Although recording videos for blogs has become much easier in recent years as people have greater access to devices with better cameras – the one area that can still be tricky is the post-production. Trying to edit and improve a blog video for the first time can be daunting, and you may not even know where to start.
If you’re relatively new to video editing, there are three simple ways in particular that you should try when you want to edit and improve a video for your blog:
- Split videos into segments – then trim, cut and splice.
One of the easiest yet most useful ways to edit videos is to split them into segments. In most editors you’d just have to position a marker and click a button to split your video at that point.
By splitting a video you can divide it into segments and isolate parts of it. That will then allow you to trim or cut out parts you don’t want, and splice (i.e. merge) videos together more effectively to create the final version of the video.
- Try color correction
Often the video footage that you capture may not look true to real life, and that’s where color correction comes into play. By adjusting the color settings you can alter the colors in your video to make them look closer to how they actually looked.
The easiest way to get started with color correction is to use the automated white balance feature that is present in most editors. However on top of that you should also try manually adjusting the color parameters and observing how they affect your video.
- Crop videos to get them in the right aspect ratio
If your videos aren’t in the right aspect ratio, you could technically resize them – but if you do change the aspect ratio in that way it could stretch or compress the video itself. That isn’t ideal, which is why cropping is a far better way to adjust the aspect ratio of your videos.
In most editors you will be able to either select the area you want to remove, or resize the frame of the video so everything outside it is removed. It is possible to improve the composition of the video by cropping it as well, and you could try using the rule of thirds for that.
As you can see the ways to edit your blog videos that are listed above can be performed easily, and don’t require any prior experience. By starting to edit your videos using them, you should become more familiar with the editor you’re using and can learn how to overlay videos, apply effects, add audio tracks, and more. For example you could try Movavi Video Editor to do all of that.
At the end of the day the more you edit videos, the better you’ll get – especially if you make it a point to experiment with various features that you encounter. In time you’ll notice that your blog videos start to look a lot more professional, and have a polished quality to them that probably wasn’t there before.