How to Choose Video Editing Software

The overall theme of this site is to try to simplify the process of how to choose video editing software and how to get started in both shooting and editing your footage.
So in this section of the site I have outlined what I believe is an effective strategy anyone can follow when trying to decide on which video editing software is best for you.
This page will give you a good…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Instructional Videos

Business author and consultant Jonathan Halls believes a successful instructional video is one that makes the viewer confident enough to put the information to use.
This requires asking yourself what the learner needs to do and know.
Creating a storyboard and script ahead of time is recommended.
In addition, a “responsibility map” can be used to make sure everyone knows his…
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Choosing the Right Video Camera

If you have already taken a look around the DIY Video Editor you may have noticed that there is one category that appears to be missing.
That category would be some kind of review section on “camcorders” or in this day and age, “video recording devices.”
There are a few reasons why I have left that one off the site but probably the main reason is that as a subject it is…
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Video Camera and Camcorder Marketing Tricks

Video Camera Marketing Armor
Before you even embark on the journey of selecting a camera suitable to your needs you need to arm yourself in preparation for the battle that is about to occur.
This is no ordinary battle because it is one you and your friends lose on an everyday basis in a million little ways.
Probably the reason you constantly lose this battle is because you…
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The Friday Roundup – Editing Habits, Working with Music and Angles

7 Habits You Must Develop as a Video Editor
Right now I seem to have become the “go to guy” for my wife and a few of her cohorts when it comes to video editing.
They have all suddenly decided to get on to YouTube so I am stuck with editing their videos.
Basically it is a lot of “sausage factory” work just churning them out as they are all pretty simple as far as content…
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Getting the Right Video Camera Information

Beware the Internet!
So if the key to avoiding the marketing hype is to keep away from all the marketing, “Who do you ask?”
Of course there are a whole range of places online that you can use to gather and compare information about a product or group of products.
In fact the internet is by far the best place to do all of your research.
The trick here is working out what the…
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The Friday Roundup – On Camera Tips, Sound Design and Interviews

How To Talk To The Camera – 7 Pro Tips
As a person who absolutely hates being in front of the camera I need all the help I can get when it comes to that activity.
It is easily in my top five unnatural or uncomfortable things to do and should be avoided at all costs. It is actually only one step above sticking a fork into my own eye.
Anyway, if there is someone with a gun…
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How to Create Tutorial Videos like a Pro

Ashley Chiasson is very experienced in creating tutorial videos and has shared some tips you can use to improve as well.
When it comes to using a script it ultimately is up to the creator but not using a script will likely come off as more natural and relatable.
You also should try to keep your videos short because they are easier to follow and digest. Finally if you can’t a…
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