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Editing and Creating Videos with Adobe Lightroom Classic

Greg Radcliffe, Photographer | Designer | Entrepreneur

Editing and Creating Videos with Adobe Lightroom Classic

Greg Radcliffe, Photographer | Designer | Entrepreneur

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15 Lessons (1h 34m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Importing your own Videos

    • 3. Initial Look at Video in Lightroom

    • 4. Trimming Clips using In & Out Points

    • 5. Editing Video Clips with Quick Develop

    • 6. The Develop Module Trick

    • 7. Develop Module Limitations

    • 8. Combining Clips and Photos into a Movie Timeline

    • 9. Adding Music to your Video

    • 10. Additional Slideshow Module Options

    • 11. Exporting your Final Movie

    • 12. Using Virtual Copies to your Advantage

    • 13. Bringing Photos to Life with Pan & Zoom

    • 14. Saving Time with Templates/Presets

    • 15. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Lightroom is just for editing photos, right? Wrong!

In this course, you will learn how to use Adobe Lightroom Classic for basic video editing and for creating final video assets from both video clips and from still photos.

Now, is Lightroom on the same level as programs like Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro that are specifically tailored for working with video? Of course not! But Lightroom does have more video-editing capabilities than a lot of Lightroom users realize. In this course, I'll teach you what those capabilities are and how you can start taking advantage of them.

We'll cover things like:

  • how to trim individual video clips by setting in and out points
  • how to make tonal and color adjustments to your video clips using quick develop and even the trick that allows you to work with video clips using the develop module
  • how to combine multiple clips or photos into one video timeline
  • how to add music tracks to your video
  • how to add and adjust crossfade transitions
  • how to add custom beginning and ending titles to your video
  • how to incorporate still photos with dynamic pan and zoom effects that bring them to life


If you're someone who doesn't have the dollars or the time needed to invest in advanced video editing software or simply someone who just wants to learn how to get most out of Lightroom then give me around 90 minutes of your time and I'm going to teach you everything you need to know about video editing and video creation with Adobe Lightroom.

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Greg Radcliffe

Photographer | Designer | Entrepreneur


Hi, my name is Greg. I have spent the last 2 decades of my professional career as a designer, a photographer, a programmer, a blogger, and an entrepreneur. I'm also a husband and a father of 3 so I have a great appreciation for everyone seeking to find the right work/life balance. That's one of the reasons I'm so passionate about teaching others not just the software skills that will drive their professional lives forward, but also the smart workflow approaches that will give them back time.


My main areas of focus are design and photography, but I also love programming, database design, and pretty much anything related to entrepreneur life.


