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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

The Friday Roundup – D.I.Y Foley, Special FX Tips and Text Messages

Make Sound Effects For Your Videos One of the main reasons pro videos and films appear the way they do is because of the audio aspect of the production. I have covered this many times before and it really is a fundamental to effective video making. One of he main aspects to pro sound is a subject called "Foley." Foley is the action of pre-recording sounds that you would expect … [Read More...] about The Friday Roundup – D.I.Y Foley, Special FX Tips and Text Messages

5 Secret Ingredients of Deliciously Engaging YouTube Cooking Videos

You love to cook. Maybe you're a professional chef, or maybe your a devout foodie who gets off on creating the dishes you love to eat. Either way, you can't wait to share your creations, and the creative journey you take arriving at them, online. That's truly great. And while your creativity, passion, expertise, and experience in the kitchen, will take you a fair way along your … [Read More...] about 5 Secret Ingredients of Deliciously Engaging YouTube Cooking Videos

The Friday Roundup – Depth of Field, Zach King Effects and Dialogue Mixing

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