Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Video editing Tips And Tricks For Youtuber

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I'm gonna tell you 10 editing tricks that are gonna help you make better videos for YouTube, and went starting right now. (upbeat music) What is goin' on? My name is Nick, from Welcome to another video. If this is your first time here and you wanna learn how to grow your channel, make videos and all types of other YouTube-related stuff, start now by subscribing and clicking the bell so you don't miss anything. Okay, since you're a YouTuber, you're going to edit a ton of videos over time. So the things that I'm gonna be sharing with you are gonna help you make videos faster, gonna help you make videos better and so on, so that people will watch your videos for a longer period of time, so that YouTube will promote them more. Starting with number one, pushing in or cropping in on your video. 

If you are not a fan of the typical jump cut where you're just cutting out the spaces in the video, and you wanna make it just like meh, we'll just call it a higher production. What you can do, is you can actually crop in or push in on the frame. So as an example, as you're watching this video right now, this is what the normal frame looks like and this video is shot in 1080p. This shot is where I'm cropped in, but I didn't actually physically move at all. Now with the normal HD video, like this one right here, when you crop in on this, you're gonna get a slight quality loss, but on YouTube, it's not really gonna be that big of a deal, and nobody's gonna notice. If you're shootin' 4K on the other hand, like I do in my videos when I'm setting down right over there, on those videos we can crop in a lot, which often gives the impression that I'm even using multiple cameras, because we can crop in so much, because it's a bigger frame that we have to work with and when we crop in a lot, you don't lose any quality. 

Now when you do this method, it keeps everything clean but it also changes things enough to where it's a little bit jarring, like the extreme jump cuts, however, it just gives it more of a professional production type of feel to it. Next up is to use clips on top of clips. It's also known as B-roll, but you use clips on top of clips, or graphics on top of your main clip, or whatever so that you can break up the scene of what is actually happening in the video. So, if you look back just a second ago, I was talking about pushing in on the clips. And on that footage, and you can go back and watch if you want, but on that footage, we actually laid clips on top of this clip that I made where I'm talking so that we could demonstrate exactly what it was that I was talking about. When that happened it showed you just a different thing, right, so that your brain's like, oh hey wait a minute, that's not the same thing. 

And you can apply that regardless of the type of content that you make. So let's say that you have a gaming channel, for example, you can still take the gaming videos and you can crop in on those as well. You can use those as extra clips, to where let's say that you're playing the game and you have you're normal footage, you can actually take that same exact footage, put a little bit of a color treatment on it, maybe reverse it or do something else, to where you're zoomed in on it a lot more, so it looks like a different clip on top of the same clip. Typically, that's not the use for it, but it's something you could do, but adding just additional footage, adding graphics or adding additional footage, or even text, whatever it happens to be, just something on the screen to break up what's actually happening. You can even use photos if you want, but if you're gonna use photos, I recommend using something called the Ken Burns effect, which is basically to where if you do have the photo on screen, you're either slowly zooming in on it, or you're slowly panning across it, or panning down it or up it, so that it gives the impression that it's a moving video. The big idea here, is that as human beings our brains get bored really, really easy. And if our brains get bored, basically when you're breaking things up like that, you're giving the brain something else that it can focus on, as you progress through your video. Number three, recording in clips. 

If you're recording in clips, this can help your video editing go a lot faster, because you can actually just preview each clip before you bring it in, and wherever you say something different, you know to go back one, and that's typically the one that you are happy with, so you know to pull that clip in. That's how I do my videos. I used to record one big long humongous clip, and that was just a huge clip, and after the video was complete, in terms of deleting stuff, so I can save storage space and all that, it just wasn't possible. But when recording in clips, it's totally possible because you know exactly which clips that you used and you can go and delete the ones that you don't want anymore. Four is to use templates as much as possible. And this is the actual video file itself, that you would put like your video graphics, your lower thirds, your intro, your in screen. Put all that stuff in there already so every time you open up that template, you have a starting point, so you don't have to go and find that stuff and drag it in over time, because all of that stuff as time goes on, it adds a lot to your editing process. When it comes to templating, structuring your folders is another thing that can really help a lot. 

