These days, vlogs are big news. People seem to now prefer watching their favorite vloggers chat to them rather than read what popular bloggers have to say in their articles. It makes sense really – watching a vlog is a lot quicker than reading through a long blog post! So why not join the ever-growing world of vloggers, and try to make an impact in this industry? It’s not a difficult industry to crack. As long as you can effectively edit your videos, you will surely be a big YouTube sensation. Here are the tips that can help you edit like a pro.
Always Trim The Fat
Sure, you could just post the video exactly as it is without taking any bits out of it. But every video will have some fluff in it that doesn’t really need to be there. And, as a result, taking out all these bits will help your video feel very to the point, and your message won’t be lost. It is also very important to edit out any parts in which you get your lines wrong or end up mumbling. Leaving them in might only confuse the viewer. So, before you upload any video to YouTube, make sure you go through first and trim the fat!
Use A Good Software
You won’t be able to edit a video just on your own with the tools and programs already on your laptop. You will need to buy a proper video editing software. There are lots of different software out there aimed at video editors, so it is a good idea to find out which one will suit you and your videos the best. One of the most popular among the YouTuber crowd is Adobe After Effects. Don’t worry about buying the software and finding it too complicated to use, you can always take some After Effects training classes which will help you get to grips with the basics.
Find A Second Source Of Sound
No matter how good your camera is, it probably won’t be the best option for recording audio. So you should try and find a second piece of equipment to record your sound with to make sure that you can always be understood in the video. You can always edit in the sound picked up by the second recorder in post-production. However, there is one way you can make this process even easier and cut down on your time spent editing. You just need to buy a microphone that can be plugged into your camera!
Always Think Of Your Story
No matter the type of video you are making, there will always be a story involved. Make sure your edits don’t cut out any important parts of the tale. If you need to, create a storyboard before you start editing so you know that you won’t be taking out any of the important bits!
So there you have it, everything you need to know to edit your YouTube vlogs like a pro! Good luck!