Organizing your Video Library? Follow these 10 Best Practices
If there was ever a piece of advice that I get from the pro’s that comes up over and over as THE starting point it is organization.
I have friends in the movie industry and they will spend days even weeks renaming and organizing ALL the assets of a project before they even think about the editing stage.
How Pro Colorists Use Scopes For Better Color Correction
One of the slight downsides to the current state of “point and shoot” cameras whether they are actual cameras or phone devices is that they try to be all things to all people and situations.
Sometimes that can leave you with footage that is “not quite right” as far as color and exposure goes.
This is not really a disaster because even at the consumer level of video editing software there are great color correction tools available.
The only real barrier here is that you need to understand how those tools work and even though they look daunting to begin with, they aren’t all that bad!
How To Get Started with DaVinci Resolve
The reason for this video was that recently Filmora changed their licensing structure and to some degree left a group of users a little out in the cold.
In response to that Daniel Batal hosted this DaVinci walkthrough for people who perhaps were looking to switch.
I personally use both DaVinci and Filmora for my editing depending on exactly what it is I am going to be producing.
For anyone wanting to try out DaVinci this would be a great start.
Brand New Adjustment Layers in Filmora |-Wondershare Filmora 12
This is a really cool new feature in Filmora 12 just released and in fact I just used it in a project yesterday and it makes things so simple.
I had video on the timeline with a title above.
The title was lengthy but important and the client wanted it showing almost full screen.
So she wanted herself to be blurred out in the background while the title was showing.
Previously I would have had to make a cut point in the video at the beginning and end of sequence.
Then I would have to drag a blur effect on to that section I just isolated.
Now all I have to do is lift the title up one track, insert the Adjustment Layer and adjust the end to exactly the same length as the tile, add the blur effect to the layer and I am done.
More Creative Animations in Filmora – Wondershare Filmora 12
A couple of the new features that came out with Filmora 12 were the Draw Mask feature and an extension of what you can keyframe in the program. Check it all out below.
How to Create Magnify Effect in Filmora 12
There are two ways to create a magnify effect in the current version of Filmora.
The easiest is to pay for access to their Filmstock site and just use the automated solution.
I am not a big fan of paying for stuff that I could do otherwise for free!
So if you are a tightwad like me then just watch through to the second solution in the video below on how to use motion masks to do the same thing.
PowerDirector – Tips on Using Split Toning with Highlights and Shadows
Split toning is one of the more advanced features you will find in image editing software and a small number of video editors.
PowerDirector is one of the programs that has it but of course like most advanced features, it is useless unless you know how to use it.
How 1 Repost Killed My YouTube Channel! The truth about bloggers advertising
It is quite amazing to see the number of people on and around YouTube claiming to be experts on the subject yet still offering terrible advice on how to be successful.
The one rule I have maintained for years now is this:
If any feature on YouTube can be gamed by me then I know there a hundred nerdlings working for Google who are way smarter than me who already know this.
So instead of closing that loophole they just devalue that feature in the algorithm.
Here’s some good advice.
How to Remove Background Noise Easily – Audacity Tutorial For Beginners
Audio in video can be a bit of a pain unless you are a professional sound engineer… which I am not!
Unless you are working in a silent or acoustically sound studio it is inevitable that you will have some kind of unwanted sound in your files.
The obvious solution to that is using a Noise Reduction effect but sometimes that can have an adverse effect on the overall audio.
This is especially true when it comes to spoken voice tracks.
A viable alternative to that is by using a Noise Gate which eliminates certain sound just like Noise Reduction but in a different way.
Very often using one rather than the other can really help maintain the quality of you voice tracks.
Check out the demo below in Audacity below.