Here’s a quick video intro I worked on – a loading progress bar styled intro similar to that of Netflix ! Could look great in personal video intros! You can find the Sony Vegas Project File (.veg) or the Video File (.wmv) available for FREE DOWNLOAD below!
Please only use this intro template for personal use. This video and template was intended for educational purposes only. No copyright infringement intended.
DOWNLOAD: Click here to download the .veg and/or .wmv file!
Although Netflix is a service available to several other countries outside the US, the selection of content for Netflix users depends on their location. For Netflix users living outside of the US (Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, South America, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden), a common question asked is: “How can I access and watch US Netflix outside of the US?”.
There are services that people use that can trick the Netflix/Hulu servers into giving the user access to the US based content, however, they charge a monthly fee. This method will also work for accessing Pandora (internet music streaming service) outside of the US.
Here’s what you will typically see when visiting Hulu from outside of the US:
To show the difference between my Netflix (Ireland) and the US Netflix, I searched for Parks and Recreation (unavailable on Irish Netflix):
With MediaHint or Hola, you can access US Netflix content without even signing up for anything (besides a Netflix account of course)! (NOTE: MediaHint has been more reliable for me personally lately, Hola was not working during the writing of this review, but may be back up working soon as it was before.)
MediaHint is a browser extension available for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The installation is as simple as visiting MediaHint.com and clicking “start using”. When you click “start using”, your browser will begin to download the extension (it should only take a few seconds) and then the site will display instructions on how to install it (very simple). Once you have the extension installed, visit Netflix.com or Hulu.com and you’ll have access straight away! That’s it!
Hola is available as a browser extension for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but it’s also available for Windows, Android and Mac (from Hola.org)! The installation is very simple and straight forward and there’s no need to register to use the extension!
After installing one of the above extensions, you should be able to access US Netflix / Hulu / Pandora!
SoundCloud.com is a very popular website used primarily by Artists to showcase their work, but is also used my non-artists to share audio files on the internet. When uploading a file you have the option to make it available for download. If an artist does this, the file can easily be downloaded via the download button. However, many artists do not enable this option for various reasons, so an alternative method must be used.
This tutorial details the simplest way to download files from SoundCloud.com and other websites without the need for any extra software. This method works for files regardless of if they are enabled for download or not. Offliberty can also be used to download video from sites such as YouTube.
I got a request during the week (from YouTube user “leshengshun”) to create a “Loading Bar” effect / intro / clip / whatever you’d like to call it. I thought this was a pretty interesting idea so I gave it a shot! The intro can add to the video and can fit in well in a modern / tech / gaming video! Below you’ll find the loading progress bar effect in a video preview! You can download this effect as a simple .wmv video file so you can use it in your videos, and/or you can download it as a .veg Sony Vegas Project File to allow you to customize the loading bar yourself, change the colors, size, text, even add in extra text if you wish!
One of the most wanted things in video editing, is superb video quality. Today, I’ll be showing you how to render your videos in 1080p HD quality, using a custom rendering template and settings to bring your video quality to it’s max. Also, I’ll be showing you how to change slight settings to help reduce the video file size for a very small and almost insignificant decrease in video quality!