Best export settings for social media

There are so many social media networks out there: Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram…

Every social media site has different requirements for publishing videos.

In the following tutorial Pond5 shows the best settings for the most important social networks.

Pond5 shows how to export videos the best way to social media

Full Blog post about video exporting on Pond5´s blog

Video Diary: timelapse video with Canon 80D on Manfrotto carbon tripod and ballhead with joystick grip.

Everyday has the potential to be a great creative day.

Just take your camera equipment and use it to express your creativity!

I shoot a timelapse of a shopping center in the north of Munich (MIRA).

It is very colorful, so it is a very nice contrast in front of the gray February sky.

Everyday is valuable in terms of taking videos and pictures.

Often the value of a video reveales itself after many months or years.

Also, everytime you use your video and photo equipment your get better and faster using it.

Be creative.

Be curious.

Add value to your video and photo portfolio!

Go out and shoot! Be creative!

Equipment I used today

Manfrotto Joystick

Manfrotto Carbon tripod

Canon 80D + 24-105mm f4

Editing 360 Video from GoPro MAX in Insta360 Studio did not work for me.

Quick Info: I tried to edit my GoPro MAX 360 Footage (already exported as mp4 and stitched) in the free 360 editing software Insta360 Studio.

I wanted to export my video as tiny planet.

It did not work for me.

You only get a tiny planet preview for your 360 video footage.

But the effect is not applied when you export the video.

I thought I could explore some easy workaround in this way.

Just for your information.

You can download the insta360 software for free here:

GoPro MAX Camera Update v 1.40

The GoPro MAX is getting a firmware update.

Windows users are also looking forward to a GoPro Player update for Windows, so we can edit our footage on the computer. 🙂


  • Adds exposure control with lens priority to 360 mode.
  • Enables Smart Remote compatibility.
  • Adds wind and water noise detection, plus volume level detection for improved audio in video stories created with the GoPro app.


  • Increases the bit rate for Video, TimeWarp, and Time Lapse Video footage captured in HERO mode.


  • General bug fixes and user interface improvements.

How to update

Update your camera using the GoPro app 

The GoPro app is the quickest, easiest way to update your camera–all you need is a smartphone or tablet and access to Wi-Fi. You can also use the app to control your camera remotely, view your photos and videos and share on the fly.


Action Camera Expert Ben Schmanke compares the Insta360 ONE R 1-Inch Sensor to the GoPro HERO 8

With every camera which is introduced, the camera market gets more and more complex.

Good that there are experts who do the heavy comparison lifting for us!

In this case Ben Schmanke from Authentec compares the Insta360 ONE R 1-Inch Sensor to the GoPro Hero 8

Ben Schmanke is well known in the internet community for his in depth camera and technic reviews and his reliable comparisons.

My experiences with the GoPro MAX Action Camera

My opinion and experiences with the GoPro MAX Action camera after one month using it.

The Pro Video Infos Podcast is coming to you now in English to reach more listeners all around the world!


I hope the info was helpful!

Stay tuned and talk to you soon!

All the best!

Helmut from Pro Video

Zacuto and Philip Bloom talk about the good old 5D Mark 2 times.

I just stumbled over a video, that affected also my way into digital filmmaking.

The owners of Zacuto and the godfather of shallow depth of field internet videos, Philip Bloom, talk about the good old times when the Canon 5D Mark2 came out.

I have got mine 5D2 for 11 years now and just cleaned the sensor.

Still love working with it.

Just I use the 80D more lately because of the dual pixel autofocus.

As well as the GoPro Max for vlogging, which did not exist 11 years ago.



Philip Bloom

Meine GoPro MAX Erfahrungen

4 Wochen mit der GoPro MAX. In diesem Podcast spreche ich über meine Erfahrungen mit dieser neuen 360 Grad Action Kamera.

Podcast Inhalt:

  • GoPro MAX Eindrücke
  • Hyperlapse Erfahrungen
  • 360 Grad Video
  • 360 Grad Photos
  • Power Panorama
  • Nachbearbeitungs Probleme für PC User
  • Editing Probleme für Android User
  • Mein Workflow mit der Creative Suite
  • Aufruf an GoPro die PC Software zu verbessern!

An inspiring video about simple film music creation by Guy Michelmore

Everything in life is getting more and more complicated.

That´s why Guy Michelmore from Think Space Education shows how to compose a simple film music idea from scratch.

A very motivating lesson how to create and compose your own film music.

You can tell that Mr. Michelmore is a real expert in terms of music composition.

But you can also see, that, when you know the rules of creativity and music, you can bring a whole music world and story to life.

You can do it too!

A very high quality video about this topic!

The next cool action cam. The Insta360 ONE R

Nowadays there are a lot of great Action camera systems to choose from.

Insta360 just introduced the new ONE R.

An action cam that is modular. You have several parts that can be connected together the way you need it.

A really intersting camera.

And yes, it appears to be a very strong competitor to the GoPro MAX.

You can see already in the product video that there are many great features to play with in the insta360 ONE R.

Some key features of the insta 360 One R

One more cool tool for your creative film and video making workflow.

Definitely check it out.

You can find more infos about the ONE R here