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The DIY Video Editor

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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.

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Latest Posts

The Friday Roundup - YouTube Ranking, Time Lapse Video and Poll Cards

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Well it seems this week to be all (or mostly) about the YouTube so let's get started! Using YouTube Playlists Effectively With the enormous growth of YouTube over the past years it has become vital that anyone wanting to gain any kind of exposure on that site absolutely cover every base offered by YouTube to do so. To understand why this is the case you have to understand what YouTube actually is. YouTube is no different from the restRead full post...

The Friday Roundup - Quicktime for Windows Kerfuffles and Onscreen Tips

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So the big news for this week has to be the announcement by both Trend Micro and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommending all QuickTime for Windows users uninstall the app on an immediate basis due to security vulnerabilities. In fact the vulnerabilities they were talking about were reported to Apple quite a while ago and they did nothing about it. As is usually the case when a software maker fails to deal with reported securityRead full post...

Wondershare Filmora Review

Wondershare Filmora Review
First of all let's take a look at why I think a simple video editing product like Wondershare Filmora has a place in the world and a review on this site. Over the past few years a predominant trend has been that the average consumer level video editor has become more and more feature rich. In many ways that is a good thing because it causes the software companies through competition, to keep striving to improve their products. TheRead full post...

The Friday Roundup - Lytro Video, Beard Lighting and Dedicated Video Cams

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And we are back! Apologies for the break in posting over the past six weeks but I have been out of town and unable to access the site in any sensible way. That's why comments and questions have been attended to a little slowly but the good news is that I am back at my normal office set up and all is well with the world. So without further ado let's get on with this week's FridayRead full post...

Sony Movie Studio 13 Review

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For quite a while I resisted including a review of Sony Movie Studio on this site because I just plain disliked the user interface and its complicated interface meant that I never really got very far trying it out anyway. Every time I installed it and opened it up for business I would find myself just staring at the screen kind of blankly wondering where to start and wondering why everything seemed so unfamiliar and confusing. However aRead full post...

MAGIX Video Pro X8 Review

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Magix Video Pro X8 is the top of the line video editing software from the European based Magix company. It is a professional grade video editing program able to handle consumer level file formats through to fully professional broadcast quality formats. As such, it offers professional special effects and audio dubbing, has a flexible user interface for a customized workflow and is optimized to produce video, image and audio at studio quality. Magix Video Pro X8 slots itself inRead full post...