VIDEO EDITING: The Basics of Editing Videos in FILMORA 8 | Brandon Keating | Skillshare

VIDEO EDITING: The Basics of Editing Videos in FILMORA 8

Brandon Keating, Video Production + English Teaching

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23 Lessons (2h 6m)
    • 1. INTRODUCTION

      3:39
    • 2. Download Filmora, The Effects Store, Aspect Ratio

      4:53
    • 3. Capturing Footage, Stock Video Footage

      3:41
    • 4. Import Footage, Record PC Screen, Intro To Timeline

      6:59
    • 5. Picture-in-Picture, Speed up/slow down videos, organize videos in Timeline

      5:09
    • 6. Text & Music Layers, Project View, Sound Effects

      4:07
    • 7. Add Multiple Text/Music Tracks, Hide Tracks, Audio Mixer

      4:10
    • 8. Undo/Redo, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, 3D LUTs, Play in Reverse, Color Tuning Presets

      6:06
    • 9. Video Pitch/Equalizer, Denoise, Splitting Videos, Crop/Pan & Zoom,

      7:12
    • 10. Freeze Frame, Power Tool, Pixelating Faces, Face Off, Color Tuning Presets

      6:17
    • 11. Adding Music, Finding Royalty Free Music, Volume Levels

      6:36
    • 12. Sound Effects, Finding Royalty Free Sound Effects

      3:46
    • 13. Editing Music Tracks, Fade In/Fade Out

      7:10
    • 14. Music Pitch/Equalizer, Recording and Editing Voice Overs

      9:08
    • 15. Adding Text Effects, Effects Store, Editing Text

      6:18
    • 16. Text Fonts, Text Size, Openers, Adding Music To Opener

      6:57
    • 17. Creative Intros/Openers, Text Style & Animation & Font

      6:10
    • 18. Outros, Lower Thirds, Adding Text, Subtitles

      4:36
    • 19. Adding End Credits

      5:27
    • 20. Adding Transitions & Filters

      7:46
    • 21. Adding Overlays & Elements

      4:27
    • 22. Adding a Split Screen

      3:54
    • 23. Creating Your Video and "Exporting"

      1:25
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About This Class

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**Note** This class covers the previous version of Filmora, they have just recently released a new version called 'Filmora9' so just check which version of the software you have before taking this class. This class should give you a good foundation in video editing in general, but the layout of Filmora9 is slightly different ******

Video Editing with Filmora

In these series of lessons, you will learn how to create great looking videos that you can upload to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo etc using this easy-to-use video editor from Filmora. It's a great video editor to start with if you are new to producing videos and it will allow you to create videos simply and very quickly. There are some really great effects available, and it may be an easy video editor to get started with, but you will still be able to create really dynamic looking videos.

Learning Goals

In these video lessons the goal is to present the video editing tools in Filmora so that you can start creating great videos as soon as possible. These lessons are simple and 'to-the-point', and I try and avoid going over unnecessary details and overloading you with information. This is just a simple 'no frills' demonstration of how to use the tools in Filmora

Using the Video Editing Tools

You will learn how to:

  • Open a new project with the correct aspect ratio
  • Import your video footage to your project (and find royalty free footage) 
  • I will explain how to use the timeline and different tracks/layers
  • How to edit and organize your footage in the timeline
  • How to make edits within each video/music/text track
  • How to edit the contrast, brightness, saturation and tint in your videos, and how to use 3d LUTs. 
  • How to use color tuning presets to improve the color and look of your videos easily
  • How to crop, pan & zoom. How to freeze frame
  • How to add music to your project (and how to find royalty free music to use)
  • How to adjust the sound levels in your video and music tracks
  • How to use 'fade-in' and 'fade-out' to smoothen out the sound in your video
  • How to record a voice over
  • How to record your PC screen (and record the system sound and microphone at the same time)
  • How to add text effects and openers to your project
  • How to pixelate faces (blur people's faces)
  • How to speed up and slow down videos
  • How to use the equalizer to improve the sound of your video and music tracks
  • How to remove background noise

Practice as You Learn

I highly recommend visiting the Filmora website (https://filmora.wondershare.com) and downloading the video editor (for Windows or Mac) for free. Shoot some footage using your phone or camera or download some royalty free footage (I show you how to do this in the course). There are some free effects available as well to get started with. And then as I teach you how to use the video editing tools and effects, try and experiment with the tools yourself using your own footage. Learn and experiment as you go.

If you have any questions about the lessons, just send me a message in the 'Discussion' section and I'll be happy to try and help.

Thanks for taking this class!

