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How To Edit A YouTube Video With No Experience (In Premiere Pro)

teacher avatar Peter BVCCO, Video Content Specialist

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. How To Edit Any Video With No Experience: Intro

    • 2. How To Import Footage

    • 3. The Only Tools You'll Need To Know

    • 4. What Is A Layer?

    • 5. The Easiest Transitions To Learn

    • 6. Best Export Settings To Know

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About This Class

In this class I will show you the video editing skills you need even if you're a complete beginner to edit any basic YouTube video from beginning to start using Adobe Premiere Pro. 

This is made especially for complete beginners having no experience with Premiere Pro as I will walk you through the basic foundations of each tool you need to get your final project completed. 

No fluffs, no extra tools you don't need to know, just straight the point. 

After taking this Video Editing crash course you will know:

  1. How to important footage into Premiere Pro
  2. How to do basic cuts and transitions
  3. Understand how linear video editing works
  4. Quickest export and render settings 

Essentially this is the crash class I wish I knew when I had no experience editing. 

After 5 years of editing videos - here's exactly what I wish I knew to get me started; all condensed in this class for you.

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Hi there! My name is Peter and I have been making online content and videos since I was young. I am currently a full time content creator and want to share my expertise with you. I have had several years of experience in creating online content for not only my personal brand but for professional companies and organizations to meet their video needs.

I am extremely passionate about videos and storytelling. I want to inspire other like-minded individuals to push and grow themselves as a creative in whatever their endeavors may be!

I'm all about being great and focusing on your strengths. Don't settle for average because you CAN'T win with just average. 