I look forward to sharing with you my knowledge of (and passion for) software. My goal is to not... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hi, This is great. And in this course I'm going to teach you everything you need to know about editing, video and light room now is light room. On the same level is programs like Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro that are specifically tailored for working with video. Of course not, but light room does have video editing capabilities, more capabilities than a lot of light room users even realize. And I'm going to teach you what those capabilities are and how you can start. Taking advantage of them will cover things like how to trim individual video clips by setting in and out points, how to make tone on color adjustments to your video clips using quick develop and even the trick that allows you to work with video clips using the develop module. I'll show you how to combine multiple clips or photos in tow. One. Video timeline. I'll show you how to add music tracks your video. How to add in a just cross fade transitions. How to add custom. Beginning at any titles to your video, I'll show you how to incorporate still photos with dynamic pan and zoom effects that bring them to life and even more so if you're someone who doesn't have the dollars of the time needed to invest in advance video, adding software or simply someone who just wants to learn how to get the most out of light room, give me around 90 minutes of your time and I'm going to teach you everything you need to know about video editing and video creation and Adobe Light Room Classic. And we'll have you creating cool videos entirely within light room in no time. I look forward to seeing you in the course. 2. Importing your own Videos: So let's talk very briefly about importing your video footage into light room. And I say briefly because we're not gonna spend a lot of time on it because it works exactly the same way as importing pictures. And I assume you're least probably somewhat familiar with the import dialog. Don't waste your time here, but so what we do is just come under the file when I actually imported these clips already . But I'm gonna show you the process is just go under file in port photos and videos. Or you could use that control plus shift plus I keyboard shortcut. So when you do that, it's going to bring up the import dialog here with inside a light room. And you're probably familiar with this. On the left is sort of where you select a source of your telling it where you want to look for those photos or videos. So what I'm gonna do is come under my J drive Here, let me spend this open again and under video in this video, I have this chocolate folder I'm gonna go with in this chocolate folder. So when you select a source location here and then it populates the center portion of your screen with the footage now 11 thing I'll mention real quickly is that if you ever accidentally hit down here or you may intentionally hit down there, but that really minimizes sort of the import dialog. And so if you're seeing this smaller thing and you wonder where everything went, you just use that little triangle to spend things back open than once again. You're seeing a larger import dialog. So again left where your ah pulling your files from these are the files here and on the right. You can tell it where you want to go now. I've already added these before. Ah, they already exist on a hard drive on my computer, and you can see the ones that are, um, blacked out. The ones that are darkened are the ones that have already brought into my light room catalogue and the other ones here that are still highlighted. And still checks are the ones that's asking me now if I want to bring in because these even though they exist on my hard drive, I have not added them into my light room catalogue. Remember, your catalog is just sort of metadata that's telling you, you know where that file is on your computer, and it's linking it all up within the catalogue. So this works exactly the same as it does with pictures. You just come in here, you can check everything, you can check some of these and then you add in a keyboard or things you want. You go ahead and click Import. I've already done that. The last thing I'll mention is that when you're in here, you can definitely tell the difference between photos and videos, because your photos they're gonna have dot j peg. Or maybe any effort, whatever your role format is and your movie clips are gonna have. First of all, the have this little movie camera icon on the bottom left and you'll also see their file extensions. Gonna be dot move or whatever your movie file extension is, so you can definitely tell the difference. And of course, you're gonna go ahead and click import. I've already done that, so I won't do it here. But that's how you import your video footage and a light room. You're gonna do it exactly the same process you would to import photos. All right, so let's move on and talk about next. What happens once you have that video footage within light room? How do you work with that? So let's jump into that that next. 3. Initial Look at Video in Lightroom: Okay, so here we are, back within the library module and lets start looking at these video foot video clips because there are gonna be differences between your video clips and your photos, things that are going to behave differently, and then some different options you have. So here I am. And this is actually only some of the video files I brought in because I started to add some star ratings and I have my filter bar up here until I'm filtering by rating. So let me just reset here. I'll just go ahead and click this to get rid of the star ratings here. There we go. So click on that start to tell what I want. Basically ah, that to not be a filter option. So I've turned off these filter options. So now, once again, it's showing me all the clips here that are brought in, and this is just video clips of my son and I making chocolate. We decided to do a little video about it. So these air video clips that we have and I'm seeing the same clips up here in the grid as you see in the slide, stripped down below Now, one thing about this filter bar here is that you can turn that on and off and filter what you're seeing. So by default, whatever folder you have selected here is what you see over here. But then within that folder, if you start to turn on like I had this five star rating, so rating greater than equal of five stars, you can filter farther what you're seeing and what clips are showing up in this timeline down here and up in this screen. So again, by click on that, just to set this down to no star rating, I start to see everything again. And this filter bar Ah, keyboard shortcut is just back slash on your keyboard is you show in high this filter bar here with that back slash you could also come appear on the view menu and same thing right here. If you click show high filter bar, it just gets rid of it. But I like that little back slash on my keyboard, so get rid of it for now. We may bring that up later, but for now I've hidden that filter bar and let's start to look at thes and talk about the differences. So between differences between photos and videos, first and foremost, you'll see that all my videos have this little time stamp down below. That tells me how long the video is so right off the bat boom, I can tell what's a video? Because it has a little time stamp. If I scroll down here, I think I have a couple images in here that are just images. Let's see, Maybe maybe have something that's just an image. These might all be video clips, so check in to see Okay, right here. This here is just an image because this does not have a little time code down in the bottom left little time code. That's your clue. Ah, second clue is you can actually scrub through your videos just by slowly moving your mouse over. Thea your mouse cursor over the video so you can start to get an idea of what the, um, video content is beyond just the thumbnail by scrubbing over top of your video clip. Now it's not perfect playback because little jerky, right as you're going over top of here, But that is the first way to start scrubbing through your video now, why don't you want to go in there farther? If you double click on your video, then it's gonna bring up just that video on screen. And now you're in where you still see all your video clips down here, but you're have the selected clip up, taking up more of your window appear. So if I wanted to jump from this, click this video clip here to this one here. I could just click down here in my filmstrip bar and up here. It's going to give me this video clip up here, and then once you have that video clip on screen, you'll have this sort of playback head slider here. Will you start to see this filmstrip view and you have a play buttons of you hit play that it's going to start to play through your video clip on screen. Now, a lot of these clips Army just trying to pull focus. So some cool in and out shots And, of course, you have all the sound in the background. Ah, so you have the plane headed there, and the other thing I'll mention about the play head is you can use that play button. You can also just use your space bar. So space bar for playing and stoppings overhit place space bar. It's gonna start playing have a hit space bar. It's going to stop playing so again wherever the play had happens to be. So if I had it back here, I can also just scrub through by clicking on this and dragging right? But so if the play had was back here, that's where it's gonna start playing. If I hit the space bar, so hit the space bar and then once I wanted to stop hit the space bar and again it will stop. So now you start to have this visual reputation representation off your video frames and you can scrub through. Or you can use this little play head here or these little arrows actually moved the cursor one frame of the time. So if you want advance one frame if you want to go back one frame, you can use these little, uh, controls down here. Now, one more user interface trick. You may not be wherever maybe I've told you, but I'll I'll remind you of is the shift tab. I love Shift Tab in light room because when you shift tab in light room, what it does is it hides all these side panels and his main view port just becomes the one thing on screen. So you really can maximize maximize your workspace. And again, if you want to get those panels back, just shift tab again. I know you can use all these little triangles on the side to collapse these panels individually, but if you want to collapse them all at once again, use that shift tab trick to show or hide all those panels. And so then you still have the same control panel. But now I can see a lot more my video. So I like doing that just to maximise my real estate to really see what's going on in your video clip. So we talked about how you can use space bar to play. You can use this play button here. You have these arrows for moving one frame at a time, I should mention while I mentioned that you can click and drag this. But if you're not seeing this and if you're not seeing this filmstrip view, I should mention you have this little gear icon to the right. And if you click that what that does is that minimizes sort of seeing that film strip of those extra controls. And if you just click on that, you bring that back, so click on it and minimizes it, click on it and bring it back. And having this up is really gonna be useful when you actually come in here and start trimming your video. So we've talked about moving this play head around, but how do you actually trim the video set the in and out points? That's what I will teach you how to do in the next lesson. 4. Trimming Clips using In & Out Points: in this lesson. We're gonna talk about trimming your video by setting in and out points. But first, let's review some of the controls We started talking about last lesson. We talked about how you can use space bar to play. You can use this play button here. You have these arrows for moving one frame at a time. I should mention while I mentioned that you can click and drag this. But if you're not seeing this and if you're not seeing this filmstrip view, I should mention you have this little gear icon to the right, And if you click that, what that does is that minimizes sort of seeing that film strip of those extra controls. And if you just click on that, you bring that back, so click on it and minimizes it, click on it and bring it back. And having this up is really gonna be useful when you actually come in here and start trimming your video. So we've talked about moving this play head around, but how do you actually trim the video set the in and out points? Because a lot of times the first thing you're gonna do is come in here and just watch a video clip. So if I watch, this clip will see that this is a lot of me sort of shaky camera moving back and forth, trying to pull focus. There's probably only a few seconds within this clip that I actually want to use. So I might start right here where I'm just starting to pan the camera in. And so I want to sort of get that out of focus, Pan. And until the shot comes in, focus. So right here where I've stopped my play head. This is actually where I want to set my in point. Now, there are a couple of ways you could do this. You can just actually grab these. Ah, scrubby sliders. And you see, if you hung up for over one of these on either sides, it says, dragged the trim so I could drag this over and basically get it to right there where my play head is, and I could trim it that way. And I've heard this described, sort of like, um, if you think of this sort of as your window here with letting in light, if you start toe, get rid of the light by dragging in the curtains. I've heard these described as curtains, but so basically what you're doing is anything you dragged over that, then is in the dark area. It's not going to show when you play back your clip or when you edit clips together. It's not gonna show. Now the information is still there. If you ever want to cover, recover it. That's what's great about light room. Great room is nondestructive, but it's basically hiding it during playback. So it's very useful when you're trimming clips when you're editing clips together. But a more useful keyboard shortcut, I think, than this even is. Just once you get the play head to where you want to be an n pointer out point, you have two keyboard shortcuts, and the first of those is just shift plus I for setting. You're in point so I for in point so shift. Plus I. When I do that, you see how it's set that trim point for the start. Now if I