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Beginners Guide to Video Editing - Learn Shotcut Today!

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Lessons in This Class

17 Lessons (1h 36m)
    • 1. Introduction to the Class

      3:26
    • 2. A Brief Overview of Shotcut

      4:38
    • 3. Installing Shotcut - WINDOWS

      2:46
    • 4. Installing Shotcut - MAC

      1:35
    • 5. How To Create a New Project in Shotcut

      6:02
    • 6. Basic Editing Pt 1. Toggle Snap, Splitting + Deleting Clips, Zooming,

      9:32
    • 7. Basic Editing PT 2. Copying, Duplicating, Importing Modes, Adding Tracks

      6:12
    • 8. Video Editing PT 3. Syncing Clips, Ripple Editing, Jump cuts

      15:29
    • 9. Video Editing PT 4. Transitions + Fades

      11:02
    • 10. Video Editing PT 5. Using Filters: Adding Text, Zooms/Scale

      9:45
    • 11. Exporting your Video

      2:44
    • 12. Troubleshooting - Improving Performance of Shotcut. Preview Scaling, Proxy Editing and Edit-Friendly

      4:59
    • 13. Keyframes: Changing Filters Over Time

      8:21
    • 14. Creating a Title Screen

      3:33
    • 15. Adding Royalty Free Music to your Videos

      3:44
    • 16. Slow Motion + Speeding up Footage

      1:45
    • 17. Class Project

      0:55
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About This Class

This class is a Beginners Crash Course into Video Editing using Shotcut. Shotcut is completely free, easy to learn, with a simple workflow and clear interface - ideal if you're new to video editing. By the end of this Class, you’ll be able to create your own videos and confidently navigate yourself around this software!


I'm going to cover topics such as:


Installing the software and Creating a New Project,

Editing features - Copying, Duplicating, Adding transitions, Ripple Editing

Adding Audio and Video filters 

Using Keyframes

Creating Title Screens

Adding Royalty Free Music

Optimising your Computers Performance

Exporting

And more...

I've added the video files used throughout this class, so you can follow along and create your first video today. You’ll be able to find them in the resources section of this class.

Even though it is free, Shotcut is still very powerful; It allows you to work with and export high resolution videos up to 4k.

Shotcut is available on Mac, Windows and Linux, so no matter what type of computer you have you’ll be able to follow along.

 

I start off this class showing you how you can download the software for free, before giving an overview of the interface so you get a basic understanding of the software before we begin.

 

I then take you through all of the essentials for video editing, in bitesize lessons:

We start off looking at the very basics, such as Importing your audio and video files, then go over the first steps of editing; arranging your clips on the timeline, splitting and trimming, copying, duplicating, and adding tracks.

We then go over some more advanced features which will speed up your workflow, such as Toggle Snap, Ripple editing and Editing multiple tracks.

I’ll show you a number of tips, such as using jump cuts, using B roll to hide mistakes in your recordings, and how to time sync/align audio and video clips.

Once you have created your first video, I go over export settings, so you can share your video online, on platforms such as youtube.

I also go over a number of troubleshooting tips to help Improve the Performance of Shotcut on your computer. I’ll show you how to utilise features such as Preview Scaling, Proxy Editing and Edit-Friendly file conversions.

Later on in this class I’ll show you some ways to make your videos more engaging, such as adding a title screen, using video and audio filters and adding royalty free music.

Once you understand all the basics of this software, we look at some more advanced features of Shotcut, where I go over topics such as using keyframes - to change filters over time.

We also look at things such as slow motion + speeding up footage, allowing you to be creative with your editing!

I’ll see you in the first video!

Video Files can be Downloaded HERE

Song used in Class:
Kazukii - Losing Touch

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Meet Your Teacher

Hi there, it's Ian Alexander. I'm a UK based Audio Engineer, with over a decade of experience.  I also create Music Production and Video Software educational courses.
I have an MA Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Production. I work with Ableton Live, Studio One, Logic Pro X and Pro Tools for Mixing and Mastering. I have extensive experience teaching various pieces of software online.

