Capturing high-quality video has never been easier, but capturing video is only part of the storytelling process. To get video from its raw form to a finished, watchable piece, it needs to be edited.
In these six courses on Envato Tuts+, you’ll learn how to edit your videos to create professional-looking finished pieces. You’ll start by learning the basic techniques, and then you’ll see how to apply them in various different software programs, such as Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro.
By the end of these six courses, you’ll have a strong understanding of video editing techniques, and you’ll know which editing software is right for you.
In this course you will learn the basics of video editing. You will learn how to import and organize your footage and assets, how to trim clips and add them to a timeline, and how to sweeten audio. You will learn about color correction and grading, video effects and transitions, and more! And you will be learning all of this while you are working on footage that is provided with this course. This way you can follow along with instructor David Bode and get real, hands-on experience.
At the end of this course you will have the skills to start editing your own projects so that you can get started telling stories of your own.
Avid Media Composer is professional-grade video editing software with a high learning curve. With a bit of help and a practical project, however, even the newest video editors can unlock its power. In this course, Josh Short will show you how to combine footage, graphics and audio to create polished videos that can be shared with anyone.
To expand your mastery of the vast array of features in Adobe Photoshop, this course delves into what Photoshop can and can’t do with video editing.
While the capabilities are comparatively limited, the features it does have are rather impressive. Knowing how to use these features can simplify the workflow of video projects that don’t need to be ported to the other heftier video editing applications. Kirk Nelson will show you everything that Photoshop is capable of.
In this course you will learn how to edit video with Sony Vegas Pro. There are many non-linear editing systems for video, and a select number of industry standard programs. Now in its 13th incarnation, Sony Vegas is rapidly catching up to more established editors. The software runs on Windows and has found particular favour with those new to professional editing systems. Mark Thorburn will give you a comprehensive tour of the software, and you’ll get some practical experience of using it.
This course will get you up and running with one of the most popular video editing applications today: Adobe Premiere Pro. David Bode will show you how to organize your files outside Premiere, import your assets, and set up your project. You will also learn editing essentials like how to make cuts, the basics of editing, audio and video effects, titles, how to export your project, and more!
Getting started with professional video editing software used to be a long and complex journey, heavy on technical know-how and computer expertise. That’s all changed with the release of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X. Now beginners and pros alike can skip the immense learning curve and jump directly to the fun, creative, and satisfying parts of video editing, without losing any of the professional features.
In this course, Slavik Boyechko will teach you how to use Final Cut Pro X to import, organize, edit, and export a fun video—without having to pull any hair out.
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