play this and I wait until it pans and I'll use my space bar, and so I basically want to get it until right up here this Girardelli is sort of in focus. I don't think I'm quite there yet, so I'll hit the space bar again to let it play some more. And then I went too far, and so I may have gone too far before. But so what you can do is sort of drag the slider or use the space bar and get it sort of where you want it. And then if you need finer control, See, I just changed my clip. So here's the mistake I just made and you may make mistakes like this, and you don't the panic when you make mistakes. So I try to use the arrow keys on my keyboard to go back a frame rate because go back a frame because in some editing software you can do that. But you cannot do that light room. So let's do Let's sort of under what I just did So shift tab to bring up my ah filmstrip here. So I accidentally went from one of these movie clips that I went back to. So this one is now selected, so I believe I was on this one. Yeah, I was on this clip here, so you see, when I did that left arrow, key and light room, what it does is it moves on the slide strip. I couldn't see that because I had my shift tab and I had that filmstrip hidden. But it still does the same thing. But so instead of doing that, what I wanted to do was used these little arrow keys here. So let's try this again. Remember, I set my endpoint. And so now with the play head right there from the in point, hit the space bar toe, let it play, I'm let it go in. And then, boom, it just went past the point I wanted. So I hit the left bracket key are left Iraqi before what I wanted to do was use this left control year. So I'm just trying to move this back until I find the frame where this Jerrod deli is basically in focus. So I think about right there is pretty good. And so now I'm setting my out point to remember I could drag in here too. They're about a more useful trick. Is that shift plus Oh, so shift. Plus I set. You're in point. And now we're gonna use shift plus O for your outpoint. So you just gotta remember I for in, over, out And then remember your combining that with the shift key. So shift plus Oh, and Boom, it pulls in that curtain and it sets that out point. And so now what I've done it's ice trim this clip. So now if I hit the play head, it's on Lee gonna play back that area of the clip that falls within those two curtains. So again, between my endpoint in my outpoint So I hit play It's just going to show me that. So I just have that pull shot of it coming into focus. So anytime, if I want to jump back, I'll just use shift plus tap so I can see some of my other clips below. And what I'm gonna start doing is editing some of these clips. And then once I get the clip to how I want it, then maybe we'll add a little five star ratings. I'll just tap five on my keyboard, and it sets the rating to five because those are gonna be the clips. I then eventually assemble into my final movie. So you see, I've done a couple here before, but I just did that. When? Here. So we'll go in and do another one just to review this. But again, it's a really simple process of just going in and setting those in and out points for your movie clip. Okay, I'm not gonna make you watch me set in points and outpoints for all these video clips. But let's just look at another one real quick and talking about a couple more things. So 1st 1 this one here, you can see that the thumbnail preview here is a little out of focus. If I scrub through, I'm gonna come to a point where this shot is a little bit more and focus. So I just wanted to point out to you that under this little menu just left of the gear if you click under here, there are a couple of things you can dio if you choose capture frame, it's just gonna take a still image. Ah, based on this frame is gonna take this frame and it's gonna save it as a J peg. It's gonna save it as a still image. Now we're actually going to talk about that coming up because that's gonna be crucial in one of the tricks here when he was coming up. But for now, I'm gonna talk with the second option set poster frame. If you choose set poster frame. All you're really doing is changing the thumbnail preview image and setting it to that frame. So if we look down here on the timeline, we will see that that thumbnail has changed now just to demonstrate that and that is what happened. If I come in here and I choose yet another image here, watch down here. Once again, I'm gonna come in here set poster frame and we'll see this thumbnail image updates. So this is helpful when you're first going through your footage and sorting your footage. If you're doing anything in it with it here in light room because you can choose a thumbnail preview frame that just instantly lets you know what that clip is. Some frames, obviously you're going to be more Ah, descriptive. Show more of the action that's, you know, important to what's going on than others. You can set those as your thumbnail frames, so we'll just go ahead and real quick and set thean points and out points like we did before. So I'm just gonna use my scrubby slider for this. I'm gonna scrub back. They don't hit the space bar on my keyboard. I actually only go back to the beginning years That my space bar? No, you can hear me talking as I was shooting this. I was giving my son sort of visual cues, sort of directing him what I wanted him to do what the camera movements were gonna be. And sometimes you may want to do that, but I also just want to mention at this point, that light room does have limited options. When it comes to controlling the audio in your video clips, we'll get more into that in the future video. But for now, I'm just bringing it up because you want You will want to be mindful about how you record audio, some ambient sounds. You may want to come through others. You may not, but so we'll talk about all those options coming up. So I'm gonna work around that limitation here. Someone will wait until after I'm done talking, and then I'm gonna set my endpoint so right about there. So I'm gonna do that one more time. Just see. And I think I did. The thing were accidentally changed my video thing again. This is there we go. So right about there, I'm gonna set my in points, remember? Shift. Plus, I sets that in point. You see the curtain Come over there that I'm gonna let it play forward a little bit just so I can pull over until the knife is in focus. And so then let me use this. I'm gonna go back a couple frames. Just I Really I have a good focus point, sort of on the chopping with that knife there. That's probably good. And so then I'll go ahead and do shift, plus o o for outpoint. And now I have set the in and out point for this clip. So if I play this back, you can see that I've avoided at audio, and I just sort of have this clip where I'm going over top up the chocolate being cut up there. All right, so we're gonna move on now. Ah, but I wanted to show you how you said end and outpoints with clips. And now we're gonna talk about other edits that you can come in here. We actually start coming in and making exposure in the tone, adjustments and other adjustments like that. And then we're gonna eventually put these together into a movie clip, and we'll talk about how that all comes together. So let's move forward now. We're going to start talking about exposure and tone, tone, color adjustments you can make, and we'll start here next within the quick develop module. 5. Editing Video Clips with Quick Develop: Okay, now in this section, we're gonna move beyond just making trim at its store videos, and we're gonna start actually making adjustments to things like exposure white balance. And we're gonna first look at what you can do within the quick develop module. So with any clip selected here, you can twirl down the other sort of menu items you have over here. And you can open up this quick developed panel panel. And in here you're gonna have things like white balance. You're gonna have your tone, control, exposure, contrast, whites, blacks, vibrance. And so if I come in here and I start to make adjustments, you'll see that even though this is a video clip, I can still go ahead and start to make these adjustments. So I scrubbed through my slider here, you'll start to see I can scrub through, and then I can still go ahead, and I can come up here and say, I want to bump up the exposure on this clip. I want to bump up the contrast on this clip. So changes that you make here will be applied. And so you can use this for making quick little ah adjustments if you have under exposed footage of you have overexposed footage. If you just want to improve the contrast, you can start to make changes really quickly within this quick develop module and it will get apply to that selected video clip. Now, you can even do this across clip. So let me just select multiple clips here and so again, if you were down within here or you were up within this grid view, so this would work within the grid view here. We're down here in the filmstrip view, but I'm gonna click two clips in this clip filmstrip view. So again you could control Click to select multiple items. Or let me unclipped that for a second. Maybe I just want to select this one and this one since there side by side or these four sensor side by side, I could click one and then shift click, and I've selected all four of these. And now I still have all my controls over here. So watch these four items here. If I came over here and I bumped the exposure way up, I'm gonna do something that's beyond what I'd want to do here. But so If I bumped the exposure way up, you'll start to notice that all of these air getting adjusted. Now it's lagging a little bit behind. But see, there you go. Now it's updating. So it took a little while just for us to see it get applied. But you can see that, yes, it did get applied to all these different clips. Now, obviously, I don't want to do something extreme like that. So with all these selected again, I'll just come back up here and that was under X exposure. But what I can do is come down here and hit Reset Hall, and it's going to reset all of these selected clips back to their default settings as they came in. But so you can select and do multiple edits at one time. So if you shot a bunch of clips under the same lighting condition, and they were all a little bit under exposed and you wanted to bump up, contrast a little bit, maybe change your color, toning a little bit at a little tent, you could do all of that at once to all your video clips. So that is something where light room is you know, proving to be a pretty useful tool. Okay, so but if you've used light room at all, you know that for most of your edits Ah, this quick develop is fine but limiting. You like to probably go within the develop module because you have even more options for the edits you can make within the develop module. So with this claim, movie clip selected Well, let me just see. Do I still have the one still image? Let me just show you. So if we have let me go back and forth on my timeline right here, because I'm pretty sure I do have one still image in here. Ah, Okay. Well, I don't see that, but we'll come back to that. We're going to circle back to that because I'll be to show you the same thing. So with any, select them. So it's like this one right here, actually, like this one right here off the chocolate, being peeled back. If I have this video clip selected, it's a video clip. If I try to come under the develop module, it's going to save. Video is not supported. However, there is a trick that lets you use the develop module with your video clips, and we're gonna go over that in the next lesson. 6. The Develop Module Trick: you actually can use the develop module to edit, make edits to your video clip, and I'm gonna show you the trick that you need to do to make this work. So I'll just go back to a library view for a minute. But I'm gonna go to this clip right here. Now, remember, I said, if you double click into an image and you come into here under this option this little rectangle, you have this capture frame option and what it's gonna do is then take a still image from this video frame. So I'm gonna go ahead and click Capture frame. And so then down here in this timeline, we see that now we have the movie clip and now we have the still image clip. So if I'm on the still image, then if I come to the develop module suddenly boom Ah, everything is unlocked. I have all my different tone curves and other things that I'm used to seeing the hse l slider split, toning all the things I'm used to seeing within the develop module. I cannot now access them all again. But again, if I go back here to this one video not supported. Okay, so here is the trick. I want you to select in the film strip down here the the still image that you just captured from your video clip. Now you're going to shift, click and select your video. So now you can see the one that has highlighted the most. Here is your initially selected one, which is are still image. And here is the video clip. Now, here is a trick. Now, if we come in to develop module, we can get into the develop module and this, by the fault, is probably turned off. But you want to click this to turn on auto sinking? So what? This is telling light room is anything I make any edits I make now here to this still image . I want you to make them to the other selected object or objects because you can do more than just one clip. You could do multiple clips with this, and the other thing is a video. So let's see if this works. So I'm gonna come in here and all even go into something like thes color profiles that you can up apply. So I'll click on these four squares and I'll come down to these artistic sets and see you see, if you hover over these, you start to get these different artistic looks. So let's just click this one here. Artistic number two. And I'll even take this amount slider, and put it way up to 200. Just so we have that exaggerated look, Okay? And we apply that to the still image. But look, look at her video now. Doesn't support ah, develop module by itself. But if we go back to a library module and we double click on that video, we'll see that, Yes, that profile that we just selected was applied to this image So you can come in to the develop module by doing this trick where you capture a frame. Then you select that frame you shift, clip, click toe, also select the video, and then you come into the develop module and then lots of these sliders air gonna work. Now I will tell you up front that not everything works. There are some things like vignettes. If you try to invent, apply vignette, it just won't apply that to the video. But most of these are going toe work. So we come in here and we bump up the contrast. Let's just do some other things real quick. We can come down to the tone curve. Let's actually use the tone curve, the sort of add more contrast with a little bit of an s curve like that. Let's come down here. We could come in here under our hue saturation, vibrant. So remember all these tools that we have. So let's just say that we wanted to take this gold rapper here, So I'm gonna come up and select this and now I can actually go up and down to try to select that Hugh. And maybe I want the luminous of that. Rappers all again grab this little picker and I can make the rapper darker. I can make the rapper lighter. So I think I wanted to be a little maybe, maybe later like this. And so you can start to make these changes and they're being applied not just to this, but also because you have auto slinks elected. They're being applied back to your video clip. So something like split toning. If you wanted to say into these shadows here, I want to sort of bump up that purple color even more. You could come into here into the shadows. You're gonna select that color here. That's a little ridiculous. You're gonna drag it down. So it's not quite. It's a little bit more subtle, so something like that. So again, I've made all of these changes. Let me jump back to love the library module. Let me select now, Jess, my video clip. And if we look at this video clip now, look at the video clip. All of those adjustments that we just made within the develop module, all those advanced tools we have within the develop module. I was able to use them on my video because of this one trick. And so suddenly this becomes a pretty powerful tool because light room makes these sorts of edits easy. And if you're comfortable doing them on your still images now you can also make those edits on your videos. 