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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 - Bumper Video Shooting Tutorials Edition

So this week things have kind of exploded in the video shooting tutorials category. Last week I was perhaps struggling a little to put together a post and this week there is stuff to talk about all over the place! So without any further delay let's get into the good stuff! Composition and Camera Angles This week I came across a great article on PremiumBeat which was basically a curated collection of about 8 or so videos that explained[Full Post Here]

The Friday Roundup - NAB Show Desolation, YouTube Tags and Black Magic

Sure is Quiet Around Here At about this time every year things get a little quiet around here at the DIY Video Editor because of a little thingy called NAB. For those of you who don't know what that is it is the annual convention for the National Association of Broadcaster held in Vegas baby! The show itself has evolved dramatically over the past few years and now covers everything connected to Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Telecom,[Full Post Here]

The Friday Roundup - Video Cameras, Becoming a Better Director and Online Video Wars

Awesome Cameras for Video Under $1000 I NEVER get into reviewing cameras and equipment for two very good reasons. The first is that I find the rate at which this area is developing and the sheer number of choices available simply overwhelming... I have no illusions that I can in any way keep up with it. What's hot this month, next month is totally outdated! The second is that I am chronically lazy. A weekly blog and keeping up with[Full Post Here]

The Friday Roundup - FaceBook, YouTube and Vine all Make Changes to Video

Online Video News As of now FaceBook have begun actively trying to get their users to directly upload their videos to the FaceBook platform rather than by embedding a video already uploaded to another service like YouTube. One of the lesser known ways they have been doing this is by giving greater exposure or importance to video uploaded directly to FaceBook. Given the market penetration enjoyed by FaceBook historically is would be wise to get to at least[Full Post Here]

The Friday Roundup - Posing Tricks, New Smartphone Rigs and Time Lapse Tips

Posing Tips for Subjects Although these tips apply to everyone they REALLY apply to guys! If you have ever tried to photograph or video guys at an event of any description you will have noticed they tend to stand there looking nervous until the pressure mounts to such a degree that they then do something stupid. Why is this so? What is it about guys especially that causes them to do this and what can you do to stop[Full Post Here]

Corel VideoStudio Pro X8 Review

Corel VideoStudio Pro X8 and VideoStudio Ultimate X8 are the latest version releases of Corel’s popular and feature packed consumer video editing software. As would be expected from a product that has been around for quite some time now, VideoStudio is a well matured and stable program that has benefitted from development by Corel and its predecessors for a number of years now. On a personal note I just checked the Corel site and my first copy[Full Post Here]