Top 10 Videos tips

FaceTime HD Calls

Thanks to 5G, you can perform FaceTime video calls in 1080p HD on your iPhone 13. Go to Settings > Cellular > Data Mode and select Allow More Data on 5G  to FaceTime in HD over 5G. You can also do enjoy FaceTime HD calls on Wi-Fi.

Avoid Conflicts Between Natural and Artificial Light

When it comes to lighting in video, different kinds of light have different temperatures. These color temperatures are measured in degrees Kelvin (°K): Again, this is a complex topic and could easily warrant its own post, but for our purposes, all you need to know is that mixing two light sources with different color temperatures will make for an unevenly lit shot. Let’s say you’re shooting an explainer video featuring a member of your team. You’ve chosen an indoor room with good acoustics (more on this later), and you’re ready to start filming. The room is lit primarily by fluorescent lights, but there’s a problem – a large window that lets in plenty of natural daylight. If you position your subject too close to the window, you could run into a potential contrast in light sources – the fluorescent overhead light with a temperature of around 4500° K, and the daylight, which has a temperature of around 5600° K. This kind of conflict can be difficult to compensate for, and it’s a headache you really don’t need. Wherever you’re shooting, ensure that your primary light source is even and consistent. If you shoot indoors, avoid rooms with windows. If this isn’t possible, position your subject sufficiently far from the windows to avoid the daylight interfering with your shot.

Weather Forecaster

Typing weather followed by your current location will fetch you a 5-day forecast of the weather in the search results itself. Example: weather New Delhi

Meeting Reminder (Mobile)

When I’m on the go, I don’t always know when a meeting is about to start. On my phone, calendar reminders often go ignored (there are so many of them that it’s just too noisy to keep up). So I set up Zoom reminders to ensure that I never miss an important scheduled meeting.

Make Video Tight

It's a great idea to make your video as short and succinct as possible, because no one wants to spend time in watching a long and tedious video. Don't hesitate to delete some unnecessary pauses like an "um", "uh" spoken constantly by the interviewee during an interview. Alternatively, you can use some cutaways to overcome these awkward moments or close gaps between dialogues. By doing so, the conversation between interviewee and interviewer seems to be more smoothly.

Mute Everyone

Our daily huddles now involve 20 people. Ambient or background noise can often get in the way of clear communication. We found this trick where the meeting host can hit ⌘Cmd+Ctrl+M (PC: Alt+M) to mute everyone on the call at once. This shortcut has single-handedly shaved minutes off of our daily meetings.

Transfer Data from iPhone

If you are coming in from an older iPhone, don’t forget to transfer your data first. That way, you get to avoid having to set up your iPhone 13 or iPhone1312 Pro from scratch. While you can do that over iCloud, a faster way is to transfer your data directly from your previous iPhone (if you still have it at hand). Check out our guide on how to transfer data from your old iPhone to iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro.

Make a headlamp into a lantern

Strap a headlamp (light side in) to a 1-gallon jug of water to make a lantern that lights up your campsite.  Opaque, white jugs work best for this camping hack.

Currency converter

You can easily convert one currency into another by typing the amount and currency you want to convert it into. Example: 10 dollars in euros

Disable Waiting Room

Zoom recently turned on a bunch of privacy-related settings by default. One of those is the waiting room, which requires you to admit each attendee individually. Our calls are mostly internal anyway (and it can take a while to admit 10+ people individually), so we turned this setting off under Settings > In Meeting (Advanced) > Waiting room. (Note: It takes a while to scroll through all the options on this page, so we suggest you CTRL+F “waiting room” to find it quickly.)