7. Develop Module Limitations: In the last video, we learned a trick that allows you to use the develop module on your video clips, which is super exciting. But we do have to temper that excitement just a little bit by saying that not every tour slider is going toe work on video clips. And if you think about this, it sort of makes sense. Because if you think about using something like the adjustment brush, where you're painting on adjustments to a very specific part of a still image, if you tried to have that apply back to every frame of a video clip, you might get some of results that weren't all that great. So that tool doesn't work on video, and there's some other develop module tools that don't work on video. But in this lesson, we're gonna get you straight on everything that works and everything that doesn't work. But first, let's just review quickly one more time how you can use a lot of these develop module tools even on your video clip. So remember, you double click to get into your video clip here and then under this menu here gonna go just left this year, setting this little picture frame icon. They're gonna use that drop down and you're going to capture a frame. It doesn't matter which frame, so it doesn't matter where the play it is. Any frame will dio Ah, but a frame that sort of representative of what's in the video since the changes you make are going to be applied to the entire video, all the frames you may want to choose sort of a frame that's representative of that video clip. So once you have that, you're gonna hit in a click capture frame. Now you have this still image and your video clip writes a lock to let me scroll over right here. This is the video. This is the still image. So you want to be selected in your film, strip on that still image, and then you're just gonna shift, click or control command, click. Whether you're on a Mac, it would be command control on PC. So you're gonna do that or shift click if they're inside by side, and so you're gonna select both clips. But this still image clip is the most selected clip. So then, if you have it like that, then when you click on the develop module, it is gonna let you jump into the develop module. So it's gonna jump over here and now I am actually in the develop module, and I can start to use some of these souls. And as long as I have this auto sync turned on, those changes that I make are going to be applied back onto that video clip. So that's really cool. And that gives you some power. Some of those tools you're used to using for editing your photos you can now use to make edits to your video, but you can't do everything. So let's just talk a little bit more about what you can and can't do. We may not cover everything, but we're going to sort of give you the layout of the land. Here's who have some idea of what's going toe work and what's not gonna work. So these local adjustment tools you have over here you have the ah radio filter. You have the adjustment brush and you have the graduated filter. Those tools are not gonna work on your video. You can use them here on this still photo, but those changes will not be applied back over to your video. But what can you use? You can make exposure adjustments. You can make adjustments to the tone curve. You can make adjustments down here in the hue, saturation and luminant sliders. You can make split, toning adjustments. And then once you get below that hs l panel with the things like sharpening the detail and the other things, there's Mark not much down there that is gonna work. So basically what you want to focus on the things you can do split toning all those color changes in the H S l slider, all those they're gonna work. Anything you do in the tone curve is gonna work. And then this basic panel a number of these work. But some of the things like shadows and whites don't work. I believe highlights and blacks do work clarity, don't think, works, texture. I don't think works. Ah, If you come actually back into the regular also go back in the library into where you can see quick develop under quick developed the actually Let me just go back, Jess, to this video clip for a second. Ah, on this video clip. Let's see, there are certain things that are blacked out here. So highlights and shadows air blacked out, Clarity's back blacked out. So the things that are blacked out here when you go under the develop module, they're not gonna work there either. So what does work is obviously white balance, any of that tone control? Ah, well, not all the tune control, but exposure. The contrast, the whites, the blacks, the vibrance they are. We all work. And then, in addition to that, you have the tone curve itself, where you can drag that around the hissed a gram, and then you have those hse health sliders, so you can't do everything, but you can do a lot and you can apply lutz in those color profiles. So there is a lot that you can still get out of the developed panel. If you just know this tricks, remember, first, you wanna select your movie clip, Then you capture that poster frame so you have a still image, and then, with a still image selected, you also select the video clip and then as you go under, develop module with that still image selected, you'll do the auto sync and anything you do will be sink back to that video clip, which is also selected. Alright, hope that makes sense. And now we're gonna jump ahead and we start looking at once you started any individual movie clips. How do you put those movie clips and stills together into one cohesive movie? 8. Combining Clips and Photos into a Movie Timeline: Okay, so we've talked about editing individual clips, setting those in and out trim points to control What part of that clip is gonna play? We've talked about how you can use the quick develop module to make edits and even jump into the develop module to make edits to your movie clip. Now, how do you combine movie clips into one single movie that you're gonna export? Ah, you can even combine still. So how do you add instills in movie and individual movie clips? How do you put this all together into a timeline into one movie clip? Because right now all we can do is go in and edit a single clip. So how do we put this together into a timeline that we can then export off into one movie? So the key to this in light room is thes slideshow module. So, technically, maybe your crew leading a slideshow, but what you're doing is you're exporting that as a video, so you can do basically a video inside a light room. Now, again, we know we're not gonna have all the features you're gonna have in law. Ah, software packages just devoted to video like premiere Pro Final Cut Pro. But it is pretty cool within your workflow in light room, especially if you don't have access to that other software to be able to do all this in light room. So let's see how you can use the slideshow module to go in and create a timeline and create a final video and even at music entitles. And we'll get into that in the lessons coming up here. But in this one, we're just gonna look at how this works with a slideshow module. How do we get all this into a timeline? Ah, and playing as a video. So right now we're just in the library panel still, but we're looking at this one's all hit my little grid view to come back out to grid view, and I think g o on your keyboard. That's the keyboard shortcut if you want to jump back to this great view. So anything that you're currently seeing in grid view so that that's the fine by what you have selected over here in your library panel, right? But so whatever you have selected and that you're seeing in this grid view is what's gonna become the slide show when you jump over to slideshow view. So let's talk about the best way to do this. So first of all, you can use this filter panel. So, for example, I have my filter bar up now, and you can always use view filter bar. So let's see, where is that in here? View Show, Filter bar right there. And so it's the backslash on your keyboard, but I'll click it here and we'll see. We lose that filter bar. Now use the keyboard shortcut that backslash. So if you just get that in your head back slash to see that filter bar that brings this filter bar up whenever you're inside this grid view. And that could be very helpful, because if I don't have any of these turned on. So right now I have a filter that basically selects everything that has five stars, and I've intentionally given a five star to the clips I want to use in this sort of chocolate making video. But if I just turn this off by getting rid of those star ratings now, it's showing me all the clips, all the clips that I have. No, I don't want all these in my movie. But so the problem is, if I haven't filter, this is at all and I jump over the slideshow view Now it's gonna try to use all of these clips inside the slide show that so that's gonna be a mess. And that's not what I want. I don't want I don't want all this content to be part of my movie. So if I jump back to a library mode, you can use the filter bar Ah, as a way to filter down what you're going to use in your movie. So maybe you're giving things a five star rating may be your only flagging the clips you wanna use. Or maybe you're giving them color label. And so this is one method you could use to control what clips were in your movie. So for this example here, I've given things five star ratings. So if I turn on that filter now, I have it filtered down to just thesixties in items here. Think it 16 16 items that I want to use and I have still framing here that I'm not necessarily gonna use, but I'll show you how that can also be part of your movie, but so that's one way to filter it down. And then when you jumped over to slideshow view now, you would be getting just those 16 items and not everything that is over here, actually in the folder that we're looking at. So we go back to the library, actually, Chocolate folder. We're not seeing it now because I'm in a slideshow module, but I have limited it down to just those things that have a five star rating. So that's one way to do it. That's not the only way you can do it. Ah, so let me just jump back real quick toe library again. Another option would be just to select all of these things and create a collection. So if you come down into your collections, collections are a great way to organize things so I could create a collection. I could drag everything into a collection. I've actually done that. So if I come under this menu here, I have this chocolate movie and I've put in 14 items in here, so I don't have everything I'm missing to, I think, to still frames that I grabbed and actually maybe there's one movie clip to, but if I wanted to be sure that I had those, let me just jump back up to ah, here, this chocolate folder that we were in. He grabbed that right here. And so I'm not sure What are the two items I don't have. So I'm just gonna shift click everything just to show you. Well, first, let me turn on my filter. So no filters being applied right now, But let me get that filter bar turned on here. And let's see, I have to be under attribute here to turn on that five star, so I'm gonna turn on that five star rating and see, I'm seeing just the 16. So now I'm going to select these, so shift click to select all those. I'm gonna go back under my collections just so I can see that collection folder right here is that chocolate movie. And then if I just click and drag all these, I can put those right in there. It's not going to duplicate the items already in there. It's just gonna add those two that I missed. Now, if I go under this collection now, I'm actually working within the collection right here. If I go to the slide show, then it's just pulling everything in from that collection, since that's that's what I have selected. So those are the 22 ways you could do it. Either one of those is fine. It doesn't matter which method you use, so you either ah, sign things flags or are or star ratings and filter it down to just the clips you want. Or you can just create a collection which might be an even easier away. Where then you're putting the things in that collection that clips in the still frames that you want to use in your final movie. And now that we're in the slideshow module, this is working out where where we are going to create that final movie. So ah, let's go over the items in here, the slide show and how this actually turns into your final movie. Okay, so first, let's bring back this left panel for a second. So let me just bring back this left panel in here. You have these templates, and if I just crop over these, you'll see some of these have a border. The other one's a crop to fill, and it makes it full frame. Then there's a wide screen version. So think about whether you want your final boot movie to be in this widescreen format, whether you want to be