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1. Introduction to the Class: Hi there. It's in Alexander. In this course, I'm going to teach you all of the basics of shortcut in a step-by-step manner. So you can start creating your own videos today. Or first locate, installing software and creating a new project. And then go into editing features such as copying, duplicating, adding transitions, and fled to take. I'll show you how to export your video and many other tricks and tips, such as adding audio and video filters, using keyframes, creating title screens. As in royalty-free music, optimizing your computer's performance and more. So I start off this class showing you how you can download the software for free. For giving you an overview of the interface to give you a basic understanding of the software. Before we begin, I then take through all of the essentials for video editing in bite-size lessons. We start off looking at the very basics such as importing audio and video files, then go over the first steps of editing will occur, arranging your clips in the timeline, splitting and trimming, copying, duplicating, and having tracks. We then go If some more advanced features which will speed up your workflow, such using cocoa snap, ripple editing and editing multiple trucks. I show you a number of tips such as using jump cuts, using be rolled, hide mistakes, new recordings. Now it's time sync or line audio and video clips. Once you've created your first video, I show you the export settings so you can share your videos online and platforms such as YouTube. I also go over a number of troubleshooting tips to help improve the performance of shortcut on your computer. I'll show you how to utilize features such as preview scaling, proxy editing, and edit friendly fall conversions. Later on in this class, I'll show you some ways to make your videos more engaging, such as adding a title screen, using video and audio filters, as in royalty-free music, and then how to make your edits on the bait. Once you understand all the basics of this software, we'll look at some more advanced features of shortcut or go over topics such as using keyframes to change filters over time or blending effects. We also look at things such as slow motion and speeding up footage, allowing you to be creative with your entity. Shortcut is an excellent piece of software for beginners, is completely free, easy to learn with simple workflow and a clear interface. Even though it's free is still very powerful. It allows you to work with and explore a high resolution videos up to forecast. It's available for Mac, Windows and Linux. So no matter what computer you have, you'll be able to follow along. One thing to note, this software is open source and regularly gets updated by its developers. Said interface may change slightly over time. Though are a shortcut doesn't look quite the same. And your computer, as I'm going show you how to open and close all of the different windows and also how to rearrange them. I've added the video files used throughout this course so you can follow along and create your first video today. You'll be able to find them in the resources section of this class. So by the end of this course, you'll be able to create your own videos and conflict and navigate yourself around the software. I'll see you in the first video. 2. A Brief Overview of Shotcut: Hi there. This just a quick video so you can understand shortcut. I'm going to take through everything in more detail later. But before we begin, I just want to show you the workflow of this software. So what you do is import your different files into shock, cut into the playlist, which is this area here. If you can't see the playlist, just click on this button at the top and it should open up. So in here we have the different files that we're using for this project. We can preview them by double-clicking. And we'll be able to view them in this window, in the center. There's n of them. The way of that, If it's a video file, will build, see it. But if it's an audio file will only build here a plane back. You can start or stop playback by hitting the spacebar. So then what we do is we drag these different clips onto our timeline. And with the timeline, we can arrange our clips to create our video. So one thing I need to mention now, this preview here will either playback what's on our timeline or what we have selected in the playlist. So if we want to play back what's in the playlist, just make sure you're on source mode. And if you want to play back what's on your timeline, you'll need to be in project mode. So just be aware of this when you're playing a video back, we can access a number of different windows by clicking on these tabs at the top here. So this means you can close any of the windows when you're not using them and reopen them later on. So for example, if I didn't want see my playlist anymore, I can close it and allow more space for different windows. Something else you may notice is we have these little dots here. So with these, we can resize the different windows. So depending on what you're working on, you may want to resize these. If you have multiple monitors, this can be really useful as you can allow more space for your preview of your timeline. So the different tabs that we can open up our hair. Firstly, we have the peak meter, and this just tells us how loud the audio signal is. Next, we have properties. If I just drag this up so we can see more of it. We're able to see different information about the file that is selected. So for example, I can see the resolution by video or look at some audio details. Next we have recent. So this allows you to access any files that I've used recently in shortcut. For example, or video files, exports, and shortcut projects. Next we have our playlist, which I've already shown you. Then we have the timeline. So if you have a close your timeline, you can just reopening up here. Then we have our filters. So in here you can add, remove, and make changes to a different filters. So as you can see here, we've got all of our different video and audio filters. Next we have key frames. And then this window, you can make changes to filters or effects over time. Over here we have history and this lousy you'd see any of your undo history. So if you've made lots of changes in your projects and you want to go back a number of steps. You can do so quickly using this window. Next is export. So in here we have all our different export settings when he finished your video. And finally we have jobs. So this just shows you anything that shortcut is working on. For example, when I export a file or build, see the progress in this window. So that's all the main windows in shortcuts. As video editing can get quite complicated, is really useful to build close the different windows that you are not using. Having this flexibility is really useful as you move the different windows around suit your workflow. So just a quick recap on how the software works. In the playlist, we store the different files that we're using to create our video. Then we can edit and arrange these different clips down in the timeline. So that's just a quick overview of how the software works. Over the next videos. Or start taking you through step-by-step how to create your own videos within the software. Thanks for watching. 3. Installing Shotcut - WINDOWS: Hi there. In this video, I'm going to show you how to install shortcut on a Windows computer. So if you go to Google and type in shock cup, then hit Search. Now it should be this first link here, shock at home, which will be shortcut.org. Now if you click on where it says click to download in red, it will take you to this page. Now, it needs to decide whether to install a 64 bit or 32 bit installer. On most computers, I'd recommend using a 64 bit Windows installer. However, if you've got less than four gig of RAM, you may want to use the 32-bit installer to find out how much RAM if God, just go to your search bar and type in RAM. If you click on View RAM info in System Settings. Under installed RAM, you'll build see how many gigabytes of RAM you have. Here we have 16. So I'm going to go for the 64-bit installer. I would recommend downloading the installer rather than the portables app. This also two sides you can download from a pod recommend using phosphate hub. Once you click on, the download will start instantly. So you don't need to click on anything on this page. It may take a couple of minutes download, but once it has just opened up the file, you make a window asking to allow this app to make changes to your device. So just press yes. Then re-throw the license agreement. If that's all okay. Click on I agree. You can choose where you'd like to install shot cup and then press Next. Hey, you got a couple of options. I would recommend leaving out the default and then press install. It may take few minutes to install. Once that has completed, just press Close. Now if you go to your search bar, type in shot come, and you should be able to open up the application. Okay, so that's how to install shortcut. Thanks for watching. 4. Installing Shotcut - MAC: Hi there. In this video, I'm going to quickly show you how to download shortcut on a Mac. So go to Google and type in shortcut. Now we find the link that says shortcut.org and click on it here. This is their website. And if click on the download link at the top here, it'll take you to this page. Now as I'm using a Mac, it's only displaying the Mac download at the moment, but you can't access the others from these tabs here. I'm just going to download it from site 1, which is false hub. And it will automatically download. Now, once it's downloaded, open up the DMD and your Mac will go through the verifying process. Now, just drag shortcut into the applications folder. This may take few minutes. Now you can close this box, go to Applications and search for shortcut. Now you should be able to open up the software. This message may appear that just press open. Thanks for watching. 