Find out quick secrets in the video editing trade.
Every trade has its own set of secrets. Secrets that can make the trade either quicker, more efficient, less tedious or fix up errors.
Similarly, video editing too has its share of secrets which most editors wouldn’t speak about openly. Some can fasten your editing process while some can cover up some ‘ouch’ shooting errors such as stability or sound-recording gone amiss.
One Ofcourse needs to focus on their story and the editing style which can best suit to unveil the story’s essence. These secrets need to be experimented over the course of time. Only then will you be able to apply it in the best possible way for projects.
Let’s dive into 5 video editing secrets to be able to go beyond conventional video editing formats.
- You need to compress clips to wrap up an edit faster
In this digital era, campaigns go live overnight. Deadlines can be drastically crunched. In such times, quicker edits are a dire need. When you play back high-quality footage from your hard disk, it requires heightened computer processing and massive storage amount to store each frame. This slows down the playback. Compress these slightly to get better and faster playbacks.
Account sufficient export time and render them in the highest possible resolution to overcome any degradation (if any has been caused).
Few other tricks to speed up edits without compromise:
– Master keyboard shortcuts. Every professional editor will tell you that every second saved is a lot earned. Trust them.
– Speed up playbacks (L button) so you don’t have to sit through each segment in real time.
– Invest in increased RAM and fast, advanced SSD.
- Addressing the horror of shaky clips
No matter how good an editor one is, receiving footage that is shaky can be a nightmare. The pill to treat this nightmare is opting for plugins to stabilise such horrendous clips. The idea is to make the footage as coherent & stable as possible.
Adobe Premier’s Warp Stabilizer is quite efficient. An outside plugin by the name of ReelSteady can do wonders as well. For the Final Cut Pro clan, there’s SmoothCam.
- Dark footage in hand? Cannot deal with the noise?
When we’ve a footage that has a dark set, we push up the ISO to bring in some light. The end result: screaming noise on footage. Neat Video helps even out the noise and proves to a game changer.
Neat video gets hold of a uniform clip and reconstruct the sensor data, delivering a high-production noiseless shadows.
- Walk the Ramp – ramp up or down
Points of emphasis in a story keep changing. You will realise that slowing or fastening clips is something you encounter 70% of the time. Learning to walk this ramp (in a realistic fashion) is important.
For the FCPX Clan: Select clip > Re-time menu > selecting the right percentage from slow-mo to fast.
For the Premiere Clan: Right-click on the clip > show keyframes > time remapping > speed. Create your markers (by clicking command-click) and increase-decrease the duration by moving the markers.
- Pay heed to headspace
Keeping the exact required headspace can actually enhance your video. It not only adds to the production value but also establishes your character’s importance. Yes, size matters! Adjust the clip is you feel the headspace is too much.
Another important point to confirm before you begin your edit is: if those black bands are coming on or not. This will influence head space and help you maintain the correct aspect ratio.
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