Video editing is a creative art. It recreates the presentation by rearranging shots and scenes aesthetically, working on the color corrections and sound mixing. This is no more an expertise of a professional. With the help of various video editing software options, anyone can give a fresh look and their personal twist to a piece of video. To learn more about and get a basic know-how of video editing you can view and study various works of professional available online. Most of these applications are usually free of cost and compatible with various formats. Based on your system specifications, you can choose from recommendations made by www.computerworld.com.
Often video editing tool is used to remove unwanted content like ads and pauses in a video saved from a sharing site or a poorly captured shot bad in sound and video quality. Otherwise, sometimes the video clip is too large and big to be played or shared on your device or social networks. At some instance just by adding color contrast, background music, and animation or other special effects to clip, it makes it much more splendid and special.
Although this software is highly user-friendly and easy to work on, here is a stepwise process to cut and trim a video using the application.
Step 1: Install the video cutter suitable for your operating system.
These applications have a very intuitive interface and fast process to be downloaded and installed in your system. Just by accepting various permission processes which the application requires, one can easily install the software.
Step 2: Selection of video files
We need to have the video saved on the system disk, on which the editing needs to be done. By clicking ‘add media file’ in the application, we need to select the video clip. The application automatically adds the file in the timeline from where it can be picked up for trimming. Alternatively, just by drag and drop also you can add the video file in the timeline.
Step3: Trim the video clip
This is done by selecting the video file in the timeline. Once that is done a red marking line will appear over the video segments. To Trim or delete the unwanted part, you need to take the red marking cursor at the beginning of the unwanted segment and click ‘split.’ Then you need to move the red marking to the end limit of the segment which should be removed and click ‘split’ once again. Now, this part of the clip is removed from the video.
Some of the software also has a feature, wherein as soon as a video clip is loaded on the timeline, it automatically splits it video shot or scene wise. This way you only need to select a segment and remove or rearrange the sequence as you want.
Step 4: Save the file
Once you are done with the editing, color adjustments, sound mixing and special animation effects, we need to save the final clip. Click on ‘export’ and the options for the format to be saved it will display. Majorly used formats are AVI, MPEG, MP3, HD, etc. After selection the format based on the application and device you would be running it on, to need to select the destination folder where the file has to be saved. It is always better to view the final look of the video in the ‘preview’ section before saving.
The Certain software also has an option to burn your video clip on a DVD directly or uploading it onto the social networking sites straight away which is a wonderful add-on.