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1. How To Edit Any Video With No Experience: Intro: Hey there. How is it going? My name is Peter and I am a full time content creator, videographer view editor. And more importantly, for the specifics of this course, a content creator for YouTube. And I have been editing now YouTube videos for roughly five years. And I'm gonna show you exactly how I professionally and leisurely edit my own YouTube videos for client videos all in Adobe Premiere. Even if you are a complete beginner, I'm like, sure, you all the shortcuts, that news, all the things I wish I knew as well. As if you have no experience using Adobe Premiere or any video editing software, this course is gonna be straight for you. I'm gonna make it straight to the point. Show you the keyboard shortcut. The I news, the exact bare bones of how you get started. Even if you have no idea and have no experience in video editing Complete zero goose egg. This is for you. I'm sure you're gonna walk you through a live demo of how I even edit for the cool meta of this course. This own course and it'll be from here. So I'm gonna show you how I did it and how you can do it too. 2. How To Import Footage : So the basic requirements for in this course is you need to be able to have some sort of Fillmore footage to film your YouTube videos or have your existing videos. So if you want to check out my other courses on this platform, make sure to feel free to enroll in those courses such as my video production guy, my color correction and how you in film For a complete beginner. Check those out and you have to have some sort of basic level. I would say knowledge when it comes to computers, as well as understanding a little bit of camera work. So for the first basics, I'm gonna show you how to import your footage as well as what you need to do to set up your folder. So you yourself are very organized and how you can start to learn the basics of being a video editor specifically for YouTube. So let's dive into this. What a guys. So what we have here is your amusing adobe premiere 2020 and pretty much everything still applies. If you even have an older version. So first thing you what you want to do is you're gonna want to open a new project. So click new Project. And depending on where your location is, some people like to put it in there additional drives. But I put it on my C drive, and it's already in its adobe premiere folder. So you want to name it? So for this purpose of the scores, somebody editing my school shirt course. But I'm gonna essentially at it in the same way that I would YouTube video. I wouldn't want to, depending. If you have ah, dedicated graphics card, you would want to have your market playback engine or kudo everything else. I would be OK. So here we have Adobe premiere. Here are the different layouts, but for the most simple part toe, understand, You would go to just click editing and you have these four squares here, So your 1st 1 is your source panel. Here is your output window. So whatever your final render will, this will be displayed here and here is your timeline. And here's where you will drag and drop your imported footage into your timeline so you can help put it into your final render here and will make more sense once you have more footage . So first, what you want to do is you want to open up a sequence or if you're using a newer form of, ah, Adobe premiere. What you want to do is I click new been and I have a folder for footage. I call it footage, and then I want to have another been to call it B roll or any assets. Next, Do you want to go into your folders? And you want to find whatever folded or videos that you have previously filmed and recorded , and you want to put them into your project for their that you have just created. So for the purpose of this, I just recorded the videos that you were actually just watching. It's all they do is just highlight them. I drank them into my footage folder. Now do we premiere will import the files automatically and you and you just have to wait a minute as you want to hear a double click. Now the video files that I have just recorded for you guys are right here next. I also want to have a couple of assets that I will import and use in the video as Well, now that you have imported all of your footage that you want first thing first is you want to make sure you have a sequence, right? So click this little new item here, you go to sequence. And if you're making a YouTube video, you want it to be in a V x h d 10 80 p. I don't wanna anamorphic you want at 24 frames. That is the classic standard. And let's name this course toe edit YouTube videos. Okay, And here is your timeline. You know what? The timeline, because it is green, as you tell here and you're footages are labeled blue. So first things first is you want to import all your footage into your timeline. So if you film like me in chronological order, I double click this box and I click name I click shift and I shift Click that last clip and I'll dragon and automatically drag all my clips into my timeline. 3. The Only Tools You'll Need To Know: the next portion is I'm gonna show you is after you import your footage. What you need to do is understanding. Editing is essentially you're taking pieces of time from specific long pieces off footages and your condensed thing onto a timeline. Suddenly show you certain tools that you'll need, such as the cut tool, the ripple delete as well as understanding what a role is and applying that layer theory into how you can use B roll to cover up any mistakes, cut out any bloopers as make sure ing you have one seamless timeline when it comes to you yourself or some kind of story being portrayed to the audience and whatever YouTube video you want to make. Okay, so what we have here is you have your timeline here, which is gonna be the preview. And here's the window that essentially whatever you edit or make here, this is going to be the final render. So what you need to do is to understand many wedding as you have your full or raw footage. Do you want to go into these folders and you can scrub through them and figure out exactly what cuts exactly do you want to go into your final timeline. Think of your timeline as your final painting or your final masterpiece. So for the purpose of this course, what you do is, let's say you want exactly this point to this point. So you press I on your keyboard for in, and you drink it wherever you want and press. Oh, and what you want to do is you want to drag it, because now we already have that selected, and you see there's a blue layer here. Drag it here, and that was on your timeline. The exact moment of that, instead of political entire clip when you can also do is you can also just drag the audio layer itself. Or you can also drag the video on Lee. But if you want the entire video and audio, only only do as you drag that click in the middle. And there you go, and that is the basics of video editing. So you're just taking basic clips, finding your in and out points and you're putting them together into a chronological, linear video editing timeline. And then, once you have it all together, that is your video open. If that makes sense. So now I'm gonna go into the tools. So when you're first starting out in a door here, there's not really much tools that you can get. You can learn all the basic tools, but the only ones that you really need to know is your cut tool or your razor tool. And, as you can see here, you press see and becomes his little razor blade and you cut, cut, cut, cut and then you can is right. Click and you can cut boring and press backspace or delete, and you're deleting the cuts. So just try that couple times, and you can get the hang of it and to cut multiple clips without going one by one. All you do is shift click, and now you're cutting multiple clips at the same time without having to actually go one by one and click clicking them like that. As you can see. Then, if you have these empty spaces, let's say you just cut this entire chunk out here. What do you do? You right? Click and you click Ripple delete, and that will bring everything behind. Snap it into into the right position of your timeline and make sure it doesn't snap. Make sure you snap is also on, and it will make sure all any clips that you drag will automatically snap into the proper position. And that is your cut to up. The next tool is the type two type tool is exactly self explanatory. Click here. Click on the screen. It will open up a graphic, and then you can just type get into specifics of text. But all you need to do is make it takes layer is you click text type that on. Go to your graphics panel and you can edit how that looks. So you wanna center? Just buy it so vertical and horizontal you can change the size of it just to make sure you double click it. You make it have a shadow or background when you can play around with that, and that is how you have simple text onto your video 4. What Is A Layer?: so to understand the basics on complexities of editing is you want to make sure you have it . It's essentially linear, as in going point A to point B. But also understanding if you're familiar with photo shop, is that it's also layer based. So whatever layers on the bottom is going to be on the bottom right, And I think you stack on top, it's going to