Been on vacation? Here’s a few video editing articles you may have missed.

There’s been a surprising amount of industry news and inspiration this July. So whether you’ve been on the beach or simply busy with video projects, here are nine must-read video editing articles you may have overlooked.

1. Is Online Video Editing the Future?

Is Online Video Editing the Future?

Sure, your initial response to this question is probably a resounding “NO.” But online video editing is increasingly becoming more popular in the consumer industry and there are some added benefits to editing online. Namely, files can be safely backed up onto multiple servers rather than a physical machine. In this insightful post, industry expert Michael Maher takes a look at the current state of online video editing and draws a few conclusions for the future of video editing.

2. 13 Free 4K Light Leaks for Video Editing & Motion Design

13 Free 4K Light Leaks for Video Editing & Motion Design

Light leaks are a great tool for adding subtle beauty to your projects. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of good 4K light leak options out there. To help with this problem, we’ve created 13 free 4K light leaks that can be easily dragged and dropped into your video editing timelines. Download them today!

3. A History of Production Company Logo Animations

A History of Production Company Logo Animations

They’ve been changed, parodied, and adored for decades, yet production company logos still bring excitement to anticipatory audiences. From humble beginnings, production company logos have evolved into the VFX masterpieces we see today. In this post, Johnathan Paul examines the history of production company logos over the years.

4. How to Pick the Perfect Laptop for Video Editing

How to Pick the Perfect Laptop for Video Editing

Editors on the go aren’t always afforded the luxury of editing in an editing booth. Increasingly, editors are having to edit quick projects on laptops before finishing them up on desktop computers. If you’re looking for the perfect laptop for video editing, check out this post.

5. How the Beautiful Soundscape of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Was Created

Inside Out

Inside Out was a masterpiece in a number of different ways. From CGI to story, the film proved that Pixar is still the best animation company in the world. Visuals aside, the sound design in Inside Out was second to none. In this video from Michael Coleman, we get a behind the scenes look at how the soundscape for Inside Out was created.

6. How to Create Realistic Fog in After Effects

How to Create Realistic Fog in After Effects

Fog is a fantastic way to help composite elements in your scene. In this quick tutorial we’ll take a look at how to create realistic fog using built-in effects in After Effects. Instead of simply creating white shape layers, the tutorial outlines a method that uses adjustment layers and luma masks to create fog.

7. What Exactly is a LUT?

What Exactly is a LUT?

Is it a preset? A grading technique? Automatic color correction? A LUT is one of the most misunderstood tools in all of video editing. To help shed some light on the subject, Richard Lackey of Cinema5D explains LUTs on a technical level.

8. Bugs Be Gone: Adobe Rolls Out First Major Update to Premiere Pro CC 2015

Bugs Be Gone: Adobe Rolls Out First Major Update to Premiere Pro CC 2015

Premiere Pro CC 2015 was Adobe’s biggest update to Premiere since the Creative Cloud’s introduction in 2012. The new morph cut feature is making a lot of documentary and corporate editors incredibly happy, but you may have noticed that Premiere Pro is crashing more after the update. Adobe has addressed these bug issues with an update to Premiere Pro.

9. The Best Logo Animation Tutorials for After Effects

The Best Logo Animation Tutorials for After Effects

Logo animation is the bread and butter of motion graphic design. As a mograph master, you probably do a lot of logo animations… but your stuff can start to look similar over time. To help keep you on your toes, we’ve created an awesome list of inspiring logo animation tutorials and video inspiration for your viewing pleasure.

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