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The DIY Video Editor


Hello and Welcome to the DIY Video Editor

These days most of us have access to at least some kind of handheld video recording device whether it be one dedicated to the task or simply the ability to capture video on a mobile phone.

Some of you may want to produce simple home movies, some of you may be thinking of yourselves as future YouTube video stars and others may be just looking for a place to start learning how to edit your videos a little more professionally.

Unfortunately most of the available information on shooting better videos, editing your videos effectively, choosing the right software, handling audio and all the parts that make up this subject are spread out all over the place.

Here at the DIY Video Editor I have tried to isolate the basics and provide a starting point for anyone wanting to get into video production as a hobby, as a path to a more professional end or simply as a a family duty!

You can get to everything through the menu system on the right and just hit the Contact button in the sidebar Menu of every page to ask me anything, or if you prefer just Comment on a Post and I’ll try to help out as best I can.


Latest Posts

The Friday Roundup - Buster Keaton, Fire Tornados and YouTube Translations

What We Learned from a Master I noticed this video doing the rounds this week and even though it was featured on a few blogs I wanted to add my own perspective on it. Years ago when I first saw old silent movies as a kid I never really thought much of them. To me they just looked silly and amateurish. Of course probably the main reason for that was that they were being played at the wrong speedRead full post...

The Friday Roundup - Action Cam Videos, a Guide to Cinematography, Easing In and Out

Closed Caption Files In the post linked below from Techsmith they go into quite some detail on the subject of Closed Captions. Whilst they tend to go on a bit about the legalities of it before getting into a tutorial I wanted to take a minute to expand a little on the subject. Closed Captions are similar to subtitles that play along with a video as text usually at the bottom of the screen. The difference between subtitles andRead full post...

The Friday Roundup - LUTs Explained, Virtual Reality and Action Cam Videos

YouTube Goes 360 Degree VR! Boy! YouTube or should I say Google really took a huge dump on a few people's parade this week! You may have heard of the newly emerging technology of 360 degree video shooting. There are lot's of places around the web where you can check it out but essentially it is video footage taken by a special array of cameras that simultaneously capture any scene at all angles at once. That's OK for whatRead full post...

The Friday Roundup - Teleprompters, YouTube Dreams, New Gadgets and Shutter Speeds

Teleprompter (Autocue) Basics One of the most difficult parts of creating a video project that involves some kind of on-camera presentation is that of trying to appear natural. For a very few people appearing on camera, remembering what to say, keeping track of where you are and all the while looking natural and relaxed is something they can just do with ease. For the rest of us it can be a nightmare. The beauty of this modern world of userRead full post...

DVD File Structure With Notes on Recovery and Finalization

I recently received an email from someone with some questions about DVD video discs, their files and structure and the relative safety of different methods of DVD recovery or repair. My reply kind of went on a bit as I am inclined to do so I thought I had better post it here so I don't have to cover it again... I'm lazy like that. The Basics of DVDs and DVD Video File Structure First of all aRead full post...

The Friday Roundup - Free Images, New iPhone Video for Bentley and Sensors

Some New Free Image Sources If you are anything like me you are probably on a constant hunt for free images that you can use in your video projects. There are a number of sites around but getting to them can be a little tricky because search results tend to be overwhelmed by sites that offer "royalty free" images which may or may not be actually free to download or even free to edit to your liking. TwoRead full post...