5. How To Create a New Project in Shotcut: Hi there. In this video, I'm going to show you how to start a new project in shortcut. If you want to follow along, you can download the files I'm using from the Projects and Resources page of this class. So first of all, I'm just going to open up shocker. Now these windows should appear. New project and recent projects. If you've not use shortcut before, you won't have anything in your recent project list. So to create a new project, we do so over here, you can choose where your project's going to be saved in this drop-down box here. I'm just going to leave mine in movies. Next you can give it a name. The video I'll be working on is a tutorial, teaching you how to tune a guitar. Sermons, going to call it guitar tuning tutorial. Next we have the video mode. Here you can choose your resolution and your frame rate. However, you can simply leave it on automatic mode, as it will base resolution and frame rate on the first file they add to your project. So it gives you a little bit of information here. Next, just headstart. Okay, now what we need to do is add some files to our project. So either you can go to your Finder or File Explorer and drag and drop them into the playlist. Or you can just click on Open file. So in here I'm going to navigate to the file, so I would like. And here are four different files to video and audio. So I'm going to select all of them and press Open. Yeah. So the preview, we'll start playing back, but just press the space bar and it will stop. Now we can see the four different files here on the left. You can drag all these columns to read more information about the files if you wish. So it preview one of the files, just double-click. This one here is an audio file so we can't actually see anything. Yeah. But if I select one of the video files, we'll build the playback in the preview window. From here you can jump through and view different parts of your video. Okay, so now to add this to the timeline, all have to do is click and drag from the preview window. So if I drag this down to the timeline, it will create a new video track. Just remember, if you can't see your timeline, to simply click on the timeline icon at the top here. Now we have our first clip in the timeline. We can go through and start editing. One thing to remember, the preview we see here is either in projects or source mode. So right now it's in project mode. So you can see anything that's happening on a timeline. For wanted, swap it back to view. What we have in the playlist. All have to do is click on Source or double-click on one of the files in the playlist. From here, I can simply jump back to the project with this tab. Zoom in and out of your timeline using the slider here. Or you can use the keyboard shortcuts plus and minus. So minus, we'll zoom out and zoom in. You can hide anything that's on your timeline by clicking on this icon here. So now enabled through this clip, we can mute it with this icon here. Or we can press log, which stops you being able to make any changes. So if I try and drag this around, you'll see the lock icon is flushing. If you disable a lock, you are able to move your clips around on the timeline. We can add more tracks by going over to this icon here and selecting abstract. So you have a couple of different options here. We've got audio track and video track. So a video track will play back video and audio, whereas an audio track will only play back the audio of the clip. As you can see here, this track is labeled A1. So that just shows as an audio track. Photo, drag my video clip down to this audio track. You'll see that we are unable to see the video in the preview. So just make sure you choose the right type of track feel file. You can delete the truck by right-clicking on it and going to remove track. And he may have noticed the right-click gives you the same options, has this icon here. We have a number of different tools available to us for editing in the timeline. I'll cover these later on. But if you'd like to know what any of these icons do to simply hover the mouse over and this little hint panel will appear. So whenever you look at a clip on your timeline, you'll be able to see some information. So here we have little thumbnail showing us what is in the video clip. You'll also notice these lines down here. And this is showing us the audio waveform. So it's really useful being able to see the audio waveform peaks when editing, It's easy to see where the different peaks are, so you can easily make cuts before or after mistakes. It's also really useful when editing a video alongside music, as you can make cuts on the beat. So now show me how it's setup. New projects have started showing you some features of the timeline. In the next video, I'm going to start showing you some basic editing. Thanks for watching. 6. Basic Editing Pt 1. Toggle Snap, Splitting + Deleting Clips, Zooming, : Hi there. In this video, I'm gonna go over basic editing in shortcut. Now there's one thing I'd like to mention quickly first. So the video files I'm using in this project are quite high resolution. So this can cause playback issues in shortcut. So if your computer is struggling, there's a couple of things you can do to improve the playback. Under settings. Go down to previous scaling, and you can actually reduce the quality of the preview in shortcut. So here I selected 540 pay the video files that we're using a 1080. So the resolution is half of what it was before. Another thing we can do is use proxy editing. So what this does is replace the video file with a low quality video file while you're editing. I'm going to have a troubleshooting video where I'll go over these in little more detail. So if a computer struggling, I recommend watching that video or you can just turn the settings on now. Okay, So back to editing. Now the first thing we want talk about is toggle snapping. So this is a very useful feature and shortcut and it just makes editing easier. I'm just going to zoom into my timeline quickly. Can use a keyboard shortcut plus. Now, toggle snapping is this icon here. So what this does is automatically snap clips together. So here I've done a couple of edits. If I wanted this video clip to be matched up with this video clip with no gap. If I've toggle snapping on and drag it over. You see there at the end it jumped over to close the gap. If I just press Undo, which is Command said on a Mac or Control Z on Windows. And try and do the same without toggle snapping. It's just a lot harder to try and get it back on. There is overlapping slightly. And if I drop it there, there's a slight gap between the two clips. So if I were to play it back, There's going to be a moment with no video clip. So if I turn toggle snapping back on, simply move slightly and it's perfectly lined up with the other clip. This also works with snapping to the play head. So if I move this out of the way and turn off toggle snapping, It's quite hard to get this clip buying on with the play head. But again, if I turn toggle snapping on, it's going to jump to that position. So generally, I would almost always leave toggle snapping on when editing. I'm going to delete all of these clips quickly and drag my video back into the project. See there with total stop on, actually snapped right at the start of the project. Now when you're editing, you probably going to need to make some cuts in your video file. So there's a number of different ways of doing this in shortcut. So the first way, which I generally find is easiest is simply by placing your playhead where you'd like to make a cut. So just make sure you've got your clip selected. You'll know it's selected. If it's got this red border around it. Then click on the timeline. We want to make the cut. So here at the start, the video. Yeah. Either I wanted to make the cut just after his clubs. So around here looks good. I'll just zoom in slightly using the plus key on my keyboard. And I can see here the play head is placed off these two clubs. Now to make the cup, all have to do is press S on my keyboard. So you can see here, we've now got two different clips. I'll just press Undo quickly and show you another way you can make a cut. This icon here does exactly the same. You can see that when I hover my mouse over it, it says split the play head. And it's got the shortcut S. If I slip my clip and press S is also made the cut. So now I can delete this one at the start. Now there's a couple of different ways of deleting clips in shortcut. So the first way is just by simply hitting backspace. So as you can see there, I've deleted that clip. Now if I press Undo servers Command Z or Control Z, if I select this clip, there's another way I can delete, and that is a ripple delete. So when he ripple delete, this will remove the clip that you had selected, but that portion of time will also be removed. So the other clip will then be jumped back to the start of the project. So the shortcut to do this is simply press X. Alternatively, you can simply hit the minus button here. See here the little dialog boxes, it's ripple delete. So that's a really useful feature and you'll probably find yourself using a quiets law when editing videos. And that way you can edit is by simply trimming starts or ends of your clip. So if I were to zoom out there and using key commands, minuses, time, don't forget, you can always use the zoom feature on top here. 7. Basic Editing PT 2. Copying, Duplicating, Importing Modes, Adding Tracks: Hi there. In this video, I'm gonna go over basic editing in