crop to fill and then that's a good place to start is just by choosing that template. So I'm gonna go ahead and choose this widescreen template, and it gives me that little black border up in top, which is fine. I just want this to have a little bit more of that movie feel that widescreen feel. So I'm just go ahead and bring templates so you can choose the template over here just to give yourself that starting point. And then over here on the right side is going to be all the different settings you can apply and then, of course, down below or all your clips. Now let's talk about these clips. These are gonna play in order that they appeared down here. But if you have something that you want to appear before another item, all you have to do is click or right on the picture, and then you can just drag it, know everything selected right now, so it wants to drag everything. So let me just does one must be selected. So let's just do that and select one. And now, if I click on the picture now, you can see I can actually move that around. So if I want that to be here, I can put it here and so you can move around clips here to change the order at which they're going to appear in your movie. Okay, so let's get to the controls a little bit more and talk about how we would actually start playing this back. So first of all, you do have a play, a button right here. And then you have preview and play over here. And it does say here that you're currently on slide five of 16 and the total run times 39 seconds. And of course, you can see the time in the bottom left for all the movie clips and an angel individual frames, I think by default they play for five seconds. But that will get into that in a minute. But so I would just go ahead and hit preview. Right now, it's going to sort of build and render a preview, and you notice that it's starting and working through from where the play had was. So I'm going to pause for a second and you'll notice that sort of which ever clip you select that sort of like setting your play head in for your movie. So if I come back to the beginning here now and now, use this play button and I play from the beginning, then it's seemed to still pick up back where I was before. So let's try this again. Pause Stop! Actually hit the stop button this time. Now, if I bring the play it back from the beginning, you'll see that it jumps to that beginning clip. So this is sort of like the play head if you've ever worked in video software before, where you're moving a play head back and forth. So if I wanted to see the whole thing and I started here from this clip here and then I hit the play button, it's going to start building through, and it's gonna play through video clip by video clip. Now I'll go ahead and Paul, is this one more time? I've noticed that sometimes it does get stuck. This is just sort of like depending on how much Ram Ah, and how we light room is running for you. You can do everything you can to speed up light room every now and then it gets a little buggy and it'll stop. But I haven't had too much problems with that. So you just have to make sure maybe when you're using this, like right now, I have camped Asia Open, recording my screen. If you just have light room running, that's a good idea to close all your other programs, since this can be a little intensive when you start to work and play back video. But just remember, if you start to have problems with playback, you can close other programs. You can restart light room and hopefully that get you. Ah, back up and running how you need to with smooth playback. So I'm gonna go ahead now and try to play back this whole movie, and I've turned on system audio so we can hear the sound on each clip was going to get into talking about that more on sort of what the options are and sound and limitations with sound, but how to get the most out of sound? Ah, when you're doing this sort of editing in light room so they play now and we'll watch and see what we get. - Okay , so at the end there, we just had those two still images, which played for five seconds each, and it started to re loop. It went back to the verse video clip, but so that's pretty cool, because that was an interesting little video. It wasn't perfect, but for never leaving light room. It was pretty impressive that we could sequence are clips together like that. Trimmer clips sequence them together, so that is very cool. Now that we understand how you slideshow view to sequence or clips together, we're gonna look at what the other options are, what the limitations are. But what can we dio and what's a good goal for our final videos? All right, so let's jump into those videos now. 9. Adding Music to your Video: Let's talk just a little bit about music and sound. So in the slideshow. Ah, module here. When you're editing your videos together, you have all these options over here on the right under this options bar. So you have options, you have layout, you have overlays backdrop. I'm gonna go down to this option music. Now, I've already added a music track in here, but I'll go ahead and get rid of this for a second. So you also have this little button here. So right now it's turned off. I have to turn it on by doing that. But so then I can select this if I hit minus I get rid of that. So currently there's no music, and it wasn't turned on before. So when we played this track back, all these clips we just heard the native Ah, audio. That was part of the recorded clip. We did not hear anything else, but you can add a track in here. So if I hit this plus button here, then it'll let me look around on my hard drive Here. I have this one here and I'll pull one of these clips. This is the one I had before, so I'll choose that one and I'll bring it in now. A couple of notes about this first, just from experience in reading some different forums. This is sort of a buggy part about this part of slideshow module. I've read that a lot of people, when they have both portrait and landscape images as part of a slide show when they try to bring in music, it will crash a lot of the time. So you may have to just do the irregular horizontal ah, landscape orientation. Or if you have trouble with this, you may just have to fool around a little bit. I found that it did crash for me once. Ah, but once I got this music track in here, I haven't had any problems. So it is something to be aware of that some people do have that problem when they have portrait and landscape images and one slideshow. Obviously, if you're doing video clips, most likely you've shot him in this horizontal landscape orientation. But if you have some portrait ones, you're gonna have to think about that and see if you run into this problem. Now again, it's not something I've run into much. I haven't had it happen. I have had it happened a couple times. But once I get a music track in here, I'm usually good to go. The second thing I will say is that once you have a music track in here and you have that track Ah, you could have multiple tracks. And if you have another track, it would add it below here. So much Zaban real quick just so we can see this. I'll bring this one in and choose this one here. Ah, So what it's gonna do is you can reorder the so I'm just gonna take this one here and let's see now. I guess you can't reorder. My guess is going based on what you added. Last. So actually, no. This is the 1st 1 I brought in. This is the 2nd 1 Okay, so it did. It did do a top down. This is the first track you add. This is the second track you add. And so both of these air not gonna play If I play my video, the 2nd 1 would Onley play if my video was longer than three minutes and three seconds which is a runtime of these track. So, in other words, is sort of like a playlist that's gonna play in order. So if you did have a slight true, that was longer than three minutes and three seconds, then it would go into the second cat track here. So that's how that works. Now. Mostly, I just use Ah, shorter slide shows and do things like that. And so I'm just going to use the one track here. A quick note about this 50 music button, and then the sink slides to music check box above the sink, slides to music attempts to sort of sink your slides. If you have stills to the beat of the music, it can work a little bit, but I find it doesn't really work that well, so I don't really use that that much now. The fifth of music I do use a little bit more often, and what it does is it. Say you have a two minute music track able, then try to a just the length of your still images and factor in your video clips so that it fits perfectly to the song length. Now, this may not work. If you have too many slides, you may have to take some out or you may find it just ends up with a slide. It's too short or too long, but it can work. And I do sort of like to sometimes the match perfectly to the end of the song. So that's what you have this 50 music button for. You can try it out and see if it works in the given situation. The one thing that you should pay attention to is this slider right here. Audio balance, and it has your video on one side. So that's whatever native. You know, talking ambient sounds are part of your actual movie clip. And this site here is the music track. So, for example, if I were to take this slider right now, and I'll go all the way to the video side to that natural ambient sounds and conversations that was recording, and then I do a little preview here. So I hit play what we're hearing now, jet the sounds that were recorded as part of those clips. All right, now we'll stop this and I'll come back to the beginning here and now I'm gonna drag this slider all the way to the other side where it's all the way on music. And if I hit play Now, now we're getting that music that I just add it right that music track, right? And so I'll stop this again, will make sure we're back on that initial slide here. Ah, and then I'll go somewhere in the middle here. So this balance all said it. So it's sort of in between the video and music. And so now we just one more time and hit play. Now you're getting a little bit of both. Both. So that's what I wanted to point out to you that this audio control here is really the only audio control that you have inside a light room. So it is a limitation. At the same time, you do have some control. So if you have, like a lot of background noise and things you just don't want to hear in your initial video , you might just want to just have this be the music track that you upload and other thing about music tracks. Make sure you're paying attention to, you know, copyright laws and choosing a music track that's royalty free and that you have rights for for whatever platform you're publishing on. So obviously do your homework and do that. But then once you start to make this decision, you have to decide Where do you want to put this balance point? Maybe you want to bring through a little bit of the ambient sounds, but you want to be mostly music, In which case you'd be over here If you want to be all music, you'd be all the way over. If you want to Just be your video, then Obviously, I would say Just don't even turn music on, right? If you're taking it all the way over here to just video, then there's no reason to come up here and turn this on right, because you're not actually using that music track. So really, you're gonna either be somewhere and here all the way over to here. It's not gonna really be all the way to the left, but so for this track here, I may want it to be mostly music. But I may want to bring in just a little bit of those background noises, right, Because some of the cutting sounds, I think to add, to add to the ambiance of the of the of the music of the video. Excuse me. And so now all said it like that and we'll just go ahead and real quick. Let's play through just a tiny bit of this. All right, So then suddenly you're bringing this music that really does add to the ambience in the feel of your view of your video. So that's the one thing I will say when choosing music. Make sure you choose something that sort of matches the ambiance of the scene you want. But this is really the one control I pay attention to. Do you want a music track? If so, you're gonna imported here. Remember, Sometimes portrait and landscape don't get along together. So if you have multiple ones, you have to see what they have. Any crash issues when you try to bring in your music. But once you get it in than the one setting you're really gonna pay attention to is this video and audio slider? Alright, So that's all I wanted to say about music and I'll see you in the next lesson. 