5 Steps to Setup Your Video Editing Software
These days just about all video editing software has to try and play the game of being all things to all people.
That’s why when you open any video editor a whole bunch of default settings have already been applied.
In reality they are actually being “most things” to “most people!”
Those default settings comes from user feedback data so when something appears in some way it is because “the masses” have voted it that way.
Of course the “all things to all people” idea is just a pipe dream because the level of variation in the footage, images, audio and others assets being used these days is enormous and to top that off the output variabilities make that even worse!
So one of the best things you can do when you start to use a new piece of editing software is to get it setup for what you want to do.
The demo below is done in VideoStudio but all video editing software has these settings available and you would be surprised at how much faster and easier you editing can get when to fine tune the software specifically to you.
When Does YouTube Start Promoting Small Channels?
OK so this is a veiled attempt to promote the Movavi Video Editor BUT!
The real reason I have added it this week is that the information is very good.
I can always forgive the plug if the info is on point!
If you are staring at your YouTube videos and nothing seems to be happening then take a look at this to understand how it works and a few things you can do to push things along a little.
Canva Video Editor – Complete Canva Tutorial For Beginners (2023)!
So first up I personally find the Canva video editor to be a bit restricted and clunky but bear in mind that’s just me.
As is the case with most video editing software a large part of your perception of it is based on what you are used to and what tasks you most often perform.
So in light of that disclaimer here’s a run through of the Canva editing capabilities bearing in mind that it is an online service so that always comes with some limitations.
AI Features? New Color Correction? Can’t update the new version? – Filmora You Ask, We Answer
It’s been a while since Filmora did one of these so it’s always good to catch up on what’s new and some special tricks and tips you may not know of.
How to Turn Yourself into a Painting Using Green and Blue Screen – PowerDirector
People often ask the difference between green and blue screen effects and why use one over the other.
Generally speaking green is used because it is a safer bet, not because it is better.
It is safer to assume the removal of the green will affect the objects not being removed less than if blue was being used.
However if the object has green in it then obviously blue will work better.
Green is just more universal because of less chance of skin tones being affected.
Anyway what is of note is that you can use green screen and blue screen to build more complex sequences just like in the video below.
Please note that the effect being created in this video in not your main focus.
The real learning points here are how to construct things using both and then after that you only limit is your imagination.
PowerDirector – How to Transform a Person into a Silhouette
Well this is a little masking, keyframing and feathering tutorial in PowerDirector and it’s always good to keep brushed up on these tools.
They really are those kinds of tools that you don’t use all the time but when you do it is annoying to have to wrack your brains to remember how to do it!
PowerDirector Q&A Live June 28, 2023
OK so Maliek is almost running these Q&A session weekly these days and they really are worth tuning in to.
Even if you don’t actually use PowerDirector there are heaps of great tips and advice on video editing in general.
How to Reshape Your Video in Filmora 12
There are many times during even the most basic editing sequence that you may need to manipulate the asset you are dealing with to fit your project.
The aspect ratio may be off, the size wrong or even the shape just not quite right.
Depending on the situation certain solutions may work better than others so it is important to understand all of the ways you can do this.
In the video below you can see at least three ways to reshape video, images and other assets in Filmora.
Easy Logo Animation in Fusion – DaVinci Resolve Fusion Tutorial for Beginners
This is another in the series by Casey Faris on using the Fusion Page in DaVinci Resolve.
As I have said many times before the Fusion Page is probably the most powerful tool within what is a pretty powerful video editing program but it has a downside.
As usual the downside is that with great power comes great complexity in the interface!
So for me trying to learn that interface dry is almost impossible.
However noodling around in that interface with a bit of guidance like in the video below let’s it all sink in a bit better.