shortcut. Now, in this video, I wouldn't necessarily need to do this, but you can also copy and paste your clips. So to do so, simply click on your clip and press Command C on a Mac or Control C on Windows and paste it, you simply just have to press V. So in some software you have to press Command V or Control V, but in here, v will do the job. So now we have turned this clip and can delete it again. So a copy and pasting is really useful. There's even a quick way of doing this. You can simply click on your clip and press a. And that will just duplicate the clip that was selected. So if you want the same clip a number of times in your video, you can just simply press a number of times and it will paste it onto the timeline. To select multiple clips are next to each other. Just hold shift and click. So if I hold shift now and click over to this one, is going to select any clip that's between the start and end point. To de-select two clips, just press Escape. Now another way to select multiple clips is by holding command. So if I select my first clip and then go to another one that I would like to select. If our command and click, we're just going to select those two. So we've got the option of selecting multiple clips next to each other at once. Or we can select individual ones by holding command and clicking. Rhymes can select a number of these and delete them. So I'll select those and press Backspace. Now I just want to show you something a little bit different. So if you had another video clip and your playlist, so for example, this one here, camera too. If I drag this straight into the project, you can see here it says overwrite. So if I was to drop this in now, it's going to delay any clips that were in the way. I'll just press on day. Another way of importing is using this feature here, ripple, trim, and drop. So if I select this, go back to my source window and then try and drag my video. And you can see there it says insert. So now I've dropped by n. Instead of deleting the clips that were already there. If I zoom out, you can see it's just move them to the end. So if I was happy with my edits were already there and didn't want to delete them. I can simply engage ripple, trim and drop, and they'll no longer delete these clips. Something also mentioned quickly, if I was editing my video and I had a gap in it. So for example, if I play this back, this long gap between these two clips. So I could go in and select all of the clips that are on this track and then move them over. But easier way of doing this is to right-click and select Remove. There. It has effectively rippled deleted the gap between my clips. So that can save you a lot of time. Now one last thing I want to show you is what this icon here does not reflect it across all tracks. Some scans, Italy, everything that I've got my timeline here. So I'm going to select the last clip, hold Shift, and select the first clip. Then I'm going to delete all these clips. I'm just going to add a few more tracks. Some can go to this icon here and select Add Video truck. Then I'm going to add two audio tracks. You can also use the shortcuts, Command U or Control U on Windows and Command or Control. I see now here we've got our two video tracks. And if I scroll down, we've got our two audio tracks. So if I select all of these files by holding Shift and drag them in, you see that I've spread out over the one track. So I'm going to drag and drop this onto the appropriate trucks. So make sure my video clip is on the video track and we're audio clips around the audio tracks. These clips aren't think top of the moment by just want to show you replicate it across all tracks. It's gonna make my timeline little bit bigger so you can see more of the tracks. Now on my top track for make a cut here. And make a cow over here. If I was to press X to ripple, delete this berm, you'll notice only this clip has moved over. However, if I press Undo and enable ripple edit across all tracks. Now if I press X to ripple, delete this clip. You'll see that it's actually made edit across all of the tracks. So when editing with multiple tracks, this is an extremely useful feature. It'll keep all of your tracks sink top with each other. Just remember, when you're editing, you've got to make sure that you've not got the lock icon selected on your tracks. Because for example, right now when this truck is locked, if I click on that and try making it, you'll see that the lock is flushing. So I won't actually be able to make any edits. So in this video, I've gone over a number of different editing features in shortcut. In the next video, I'm going to go into more detail and show you some more features. Thanks, watching. 8. Video Editing PT 3. Syncing Clips, Ripple Editing, Jump cuts: Hi there. In this video, I'm gonna show you how you can sync your audio between multiple video tracks and also a couple more tips. So first of all, I'm just going to delete everything I've got in my timeline. So I'm just going to go to the Track headers, right-click and select Remove track. So the first thing I want to show you is trivial clips before you actually import them onto your timeline. So if I double-click on this one here. Yeah, just to open up in the preview, I can actually select a certain portion of it before I drag it into my project. So if I just wanted from this point here at one minute 40 to 20 minutes 30, I can simply click and drag this bar at the top here and trim the video clip before we add it to my timeline. So now if I add this to my timeline, you'll see that I've just got that snippet. If I want to add another snippet from the same video file, I can go back to source and then choose a different section. So this actually shortcut for doing this, and that is using I and O. So if I select the point I wanted to start, I can just press I on my keyboard. So that'll set the end point. And I can set where I wanted to end and press OK. Now for click and drag this one and we've just got this snippet. So this is really handy feature if you don't want to drag and drop the whole video file in and then trim it down afterwards. And can delete these. Next, I'm going to add an audio track in my timeline, show you something. So other moment we've got one video track and one audio track. So if I go back to my source preview, I'm just going to drag this back to the star until the end, so I get the whole video file. Now if I drag this into the project, when I play it back or belt here the audio and see the video. Hi there. In this video we're going to talk. Now, if I was to move on to an audio track, we no longer going to build, see the video for how to tuning guitar by ear. But as you can see that we can hear the audio. So when you're adding clips onto your timeline, just make sure you choose the right kind of track. So it's gonna move this back onto my video track. And at the other files onto my timeline. It's going to add another video track, while more audio track. So first of all, I'm going to drag my audio files onto the timeline. I don't need to preview them as I want to use the whole file. So I'm going to simply click and drag them straight from the playlist. Now one thing to mention, the video track that is at the top of your project will be the one that you can see. So as soon as I have this video to this top track here, it will sit on top of the second video. So we'll always be able to hear the audio on each far tracks. But when it comes to videos, the track at the top will take priority. So this camera two is a slightly different resolution to camera one. So actually seeing a bit of camera one behind camera too. This is just because this video file is smaller. Right now I won't camera one on the top track. Sums can delete video to move this one up and re-import camera two onto the timeline. Now, when you're working with multiple files, especially in this situation, when is one recording and everything needs to be sync to up. We need to actually align each file Eclipse so they're in time with each other. So to do that is really important that when you film your video, you do something like a club. So then you can use the audio to lie in each of these tracks up. Saccadic eye back to the start and play back my top video track. So I'm going to hide the second video track. I mean, both of the audio tracks can zoom in quite a bit now so I can see the audio waveform. Then I'm going to scroll back to the start my project. Okay, so if I play this back now, Yeah. Okay, We can see that these two spikes are the clubs. So what I want do is line up the clubs and the other tracks. So camera to the clubs are here and here. I'll just play them back so you can hear and see them. So I'm going to hide my top track. And re-enable the second one. Right? So I'm going to move these two over. So nicely lined up. I'll do the same with the audio channels. So I'm going to unmute the truck. Okay. It's just, uh, I'm saving this last one. I'm going to use a second Club, which is this one here, to line them all up. Now once you've got them close, I'd recommend zooming right in just so you can be more accurate. All right. I've actually lined up the second clap on the audio tracks with the first club on the video tracks. So I'll move them over a bit more. If you haven't already, you may want to expand the view if your timeline using this slider here, just so you can see each of the tracks. Right now I don't need the preview to be very big. So I can line up the play head with the top track here. So even one tiny bit more. And then try line each of them up. So what I want do is get this first-level peak here matched up. You can jump the play head left and right by single frames using the left and right arrows on your keyboard. Okay, they seem pretty close to me. So now I'm going to do is AMU each of