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David McKnight
Co-owner, McKnight Video

David McKnight (david at mcknightvideo.com) is half of McKnight Video of Houston. He is vice president of the Houston Professional Videographers Association (HPVA), has Sony Vegas and HDV certification, is the technical editor of the Vegas Pro 11 Editing Workshop (Focal Press), and is a contributor to the Full HD Book (VASST). He and his wife, Christie, are winners of multiple HPVA awards.

Articles By David McKnight

Tutorial: Creating Titles With Pizzazz in Sony Vegas Pro

David McKnight demonstrates a quick, easy way to generate sharp-looking titles for your Vegas Pro projects that requires no additional plugins.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Sep 2013

Tutorial: NewBlueFX Video Essentials VI

A new year, a new and inviting collection of video utilities from NewBlueFX, one of the leading players in the video plug-in game. In this article, we'll look at their sixth volume of plug-ins billed as "essential." Are they? Read on to find out.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Jan 2013

What's New in Sony Vegas Pro 12?

Vegas Pro 12, the new version of Sony's flagship NLE that debuted a few weeks ago, boasts several new features for online video production pros including simplified color matching, advanced mask creation and manipulation, and increased 64-bit support, while shipping as part of a new suite that includes Sound Forge Pro 10 and the HitFilm 2 Ultimate effects package.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Dec 2012

Backup Strategies for Video Production Pros

Event video producer David McKnight lays out a backup strategy for CF, P2, and SD-based videographers who have sizable quantities of card-based client video they need to store and back up systematically, locally and/or in the cloud.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Oct 2012

Video Tutorial: NewBlueFX ColorFast

NewBlueFX ColorFast is a new color correction, color grading, and color enhancement plug-in for Vegas, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Avid, and EDIUS. In this video review/tutorial, we'll work with a piece of footage from a recent project that calls for all three kinds of color adjustment, and show how to accomplish each task in ColorFast.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Aug 2012

Video Review: Sony Creative Software SpectraLayers Pro

Sony SpectraLayers is a dynamic new audio editing tool for Mac and Windows users that might be best described as "Photoshop for Audio," featuring the ability to isolate and edit individual layers of a mixed track using frequency analysis. In this video review, David McKnight explains how it works and what it offers post-production pros with complex audio issues to resolve.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Jul 2012

Tutorial: 3D Title Creation With NewBlue FX Titler Pro

David McKnight explores the range of features in NewBlueFX Titler Pro that allow editors to produce creative titling effects, animations, and extrusions along the 3D plane using both manual controls and a host of preset styles and templates.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Jun 2012

Tutorial: Streamlining Video Encoding in Sony Vegas Pro

In this fifth tutorial in our six-part series on Sony Vegas Pro 11, we're going to talk about the Render dialog box. Every project you work on, whether it's delivered on the web, or even on DVD or Blu-ray Disc, has to go through a rendering stage, so you'll find yourself getting quite familiar with it as you do more project. In Vegas Pro 11, Sony has added some new features to the Render dialog, and they've totally revamped the way that it works.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 May 2012

Tutorial: Mixing Audio in Sony Vegas Pro 11

The new mixer layout in Sony Vegas Pro 11 makes editing audio for video in Vegas feel like you're using a pro hardware mixer. Vegas instructor David McKnight explains how it's done.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 May 2012

Tutorial: GPU-Assisted Multicam Editing and Encoding in Sony Vegas

Sony Vegas instructor David McKnight continues his video tutorial series with a look at Vegas' new GPU Assist feature, which enables Vegas editors to leverage the processing power of supported NVIDIA and AMD video cards to get full-frame previews of loaded timelines and accelerate rendering with many popular codecs.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Apr 2012

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