5 Editing Mistakes YouTubers Make
Some really good tips here from Maliek not just on common editing mistakes people make on YouTube but also updated information that has changed over time.
For example the old rule was to absolutely ask for a like and/or subscribe near the beginning of the video and of course you had to have a snappy intro!
Nope! Not any more!
Those points and others have changed and it is probably time for us all to stop doing them!
9 Filmmaking “Transitions” You Need To Know
Fair warning here, there is a bunch of blah, blah, blah at the head of this video before we get to the meat and potatoes.
Maybe you like that sort of stuff but personally I tend to go with the “shut up and get on with it” school of video tutorials.
Anyway when he finally gets to it there are some great ideas for transitions that fall a little outside the box and worth taking a look at.
GoPro Hero 7 vs. 8 vs. 9 vs. 10 – GoPro Shootout
Matt Granger is a pro photographer and run a pretty successful YouTube channel on that subject.
He occasionally drifts over into the world of video especially from his own point of view as a YouTube creator.
In this video he gives a pretty good “no holds barred” review of the past four iterations of the GoPro Hero and it is well worth taking a look at.
How to Remove an Object from Your Video in Corel VideoStudio Ultimate
When I started watching this one I was hesitant to add it to the Friday Roundup because I assumed the technique was going to use Corel Paint Shop Pro to mask out the object.
However Gripps dropped that and went on with the tutorial using Painting Creator which is image editing software already existing within VideoStudio.
To be honest I had totally forgotten that it was even in there!
Anyway apart from the process shown in the video there are heaps of things you can do in Painting Creator as well.
- VideoStudio Review Here
Filmora 11.6 – All New Features Revealed
Filmora updated this week… again! Anyway they have added a couple of new settings and tools to the program but mostly these are easier ways to access already existing features.
Filmora 11 Effects: Motion Tracking + Chroma Key Tutorial
This is a fairly comprehensive run through of Motion Tracking combined with the Chroma Key module to create effects in Filmora.
For a reasonably simple video editor Filmora is certainly not underpowered when it comes to the range of features on offer and the control you have over them.
While we are on the subject of features this is a great example of why features actually have value beyond being fodder for the marketing department.
For example yes motion tracking is great but what are you actually going to DO with it?
That’s the real question to ask yourself when looking at features.
In this example you can attach a green screen mask and have it move so that’s valuable.
Make Stuff Float
The original title of this tutorial names it as being aimed at product footage for commercials.
Normally I wouldn’t bother but I think that treating it as such doesn’t really show the full potential of the technique.
Essentially it is keyframing so right off the bat let’s establish that although the process is done in Final Cut, any software with the ability to keyframe can do it with one qualification.
The software must offer an alternative keyframing setting that is linear.
Linear keyframing means that whatever change is called for at the point of the keyframe will be immediately started resulting in an abrupt movement.
Given that we are going for a floating effect here, that is not going to work.
You will see in the video there is a keyframe setting called “Smooth.”
Your software may not use the same word but if the is a type of “softening” effect there then you can pull this one off.
YouTube Success is Closer Than You Think
I very much go out of my way in avoiding any type of “How to” video that promises some kind of instant success or “so easy anyone can do it” advice.
This is especially true when it comes to gaining an audience on YouTube.
There is a predominant concept that success is going to come from that “one big hit” or that “instant viral video.”
In fact that kind of result is a very, very rare exception to the rule!
In light of that here is a great video from Daniel Batal on the subject of YouTube success based on reality… not some vague pipe dream.
Tips on Framing & Composition for Video
Just some simple but very effective framing tips here for your videos.
Probably one of the most important ones is that once you have located you subject in the frame check everything outside of the subject.
That way you don’t get trees growing out of people’s heads or dogs pooping in the background of your awesome wedding video!