the tracks and turn on the video footage. Now they should all be playing back at the same time. Either. In this video, we're gonna talk about how to tune a guitar by ear. So this is different than using a tuner. Okay, great. Everything looks and sounds in-sync. Just going to zoom back out a bit. This time, I want to zoom out a lot in one go. I'm just going to click on this slider here. Now you'll notice in these video files, they both had the audio tracks. But we've actually got a microphone setup for his voice and for the guitar amp. So I don't need here the audio coming from the two cameras. That's just there, so it's easy to line up our footage. So you'll notice I've left the two video tracks muted. If I turn them on again, what we're gonna do is we're going to play the strings in a certain way. Sounds a bit weird because we've got four microphones at the same time. So the two dedicated microphones are much higher quality than the microphone's on the video cameras. So I'm going to leave the muted from now on that we're able to compare the sounds of different strings to one another. And once we get them sounding the same, then we know that they're in tune. Now, this means that now something that's really important when you're working with multiple tracks. And that is make sure ripple edit across all tracks is turned on almost all the time. Because now why can do is go through and cut out any mistakes. And I only have to work on one track because the other trucks will follow. So I'm gonna go back to the start, zoom in quite a bit, and go and make the same edit so I did in the previous video. So what starts here? So I'm going to select this track at the top. Press S. Select the section that I'd like to cut out. Again, just make sure you've got ripple edit across all track selected. Now, when I press X, all of the video clips have been trimmed to the same point. Either. In this video, we're gonna talk about how to tune a guitar by ear. Now I can go to the mistakes at the end. I'd like to zoom out quickly, jumped to the area that I want to work on, and then zoom back in again. If can't see the play head, just play a video for a moment and it'll move to that position on the timeline. That's it. So slightly editor. Okay, So that's it. So, so remember I want to make a cut here. So I'll press S, go to the end of this section, you for the next one. Press S again. Cut out this little section with Thomas who's speaking. Yeah. Yep. So find the point. I wanted to make a cup, press S again. Then select the section that I want to cut out. I'll just zoom out a little bit this time so you can see the ripple edit. So you notice I've only got the cut on this top track. But soon as I press X is now made the edit across all the tracks. Okay, and just remember that the pattern for tuning your guitar by ear is fifth fret. Fifth fret, fourth, fifth. Okay. Yep, 55, 54. I'm just gonna make a couple edits here really quickly. So I don't want delete lock. So when doing this, you don't actually have to select any of the clips to make the edit. It'll automatically make the cup on the top track. Now this section at the end I can delete. Notice if I press backspace there rather than ripple delete is not going to make edits on the other tracks. So generally I recommend using the ripple edit as it's much quicker. Now this section here was the ending. Okay, So that's it. So I want to move this right to the end. So if I click and drag this top one, you'll notice there is only going to move that clip from the one track and we'll just press Undo. So I'm going to do is zoom in. Scroll over to my Edit. Again, make sure you've got total snap-on has it's much easier to jump to the right bet. So I'll click here where the editors, I'm going to zoom right in to make sure your play heads in the right position. You say that that's right on the edge. So now what I can do is select each of these tracks. So I'm going to hold Command and click on each one. And then drag these to the end. Now it's closest gap, instead of clicking and dragging each of these over. And it's going to right-click in the space and press Remove. Can do the same at the anterior and press Remove. So what we've done there is quickly at each of the tracks while keeping them in sync. Just slightly at a turn. Okay, and just remember that the pattern for tuning your guitar by ear is fifth fret, fifth fret, fourth. So when I played that back, you'll notice that the edits weren't very good. There's quite a long gap between this part and this pop slightly out of tune. So one can do now is zoom back-in and tidy up the edits slightly out of turn. It may take a bit of time to make these jump cuts seemed natural and sometimes it is impossible. But I'm just going to do I can very quickly turn. So I want to make a cut color. So I'll press S, select where it wants to my ripple delete, press X, plant back and see how it is slightly out of tune. Okay? And just remember that the pattern can do the same here, S Select and then x 55, 54. So yeah, great. Okay, so that's it. So yeah. Great. Okay. So that's it. So thank you very much for watching this video on How did so obviously, you can see that we guitarist has moved between each of these clips. So as we've got two different cameras, I can try and make it seem a little less obvious. So you can experiment and delete clips on your top tracks. So for example, two in this clip here, on this clip here, 55, I can just delete the main camera and then we'll jump to the view of his hand. 55, 54. So yeah, great. Okay. So that's it. So it's not perfect, but it's a good way to start covering up the mistakes. So I'd recommend you going away. Now, I'm practicing editing tips. I've given you on these videos. In the next lectures, I'll be showing you some other editing features, such as using transitions and fates. Thanks for watching. 9. Video Editing PT 4. Transitions + Fades: Hi there. In this video I'm going show you how to use fates and transitions in shortcut and a couple of other tips. You can download the video files that I'm using from the Projects and Resources page of this class. These are some travel videos that were filmed by friend who's visiting Thailand. I've also used an audio file, which is copyright free song that I found on YouTube. The artist is bazooka, and the song is cooled losing touch. I'll add a link to the artist's page in the course description. So the first thing I'm going show you is how to create a fade in or fade out. So it's really easy to do this in shortcut. I'm going to zoom in a bit and go back to the start of my video. So at the beginning of this video, we can see the first clip straight away by one's make gradual fade in. So all left to do is hover over the top left-hand corner of the clip. When this flushing bull appears, if I click and drag that over to the right, it'll create a fade in. You can see the length of the fade is measured in seconds and milliseconds. So if I start video back now, gradually fading in. Now one other thing to note, and it's going to meet the sun for a moment and unmute my video track. These fades will affect both the video and the audio. So if I play this back, you can hear the audio that comes with a video clip and that's gradually fading in as well. Now sometimes you may not want your face to affect the video or the audio. So we can change this for easily. So if I click on the clip that I'd like to work on and open up my filters window. So for this button up here, I can look at the filters that have been applied to this clip. This text is just the texts a day in Bangkok. So ignore that for the moment. But we have this fade in video and fade in audio. So if I get rid of my fate now, we can see that they've both disappeared out the filters list. Now the back-end again. So it's very easy to change. If I don't want this phase to affect the audio, I can simply click on this checkbox here. And now it's only going to be affecting the video or vice versa. So it's great to have this option for flexibility. I don't need to hear the audio for this video track, so it's going to mute it. And I'll tell my music back on. So that's how to create a fade in. And creating a fade out. You do in exactly the same way. So if I go to the end of my video here, I just want fade this clip out to. So this time I'll hover my mouse over the top right-hand corner until the flushing icon appears. Now we can click and drag that over and create fade out. Again. You can do this on any clip in shortcut. So I'm going to create a fade out with my music. Make it quite long actually. And also make fade in right at the start. Okay, So that's basic fades. But now I'm going to show you transitions. So if you watch little snippet of this video, you'll be able to notice we're jumping from one clip to the next. But sometimes you might want to add a transition between one clip and the next. So to do this in shortcut is really easy. All have to do is click and drag one clip over another, and it'll add a transition. So if I drag the start of this clip over the end of the previous one, see that this box has appeared, which is our transition. And you can see there we cross fading to one clip and the next. Now one thing to mention, when adding transitions, make sure you do not have ripple, trim and drop selected. Because if you do this, it will just trim your clip rather than adding the fade. So other moment I've got ripple trim and replicate its crustal tracks. So it's actually going to make a cut in the audio file as well. So if I click and drag less, you'd see that we've added this gap of silence where this clip has been extended. So I'm going to press on day. So just make sure ripple, trim and drop is not selected when adding transitions. So you can also click and drag the end of one clip overstock for the next. Now, just