Video Editing Special Effects and Filters

If there is any area of video editing where you can go hog wild and create all sorts of crazy visuals it is here in the special effects area of the video editing software you choose.
Having said that it is also important to understand that in most cases the “less is more” approach is oft times far more advisable!
Remember, someone else is supposed to be the audience for your…
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The Friday Roundup – Filmora Update Drama and the 180 Degree Rule

Filmora is BROKEN!… (again?… not really)
OK so there’s been a bit of hoohah this week with the release of Wondershare Filmora X to version 10.7.
There has been wringing of hands and many tears before bedtime throughout the land.
After about a week or so once the dust settled we have found that it was “mostly” a storm in a teacup and the majority of problems were the…
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Video Transitions – Much Ado About Nothing

One of the questions regarding video editing for the home user that I most often see on the various user forums I contribute to is, “Where can I get more transitions?”
This is an endless source of amusement for the “old hands” and would make any pro editor throw his hands up in horror!
Let me explain why because this point is one of the major sources of distraction for the…
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The Friday Roundup – Shooting Solo Videos and YouTube Channel Tips

How to Video Yourself More Professionally
Some good tips here on getting better and more professional results when filming yourself alone.
Although it is always better to have someone on hand to help out with your shooting, that is not always possible.
So in this video you can see some techniques you can easily use to maintain a high standard both in the shooting and the…
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Video File Format Compatibility

Video File Import and Export Choices
As I mentioned in the basic editing functions post in this series on how to choose the best video editing software for you one thing to keep in mind during the selection process is, “What is it that I am REALLY going to do with this software?”
There is absolutely no point in spending extra money on software that handles all sorts of TV…
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The Friday Roundup – YouTube Intros, Editing Workflows and Cloning

How To Make YouTube Video Intro Correctly
When a user on YouTube does a search for something there is a whole “process” that has led them to that point.
They have identified a problem or thought of something they want to know or know how to do.
Maybe they have decided there is some kind of “entertainment” they want… who knows!
So then they have navigated to YouTube,…
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Making Sense of the User Interface

One of the first things you will see when you open any video editing program is of course the user interface.
When trying to decide which editing software you want to choose there is an importance to this point but there is also a need to put it in its correct perspective.
All computer software attempts to some degree, to mimic the same function that the software is…
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Prices and Budget

This is a more detailed page as part of the series on how to choose the best video editing software for you.
On this page we will cover the need for deciding on a price range and setting (and sticking to!) a budget.
In sales I think they say that the very last thing you should discuss with the customer is the price.
So in the spirit of not selling… let’s discuss the…
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The Friday Roundup – Cinematic Sound, YouTube Tips and Cool FX

Full Cinematic Sound Design Process
Yes this is done in Premiere Pro and no don’t really expect any of my readers to be operating at this level BUT!
Worth watching to see how it is done and also worth seeing just how important audio can be to any video projects.
At an amateur level just the addition of a little background music or sound can lift any project way higher…
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