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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.
Easy to Use
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.
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 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.
Invite your Viewers
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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Every child who grew up in the 90s and the early 00s has certainly grown up around Tom and Jerry, the adorable, infamous cat-chases-mouse cartoon. The idea of naughtiness and playing mischief had the standards that this particular series set for children and defined how much wreckage was funny enough.
The show's creators, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera initially named their characters Jasper and Jinx. They did not plan for the fame that Tom and Jerry brought them when they released a movie by the name of "Puss Gets the Boot". This movie featured a certain cat and mouse who were a notorious pair, named Jasper and Jinx. When the movie became a hit, the names of the characters were changed and the show shot to fame.
Tom and Jerry became a go-to cartoon for children in the early 00s, and it was one of those shows with a firm foundation, that had already been in the running for decades. The original template had been planned nearly 80 years ago, and the makers did not change it. The music that was played in the many episodes, made a breakthrough in its own way. It is the most easily recognizable melody with utterly nostalgic associations.
Today, Tom and Jerry is still a household name in homes where children love cartoons Image credit: wikimedia commons
A set of supporting characters were defined for the show, to occasionally take the focus off the original pair. There was a large, black woman named Mammy Two Shoes and a bulldog who took Jerry's side. Mammy Two Shoes was discontinued because her character portrayed racist tendencies. A tall white woman replaced her, who was kinder and loved mice. Either of the women's faces was never revealed.
Today, Tom and Jerry is still a household name in homes where children love cartoons. There are a host of other shows besides this that aim to replicate the same aspects of the cartoon but do not come close at all. Despite the immense amount of violence in the show, it is a beloved pastime of parents and children alike.
Keywords: Tom and Jerry, Cartoon, Hanna and Barbera, Television
One of India's leading private museums, the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) Bengaluru, has released new primary research conducted by the ReReeti Foundation, on audience behaviour in India's cultural sector. While more than half of the respondents thought the arts and culture are essential, they rarely manage to make time for it. The majority (60.6 per cent), mostly young people under 30, felt Indian museums could present more engaging content, and most perceived culture as anthropological/ sociological. Of the diverse categories included, music emerged as the most popular cultural activity.
The report is based on a survey of 500 people, which included school and college students, professionals across sectors, homemakers and senior citizens. The first initiative of its kind in the cultural space, the report shares valuable insights into the behaviour and expectations of Indian audiences engaging with a broad range of cultural activities. As part of MAP's mission to foster meaningful connections between communities and the cultural sector globally, which includes its innovative digital programme Museums Without Borders, the report shares a wealth of insights that can help museums across the country understand their audiences better. As much as 60.6 per cent said Indian museums are not experimental enough, and can do more to create engaging content that is also relevant to surrounding communities.As much as 60.6 per cent said Indian museums are not experimental enough, and can do more to create engaging content that is also relevant to surrounding communities.
As much as 60.6 per cent said Indian museums are not experimental enough, and can do more to create engaging content that is also relevant to surrounding communities. | Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Speaking on the recent report, Kamini Sawhney, Director, Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), said, "MAP is focused on changing the notion of a museum in India, by enabling more relevant and inclusive programming, both online and in our space in Bengaluru. The audience research commissioned by MAP, and conducted by the ReReeti Foundation, provides valuable, and actionable insights which we hope will help museums across the country better understand their consumer base, improve decision making and deepen social impact." As much as 62.3 per cent college students and 47.6 per cent professionals/homemakers perceive culture as anthropological and sociological. Music was the most popular cultural event likely to be attended, followed by heritage tours and plays/comedy shows for Indian audiences.
Over 70 per cent of college students visit museums with family and friends; working professionals, homemakers and senior citizens also predominantly visit with groups/ spouses (indicating a need to focus on increased group programming/facilitation). As much as 68 per cent of people were optimistic about going outdoors for activities and events in 2021. As much as 60.6 per cent said Indian museums are not experimental enough, and can do more to create engaging content that is also relevant to surrounding communities.(IANS/MBI)
Keywords: Art, Culture, India, Museum, Music
What is the best way to save Goa from deforestation?
Drinking feni, may well be the answer, says the secretary of the Goa Cashew Feni Distillers and Bottlers Association Hansel Vaz, who on Thursday said, that sipping the state's unique alcoholic drink and making it popular would directly aid the greening of Goa's hills and other barren landscapes.
"To get more cashews, we need to plant more trees. I always say, by drinking feni you will save Goa, because we will be planting more cashew trees and we will have greener hills. The beauty of cashew is you do not need fertile land. You can grow it on a hill which can provide no nutrition. We will be able to grow more trees, if we can sell feni properly," Vaz said. Vaz's comments come at a time when the hillsides of the coastal state have witnessed significant deforestation for real estate development and for infrastructure projects. Feni is manufactured by fermenting and double distilling juice from the cashew apple.
Best way to keep Goa green is to grab yourself a glass of feni. | IANS
Addressing a press conference in Panaji, Vaz also said that the promotion of feni was also in sync with the Prime Minister's vision for India to go "vocal for local". "There is no conglomerate, multinational company owning the drink. So every time we sell feni, it is a direct cash injection into Goa. If you sell a feni cocktail in Calangute (a popular beach village), it makes a direct impact in Valpoi and Bicholim, because this money is going down there," the Association official said at a press conference in Panaji.
The Association held the media briefing to announce a road map ahead for the feni industry, especially vis a vis streamlining aspects related to production, standardisation and marketing of the brew to make it popular in other Indian states and abroad.
The efforts to streamline the state "heritage drink" comes a month after the Goa government notified a formal policy, 'Goa Feni Policy 2021', which covers 26 different varieties of feni distilled in the state. "There were many barriers related to feni, which the policy has now addressed," treasurer of the Association Tukaram Haldankar said. One such hurdle was the previous government classification, which described feni as "country liquor", which would deter tourists from purchasing the drink. The reclassification of feni as a state "heritage drink" has lent dignity to the brew which has been manufactured locally in Goa since the 16th century.
But there is more the government can do, along with the state's traditional distillers and manufacturers to promote feni, Haldankar said. | Photo by Ishvani Hans on Unsplash
But there is more the government can do, along with the state's traditional distillers and manufacturers to promote feni, Haldankar said. "We request the government to allow the sale of feni in duty free stores in airports and cruise liner terminals. The government should also support us through the department of Tourism, so that feni can be promoted in its programmes. iIf you go to Scotland, they promote Scotch. Goa should promote its feni to Goa," Haldankar said, adding that traditional distillers should also be given subsidies and other measures should be taken to standardise feni, which he said, "would require further subsidies and financial assistance from the government".
"It should be a standard product like scotch, champagne," Haldankar said. "Like Mexico's tequila, Russian vodka and Japan's sake, we need to export our feni across the country and the world and the local distillers should also benefit economically," president of the Association Gurudutt Bhakta also said. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: deforestation,cashew,distillers,association,government, goa, feni, India