like the fates, we can alter some of the properties of our transitions. So if I click my transition and go to Properties this time, we can see some information about our transition. So at the moment, we have dissolved selected, which is the default. But we've got a number of different transitions we can actually use. We can also adjust the softness of some of these transitions. So if I put softer, so a 100 percent, it's more of a blend than a sudden transition. We've also got some options to change how the audio is transitioned. So generally tend to find I prefer dissolve most of the time, but feel free to use any of these different transitions. Haven't spoken about filters yet, but just so you're aware, you can apply any video or audio filter onto your transitions, just like on your clips. Now something else I should mention while I'm working on this, when you're editing your video, if you're working with an audio track, it's worth making your edits on the beat in time with the music. So if I play this first section back, I just want to make the jumps between the different clips change on the beat. So this first one here with the transition fill icon, it starts slightly later. You can look at the audio waveform to help you here. So for Zoom and attach, I want to transition to be where the piano Cortez. I think that starts about here. And it's going to make it a touch shorter. This one here I want quite a bit later. It's going to add a transition here just for short on this time, and not the one here. So as you can see that transitions are a great way to blend between different clips. It can make the editing seem less harsh, but you can also be a bit more creative with this. So if I go to enter my video, I wanted to really slowly blend between these two clips here. Because sometimes it makes transition Rayleigh long. You can kind of see both of the videos playing at the same time. And it's quite an interesting effect. So I'm gonna click and drag and make quite a long fade this time. Let's make it a tough shorter than actually. Okay, that seems quite nice. Okay, so that's how you can add transitions, fade in shocker. Just remember when he doing so, make sure you don't have ripple trim and drop selected as this can mess things up. Another thing to mention is you can actually use these transitions on video or audio and any images that you may have on your timeline. So at the end here, where I've got the text, I could make transition to blend between the clip and the text. Okay, so now you've learned how to use transitions in shortcut. I recommend just going away, having a play with these and practice using them. In the next video, I'm going to look at some more editing features. Thanks for watching. 10. Video Editing PT 5. Using Filters: Adding Text, Zooms/Scale: Hi there. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can add filters to different clips or tracks in shock cup. So there's loads of different types of filters available in shortcut. We've got a number of different video and audio filters. So we've got different things such as color correction, effects like blur, chroma key, just the contrast, and many more. Audio. We've got things like compression, basic EQ and limiting. So an example of a filter that I've already used in this video is this text here. So I'm just going to take you through how you can add a filter. So first of all, make sure you select the clip that you'd like to apply a filter to it. So in this case, I'm going to apply it to this clip at the start. Then go to the Filters tab at the top to open up the filter window. So at the moment I've already got my text and the fates fans going to add in a new filter now. So to add a filter, click on this plus button at the bottom left. Now we've got our list of favorites, video and audio filters. I want to add a video to filter by No, it's cool. Texts, SMS going to type that in the search bar at the top. So here I can add text. I'm going to choose simple. Now one thing to note, make sure your play head is over the clip that you're applying the filter to us, you won't be able to see any changes you're making. By default when you add text, this time code is added, but I'm just going to highlight that and delete it. So here I'm going to give it a name, a day in Bangkok. And I'm just going to change the 3'-end. There's a Fontan here. I quite like SMS going to select this. And I'm going to make it bold. Now we can change the color by simply clicking on the color here and choosing whatever color you like. I'm actually going to go for black and then press Okay. You can reposition it by clicking and dragging on this dot in the center. And you can adjust the size by clicking dragging the corners. So as you can see there, I've quickly added that text. So that's just one example of adding a filter, but there's much more creative things you can do. Later on in this video, I want to make a jump cut with Zoom. So I want to apply filter to this clip just here. So again, I'm going to click on the clip that I'd like to apply it to. Make sure my filter tab is open and click on the plus. Now I want to scale the clip a little bit here, so zoomed in. So I'm going to select rotate and scale. Now for start adjusting. These were billed, see it's making a difference. Talk Lab. Again, just make sure you've got the right clip selected and the play head is over the clip you're working on. So I was going to increase the scale. That's what I'm, I could adjust this x and y offset so I can just reposition where it is on the screen. All right, now if I play this back, you can see there we're getting a bit of a zoom in time with music. Sometimes you may have adjusted the settings of one of your filters and you might want to copy those onto another clip. So it's really quite easy to do. So go down to here where it says copy the filters. Now what's copied? So I want to paste them onto this clip just here. So all I have to do is click on this icon and that will paste the filter. So if we play this back, you can apply filters to Eclipse or any point. But the general workflow I tend to use is arrange my timeline and then apply filters afterwards. But if you're doing some like that, you may want to apply the same filter across the whole track on all the clips. Fortunately, you can do so very easily in shortcut. I'm just gonna open up a different project to show an example. So in this figure here, I've made a number of edits this track. But if I play this back, rather than playing at the fifth fret. We gotta go down to the fourth fret. That's because this you'll notice when I go to the second camera angle, it's not quite the right size. So I want to zoom this in a bit. But if I was to do it, each and every clip, I'd have to go through and copy and paste it onto every single one. So now instead, we're going to do is up the filter to this track. So instead of selecting one of my clubs, I'm actually going to click on the track header here. So it's selected. You'll see how it's highlighted. Red showing is selected. Now I can add my filter. So going to make sure I've got filters open again and press the plus button. I'm going to type in and rotate. So I know it's called rotate and scale. And select this. Now, I can simply zoom in on this video clip until it fits the screen. Sometimes it can be quite hard to click and drag these sliders to the right amount. So you can also double-click and type in the number. So I'm going to try and get the same right? Okay, That seems good. For play this video back. Closer. All the clips on this track, I have now had that filter applied. If you ever want to turn off a filter without removing it, you can simply click on the tech here and it'll disable the filter. All your settings will be saved, but it won't be active. And lots of the filters, you can also save presets. So I could save this Zoom if I wanted. Now it's going to be my preset list. If you want to remove a filter, simply select it and press the minus button. And that will delete. Careful when doing this because you can't actually undo this action. Now something else I should mention is if you apply a number of filters, be aware of the order. This can be really important when using some filters, such as audio filters. As the order of them will change how they behave. So if I had a few filters here and doing this randomly, what you can do is rearrange your filters. So simply click and drag to move them around. When you start using a number of different filters in your project, you may start to notice that the preview starts lagging. So this is January because your computer is not powerful enough. So if you want to watch playback smoothly, just bypass the effects. Make sure you remember to re-enable them before you export the video or as they won't be applied. And nothing to note if your playback does start to like, don't worry, as when you export it, this shouldn't be an issue. So we need to export, just make sure you check it over, but it shouldn't cause a problem. I've also got a troubleshooting video to help improve the performance of shortcut if it's causing problems. So in this video, I haven't gone into the specifics of any of these filters. There are so many of them, and I don't have time to take you through each and every one. Depending on what kind of video you're making, you'll need to use different filters. Some of these filters are for creative effects and others are for correcting issues. So just remember when adding a filter, you swap between video and audio filters to reduce the amount is say. You can also favorite filters by clicking on the star on the top-left. So for example, if I had this one balanced my favorites. Now it's appeared in that list. You can also unfavorite them by clicking here. So that's just a basic overview on how you can add filters in shortcut. Thanks for watching. 