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The Friday Roundup – Video Editing Basics and YouTube Tips

5 Steps to Edit a Video – How to Edit Videos

Although this video doubles as a somewhat shameless plug for the Movavi video editing program it is still an excellent beginners tutorial for editing.

As time passes and you gain experience you may want to do things a little differently but as far as workflows go this is a good place to start.


Best Time To Post on YouTube for Your Channel

This is a simple and very quick method for determining when the most effective time is for you to upload new content to YouTube.

Apart from learning about how to find the right time for your channel it is also important to understand WHY you should follow this as a policy.

Remember, any little advantage you can squeeze out in YouTube will pay off in the end.


Views Down? You’re Probably Confusing Your Audience. (3 Steps to Fix It!)

Bit of a deep dive here from Tim Schmoyer but for anyone running a YouTube Channel it is gold.

This one is geared more towards someone that has a channel running and is trying to get that channel moving in the direction of expansion.

One mistake I see over and over is that the person running the channel “decides” what the audience wants to see and tries to deliver that.

You can see in this video why this is a dead end strategy and will not lead to growth unless you totally luck out… which is highly unlikely.


How To Record Audio With a Drone

Last week I posted an article on the subject of recording ambient audio for your projects.

The main reason for that is that stock audio added to a scene later rarely “fits” the footage perfectly and can be distracting.

However in the case of recording drone footage things get a bit more complicated because any microphone on a drone is just going to record the drone!


How To Install Plugins in Audacity (2022)

I still do most of my audio editing these days in Audacity which is the free audio editor you can Download Here.

One of the great advantages of Audacity apart from being free is that there is an incredibly active community behind the program supporting its ongoing development.

On top of that there are thousands of plugins both free and paid that you can add to Audacity to extend its capabilities.

It is a tiny bit tricky to add these plugins because let’s face it, Audacity was built by geeks for geeks!

In the video below you can see how to do it.


Using Memes To Enhance Your Videos – Wondershare Filmora

One of the more recent additions to Filmora since version 11 is access from inside the program to free stock footage, images, GIFs and stickers.

In the video below you can see how it works but in essence it just means you can search Giphy, Pixabay and Unsplash to find and access these free assets then drag them directly into your project.

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How to Make a Slow Motion video – Filmora 11 Tutorial For Beginners

This is just quickly how to create a good slow motion video using Filmora.

It is important to note two points mentioned in the video to avoid choppy slow motion playback.

These two points apply to any videos or video editing software.

The first is that you must record the video you are going to slow down at least double the frame rate of the project you are going to be creating.

So that means you have to record at 60fps, 100fps or even 120fps then slow it down in the project.

The second point is that you have to set the project properties to the frame rate of the final output and NOT the higher frame rate that you recorded the video at.

Many editing programs will automatically set the project properties to match the first clip you add to the timeline.

If this is a high frame rate clip then you project is going to get messed up when you try to slow the footage down so keep that in mind.


Create a Glitch Text Effect – PowerDirector

In this tutorial using PowerDirector you can see how to use an included effect to create a glitch over a title.

That’s all very well but hardly something to go writing home about!

The real reason I have added it is because like many special effects the key to “selling” the effect is by adding more than the software generally allows.

So in the video you will see that Maliek adds two shadows to the text title yet PowerDirector theoretically can’t do that.

Check out he gets around that problem.

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PowerDirector – Tips on Using Crop, Zoom and Pan Tool

Over the past few years the ongoing development of PowerDirector has inevitably resulted in a few changes in various modules.

Today’s Crop, Zoom and Pan tool is not your grandma’s tool!

So in light of that here is an updated look at that feature as well as some timely advice on the pro’s and con’s of using this module.



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