10. Additional Slideshow Module Options: Okay, let's move on and talk about some of the other options you have while working in slideshow view here in light room. And some of these I'm gonna basically say you should skip these. I don't think these are worth your time. I want to talk about the options here, which I think are going to give you the most bang for your buck. But of course, if there's some options that I Khalis over that you experiment with and they work for you, that's great. That's fine. You can use them, but I want to spend time talking about the options that I think are the most important. But so we'll go through this whole list relatively quickly. So first, this first option here zoom filled the frame. It's not doing anything when I click that. That's because I already, if you remember, chose to this template over here and I watched. I think I chose this widescreen template initially. So you see, if you choose his widescreen template, then you have that wide screen format. And so you do have the bar, a little black bars here at the top in the bottom. If I go to zoom to frame. It's gonna change that. So when you choose these options over here for templates Ah, you're gonna get that initial setting and then you may start to make changes over here. Just know, based on whatever you set in all these options right here, you will have the ability to save this layout in these options that us as a template, and we'll go over that in the future lesson. But for now, let's just talk about the options here so zooms to frame that. Basically, this means it's gonna take up your whole screen right here. So you may want that. But if you have another template over here that you want to start with, that school too, so usually zoom to frame your for usually gonna have that checked. But otherwise you may have just something over here. Ah, selected. That's fine also, And again, if you choose this a starting point widescreen, you can still make changes over here now stroke border. I'm basically gonna ignore that. So let me show you here for a second. So if I do not have zoom to frame ah selected and then I choose stroke border that I'm seeing this stroke border around my video. If I zoom to frame, then you don't really see that. I guess you do see it at the edge. But again. Ah, stroke, border, cash shadow. I don't really mess with these settings. Show guides. I don't really mess with those settings. Now, down here, this is just controlling screen preview. Get so you have 16 by nine. If you want to go for that wide screen preview screen here, some others have. I have 16.9. I'm no longer going to see those. Let me check this off for a second here and let me check this back to here. So you see, when you have it like this, you're getting this screen. Ah, sort of four by three set up. And so you get those bars. But then if you go and change your aspect preview to 16.9. You're not going to see those bars. You're just sort of changing that area on screen and what you're seeing that so you can set that up. Whatever is appropriate for you. If you're gonna do that wide screen video format, you may want to sit up with those black bars. You may not want to see that in your screen. That's really up to you. I don't think it's too important what you said here, but I like believe it at 16 but by nine. Since I sent 10 to save off my videos. Ah, and that Ah, that ratio. So identity plate again and just puts the little light room on. Definitely played up here. Of course you can come in and you can customize that text. But I don't think that's something normally you're gonna want to use because that's gonna appear on all your slides. I don't really use that. I don't really use the other things in here. Ah, but just to give you an idea, actually, let me to give you an idea. Let me go back here, and I'm gonna change this to screen view. And I'm gonna stick this up then and be played on. You can have things like water marking. You have reading stars again. All these things these ratings thes water markings, thes text overlays. I usually do not have any of these checked on. I don't think they're really that helpful when you're creating ah, most videos just for promotional marketing material. If you're promoting a block post or something else, I don't think there that helpful. Now, if you were someone who was just using slideshow view Teoh sort of show your photos to a client, then maybe then maybe you could do that. Or you could use this to pass on some sort of information. Like if the star ratings you want to show those, you could use this, but I tend to turn these things off. Ah, going down again. Color wash. What color wash does is it just takes thes edge borders here, and you're changing what you see on these edge borders. But since I usually tend to go and just do that full screen filled the screen mode. Ah, and I don't have these borders. Usually I usually do not mess with this. Or if I do have these, I just want those black borders. I don't want all this extra stuff, so that is something else that I tend to turn off. And again, Background color is the same thing. It's just controlling what the color is off those borders. So again, if you go down here, you can change all the colors. You can even make it colorful. I just tend to have the default black. That makes the most sense to me. So that's what I leave that with again. You could also have a background image and it would show up behind here. But again, that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. So background image, background color. I just usually use those checked off now in true screen and ending screens. These are something that you may use. It basically gives you, ah, the option to have an intro title and then ending screen title. So those to me could kind of be helpful. So let me show you how you would work with these. So of course you would turn it on. And so it's but giving you by default. This is what your little intro screen is gonna look like. So again, if I check it on, it shows me that little preview. Now, if I want to come in and change the text, you have to come in here and you have this little trying with the bottom by default. It's his light room. But if you come down and change edit. It is editing what your main identity plate is. So if I come in here and choose edit ah, and usually have custom and then you could save as if you want to save off different identity plates so you could have different ones within here. Different default titles. Ah, but if you want to come in here and ah, stylized that you could. And of course, if you choose graphical, then you can drag an image into year and you could use an image as that title screen. So that might be helpful to if you're creating, ah, graphic and another program that you want to be the intro to your slideshow. Of course. Maybe you've already just imported that into light room. And so then you can just drag it up in here, right? Or you can locate the file using that button here. But so usually if you're just doing a text thing, and then you would just come in here and so like this. Like I said, this is Earl Grey chocolate. So if I typed in Earl Gray chocolate, I could do that. And then you may want to choose your fine. I'm just gonna use it. Leave it as toe home. Ah, for this example. But of course, you can come in here and you can choose and in these other funds, and then you can change the size here. But I wouldn't even worry about the size yet because I'm gonna show you how an easy way to scale that up. So once I click OK, then I have that here. But I have this scale button here. So again, remember, you get this preview when you first click this on and off. And then if you choose this scale button here, this is where you can really just very easily scale up the size of your text. So if you do something like that, then you're gonna have this as your tighter title slide. And again the ending screen works exactly the same way. So if I go to ending screen and if I come in here to add identity plate again, I can come in here. I can edit, and I could just say honestly, put Thanks for watching, but you can type whatever whatever makes sense. So maybe this is Ah, you are l that you wanna link for Ah, your block posts or your resource is whatever you're promoting with this, Um, with this little video and so again, same thing click. OK, And then, of course, you could override the color if you want to come in here and change the background color. So all just click on this check box and then if I go in here and I choose something like white or blue, let's just see what that does. Okay? Ah, And so, actually, that's overriding the text color. Still, by the fault, it's gonna be just the white text. But this is for changing the text color. Not the background color, but the text color. But so I think by the fault, I do want to just leave that as white And then, of course, ending screen. Here s okay. Here we go. Um, so ending screaming to go back to that ending screen? Yes. So here here's that. Here's where you change the background color. So if I wanted to change the background color, I would use that top one. Of course, this looks kind of not great. I don't think I'm just showing you how you could use a different color And then, of course, if you want to change the actual scale, the text, that's when you come down here and you just dragged the scale button and then you can scale it up to whatever size looks good. So that's how you add a start screen and ending screen and let me just hit play real quick . Let me just go back to the beginning. Hit, Ah, the first slide and actually let me just hit Ah, this play button here and preparing the slides. And let's see if we see this intro slide here. Ah, that title we created. So let's see. What's it doing there? It is there. So it does fade in and we have that. And so you can create intro it. Altro slides like that. Now if I went to the last one here, someone watch. The whole thing would have went to this last slide here, and I did the same thing. We're actually stopped. First stop and then make sure I'm selected on that last one, and then we'll hit play because then it should just play the last slide, and then we should get to see that end slide. So I'm just showing that Yes, it is really easy to create these Ah, beginning slides and these end slides that just become part of your video here. So it's just a still image, but it's gonna play. Ah, etc. And so there's that end slide there, so that's really easy to do. It might be kind of helpful for your video now. Ah, let's move on down here. So we know how to create those title slides. Those interest lies in those altro slides and then music. Ah, we talked about music in the last option there and the last lesson and then if we come down here, this is arguably one of the most important sliders. I think we talked about the video and music balance, how you can goto all the BYU's IQ. Or, of course, if you went to all video, then why would you even have music in here? But of course, you have this slider where you can change the balance into ah, as to what you're hearing those ambient sounds within your video of the music, you if you slide all the way to the right, you're hearing just that music track. So that's something to to pay attention to now something that I think is very important in one of the best little check boxes in here is this pan and zoom slider. But I'm not gonna talk about it just yet, because in the next lesson I'm going to talk about or one of the next lessons I'm gonna talk about just using still slides and maybe using still slides and video because this pan and zoom really applies to still slides. So by default, right now, when you see a slide, it's just a static slide, and it doesn't necessarily look great mixed with video, you would maybe want to have a little movement. And that's where this pain and zoom comes into play. And so we will talk about that in a minute. And then, of course, you have repeat slide show if you want to repeat and random order. If you ran a use random order now, I usually do not have my slide shows. Repeat because usually it's a final asset that I'm saving off and then gonna publish on some platform. And for that reason, I usually don't use. Repeat that slide show, and I usually don't use random order. But you have that option. Ah, playback screen here. Ah, I'm not even sure what this one does, to be honest with you, but it's not something I use. So I don't think you have to pay too much attention to this playback screen. Ah, let's see Blank other screens. So I'm not even sure. I think it's showing me my two monitors that I have here. And so I think it's letting me choose maybe what my playback screen is, whether I'm seeing it on my left front monitor or my right monitor. Ah, but something you might want to play pay attention to. Here is just the quality of your preview. I think if you said it the draft mode it's using a little less system resource is so that's fine there. Ah, but then when you export this off, this isn't going to come into play. You're not setting the export quality. You're just sending setting the quality here. Ah, within the slideshow, I believe. But we'll check on that as we do the export here in just a couple minutes in a few lessons . All right, so these are basic options here and again I I left this pain and zoom Come for coming up when we start talking about building a video that has the still and the video slides mixed together a little bit more. Ah, for right now, though, what I'm going to do in the next lesson is I'm actually gonna export off this final chocolate video just to see a result we can get. And then we'll work through another. Another video where we bring in. Even Mawr still slides and we go through this process once again. Just a lock it all in. So you really are export an expert at all the options you have for video inside a light room. All right, I'll see in the next lesson. 11. Exporting your Final Movie: Okay, let's look at how we can export off now, this final video off this chocolate making that my son and I did. Now I am going to get rid of these two still images. I had those as part of the initial tutorial where we're talking about How do you use get into the develop module? Until we created these two still images and I ended up put him in this in this collection. But really, I don't want these still images just hanging out there at the end of my video. It doesn't really make sense. They don't really fit with this video, so you can use stills and video together, and sometimes it can be effective. But for this particular video, I just have the video clips and I do not want to have these still images. So I'm just gonna come down here, and I'm actually within slideshow module. But in slideshow model, I can just right click on one and choose removed from collection. So I'm just going to right click on those two and remove those from collection the collection. And so now I just have my 14 slides, different video slides of the chocolate making process, and then I have those intro and outro slides. Now, let me just jump back to the altro slide because in the last lesson, I had made this orange. But really, I just want that to be, ah, black screen also, so I'll just do that. And now when we're ready to export our video, we want to come over to this export video button. And so what it's gonna do, it's gonna ask you where you want to save these. So I'm just gonna come down to this video file and I'll just put it right It within here And I'm just gonna call this chocolate can, saving it as an MP four. And your options here are just choosing from the video presets here. So here's 7 20 p. If you want 10. 80 p high definition, this is the option. You're gonna choose that 16 by nine format. And so again, you see the different formats. Here you have a smaller If you get a really small video this 6 40 that would be the four by three. But all these other ones are going to be 16 point by nine. And that's why a lot of time, but all set that 16 by nine within my actual preview and screen just so I can see what I'm getting. So we'll go into, like, 10. 