So basically, if you have a specific folder structure that you can just copy and paste every single time you go to make a new video, all that's in there. And you got your video graphics in there, any of your favorite songs that you might use, stuff like that, which will allow you to just open up your file, and already have a starting place to go without having to go and reset up everything every single time you edit a video. That was number five by the way, and to add onto that, another thing about it, is when you are doing that way, and you're structuring your folders in a way to where you can just copy and paste and then everything is contained within one main folder, and by everything I mean, everything about that specific video, then when you can do is once you archive that, if you ever need it for anything in the future, you have everything you need for that video, inside of that one folder, so you can just access that and you can do whatever you need with that video. So you're being organized, you're making your workflow faster, and you're archiving it away to where when you need that stuff in the future, to add to another platform or to make social media clips or whatever it happens to be, you know exactly where to go to get that specific file. Six, learn to color correct. And you don't have to go and go under the full color grading and all of that stuff. 

I mean, you could just go with basics, but just adding a little bit of contrast, and little bit of saturation to a video, can really go a long way. On my videos when it comes to color we use Magic Bullet Looks. This is what it looks like with Magic Bullet Looks, of course, and this is what it looks like without Magic Bullet Looks. So you can see it makes a huge difference in the actual presentation of the video, itself. Yeah, it makes it like more high quality, or more punchy or whatever language you wanna use to call it (chuckles). Next, plan your content. This can make a huge difference in the editing process. If you plan your content, you know that general things that you're gonna say, that general things that you're gonna show, the general things that you're going to talk about. It can really help the speed of your videos, because if you're out there, and you're just gettin' all of this footage, and you're just randomly doing stuff, then you're footage is gonna stack up really, really fast which is going to make a lot of decisions for you in the future, and it's gonna really slow down your process of editing. 

If you use scripts, storyboards or bullet points, it'll help guide you and make sure that you stay on track so that you don't just have all this random stuff that you're throwin' out there. And planning your content is also just gonna help you make better videos. I actually made something that will help you plan your content, if you have an iPad or an android tablet. I'll put a link to that down in the description below. Number eight, is to use video effects. This can be for transitions. This can be for color. This can be for, what the actual image looks like to the viewer, any of that stuff. But the idea is to just make sure that if you're using video effects that you don't make it cheesy. Using video effects is like the pushing in or cropping in that I talked about in the video editing tip number one, where it can help you actually cover up mistakes in your edit which is really cool. For example, let's say while I'm making this video, let's say that I was talking and then I ended up looking offscreen for whatever reason, right at the end of the clip and it made everything look a little weird like I wasn't payin' attention or something like that. Ball! If you use a transition or you use a clip on top of your clips, or an image on top of your clips, or graphics or anything like that, then it can really smooth that error over, to where the people that watch the finished video, they never see it. And that helps me trick you into thinking that I make better videos than I actually do in real life, and you can use it for the same exact purpose. 

The next tip as crazy as it sounds, is to edit when you are feeling creative. Edit when you're in the mood to edit. Even if that means puttin' on some music, kind of settin' up your editing area to where it's more comfortable and it inspires creativity. I had a hard time gettin' that one out, it seems. But the idea is basically to edit when you are feeling like you want to edit. Because if your mood is right, the videos that you're gonna put out, are going to be better. Another tip is if you are doing videos where you talk, if you edit by the wave form, which is basically the graphic that you see for the actual audio track in your editing software. Now if you're doing montages or something like that, this probably isn't gonna be the best thing, because you won't have that specific vocal track to cut from, but if you're making videos like I do where you're doing vlogs or something like that, were you're actually talking to the camera, then that situation, editing by the wave form, can really speed you up. Now as a bonus tip, another thing that I really recommend, this is gonna sound kind of counterproductive to what I said earlier, but you'll figure it out, once you start going in terms of the right amount of clips to take, it's always better, to have more clips than you need, than not have the right clip to finish off your project. And what I mean by that is this, if you're a vlogger, or you're putting together videos like I am right now, and there's ways that you can do it to where you use different inflections in your voice and things like that. 

You're just tryin' to make the best video that you can, the more that you have to work with, and the different ways that you might say something or the different clips that you might use in your vlogs for your B-roll or whatever, the more clips that you have to work with, the better off that you're going to be, as long as they're done and shot and organized in a way that makes it efficient for you in the editing room. But the idea isn't to just shoot a bunch of random stuff. The idea is to plan out the content and then you record it or create it in a way to where you get enough footage because you're shooting the right stuff, maybe just in different angles or you say it in different ways or whatever it happens to be, but the actual end-product that you have with the clips that you have, it's all thought out and organized in a way to where you're not havin' to sift through a bunch of junk. That's what I'm gettin' at. Now if you're just gettin' started with video editing, I have an entire playlist that I put together you can watch right here. 

Go ahead and do that now. And to learn more about growing your channel, making videos and types of other YouTube-related stuff, start now by subscribing and clicking the bell, so you don't miss anything. Thank you so much for reading. I'll see you next time!

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