When you are learning how to edit videos, there are some mistakes that people make and need to learn how to avoid. For example, inconsistent audio is something that many editors struggle with. You don’t want to have your volume levels and sound quality changing through the video. Jump cuts are also something that most newer editors overuse. It’s also essential to blue out sensitive information such as license plates. Finally, make sure you’re matching your colors with regards to lighting and time your transitions properly.
- When video editing you must be sure that your audio is consistent. Sound must be uniform. Try and refrain from using jump cuts. Question your graphics, are they necessary?
- Check your shots and confirm you have not included an sensitive or personal information. Check your transitions to be sure they did not drop.
- Always be sure to check your color matching. Sometimes when you are editing and cropping, the colors may not blend well and this is a major mistake so double check this as well.
“While graphics can help the viewer to better understand the context of your video, be careful when using them. First, they may distract the viewer from the main action if they are too bold. Second, as the video goes on, the graphic component may lose its contrast against the changing background.”