Video editing software… powerful, sophisticated and simple!
You can perform magic if you know how to use your editing software like an expert …!
All you need are the raw materials…
And… Voila!… You can create wonderfully entertaining videos for everyone to see!
Let's explore this a little further and see what these marvelous video editing software programs are, how they work and how to choose the one that's right for you!
Video editing can be slow or even impossible if your editing computer cannot easily run your editing software!
These things and more will go a long way in determining how your video editing software will run on your machine.
So... when you're choosing your video editing software be sure to look at the requirements and specs to ensure that it will actually run easily on your computer.
It's no fun when you open your editing software and this happens…
Whether you run Windows, Linux or Mac OS... Just be sure that your editing software is compatible with whatever operating system that you use and that you're very comfortable with and "know your way around" that operating system very well.
Simple question but… very important to take into consideration! You do need to know your way around your operating system if you want to be able to use your editing software to its full capacity.
If so... If you are working with HD... the brand of editing software you use and the computing power you have available do matter!
HD and other larger frame sizes are wonderful to work with and will give you a sharp, clear and professional looking visual but... they can be "hell" on your computer (and your peace of mind when editing) if you don't have enough power. Pay careful attention to the requirements and specs with both your software and hardware when you're working with this type of video file format.
Some of them are excellent video editing platforms and will get you started learning
the ins and outs of using NLE's (non-linear editing systems).
The interfaces are usually pretty intuitive and they're great for simple projects... and of course… The price is right...!
If you are a more advanced video editor you may want to invest in a more sophisticated video editing program. Adobe, Sony, Pinnacle, etc… All make excellent programs that will give you the power to produce outstanding videos. Most of them can be purchased at a reasonable price and you can even "test drive them" with a 30 day free trial download!
The software you're trained on and using should, at the least, be able to input and output your video work in a variety of industry-standard video file formats. That way if your project needs to go from one production house to another it can easily be transferred.
My advice is… train and become expert on something that professionals use routinely… for example: Avid, Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas Pro. If you become expert at editing on a high-end video editor the skills you will acquire should be easily transferable to other brands of professional video editing software.
You, of course, are the one that will turn your idea or concept into an intelligent, creative and focused video that will be seen, heard and enjoyed by your audience.
You of course also need to be able to shoot great material… Know your way around your digital video camera and how to compose your shots using great video production camerawork but… Video editing software is the tool that will bring your video to life!
of the video editing software programs on the market have
interesting, fun and complex “bells and whistles” , fancy timelines and such but… Those
things are useless if you can't learn what they're for and master the
skill of how and when to use them.
Try a few different programs… see which one is the easiest for you to pick up and use. Most video editing software manufacturers will allow you to download a trial version of their software to try it out for free. This is an excellent opportunity to evaluate the software for yourself and see how it performs in your hands and on your computer.
Also...there are, of course, some excellent free video editing programs that you can download online if you want a simple but fully functioning program to start out with. Whatever video editing program you choose... My advice is... choose the one that you feel you can most easily learn and then use it a lot…!
Have some fun with these video editing programs…Get to know them backwards and forwards!
Soon you'll be an expert and able to create wonderful videos that everyone will want to see…!