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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.

Recent Posts

Beware the Pitfalls of Video Editing with Temp Music

Even though it is only a temp track, you should still produce something that will be worthwhile. When you are given a deadline, you might be tempted to throw something together with a track that you like, edit it a bit, and submit it. If your client falls in love with the track that you didn't put your heart into, then you will have to produce content like that again and … [Read More...] about Beware the Pitfalls of Video Editing with Temp Music

The Friday Roundup – On Camera Tips, Action Cams and Fine Tuning the Edit

How To Get Comfortable on Camera I am not sure that there is anyone that started off in front of the camera feeling totally relaxed about the whole thing. For most people it is an excruciating process with the good news being that over time it gets easier. In the video below there are some tips for getting better in front of the camera but probably the biggest tips is that of … [Read More...] about The Friday Roundup – On Camera Tips, Action Cams and Fine Tuning the Edit

Video Editing 101: How to Edit a Video from Start to Finish

Recording the video lets you show off your creativity and no two recordings can ever be the same. Many enthusiasts forget post processing steps that are equally challenging, interesting and creativity demanding. For beginners, these steps often feel formidable, and the capability of software suites certainly does not alleviate the anxiety. Familiarity with what you can expect … [Read More...] about Video Editing 101: How to Edit a Video from Start to Finish