How to Edit Video Easy steps

Learn to Edit Video
If you want to learn how to edit video, you came to the right place. Below are easy steps that will help you understand the process as well as have a general idea about the topic. But before starting with the steps, you need to know the basic concepts about edit video. Windows Movie Maker is a video creating/editing software, included in Microsoft Windows Me, XP, and Vista. It contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie. New effects and transitions can be made and existing ones can be modified using XML code. Windows Movie Maker is also a basic audio track editing program. It can apply basic effects to audio tracks such as fade in or fade out. The audio tracks can then be exported in the form of a sound file instead of a video file..

  1. Things we need to know!
    Stillness - Zooming - Speak
    Let's start with - Stillness -
    A nice video needs motion … action … something happening. As you know the audience looking only for the great moments. For example, if you are filming a birthday and it takes your small child two minutes to open his birthday present, consider cutting out the middle 1.5 minutes. Your audience wants to see the motion … your child’s delight at seeing the present, and the triumph of getting it open. Unless the child gets an exciting paper-cut, the rest of the video is dispensable.
    - Zooming -
    Overzealous use of the camcorder’s zoom function is the number one sign of a beginning videographer. Zooming tends to make your audience sea-sick and should only be used for framing shots (i.e. Zooming between recorded scenes). But now fortunately you can edit these zooms right out of your videos and only show the wide establishing shots followed by close-up shots.
    Now - Speak -
    If you are filming a narrator or filming a family member, there’s always that couple of seconds where they say “Ok … is the camcorder running?”you will notice that in many videos. Again, fortunatly you can cut that part out and start right with your interview.
  2. Let's begin with this step
    "Manual capture" only the video that you actually want - When you move digital video from a camcorder to your computer, Movie Maker gives you the option of “manually capturing” your video, this option letting you decide exactly what sections of your tape you want to move. This allows you to capture just the parts of your video tape that you would like in your finished move, thus saving you a lot of precious hard drive space. While Movie Maker gives you the option of capturing an entire video tape, We rarely do this because 75% of my video is “junk” that we never want to watch again.
  3. How to cut clips in half
    Movie Maker allows you to “cut” your video clips in half. We used it a lot specially in wedding's album. This is a great way to get rid of large chunks of “junk film.” You cut your clips in two different places within the program … both in the preview monitor, and also while working on the timeline. Simply find the location you want to cut and click the “cut button” located under the preview monitor. Cutting clips is great way for getting rid of large areas of video (or breaking up clips that you want to place at different places on your timeline). The only thing you should to care about during cutting videos is that you must stay organized -- if you cut 30 separate video clips, you will end up with a whooping 60 video clips in your video collection and that can be hard to sort through.
  4. Finally trimming the ends of clips
    For the finest control, you can trim the ends off your clips by setting the exact “in and out” points of each video clip. While working on the timeline, simply “drag the ends” of each clip to the exact point that you would like it to start and stop. You can accomplish very fine control of each clips start/stop points by trimming … especially if you zoom in on each clip using the magnifying glass.
    Easy, right? Well, by deleting unwanted film is very easy to accomplish within an editing program like Movie Maker 2. This gives you much more freedom when you actually film … as now it’s OK to film your kids entire 2 hour soccer game. You can always edit out the junk (those other pesky kids) using your computer. After all, film is cheap, and you never when you’re going to film that surprise goal!
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How to Edit Video Video
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