11. Exporting your Video: Hi there. I'm now going to show you how you can export your videos. So once you've completed at a single video, you'll need to export it before you release it. So what this does is converted into a single file. So to export and shortcut, you need to open up the Export window. So click on this tab up here. We've got a number of different windows open. You may want to close these so you can see more of the export settings. So there's a number of different presets for exporting our shortcut. The all listed and this menu on the left here. So some of them are high-quality video, some are optimized for YouTube. I've got some other options, such as only exports in the audio. So generally, unless you've got a specific file type that you want or just suggests choosing the YouTube preset. When you select your presser, you'll apply these settings over here. So we've got a number of different options available to us, but you don't really need to play with any of these. Again, if you want a specific file type, you can change the drop-down box here. The MP4 is very commonly used. If you want to export it quickly just as a demoed send someone, you can use preview scaling because this will export it at a lower resolution. If you want to change any of the codec or audio settings, you can do so in these tabs. If you've changed the settings and you want to set that back to default, you can simply hit reset. And if you ever end up in this advanced tab here, just click on Advanced again and you can go back to the original window. So once you're happy with the settings you've chosen, just hit Export File. If you're ever unsure of what preset to use, I would just suggest using YouTube. Now when he hit Export file, you build choose a destination where it's saved and the filename. So now I'm just going to hit Save. It may take few minutes for shortcut to export your video file. Bill be able to see the progress in the top right here on the jobs. Again, if the jobs window is not open, you can access it from the top. Now, once it's exported, you can either navigate to the file in your Finder or File Explorer. Or you can simply right-click on the job and select Show in folder. And here we have the video follow that we've exported. So that's how you can export the video out if shortcut. Thanks for watching. 12. Troubleshooting - Improving Performance of Shotcut. Preview Scaling, Proxy Editing and Edit-Friendly: Hi there. In this video, I'm going to show you a couple of ways that you can improve the playback performance of shortcut. So I'm going to drag in some files now. These are just the guitar tutorial videos. So the first way which I've already shown you before is preview scaling. So with this, we can just reduce the resolution of the playback. So these files were 1080, safer juicer all the way down to 360. The preview is nowhere near sharp. However, it will be putting Chaka under less stress. Member. Your video files will not be reduced. This resolution is just the preview. Next, I would recommend going through the different interpolation options. So depending on your computer, one of these settings may improve the performance. So I'd recommend just playing back your video and clicking through each of these to see which gives you the best performance. Now, the last thing gun, show you, which I've already mentioned before, is a proxy editing. Before this added shortcut had to use a workaround which involves duplicating and renaming files. But now this option is available or you have to do is select use proxy. So when you do this, it'll export each of the files that you're using and create a lower-quality file which you can use for editing. So when this box comes up, just press yes. In the jobs window you'll see the progress as it's exporting these files at lower quality. It may take few minutes to do this. So what's going to happen is these video files will be exploited at low quality. And then shortcut will actually use these in your timeline to arrange your clips. So doing this, but Chaka under less pressure as it doesn't have to work with such high-quality files. Then when you go to export, shortcut will actually use the original video file, have a higher-quality to export your video. So even though you've been editing with a low quality video file, it's actually going to swap over the files when it comes to export. So once the exports are finished, just save and quit. Then reopen Chaka. Now if I try qualities files onto my timeline and then click on properties. Well actually build say that this video file is now 640 by 360. So originally this was 1920 by 1080. So the video file we're working with is actually really low quality. If I got settings now and disable proxy editing. If I click on this video file once again, we can see there is that the higher resolution. So shortcut has automatically swapped the video files to give itself less work. Now, one other thing you can do, you may not always need to do this after you've used proxy editing, but you can actually convert the file to be edit friendly. So to do so, open up properties, and at the bottom here you'll see the option. So we've got a few different types. We've got good, better and best. So what this does is change a file, so it's easier for a shortcut to work with. So in good mode, this file will actually be about three times larger than the original file size. In better, it'll be around 15 times size. And in best it'll be about 30 times the size. So bear this in mind when you're using this feature. Because if you don't have that much space on your hard drive, you can end up using all up if you use the best mode. So for now I'm just going to select better and then press Okay. I'll ask you to give it a name and choose a destination, and then you can press Save. Now as soon as this job is complete, you'll see down here that the clips name has changed. It's now the converted file. So this doesn't actually change our file in the playlist, is just going to change a file that we're using on our timeline. So each one of these features is very useful by find their work best when you use them together. So if you do find that your computer often struggles when editing video files. Just make sure you apply the previous scaling, proxy editing and also convert your files to be added. Friendly. Hope you found this video useful, and I'll see you in the next one. 13. Keyframes: Changing Filters Over Time: Hi there. In this video, I'm gonna show you keyframing. So keyframes really powerful feature and you can use it really creatively. Allows you to change filters over time. So you can have Effects blending in and out. So there's a few different ways to keyframe and we're going to start off with most simple. So first of all, I've applied a filter to this first clip on my timeline. And it's going to engage it now. It's this one here, white balance. So you can see that it's changed the colors of my video. Now, if I open up keyframes, I can do so by clicking on the icon at the top here, or by selecting a tab at the bottom, it should be next, the timeline notes how a timeline changes from this view to this one. So the most simple way to use keyframing is to adjust the start and endpoints in your clip. See here on the left we have this green bar. If I click and drag this over to the right, I can change at which point in the clip the effect will be applied. I can also do the same at the end. So for go back to my timeline and play from the start will say We have no effect. Then I'll turn on and it'll turn off again. So that's my basic way we can use keyframing. Now the next thing I'm going show you is gradually fading in an effect. So you can't actually do this with all of the filters. The ones you can't do with will have this icon next to them. See here it says use keyframes, this perimeter. So if you can see this, you'll be able to blend effect in and out. On white balance. We don't have the option three kinda actually blend the effect in. It's either off or on. Now I'll turn on contrasts for this next example. So I'm going to increase the amount. So it's very obvious. So this time, we can see here contrast is selected in our key frames window. We've got the start and endpoints once again. So I can adjust those who have no effect and that jumps up to the full effect. But you'll notice this flushing circle has also appeared. So just like adding a fade one of your clips, you'd actually fade the effect in. So if I play this back now, we'll see the effect is gradually being applied. And again, we can fade out. So when working with keyframes to view the keyframes for each clip, you need to make sure you select the relevant clip. So for example, this clip here, I have no filters applied. So if I go to keyframes, we can't see anything. Now next am going show you is a bit more advanced and this is where you can be most flexible. So I'm just going to get rid of my fate and put back the start and end positions. Now for the next example, I'm going to choose a different filter. So this time I'm going to engage, rotate and scale. Now, as you may notice here, on this filter, we've got a number of different things that we can apply keyframing two. So this time I'm actually going to click on the button. Use keyframes, this parameter. Now if you have your keyframe window open, you'll notice this lane appears. Now what we can do is find a point in our clip, then make an adjustment. And if you have to see that, that is drawn in these two different points. Again, if I click somewhere else and make an adjustment, it's now drawn in another point. So what we've done is told this filter to make an adjustment on this parameter over this period of time. So if I play this back now, you can see there it was changing over