if you edit videos on your phone or on the laptop or you’re doing it in any video editing software. you need to remember three basic things. Because these are the three main things in editing, to put together an entire video.
The video element, the audio element, and the text element.
The video element is the footage/clippings that you shoot or video files you download. The audio comprises two things. One is the audio that comes along with the video recording and secondly, the underlayers that you add, which could be some music or maybe a recorded voice-over. And thirdly, the text or the graphic part of it like the titles or the logo that I insert in my videos. In any software, you have to take care of these three things only. Friends I have told you earlier that how minimal is my shooting set up, I shoot on my phone, and in a similar way my editing setup is also minimalistic. The dining table of my house is my editing table.
This is my MacBook Air in which I edit my videos, and I will show you how to use video editing software?
While editing I need a cup of tea and of course the headphones plus my antiglare glasses. I am a Mass Comm graduate and a gold medallist at that, so in our college and also in my first job which was in media, there, we had to edit our own clips and therefore I’ve editing
knowledge for a long time. Let’s see, how I edit my videos, so cutting to my computer screen now. This is my computer screen and this is iMovie software. And here, there are four clips
that I shot recently. So let me line up these clips on the edit line up on the screen.
I start by creating a new project here I have to import my media. These four clips are my today’s files. And all these files will be imported on my screen here. So import selected.
Now to edit them, I have to take them to my timeline. In any software, you have to drag your clips to the timeline. Suppose I take it down like this, so this is clip no 1, let me resize it. This is clip no 2, no 3, and no 4.
This will be the intro So this is the opening clip that you’re listening to. Like this video, of course, only if you find it interesting. So I want to get it here, I’ve pressed Control + D As I don’t need the entire clip, so I will delete it. my antiglare glasses. I think this is a repeat clip
so I’ll just delete it. Yeah, this is it. So I will join this. So that was a goof-up, that’s why I will go a little back, And again with Control + D, I’ll delete it. So these are my three basic clips.
I have downloaded copyright-free music from YouTube to my computer, YouTube gives you free music which you can use without any copyright issues. So I will find one of the music here. No, this one. Maybe, so I can drag and drop it here. This music file has come to the iMovie, and now I have to drag and drop in the timeline under the clippings. Its audio level is too high and showing red, so I have to lower this. And this is how it’ll sound.
Adding music is easy, isn’t it? After that very important, let me close this folder.
I have another folder called Channel essentials. This is the text and graphics part. Now if I want to add an Instagram symbol or I have to add like, share, and subscribe symbol, or if I need to add the 3-second intro video, then I’ll drag and drop that here too. And also if I want to use the like, share and subscribe symbol. That I have taken it from here. Now I have to add this clip in the beginning. You must have seen it when my videos start playing. And, to overlay this, we use this upper layer which is used for graphics and text. I will pull it a little bit because I need it for 12 seconds, I will double-click on it and I will go to the crop option where I will press the ‘Fit’ option and then I’ll click this icon, and come to ‘picture in picture.
Now it has shrunken in size, Did you see that?
Now I can adjust its width and height. The music is very loud, so I have to lower its level. So in this way you can insert symbols here. Plus if I need to insert titles You can get options for bigger titles here. In iMovie in-build options are given for titling. Suppose I type in “How I edit my videos” So I typed this title here. If I want to insert something like a slug or small title, for that also we get options here. You see that in the title, so I generally like this one. For that also, I can type in here.
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So in this way my timeline is ready. Well, this edit was quite simple, let me show you a complicated timeline. How To Edit Videos and I saved it. This was a simple timeline let me show you a complete timeline like, you saw in my last video of the exhibition. Let me show you its timeline. And this is my logo throughout. Then I did voice-overs in it because I had to do some layerings in it. If I had to add my voice-over, then I’ll record my voiceovers in iPhone and again I will import that voice-over into this software, and then I can place that voice-over whenever I needed it. So, how bulky does the timeline of this five-minute video look, isn’t it?
If you see FCP or any other software its timeline is bulkier. The biggest advantage of iMovie
is that this software is very quick. Though you do not get that many layering options in iMovie. It’s basic, you get one text layer, two video layers. And there are four audio layers below, because of this, our project did not get that heavy. I’ll go back to the project I created today, and if I wanted to publish that to YouTube there is this icon here. I’ll go to file ‘how to edit videos in free video editing software, then this is 1080p which is HD. I kept it faster, my total file size is 248.2 MB, I’ll go to next. And I’ll save. Now my project will start to render here, and in the next five minutes, I’ll be ready with my clip.
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