Editing is one of the integral parts of video production. If the video is live, you will be unable to use editing techniques. However, if the video isn’t broadcasted live and you have the option to perform editing services, we strongly recommend that you edit the video. Editing can significantly impact the overall appearance and quality of the video.
Find the Right Software
You’ll need to use video editing software. There are endless options for this kind of software, so we suggest googling for software designed for the platform that you intend to use for your video editing. Whether you use a Mac, PC, iPhone, or Android, there will be software that is specifically designed for your purposes. There are free options, but video editing can be an incredibly complex undertaking. We recommend spending the money on good software to help simplify the video editing process.
You should start the video with a graphic or some kind of imagery and carefully chosen music. This should be designed to create a stellar first impression. For continuity purposes, you will want to use the same graphic and music for the outro of the video. This will ensure that the video makes a good first and last impression, regardless of the content in the middle.
Transitions are necessary any time cameras change angles or the video changes from one scene to another. There are multiple kinds of transitions. The most common transition techniques are cuts, fades, and dips. Cuts result in immediately switching between angles. Fades are exactly what they sound like; they fade from one angle to the next. Dips are very similar to fades, but they have a solid block of color in the middle.
Titles are used to help provide names or other information in text. The most common kind of title display is called a lower third. It appears at the bottom of the screen and displays the individual’s name over their title.
Editing can provide many benefits to your video. These processes help to ensure a better, more professional finish product. To learn more about video editing, contact our experts at Robin Hood Studios today!