this period, going back again over this time, and then it goes back to normal. So this is a really great way of increasing or decreasing and effect. You can also double-click to tour in different points. Then you simply drag them and move them all around. Now if you've got more than one keyframe available, you can click on this and I'll open up another lane. So now I can make adjustments to the scale over time. So this time I'm going to double-click and drawing a point. So now it's going to be adjusting the scale over the whole length of the clip. Obviously, this is a very bizarre example, but I wanted to make it obvious while I'm showing you. So just remember, if you've played keyframing to any of your filters, you need to select that filter, the payable see the key-frame information. So if I go back to white balance, we're only going to see the white balance key frames. And if I go It's rotate and scale. We can see all the keyframing that was applied to this filter. You can remove any keyframing by simply clicking on this icon once more. This box will appear just to make sure you want to remove the keyframes. So that's how to apply keyframing. And now I can show you a couple of examples of where I've actually used it. So I've just opened up this travel video projects to show you a couple of key frame examples. So the first thing I'll show is on this clip just here. So in this shot, I applied some blurring. And if you look at my keyframes, you'll be able to say, I've gradually increase the amount. So if I play this section back, you'll see that it becomes blurrier over the course of this clip. Another example is on this one here, where I've just used some very simple keyframing. So I've got a contrast. Apply it. This clip. If I play it without the colors are consistent. Now, when I apply contrast, you can see there's a contrast is increasing. So if I open up my keyframes, you can see I just started it partway through and then faded M. I've used keyframing in a slightly more advanced way over here. So if you watch this clip now, actually automated the saturation serve can make sure this clip selected and open up the keyframes. So you can see here I've drawn in some automation to change the amount of saturation over the clip. So as you can see, the appoint keyframing is really easy and you can use it in loads of different ways. Unfortunately, as I mentioned, you cannot apply keyframing to all of the different filters that you can make your videos a lot more interesting using the ones that are available. I hope you found this video useful and I'll see you in the next one. 14. Creating a Title Screen: Hi there. In this video, I'm going to show you how to create a basic title screen in shocker. So previously, I showed you how to add text on top of the clip, which is what we have here. But occasionally you might want to have a title screen that comes in before your video actually starts. So fortunately, there's an easy way to do this in shortcut. So what you need to do is go up to open other and choose color. Then just click on Color. And you can choose any color you'd like. There's a few different ways you can choose your colors. But there's a really handy feature which often like to use. And that's this dropper hair. So with this, you can just select any color on your screen and use this as the color. So for example, I might use the color of the sky here. This way, I'll be able to blend the title screen in with first clip quite nicely. Then just press Okay. Now we need to do is add text as a filter to this color. So if I click on Filters and click on the plus button, I'm just going to search for text. And I'll choose texts simple. I actually saved this text as a preset, as I quite liked it in the intro. So I'm just going to use this preset on my color. And now all we have to do is drag this onto your timeline. One thing to note, if I drag it straight in now, it's actually going to overwrite my clip. I could create a separate tracks this alternatively, I can just turn on ripple, trim and drop. So if you have more than one track and your timeline, just make sure you also have selected, reflect it across all tracks. Then go back to your source and click and drag this onto your timeline. Now we have this as a title screen before a video actually begins. Just going to remove the fade quickly and then play this back. I'm going to turn off ripple trim and drop now. And then drag this over to the right to create a transition between the title screen and the first clip. Now I'm going to right-click and press Remove to get rid of the blank space and the start of the timeline. Now if I play it back on small, a title screen moves smoothly into our first clip. That's a very basic title screen by just wanted to show you how easy it was to do in shortcut. Remember, you can do the same for the end of your video for credits, for example. One other thing I mentioned, if you want to save your title screen, you can't do so. If you open up the playlist and drag this in from your source preview. This way it will be saved within your project for you to use. Again, hope you found this video useful and I'll see you in the next one. 15. Adding Royalty Free Music to your Videos: Hi there. In this video I'm going to talk about royalty-free music. So adding music to a videos can really help improve the quality of them. Well, obviously not everyone is able to create their own music to a high standard. So fortunately, there were some artists who release Music Online which you're allowed to use for free and easy way to find royalty-free music is on YouTube. So if you go into YouTube and search for copyright free music, There's lots of different channels that do this. For one I quite like is this one. Here we go, copyright-free music. So when you find a sun-like scroll down and there should be a link to the artist's page. So the song that I liked here was Zucchini losing touch. So simply click on the link to go to the SoundCloud. Now, on the artist's page, you should be able to download the song. So here, just click on More and then press download file. It may take a moment. Now, when you've downloaded your music of choice, just go back to shortcut and open up your playlist. Then find your file on your computer and drag into your project. Now one thing I mentioned quickly, usually I'd recommend choosing a music before you've got your final editing your video. I had done this previously, as you can see with this file down here. However, I just wanted to show you how to import your music. So firstly, add an audio track so you can right-click or you can click on this icon here. Now drag in from your playlist strength of the timeline. So for this video, I wanted to cut out a lot of intro. Has, my video is less than a minute long. I didn't need the whole song. Says, you can say, the whole song is quite a lot longer. Sounds kinda make a cut. And then delete the star. Then after the video ends, just make another cup. So I can just delete that. Now usually I would recommend adding a fade into music. Starts suddenly partway through the song is not going to sound good. And again, I'd recommend fading out. And it may not be perfectly in sync. If I play the video back with them without music, you'll notice seems lot more professional when it's in there. Now one thing you need to make sure you do, if you ever do use royalty-free music is credit the artist. So if you're posting online anywhere, just make sure you add a link to the artist. I'd also recommend adding a credit section at the end of your video. So that's just another way that you can improve the quality of your videos. Thanks for watching. 16. Slow Motion + Speeding up Footage: Hi there. In this video I'm going to show you how to use slow motion in shortcut. So to apply this, we don't actually use the filter. Well, we need to do is go into properties. So first of all, make sure you select the clip on your timeline. They'd like to make slow motion. Then open up the Properties window. So other moment, this file is about seven seconds in length and it looks like this. Now to make it slow motion, all I have to do is adjust the speed. So one is its original speed. So I'm going to change this to nought 0.5. Now notice how the length will change. See that it's just over 15 seconds now. So for play this back, you can see there are clip is being slowed, write down. We can also speed up the clip. So this time I'm going to change it to two. So it's two times its original speed. Now you'll notice the clip is a lot shorter. One thing to note, if you've already range your video and your timeline, and you're applying this effect to a clap as it changes the length, it might mess up your edit. So I'd recommend just moving a clip onto a new track and then adjusting the speed. So as you can see, they're using slow motion or speeding up clips is really easy. And Shaka, thanks for watching. 17. Class Project: Hi there. I hope you've enjoyed this class and you now feel confident using shortcut. For this class project, I'd like you to create a video using shortcut, using the different skills and techniques that I've taught you throughout this class. Feel free to use the video footage that I uploaded, the Projects and Resources page of this class. If you have no footage of your own, try to incorporate a number of different editing techniques, such as using transitions and fades between different clips. If you feel confident, try adding a title screen which seamlessly blend into your first clip of the video. You could also consider finding your own royalty free song on YouTube and edit your video in time with this truck. Once you finish your video, export it and upload it to video sites such as YouTube and share the link in the projects and resources page of this class. Thanks for watching.