be at the most top. So think of it as a cake, right? And I'm just apply the black and white effect so you can see what I mean exactly to get a better understanding of this. So I'm gonna click the handle, don't lick your screen, scroll it, and as you can see, the layer on top that I have is my layer here, and they live in the bottom, which I made. Black and white is right there. So essentially, when you put B roll footage or any footage on top or a text layer, what you're doing is you're just simply applying ah, video layer on top of a video layer and what's you can understand this. It gets ready quite simple. In terms of you can add video effects as well as scaling and positioning your video itself . So let's say you moved here and now you want to make that video that you initially had go back to its normal screen. What you do is you click on the clip, go to effects Quick, Thes two blue. I mean these to reset parameters, and I'll put you right back to where you started and just going to a quick, brief overview of your that controls. So any folder you have on the timeline you can also go into your effecting trolls, right? This is essentially your properties, your rotation, and you can change the size of it here. We're gonna do it manually here. If you want a zoo, man, you want to zoom out. You also change the rotation of the video as well as the capacity, right? There's a lot of things in a drawer, Premier. They can do that. You don't necessarily need other programs to news. So that is the really quick, brief overview of going into your basic controls and under premier, how you import your footage as well as how you actually do your basic cuts. And next is I'm gonna go into what we call your basic transitions or your special effects 5. The Easiest Transitions To Learn: So let's say I have those initial B roll footage. So essentially, what bureau is is additional footage to cover up your A troll or your primary camera? So, for example, how I'm talking right now. This is my primary camera. So bureau is essentially anything that I news on top of it, while it's essentially to cover up my actual face to show you another thing. So I can hide that for mistakes as well as Aiken demonstrate more of a story. So I'm just gonna double click this video here of me video editing in my old start up company as a video editor. Can I click the sea tool? Delete that bit. So the most simplest basic way of how I video edit or do a simple transition is all you need do is right. Click on the very end of the clip, apply default transition. Not a lot of people know about this. So what that did was essentially just applied a cross dissolve automatically without me going to the Effect control panel. Having to apply the initial crosses, all of all it does is automatically applies it. So as you can see here like that, stretch a little longer and you can stretch out the effect because the fact is applied. You can see it here like that. You can pull out that crossed his old all the way. Now we have your first smooth transition like that, and cool thing about that is you can also do it in between clips that you go here, apply a constant power, which is the audio effect. But you don't want that Just want, like a basic control like that. You do that with images as well. So here have a image of me here not the most flattering, but there you go. So you right click applied to full transition. Drag this out on timeline on top, specially usually. And that is how you do a cross dissolve transition. And yes, there's a lot more FX and stuff, but I'm gonna go super in depth into it. This is just essentially an overview course, really a fast track to get you started. And last but not least, I'm going to show you the color. So what we have here is you click on the clip or you imply an adjustment, a Lear, but just for ah basics. I'm gonna click on the clip and you want to go into your exposure. So this is your loom. ITRI scopes. I can see it's a little little dark sauna. Raise it up just a little bit. Increase my highlights a bit. Click creative up the vibrance up the saturation. And as you can see, this is like basic color correction on. That's essentially what you need to do. I do have another course specifically in depth off how you adjust certain colors and how you exactly what the best method to actually color Correct. But all you need to do under Premier is you go into your color and you can play around with the overall aesthetic of how you want to color as well as what's the proper way to color balance. And what is the proper look to color grading and color correcting your video footage. And as we're going into the very final stretch, I'm just gonna pretty much overview of everything that I just said is review your cut tools , so practice learning how to cut practice your rippled delete, and if you haven't figured out by now, you can also controls said which is to undo. And it's the same with things like in record, solve word in using or any kind of war dog controls that and controls shifts, that is to redo. You'll be using a redo a lot, trust me. 6. Best Export Settings To Know: And for this portion, what I'm gonna do is I'm actually gonna be editing the footage of this course to show you how I would actually do it. Willie, quick, Run through of how I'm going to do this. You should drink this down if it goes like that. So I want apply everything on video. Layer one, an audio layer one. The next portion is so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna do a rough cut of the video. So I cut off any of the audio. That kind of like Like, that is too long. So I just cut here. Cut tool delete. I can just skim through it and I figure out which parts I need it cut which parts? I don't need a cut. You can zoom in and out of your timeline using plus and minus as well and going one frame for it. One frame back. And I also drag in my video assets. So actually have a pre made intro for my YouTube videos, but as well as my courses as well. So I plopped that in right there. I right click. I label it. I want to change the colors that you can change it to Magenta just for it. So you know an organization. So it's like that cut goes into my first clip. And then what I would do is I would do just a simple rough cut of any parts, so I don't actually have to watch the video. I just go into it, and I look at any of the blank space, So if there's no space, meaning there's no audio, so I just I can just cut that without cut that without actually having toe listen to anything. And then I would put my outro from that YouTube video if those was that YouTube video right here and knowing that we are true for the end screens and your subscribe. But in here, what you need to be aware of is these portions or 20 seconds. So make sure you have an image that is 20 seconds, and it is you too friendly that allows people to click here or subscribe to your channel. And after all that, you would have your basic run through of what we have is a final render. So your present I at the very beginning, and then you press Oh, what the very end. And then you go into a file export and you click media, and this gets into the export settings for YouTube. So essentially the easiest thing to do without getting too complicated as you just click match source right that will automatically match any of your videos that you had in your timeline to that your upward format. Click max. Render quality You can choose wherever you want. The view. What a good still A. But choose where you want it, whether it's in your hard drive or your C drive format for video is always age 0.264 and you can choose your a couple passes. But the easiest and fast cut short way to do it. It's just click Matt shorts export, and there you have it. That was a lot to take in, and that was me trying to breeze through Ah, YouTube cut and I've been doing this for quite some time now, and I can do it without having to think, and it comes as second nature. But it's after me. Having edited and produced hundreds hundreds of YouTube videos from courses for my clients as well as myself So I hope that gave you a little bit jump start of an overview of what, exactly you need to know in Adobe Premiere. And this is coming from the mindset of whatever have had no experience video editing at all . And I may be edited in, like, I movie now that you've pretty much went through the exact step by step. And I held your hand and walked you through this whole process, hoping I hope that it did not make it seem that much intimidating. And is it really quite a simple process when it comes to making or editing YouTube videos? Even if you use a scary program like Adobe Premiere, the more you use it, the more likely you are to get familiar with the program. And the more you do it, it almost becomes such second nature where, in my position, I don't even have to think about what tool This, that it's all e in here and it becomes muscle memory, and next thing you know it, you're editing like if it's your third brain or your third arm, and I hope this course was able to show you how a content creator, a full time person who makes YouTube videos shows you how you can do it and learn all the quick tips and shortcuts and save you the painstakingly time off finance yourself project for this is that make sure put together simple video like it in the discussion, and I'll check it up.