YouTube has become a household name. Be it cooking recipes, movie reviews, make-up tutorials, or even intricate concepts of science and technology. You can find YouTube videos on anything and everything. This has unfurled a wide spectrum of opportunities for people all around the globe.
Now, you do not need a professional setup for producing a high definition YouTube video. YouTubers all over the world are creating excellent videos with their cellular-phones. Top that with a few editing hacks, and anyone with good content can gain numerous followers in a short span of time.
This article thoroughly discusses the ten easy editing hacks that can help as you venture into the world of content production.
While a professional camera and other equipment are not necessary for ensuring a great video, a good video editor is a must. Relax! This does not mean that you have to fork out a fortune to get a good video editor.
First things first, you should understand and lay out your editing skills. If hardcore editing is what you need, you should be prepared to shell out a reasonable price. However, if you require basic editing or even mid-level editing, there are numerous online video editor for YouTube which have free versions available.
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You can try free versions of different products in the market and then settle with the paid version of the one that suits your needs. Content creators usually suggest settling for paid version because it offers greater flexibility, more options as well as saves you from the hassle of removing watermarks. A few more features to keep in mind while deciding the video editor would be as follows.
Always select software that is easy to understand and use. This is essential for you to work smoothly. Whatever you do, get a paid video editing app and make sure you understand its nuances.
Ensure that the software you finally select is robust and compatible with your hardware. A robust software will not hang upon carrying out multiple tasks at once. Some softwares, although easy to use, often give up when the users need to run multiple commands at once.
If you are venturing into the YouTube world for the first time, it is highly recommended to select a video editor that has quick and strong online support. This is essential as, in the initial months, you may encounter issues while using the software. The online support will ensure you sail smoothly despite the inexperience.
The most important editing hack is to know about the keyboard shortcuts. Pixabay
Yes, we are still discussing video editing hacks, and yes, keyboard shortcuts are essential. Most of us edit videos on our laptops, and trying to make a selection with a touchpad might not be the easiest thing. They also make life easier for you by shaving off a few seconds on some of the most repetitive video editing tasks.
There are tons of keyboard shortcut cheat sheets out there to help you master the essential video editing shortcuts. However, you can always create some shortcuts that suit you best.
A template should be your starting point. It will not only help you visualize your content but will also provide a sense of clarity on whether or not your audience will like it. Most video editors allow users to either modify pre-made templates or create their own from scratch.
Once you have the desired template, you are now free to select the script and give your video a headline. Some video editors also allow you to add a URL to your uploaded content and fetch the data on the scraper for you. You can also use media files to resonate with the video you are looking to make.
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YouTubers are not professional actors. Even professional actors take several cuts to get that perfect scene. So, do not panic if you cannot make it in the first take. Keep shooting and trim the scenes later.
Trimming is the most basic feature of video editing.
Trimming is the basic feature which almost all video editors allow, even the free ones. However, the accuracy in trimming is what matters, and you will only get that in good video editors.
Is it even a good video if it does not have resonating music in it? No, right? Music adds life to the video. Most new YouTubers fail to justify their efforts by the music they add to their videos.
It is advisable to give equal importance to the audio of your video. If your video has no dialogues, you should add music to the video, which goes with its theme. You can find several subscriptions offering royalty-free music for your needs. If you want to be on the next level, pay, and you will get the best audio available in the market.
Different social media platforms support different dimensions. While Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube support 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels, Messenger, Instagram Stories, and Snapchat support 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels. After having gone through the hassle of creating and editing the video, you do not want your viewers to be unable to watch it properly.
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Make sure you understand the platform you want to publish your content on. If you are aiming at multiple platforms, go back to your video editor and crop the video according to the platform. It is that simple!
Most viewers consume content on mobile phones or tablets. Therefore, the video need not be 8K resolution. However, understanding the audience and delivering accordingly is strongly recommended. Keep in mind the scope for quality impairment while compressing the video. Also, do not utilize free editing software, or you'll have to compromise with the visual quality.
Now that you are ready with a stunning video, in perfect dimension and visual quality, make sure you send out a spectacular invite to all your viewers before you publish the content. We are firm believers in first impressions being the last impressions. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you create an invite, which is as good as your video. Free invitation maker software makes this possible.
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