5 Video Editing Mistakes YouTubers Make
Some very basic and more importantly “updated” advice from Daniel this week regarding YouTube videos.
Over the past few years certain elements of a YouTube video have been identified as being essential or important to ongoing success.
Things like branded openers or intros, always asking for the Like or Subscribe and things like that.
Well the good/bad news is that as much as YouTube has evolved as a platform over time… so has he audience.
Because of that evolution a bunch of things that were considered vital in the past are now obsolete and in some case obsolete to the point of becoming detrimental to your channel.
Check out these five “new” tips form Daniel to keep up to date with the latest.
Beginners Guide New Blue FX Title Pro
Quite a few video editing software brands have decided that certain aspects of video editing are best left to the experts.
So for example Filmora incorporates certain Boris effects, CyberLink does the same and Corel VideoStudio uses NewBlue for advanced titling.
The logic behind that is that these outside software companies specialize in those effects or tasks so why try to reinvent the wheel.
So when it comes to titles in VideoStudio you have access to a good set of tools in the program itself or… access to an absolute beast of a titling module in NewBlue Titler Pro 5.
NewBlue Titler Pro 5 can not only create wildly complex 2D titles but can also be used to create 3D ones as well.
The downside is that in order to use it effectively you need to learn it as a whole new piece of software!
I think the best way to approach it is to go with 2D titles to begin with and keep it simple!
So in light of that here’s an intro video from Gripps to get you started.
Filmora Update Version 11.5
So in keeping with Wondershare’s reputation for being the most updatingest (maybe that wasn’t a word but it is now!) software around we welcome Filmora version 11.5.
You can see all the new stuff in action in the video below but the gist of it is this.
There is a new wind noise reduction filter in the audio tools that does a pretty good job of “one click” removal of wind noise in many cases.
Not perfect but a handy tool to get started with.
A new Quick Cut” mode that turns the cursor into a little razor blade icon and wherever you place it and click on the timeline… it makes a cut.
If you are making lots of cuts it is a real time saver by eliminating a few mouse clicks each time using the existing setup.
The titling module has had some features added so you can now add multiple shadows and outlines to make your titles all fancy schmancy.
Finally they have added a few new filters and effects with the most interesting one being the Beautify filter.
This is a pretty awesome set of tools in one specifically addressing faces in video.
One of the downsides to using in camera or in-phone beauty filters is that they often restrict the output files to 1080p.
Trying to process the incoming capture at 4K in a phone or camera is still asking a bit much!
Now you can record videos at high resolutions and have the Beautify filter do all the work on your computer instead.
I am using that one already and it works very well as long as you start with reasonable footage and don’t go too crazy!
Free Downloadable Surfer Clip Art Pack
These are some cool surf art images that you can download from Shutterstock and use for free. No signup necessary.
PowerDirector – Using the Video Intro Designer in PD365
This is an introduction to a new module recently added to PowerDirector 365 called the Video Intro Designer.
This feature will not be available to perpetual license holders most likely until the next full update of PD to version 21.
It seems to be rather a handy little module offering hundreds of Intro templates that you can modify for your own use as well as tools for creating your own from scratch.
Make Your Audio Sound Great with the Audacity Compressor
Just a quick tip here on using Audacity the free DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) that you can DOWNLOAD HERE.
Any audio processing that you do when it comes to voiceovers should be to reduce noise, adjust the EQ then Compress and finally Normalize to industry standard levels.
In the video below you can see some pretty safe settings for the Compression step that should serve just fine in most cases.
7 Things You Should Always Do in Every Video Uploaded to YouTube
Well it seems that everyone is offering YouTube tips this week although as usual I am only including trusted sources.
It is always worth the time to keep up with the latest on YouTube because let’s face it, it has been constantly changing for years now.
Is Your YouTube Channel Struggling? – Let’s Fix That
This is a little more YouTube fun from Daniel Batal this time evaluating YouTube Channels in 60 seconds.
Interestingly the one point that keeps coming up is that your channel really needs to have good quality, high resolution images and thumbnails visible right out of the gate.
Your content may be world class but the average human on YouTube is not going to know that because he hasn’t seen it yet!
What he or she does know is that there are little pictures to look at and most likely he is going to choose based on that. Sad but true!
“Dumb” DaVinci Resolve Questions Vol 1
I don’t generally use DaVinci Resolve beyond the initial cutting of my raw footage into a rough cut form.
The reason for that is that I find it easier to deal with than most consumer level programs especially due to it having a large and very clear wave form display of the audio.
That’s not to say that Resolve is unsuitable in any way for other things it’s just that I find for most tasks that I am engaging in, it is way more complex than I need.
If you are interested in Resolve then check out the video below and the creator of that video Casey Faris. Well worth following.