FIXED: Google Fi: International Mobile Data Enabled But Not Working

If you’re on Google Fi and landed in a another country and turned off Airplane mode and you get no data, try the following (with wifi off so you don’t get confused). Open the Google Fi App The app should welcome you to the country you have just landed in. However, it may also say […]

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360° Virtual Tours and Wide Panoramic Images

To create a 360° virtual tour, you’ll need a few things: 360° camera Insta360 One R Twin Edition The Insta360 One R Twin Edition camera seems like a good choice because it can double as an action cam. It’s currently on sale for $410. Pros: Modular and therefore can add modules that offer different / […]

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How to Create an Automated Light Show in Sync with Music

Let’s say you have a bunch of songs and for each song, you want to have different colored lights come on and off and/or move around. In order to do this, you need a few things: Light fixtures DMX Interface DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software / controller Light fixtures There are different types of light […]

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Quick Intro to SketchUp 3D Modeling

Here’s a quick intro to 3d modeling using SketchUp in the browser. Note: you can use SketchUp online or using the downloaded app. The free version of SketchUp doesn’t support creating Bezier curves. For that and other features, you’ll have to upgrade to SketchUp Pro. When we create a new SketchUp sketch, we see this […]

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Easily Download Entire YouTube Playlists

Have you ever needed to download a bunch of YouTube videos right before a long international flight for local playback? If so, one easy way is to add the videos to a playlist and use DL Now / YouTube DLG to download them all in one click. The software costs $19 but it saves a […]

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Fix Out-of-Sync Audio When Rendering mp4 Videos

If you take an mp4 (mpeg-4) video and put it in a video editing program like Corel VideoStudio and then render the same video without any other assets (images, audio, other videos, etc), then you may find that the resulting video becomes out-of-sync with the audio. To fix this, you can use Avidemux as follows. […]

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NewBlueFX Chroma Key to Easily Remove Green Screen in Video

This article explains how to remove a green background in a video using Corel VideoStudio Ultimate 2018 and the NewBlueFX Chroma Key. When applying a chroma key to a video in VideoStudio, you have two options: using Corel VideoStudio’s native chroma key feature using the NewBlueFX Chroma Key filter Native Corel VideoStudio Chroma Key Feature […]

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Improve Performance When Working with Large Videos in Corel VideoStudio

Nowadays, videos can be recorded at 4K resolution which is great for visual quality but bad for editing performance. To fix this, you can enable some settings in Corel VideoStudio under Settings > Performance as follows. These settings will cause VideoStudio to generate a smaller version of a large video file so speedier editing. In […]

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Make a Music Video with Many Video Tracks in Corel VideoStudio

Making a music video often requires transitioning between multiple video clips. Many video editing programs have many effects for transitioning between video clips. The most common transition effect is the cross fade. In Corel VideoStudio, you can apply this transition by dragging it over the two video clips where they meet. Since this is a […]

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Show playlists a Google Play song is in

If you’ve got many songs in Google Play Music, it can be difficult to manage which songs are in which playlists. Google Play Music doesn’t show you a list of playlists a particular song is in, if any. To create such a list, here’s a solution that works. https://jsbin.com/wekumiseya/edit?html,output The result will be a JSON […]

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