Everything About Proxies
OK so I was never one for using proxies all that much until I started regularly working with 4K video files.
I have a pretty good computer that I bought recently with editing in mind and it actually can handle 4K with no problems.
However once I start to add some stuff to the edit like color correction, effects and the like, things start to slow down just a tad.
It’s not so bad that it is really noticeable, it’s just not quite as snappy as it should be.
Of course the reason for that is that any adjustment you make to a video file that affects almost every pixel of every frame means that the amount of work being done is enormous.
So these days before I even start a project I create proxies and have a happy life.
Here’s a look at proxies in DaVinci Resolve but just about every video editor I know of has some form of proxy file creation and use.
Key Frames Tutorial with Editing Examples for Video and Audio
Probably one of the biggest developments in the world of consumer video editors in the past few years has been the introduction of keyframing.
After it first appeared it was very quickly developed into a tool that didn’t just apply to motion as was the original iteration.
These days you can use key framing for all sorts of fine control over all sorts of settings.
Like anything technical if you understand the basic concepts then the rest becomes far easier so following is one of the best explanations of what key frames are and how they work.
Cool Freeze Sequence in Corel VideoStudio 2022
Freeze sequences are relatively easy to pull off in most video editing software programs.
Generally it is a matter of choosing your “freeze” points, overlaying an image capture at that point then applying an opacity setting.
The process looks pretty much the same regardless of the software but to get an idea check the video below where it is done using Corel VideoStudio.
How to Polish your Voice in Audacity
This is a fairly simple run through of some basic steps to improve a voice over track in Audacity.
Once you get the idea it is well worth the time to play around with the settings shown to see what kind of results you can get.
Bear in mind that the voice over file shown was recorded on a pro setup with the mic very close and almost no room noise so… keep your expectations real here!
Got Video Editing Questions? Let’s Talk About Them
It has been a while since Daniel did an entirely open Q&A specifically on the subject of video editing so here ya go!
As usual it is full of great tips and vital information on all aspects of video editing plus some great tricks for getting a simple editor like Filmora to do all sorts of advanced things.
Grab you beverage of choice, sit back, relax and enjoy.
Top Tips on Filming Yourself for Beginners – Better Solo B-Roll
When you are starting out as a video maker you will come across a lot of information about all the “things” you will need.
B-roll, sufficient coverage, equipment and on and on.
If you try to keep all of that in your head you may not necessarily fail but you will have a hell of a time succeeding!
In fact you may very well go the way of many before you and give it all up as too hard.
The real problem here is that “heads” are very, very bad places to keep things!
Conversely lists are very, very good places to keep things!
If you don’t believe me, ask an airline pilot.
Getting 300 tons of metal up into the air and then back down again safely is not something they are going to “try to remember” on the fly!
Check out the video below for some good tips on working out what you need and need to do BEFORE you head out into the world.
How to Set In Points and Out Points in Filmora 11
So the reason I have added this video tutorial is NOT because I think we all don’t know how to set in and out markers on our timelines!
The real reason is that it shows how to remove them once they are set!
This video is specific to Filmora but I can assure you that every video editing program out there gleefully shows you how to add in and out points but nearly none of them show how to get rid of them once you don’t want them any more!
Introduce a Scene by Moving Through Title Text
A very effective trick for moving into a scene is to have text on the screen with the video visible though it.
Then have the text expand revealing more and more of the video behind until you are watching just the video.
The result is that the viewer feels he has moved “through” the text to the scene.
There are a few ways to skin this cat depending on what software you are using but you can see a couple of methods done in PowerDirector here that will give you an idea of the concepts involved.
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