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I am not new to video editing. I've always been fascinated with taking videos since I got my first camcorder in 1998. I started to go semi-pro by learning a little video editing and accepting some work - just for fun - like video transfers (from camcorders to computer), minimal video editing, and burning the finished products in VCDs in 2001 - I even design the disc labels. Some bands even asked me to take their videos and give them their finished products in VCDs. At that time, I was only using Ulead, Sony Vegas and Windows Media Maker (there's another software I can't remember) at that time but I was able to create decent semi-pro videos.
But like other hobbies, my love for videography would come and go like seasons. I switched to Mac in 2007 and went back to video editing after learning Final Cut Pro. I use iMovie for simple video projects. But in 2008, I got into internet marketing which required me to do professional promotional videos about the products and services that I was doing. They were all uploaded on Youtube, but all videos got blocked or reported as "scam". So my interest died down since then from disappointment and I got discouraged. From then on, I'd just do simple video uploads - until recently.
The passion is coming back again. I have so many ideas in my mind that I wanted to do but I don't have tools to do so. I only have my trusty small Lumix digital camera that can take HD videos. I don't want to have a video camcorder, I wanted to buy an SLR instead that takes HD videos as well. But I have to save up for it this year. Priorities, priorities. As of now, I'm contented with my Lumix digicam.
Check out my new videos on the updated blog posts below or check out and subscribe to my Youtube channel for more videos:
- Our one day trip around the world (1 video)
- CNY Holiday: Beijing-Tianjin-Beijing (3 videos)
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