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Advanced video editing features made easy through a simple interface. You don’t need to be a pro to create great movies.
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Steps to Edit Your Video
Steps to Edit Your Video (mostly in order)
- Upload all gathered media (videos, photos, audio files) to your project media.
- Switch to Timeline mode.
- Choose NO theme.
- Drag all video clips to the timeline in order.
- Split and trim interview and C-SPAN clips.
- Add photos for voiceover sections.
- Record voiceover sections.
- Add text and images on top of video. Add copyright attributions if necessary.
- Add transitions and effects. Keep it simple!
- Add music or sound effects.
- Adjust volume.
- Adjust timing.
- Include works cited and credits at the end.
Tips for Editing
Get all the content in place before making it pretty.
Keep a consistent theme and style.
Transition and effects meanings:
Many effects are used like punctuation marks in sentences to divide video programs into orderly, understandable parts.
- CUT - An instant change from one shot to the next (no transition effect). This most common transition keeps action feel.
- CROSS FADE - A gradual fade from one shot to the next. Indicates time passing, change of location, or relaxed feel.
- DIP TO BLACK - Fades completely to black before fading into new image. Indicates larger change.
- WIPE - One shot replaced by another in a geometric pattern. Good for breaks in edited interviews so it doesn't look choppy.
- FADE FROM/TO BLACK - Indicates beginning or ending of scene or major change.