The Friday Roundup – How Long to Edit and Some YouTube Tips

How Long to Edit a Video?
Although this video certainly answers the question as to how long it takes to edit a video it covers a great deal more.
For example if your editing workflow does not place any importance on getting your assets organized before you start editing, your time editing will go through the roof!
The video also covers a lots of valuable tips for how to…
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The Friday Roundup – Masks, Editing Tips and Face Effects

How To Use MASKS when Editing Video
Given what is currently popular when it comes to videos and video editing styles there are a few things you really need to get under control if you don’t want to look dated.
In fact two particular features appearing in consumer level video editing software have pretty much defined what videos on YouTube, TikTok and the like look like…
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CyberLink PowerDirector 20 | 365 Review – Overview and What’s New

On this page you will find my CyberLink PowerDirector 20 | 365 review covering what’s new and improved in this latest release plus some general overall observations.
I try to restrict these reviews to just the important points but each year as the software develops, that task becomes more and more difficult.
Consumer level video editing programs like PowerDirector now p…
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The Friday Roundup – Face Indexing, Zoom Lighting and a Studio Setup

Face Indexing in VideoStudio
Once you have been into video editing for any amount of time you begin to realize that there are some inherent problems with this hobby!
If you haven’t realized it already you REALLY need to get organized from the beginning.
It takes very little time for you to begin to disappear in a sea of images and footage and audio files and on and…
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Pinnacle Studio 25 Review

Before I get into any kind of Pinnacle Studio 25 review fully there are a few details it is probably best to get out of the way from the beginning.
This is only the fifth time I have included Pinnacle Studio on my site as a recommended software choice for video editing.
It is one of the oldest digital video editing packages that is still available today so let’s address t…
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The Friday Roundup – 1080 vs. 6K? Editing Tips for YouTube and more!

1080 VS. 6K – Can You Spot Any Difference?
There has been and continues to be quit a lot of discussion on the subject of resolutions and whether or not it is worth shooting in some of the higher ones.
From my point of view the real deciding factors in this have little to do with image quality and more to do with the process of preparing the final video and the eventual…
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Pinnacle Studio 25 Review Part Two

So first of all in case you haven’t read page one of this review, we probably need to clarify something when it comes to writing any Pinnacle Studio 25 review.
This is a big program, and by that I don’t mean that it is some ridiculously big download or occupies vast regions of your hard drive.
What I mean is that the features of this thing just go on and on and on and if I…
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The Friday Roundup – Editing Workflows, Cutting Tips and more!

STOP Editing Your Videos Slow
This is an excellent run through on the subject of workflow taking you step by step through this persons process.
You may copy some or all of these steps but it is a good look at ways to become more efficient in your editing.
Be warned there is a lot of blah, blah at the beginning with the meat and potatoes not starting until about 4:40 mark…
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Basic Editing Functions

The software you will be looking at for home video editing goes by the name of Non-Linear Editing (NLE).
NLE video editors differ from old video editing techniques due to the entire process being carried out within a computer environment.
The main concept of this, that benefits you the user, is that all editing decisions you make, everything you do to a clip or a project is…
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