Video Rendering Encoding Features

All non-linear video editing software handles the video and audio assets you are using to create your project in a particular way.
None of them ever actually touch the original video clips, audio clips or still images you are using.
Similarly they all never actually do anything until you are totally finished making all your decisions and creative choices.
Until you do finish…
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Audio Editing Features

The history of audio editing capability within video editing software products was such that in the past I never even bothered with it as a feature to look at.
The average editor almost invariably carried with it the most pathetic attempts at providing the consumer with some kind of useful tools for their sound files.
However things have changed over the past two or three…
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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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