That’s it, did you decide to make your own videos? Maybe you want to get started on YouTube? Video editing can also be a big bonus on your CV, especially in the field of communication! Welcome to the non-impenetrable, but magical ways of video editing, I will give you all the advice to get started! Video editing is to select, modify, process, and assemble several video sequences in order to make a coherent and continuous whole, which will constitute your final video.

This is one of the essential stages of post production. Even if you are not a professional video editor, you can still shoot and edit very good quality videos thanks to the existence of  video converter editing devices and software. Everything can be learned including how to do video editing perfectly. Of course with the help of tools that are really needed. Curious? Keep reading!

Creation:

Try as much as you can to imagine what you want as the final result. Even before you shoot make a little storyboard where you draw the plans you want and try to stick to them as much as possible. When shooting, think carefully about the specifics of shooting like the rule of thirds and the impassable line of 180 degrees. In short, the rule of thirds is to place the characters, important objects or any other key element on imaginary lines that divide the image into equal parts. These lines must be placed at the horizontal and vertical thirds. They are called the main lines and their intersections as the strong points. When filming, you should never cross the line of sight between two characters, just to keep the spatial coherence between the shots, otherwise the viewer is completely lost. 

Editing:

Before you start editing your video, record a video editing project. In most software – Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, for example – you will be offered to create a video editing project. If you are not offered it, you can create a specific folder where you will put all your files necessary for the realization of your project. Beware of the format you use! It must necessarily match your rushes.

Importing:

Now is the time to import your videos into your editing software. The videos and sounds are as they were recorded during your shooting, which you can then modify as you wish. If your videos are not compatible with your software, you can always convert them to the right format and it will be all good! You can use special software to convert vob to mp4, mp4 to avi and so on.

Go From One Plane To Another Through Transitions:

Start by putting on your timeline the videos that you selected and paste them side by side. Often plans are not self-sufficient and you will have to make a few cuts using the Blade or Cutter tool that you will place where you want to cut your plan. You can then go further by adding video or sound effects, transitions, make your colorimetric setting, add images, logos…

There Are Really Quite A Few Transitions, But In General We Only Use 3:

– The cross fade that suggests the dream. This transition can make a strong impression in scenes of high emotional intensity.
– The fade to black which evokes a temporal or spatial ellipse. It is often used between 2 scenes for example.
– The frank transition which moves from one plan to another without any transition effect. It suggests continuity in time and space.

The Sound Of Your Video:

Then you can take care of the sound of your video. Do you hear noises that you could do without? Buzzing, crackling in the background? You can get rid of it! You can make your adjustments by hand, but I strongly advise you to turn to noise cancellation plug-ins. On some software, there is an improvement in automatic audio, sometimes very practical. For that, remember to split the video of the sound to be able to work on one independently of the other.


Now that you know the basics of video editing, I invite you to download or buy software to start now!