80 p and go ahead and click save, so I won't make you watch this bar come across because it can take a little bit of time depending on the size of video that's running around their rendering out. But so I'll pause this right now, and then we'll take a look at the final result. Okay, so that video finished saving often, we can see that here it is. And it is about 71 72 megabytes. And so that's not bad for something that's about 30 seconds long. So let me click on this, and we're going to watch. This way. Oh, Okay. So let's talk about that real quick. I think that was a pretty cool little video now, was it perfect? Absolutely. It was not perfect. Let me talk about some of the shortcomings of editing video and light room so you can't make Ah ah, lot of specific sound adjustments to individual clips. You can't do things like that. You can't really do things about frame rate. Just for example, most of the footage I shot in this video I shot at 60 frames per second or somewhere are shots that were 100 frames per second. And if you're using a different video, ah, software, you can really slow down that frame rate. Ah, and you can get smoother action and then things like premiere pro and Final cut pro. You can also do some image, ah, stabilization with your video. So there are a lot of advanced effects that you can use in other editing program that specifically died designed for video that really can take it to the next level. However, when you think about the fact that all of this was done within light room, I never had the leave light room. If you're someone that has a subscription to light room and you don't have access to this other video software, or you just don't want to take the time to learn other video software, light room still is a really nice option for creating the simple, quick videos where all you have to do is set the inning out points. You can use quick develop and even the develop module. To make edits to your video clips, you can out control the order of your video clips. You can add that music can add that beginning screen it at end screen. So you really do have some basic options that it still can make for a nice video. So it is it Is it. The same is using advanced video software? No, no, it's not. But can you still get a good result in good bang for your buck? Yes, yes, you can. 12. Using Virtual Copies to your Advantage: Okay, let's work through one more example. I'm not gonna cover things I've covered already in detail, but we are going to go over a few new things that I think we're gonna be helpful. One of those things is gonna be using virtual copies to your benefit. Ah, so what are virtual copies? So first, let me just say we're gonna do something here with some butterfly footage that I have. No, These are all pictures that I take in. But then I'll do also have to stock video clips. These aren't my video clips, user. Just stock stock video clips. Ah, but we'll have a little video mixed with mainly slides. That air still slides, but we're gonna see how we can put it all together and how we can use that pain and zoom options under the slideshow model to make it just a little bit more dynamic to give it a little bit more energy. So I'm gonna walk through that now. Ah, but first, let's take a peek at thes video clips. So this video clip here, if I double click on this, this is really one that's just gonna be one with butterflies flying around that only used sort of as an intro screen. So I'm gonna use ah graphic instead of using that title option. And so let me back out of that for a second. And now the other video clip is one that just has a couple of different videos of different butterflies in here. So let's watch for a second. So this is one butterfly, but in a minute it's going to switch to another clip. That's a different butterfly Now. I could have these all splay consecutively, but the problem is, this is kind of long and slow. What if I really only wanted a second or two of each of these butterflies? How do I do this? Since it's only one video clip, for example, we know now that we can come in here and if I come up here than I have the sliders and we can use that shift plus Ida, center in point shift plus O two set out point or weaken. Drag the sliders to drag the curtain. Ah, so what if we wanted to start here where it is on this butterfly? Let me go back in time until it switches and I'll use my, ah, space bar there just to play from this point. So space bar, light room, sort of struggling to keep up here. So light room is sort of lagging behind a little bit here, Some just introduced manually a little bit. So right about there, we hit space bar again. Again. Light room is getting a little over work, so it's struggling a bit, but so there's there's my end point. I want to set my endpoint their shift, I for in point. Ah, and then I wanna reduce this. So it's not lots of this. This footage here, I just want a couple seconds. Is butterfly so good in it? The space bar. I'm gonna get a wing flap basically to winning wing flaps, and that's all I need. So maybe I just want a short clip like that cause I'm just gonna cut to this for a second so I could hit shift Plus Oh, now And I have this video clip. Now The problem is now what if I want to use those other Ah, that other footage that's embedded within this one clip? How do I do this? Because I've already just, you know, trimmed it down to do just this will remember. Everything is nondestructive in light room, and you can also take advantage of virtual copies. So if right now I have four seconds of this one butterfly at the end. But if I want another clip that I can use my video, that's just the other butterfly. All I need to do is right. Click on this and you have this create virtual copy. And what it's doing is it's just making a copy of that video clip. Now it's not actually copying it on your hard drive in making two copies of the video, but inside a light room, it's just referencing that it's making a reference. That video, everything in light room is just storing off metadata that references those initial files. But so now I can come in here and I can change the way this one is, Ah, so that it's not drawing this butterfly. It's actually pulling different butterfly. So the same thing if I just double click to get in here this time, I'm gonna drag my curtains back to the beginning here, so I'll drag it back to the beginning. Let me drag my slider. Let it play for a second or two. And so this is just a slow moving clip. But let me get space bar again, like rooms getting stuck a little bit, but we can see it starts to fly off. That's fine. So maybe I just want that for this clip. So we'll drag that and I'll go ahead and back out again. So that's my second clip. And then if I do want to bring in a little bit of the third butterfly once again, right, click. Once again, I'm gonna create a virtual copy again. You can create as many virtual copies as you want, and you're not doubling and tripling your files size because you're not actually copying that video. You're just allowing yourself to reference it in a different way. So again, I'll double click now to get in on this one, and we're gonna drag this out and there's another but of butterfly in here. Let's see if we can find him. This one flies off and then we have this other one. So let me back up a little bit within here. Back up a little bit more again, you can go frame by frame. If you use these arrows, let's go frame by frame and pulling a little bit frame by frame and then I'll go ahead and and I went too far. So let me get back until I get into this butterfly right there. And so then I'll use that shift, plus I to set my endpoint. I'm gonna hit space bar, Let it play for just a second or two. Maybe just one opening of the wing. It's closing the wing again. It's getting stuck a little bit, just cause, like, I'm struggling a little bit. But that's fine, right? There is what I want. So shift. Oh, nope. See, it went a little too far because light room is being temperamental State patient. I'm just gonna drag it back a little bit. I just actually mainly dragged the curtain back. Now I think that's fine. So now I have three clips of those three different butterflies, and I'm able to use those all separately in different parts of my video now so I can spread it out and sort of inner mix it with my still slides because I've used that virtual copy clip. In other words, all these butterflies were in one clip. But now, Aiken space him out and different clips within my video. So that is a cool trick for creating virtual copies. You create virtual copies with your still images. Also, if you want to sort of crop them in different ways. So let me just show you an example of that. We'll just jump back now. So now I have these three clips here, but so we have a couple here, I think where I've actually already created virtual copies. But for example, let's take this butterfly right here. So I'm just gonna take this one. I'm going to create a virtual copy. So again, if we if we just click on in on this, we can see that this is just sort of a landscape view here. But if I wanted to get even more off that butterfly and use a closer up version since I have the other copy now, I could just come in under the develop module with this copy, and I could go under my crop option here, and I could say I want to keep my dimensions so I keep them dimensions locked over here to 16 by nine but for the video. But I'm gonna pull in a lot closer so that this is more of a close up of this butterfly. So I'm just going to get really a tighter shot, something like that in the space of just a little bit Baker. But something like that you have the close closer shot and go and click enter. So again, now I have this close up shot and let me go back to in my library view. But I still have the wider view. So if I go back here, I have the wider view. And then I have the closer up view again. If I wanted to change the order now, I could drag this down. But so that is how you use virtual copies to really get even more out of your footage, I was able to take one clip, break it up into three clips. Now I can drag those clips around. And so now that I have three clips, maybe I want this one down here is like a drag it down here so you can space everything out . And you can also have the same shot in your slicer twice ah, from different perspectives when zoomed in closer. So those are ways you can take advantage of virtual copies when you're doing this sort of video work within light room. 13. Bringing Photos to Life with Pan & Zoom : Okay, so here we are now in the light room slideshow module. So I was inside that butterfly butterfly collection, which I created for this life when I just jumped over the slideshow module. And so I reorder these a little bit somewhat, just spacing out those videos. Remember, we had just a few video clips, one that I'm going to use as my sort of intro slide and a couple other space throughout. But mostly this is still images. So as we put this video together here, I want to talk more about that pan and zoom option that really comes into play with yours video stills, and then also talk about that fit to music option, which we sort of brushed upon. But we haven't really covered over here. If I choose this widescreen template, I'm going to see these bars. But remember, I'm saving off to 16 by nine, which is that widescreen format. So I'm not going to see that that in my final video these bars air just because currently, right now I have it in screen of you here. But so if I go to zoom the four frame, I could do that. But really you'll notice also if I leave, that turned off. If I just jump over here and set this preview, my aspect previewed a 16.9. That's gonna be accurate to what I'm going to see in my final video. Because remember, I'm saving off and that HD widescreen format, which is 16 by nine. So go ahead and set my aspect. Preview to 16.9 and I'll leave. This turned off here. Obviously, I don't mess with these borders, Shadows and guides. I talked about that identity plate. Don't mess with that water marking ratings. Not messing with any of these things here. Text overlays. Not messing with any of these. Ah, the first thing we get to which we want to pay attention to is this intro screen. I'll remember interest screen in the last video. We were using that to set the title slide, but now I have that built into my title video here, so I'm not going to use an intro screen, but I will go ahead and put in an ending screen. And so again, if you remember what we did last time, you just ending screen. Choose this ad identity plate And then we could come in here and we could choose something like, um, while you can come in here and you can edit this And so again, I guess you put for for more in information on butterflies and then hit Enter hoops so you can't hit, enter and do a carriage return. You see what happened? I tried hitting to enter. It does not actually let you skip a line like that. So I'll just put visit and then www and actually, don't have ah, plate page for this. I'm just putting this as an example just so you can see that you could enter in a little your l here. Of course, it wouldn't be a hot link cause it's the video, but they could still read that they could still see where they need to go to view your video. So go ahead and click something like that. And then, of course, nobody's going to read it at that scale. So you'd want to come in here and use this scale. But you could use something like this for your closing slide. So we'll do this for this example. I'll just put that now music. I actually have a track in here from last time. But I need to turn this on and actually don't want to use this track. So let me go ahead and grab a new track. I'm gonna come in here actually to my oh drive and I'll go under the sound photo here. And I just downloaded just one nature track. Just something that's gonna match a little bit better for the tone and I'll be ambience that I'm going for. So go and click. OK, now, remember, when you have multiple tracks in here, it's gonna play the one on the top first. And then if it gets all the way through that they're still slides, it would go to this next one. So I just want to get rid of this 1st 1 because I don't want this 1st 1 at all. I just want this one here. Now, let's see. Let's just play it before even start talking about these other options that we're gonna get into Ah, let's just play it and see what we want. So just go and turn off. Repeat. Okay. So starting from this slide here, let me just go ahead and do a preview so we can see what this is looking like. I just want to give you an idea, some of the options here. So I got the music playing. We got these slides playing. It's doing these cross fades. So the problem is, is this is just a little static to me, this feels a little flat, especially when you transition from ah, still slide to a video slide like we saw right there. The still images just feel a little flat, and they don't quite fit with the video. So let's talk about what you can do to improve this. I'm going to stop this preview for a second and let's go and explore these options a little farther. So the first thing I'll point out here is that you have this fit to music option here, which I have click so you can change the slight that let length toe whatever you want, and this isn't gonna affect your video clips, but it is gonna affect