see what I did there? #haha). But when the folks over at Veedyou asked for my opinion on GoPro Tips for traveling, I said “SURE!” You can click on the infographic below to get the entire list of tips, but I'll give you a spoiler on my tip first off: learn how to use your GoPro before traveling with it!

If I were to add just one more, it's making sure you have the 5 basic GoPro accessories EVERY GoPro user needs (especially if you're new to this!).


They actually asked a bunch of people, so here's a snippet from Christian and the gang, plus and an infographic:

Shooting photos or videos with a GoPro is pretty straightforward apparently. The camera literally has just 2 physical buttons so how hard can it be? Well, even though the camera does a great job at using
the right settings most of the times, there are quite a few tips and tricks that will make your GoPro videos stand out from the crowd.

Over at Veedyou over half of the orders we handle are GoPro video editing services and me personally, I must have zapped through hundreds of hours of GoPro footage. I have come across amazing shoots, I’ll give you that, but most of the times we get really bad looking footage: it’s very shaky, the subject is not in the shoot or the lighting is really poor and the colors are off.

And the blunt truth is that the quality of the final video edit is going to depend a whole lot on the quality of the original footage. So no matter how skilled the video editor is, the end result will be mediocre, to say the least.

So, in an attempt to help everyone out there shoot better GoPro videos, we’ve reached out to some of the most passionate GoPro users and asked them two questions:

  1. What are your top tips to get the most out of a GoPro camera?
  2. Which GoPro accessories should I buy for traveling?

Here’s what we got back.

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Best GoPro Tips from 44 Travel Bloggers

GoPro Accessories – 5 Accessories Every GoPro Newbie Needs

GoPro Accessories – 5 Accessories Every GoPro Newbie Needs

I saw a question in my GoPro Enthusiasts Facebook group earlier this month from Megan, who wrote, “Just bought my first GoPro5! It came with a Floaty, Supercharger, and The Strap. Any recommendations on must-have accessories…”

Well, Megan, and anyone else wondering the exact same thing, it does depend a lot on what you plan to do with your GoPro but there are a few basics that you want to be sure and pick up if you're a brand new GoPro owner, no matter WHAT you plan on shooting.


VSDC Tutorial 2 – How to Trim and Split Clips with VSDC Video Editor

VSDC Tutorial 2 – How to Trim and Split Clips with VSDC Video Editor

This week, I'm continuing my VSDC Tutorial series with the second lesson. In the very first tutorial on using VSDC's free video editor, I showed you how to get started with a new project and how to import clips. If you missed that first VSDC tutorial, click here to scoot back there to catch it.

This post and the others in this series is sponsored by VSDC. They asked me to help get the word out about their free video editing software, and I'm always game for bringing my audience new ideas for creating awesome GoPro videos and family movies, so of course, I said yes!