the length of your still slides. So if you have a music track, which is two minutes and 11 seconds long like this and you want to fit the number off slide . You have to that music. Obviously, if I said it to nine seconds per slide, it's gonna be way longer than the track. But if you want to fit it so the slides show finishes. When your music finishes, you just come down and click this 50 music. But button and you can see that it changed the slide length to 3.1 seconds, and that's going to space it out so that now your music track is gonna finish exactly the same time your slideshow finishes. Now you have to decide whether this slide length still works. Whether that's too short nets too long, you can always add another music track or you can just have it not finished. Exactly. Perfect. But this is kind of a night. Nice feature. If you wanted to just sort of be this nice one song package, it sort of works Well. Now, the one thing I'll say about this if you have too many slide to this option just isn't gonna work. And so you may have to take slides out to get to work or again decide whether it makes sense for you to have your, um, length of slide. What it comes out to be Does that make sense? Does it fit to music nicely? You may or may not want to use this option. The other option here the cross fade. So if I had play once again just this preview once again from here. But one thing I'll say is that these cross phases there currently set up they are kind of cool. But it is maybe a little bit long. Maybe I want those cross fades toe have happen a little bit quicker. So I'm gonna go ahead here and come ahead and stop this preview and you can come and you can change this cross fade eso that you have no CrossFit at all. So it's just a jump cut from one slighter next. And that may make sense depending on the field for the video you wanted to, or you can make these cross fates even longer. Obviously, 20 seconds doesn't really make sense, because the slide length itself is only three seconds, but so I'm gonna sort of split the difference of their I think cross fades of about 1.5 2nd it's maybe makes a little bit more sense some of this on dragged this. Of course, you can always come over here and click. So if I have seven trouble dragging that slider, I could just type in 1.5 right there. And so now if I preview from this point again So let me just hit this preview button, and now it's gonna prepare those slides. And now you'll see that that cross fade these cross fates are now gonna happen a little quicker on for me. I like that a little bit better, but it comes down to what makes sense to you now. This still has this still static field. It doesn't quite fit. Ah, with the music, I mean, when with with having video clips. And they're also so let me show you the other option, which I think is really nice. And so go ahead and stop this one more time. And that other option is this a pan and zoom. So when you click this pan and zoom, suddenly it's gonna be panning and zooming in and out of your video clips, and it's going to give this movement I set out of your video clips. I mean, out of your still images, and it's going to give this movement quality to your still images, which can be really nice. So let's just back up a little bit here and we'll go ahead and will hit play again. But now we have this pan and zoom turned on, so let's see what this looks like. So now you can see that you have this movement built in, and so it's starting to give this quality to this that I like. However, it's still a little slow in a little static, but you can play around with this low to high slider. So if I drag this all the way up the high and now a hit play again, actually have to pause this first because I have to stop this because it still has the old settings when you make a change over year, yet, the first stop, the preview you're currently watching because it's gotta build that again. So this time I have it too high and now want to preview it's gonna build it, using that new pain and zoom setting. So now look at that now you really have a lot more movement. This is even maybe too much assuming in and out really fast. So you sort of have to come in here and I'll stop this one once again. So again, just experimenting around. Figure out which of these settings you like. So again you can set your slide length. You can have it fit to music cross phase that you control the sort of that fade effect when it's faith someone slide to the other. If you take it all the way to the left, zero yields had to a jump cut, and you'll just go straight to the other slide. If you take it to the right, then you can sort of, ah, smooth out that transition toe whatever length you want it to be. And then the same thing with the pan and zoom effect. Do you want to pan and zoom on like a lot or just a little bit split the difference for something in between. So let me go back now that I've changed these settings and I'm gonna pick one that leads into a video slide. Someone start here so we see a couple slides and see how it leads into this video, and we'll see what it looks like with these new settings when you and hit preview let that build out and then we'll see this and look at how much more dynamic this is than just having those still images. It really gives a totally different feel to the video, and I really like this a lot. So play around with this pain, a zoom effect. I think you can really do some great things. 14. Saving Time with Templates/Presets: as we wrap up, let's just talk a little bit about creating your own templates. So we saw how you could choose templates. Over here is a starting point. And so, for example, if you choose this widescreen, you get thes widescreen bars here. However, what you need to understand about these templates is you're not just setting one setting over here. You're controlling all of these options over here, and you have the ability to save off your final options and create your own custom templates. So I think learning by example here is the best way to do this. So let's just jump in here. So for this example here, let's go through here. And I could turn on things like filled a frame stroke All these things that I'm not gonna use. I'm just gonna turn these on. Let me turn it back off for a second. Here's I want to demonstrate this. So let's go through and let's get these with the settings that I want. So we click this white screen every year, but we're not gonna worry about that. What we're gonna do is going to come over here and we're gonna set the settings over here as we want him, and we're going to create our own template, and then we're going to see how that works. So come over here. And 16 by nine is what I want for this on going to come down here Identity plate. Sure. We wanted to have identically plate. We're not gonna worry about what it says. We're not to worry about that yet. We're actually going to turn this one off. We don't want that one, so Ah, that's that. When we're gonna turn off Tex overlays were turned that one off. But we do want bat down. Here are these intro screens and the ending screen. I'm not gonna worry about what they say right now, but we're gonna turn those on. So we have those music turned off here, we're gonna have music turned on, right? And so, with music turned on, we have this glacial nature track. So that's the music track that's currently turned on here. So we have that music track. We have intro screen. We have unending screen. We have that 16 by nine preview. Ah, and then down here. I'm not gonna worry about these too much, but so light side slide length. Four. Cross fade. Let's take this down to 1.5 or 1.4. That's fine, Pan and Zoom. We want that turned on and we're gonna turn pain and zoom sort of to a medium amount and then repeat is turned off and video audio balance. We want this just be all the way to music. And so those are the settings I want. And so if I wanted to save these settings, because if I saw myself maybe doing a slide show, it was gonna be similar to this in the future, and I didn't want to start from scratch and and settle these settings again or say I want to use the same music. Maybe have a music track you want to use again and again for certain slide shows or videos . You could settle that up ahead of time and then have it saved as a template. Just so you're going to save a little time when you come back in to do another similar video and you don't have to do it again and again. So here's what you do. Once you have the settings over here locked in as what you locked in like you would like them to be and you want them to be. When you reuse something, then you're gonna come over here and you're going to come into this template and you're gonna hit plus plus for a create new preset. So it's a pretty said. It's also a template. A template is the type of preset. So don't worry about those two terms. Which one is being used, But so you want to click this press plus icon and then when you name it, it sort of makes sense to give it a name that you're gonna remember. Um, not that they're just gonna remember, but also that sort of describes a little bit about what the settings are because you may forget. So slide show and then maybe you'll start to use something like a music 100 because we have it turned up all the way to the music, and it's not gonna meaning in the ambient sounds. And then maybe you'll have something like, Ah, pan, zoom, medium pan, zoom medium right. And so you get is detailed as you want in here. But give it a descriptive name just So when you come later toe, look through your ah presets, your templates and you're trying to choose the right one. You have something built into the name that's gonna help you remember what the one you want is and so I'm gonna go ahead and hit, create. And actually, you know what? If you also had ah, the music in here. So Mable even start with that? So music 100 maybe I'm gonna do music 100 all the time, So maybe I don't even care. Ah, that it's music 100 instead me, they're gonna put the music track name and remember we had that gli sh I think it was glacial. Nature was the name of that tracks and even do glacier all nature and then pan zoom. So again you get carried away with this. But just give it a name that's gonna make sense to you when you come back to it later and then go ahead and could create. Now you can choose what folder or you can create a new folder. I have this user templates. There's in my templates, these air the ones up here, light room templates, a ship with White room. So I'm just gonna put it in this user templates folder. I could create a new one, but this is fine. And so I'm gonna stick it in there and go ahead. And so user templates and go ahead and hit, create. And now you have this new template down here. And so this is something you can now reuse on future projects. Now, let me just show you how that's gonna work. Let's imagine that I'm coming in here to start. And so Pan and Zoom might be turned off by default. Maybe in another video idea, it's, ah, no ending screen, no interest screen. Maybe I had a different music track altogether. So let me come back under here under music, Of course, music could be turned off, but that's also just come in here and let's put a different music track. So I wanna put in a totally different music track. How much you gonna take this glacial nature? One. And I'm gonna throw that out so I'm gonna get rid of that. So we now have is totally different music track all these other settings I've changed. You could turn some other ones on, so things are totally different. But imagine you come in with a new project, all the settings air changed. But what you really want are those settings that you saved as your template. So let's actually go back over here in a minute, scroll down just so we can see that music track. We can see that these internment and extremes air turned off because if I come over here now and I select his template that we set up, we're gonna watch the music tracks wicks, which we're gonna watch those other options come back relating. Click it now and you can see that these came back on. This track is now changed back to this glacial nature track. So that's the way you can really save time by setting up presets or templates. If you come in and you set those options and you have options that you know we're gonna be once they're going to reuse on other projects, then go ahead and set up a template. It will save you time going forward because they only have to do is click one button over here on the use of templates, and it's gonna set all your options. Now you may have something where you set most of the options. And, you know, there's still someone here like your ah, identity plates that you're gonna come in here and change for your beginning. Slide your ending slide so you may not cover everything with your template. But if you can give yourself a really good starting point, you're still saving yourself a little time. And time is the most precious commodity we all have, so save it when you can. 15. Final Thoughts: So first, as stated at the very beginning of this class, was never going to replace advanced video editing software. It's just not built for that light worms. Primary focus is always gonna be image editing an image organization, so you have to understand that, and you shouldn't turn to light room for advanced video editing project. However, that doesn't mean you should never create a video with light room. You can very easily create simple but beautiful video slide shows with light room just from your still photos, especially when you start adding in things like music and those pain and zoom effects we learned about and then the ability to trim video clips and make tonal in color adjustments , using both quick develop mode and the develop mode. Using that trick you learned opens up even more possibilities. So I encourage you to think of not what light room can't do with regards to video editing. But what it can dio. What opportunities for new media does that create for you, whether it's creating promo videos or social media assets for your business, we're just creating an epic video of your latest family vacation from photos and video clips, take advantage of light room slideshow module and start creating something cool. I hope you found these lessons helpful in mastering the video editing capabilities within light room, and I encourage you to put that knowledge to use in the class project of this course, or I'm asking you to create some sort of video and light room. It can consists of just still images or video clips or a combination of both whatever you like. It's up to you. So thanks for watching, and I look forward to seeing what you create.