Stock footage credit goes to: 

bk-vids - Breaking Wave Close-Up HD Stock Footage - under Creative Commons (BY)

Living Legends Rodeo - Kelly Kerr

Feelin Good Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Standing Here by Silent Partner is licensed under a Creative Commons License 3.0
https://soundcloud.com/silentpartnermusic/standing-here

Rondo Brothers - Valerie Plain
http://rondobrothers.com/

Transcripts

1. INTRODUCTION: video editing with film, or do you want to create videos that have style? Well, then, thank heavens you've come to the right place in this course. I'm gonna show you the basics of using film. Or this is just a really easy to use video editor that allows you to drag and drop effects into projects. It takes a lot of the complexity out of video editing and just allows you to create really cool videos quickly. We'll go through all of the basics, like importing of footage and then organizing a clips. In the timeline. I'll explain how the timeline works and how you can use the different layers to add music, sound effects, different video clips, etc. You'll see that you can add some really cool text effects and titles to your videos and that you can play around with the funds to add a lot of creativity, a huge selection of elements, which you can just drag and drop into your videos. I'm gonna show you how you can editor music in your projects so that you can create a really good sound atmosphere in your videos. We're gonna have a look at over lease. You're gonna learn how you can slow down and speed up your footage. We're going to explore the magical world off spits green Fix. You're going to see how there's just a huge amount of animated text effects entitles, which you can just drag and drop into videos on. Then we're gonna have a look at how you can edit these animated titles, you know, playing around with different colors and different funds so that you can have a lot of originality to your videos. We're gonna have a sneaky peak at lower thirds way. Have a look, a filter section to see how these can change the look of your videos. I mean, not everyone has all this time to do complicated color correction, so these filters are quick and easy to use. I'm gonna show you how you can add transitions between different clips and different scenes in your videos. There's a section on paying around with different styles of end credits. I'm gonna show you how you confined royalty free stock video footage with you can use in your projects. I'm gonna show you how you can easily record narration and voice overs, and also how to record your desktop view. There's a bunch of different sound mixing tools that you can play around with as well. And at the end, I'll show you how to export your video so that you can finally watch your final version of your video. So that's pretty much it. Let's get down to business in the next video. 2. Download Filmora, The Effects Store, Aspect Ratio: all right, so the first thing you need to do is download film aura, so just start for film. Laura Google, go to the website. Okay, so I just want to know one thing here for most professional video editors and for people who are really serious about a career in video editing, they would use programs like Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut. But if your main focus is just creating content for videos for YouTube or videos for Instagram, Filmore is the perfect thing for getting started in video editing. Because it's simple to use. It's quick to use, and it's not that complicated. And you can create great videos with this simple video editing to the first thing you want to do is just actually download the program. So over here you can see you can download it, and you can try it for free. Once you've downloaded the program, I would go down here and just have a look at the effect store, you know, So once you subscribe for for access to the Effect Store, you will have access to things like this. So once you download the program, this is what it looks like And when you subscribe to this effect store, you will get access to templates and effects like these. And these are really, really useful when you want to create great looking video is very quickly. So over here you have texts and credits openers Subtitles You have transitions, transitions between clips. Down here, you have filters, overlays. All right, down here, you've got your elements. Now I'll show you how to add these and edit all of these to your videos later. But you first need to subscribe to the Effect Store to get access to these effects, but it's definitely worth it. So now, as you can see here, if you click on products, there's actually a video editing app that you can download for your phone and used. But I'm not gonna focus on that. In this course. I'm gonna focus on the video editor that is available on Windows or Mac. So now, once you've downloaded the program, double click on the shortcut and you'll be presented with a screen like this. So over here you can see there are some other tools that you can use, but I'm not gonna go into them with this course and appear. You can see that you can open some recent projects that you've been working on, right? So the important thing to focus on here is aspect ratio. So before you begin editing, you need to choose which aspect ratio you want to edit within. So this one here is 16 to 9 aspect ratio, which is wide screen, which would be used. You know, if you want to upload videos to YouTube or video websites like that on, that would be used most often down here. You've got the force of three aspect ratio standard. But to be honest, I don't He had used very often. It would have been used in the old days with the old TV screens we used to watch. But nowadays, you know, we all use white screen, but coming back to this now, down here, you've got a one is toe one aspect ratio, and that is pretty much just a square. Okay, so on instagram, you can upload videos that have an aspect. Ratio of one is 21 on down here you have nine. It's to 16 aspect ratio, which is portrait. If you upload some videos to instagram stories you know, these would be shot in portrait in 19 to 16 aspect ratio, as you can see here. So now to show you how to use the tools in film aura, I'm going to use the widescreen 16 9 aspect ratio, OK, and I recommend that you start with that, too. So click on full feature mode. So to get started, you actually need some video footage toe work with. So go out and capture some footed using your phone or nice camera, or record yourself talking about a topic. And because we are anything within the 16 years to nine widescreen aspect ratio, you need to capture footage in that ratio as well. So don't shoot your footage vertically. Shoot it horizontally. So that means if you are editing in wide screen mode in 16 9 aspect ratio, don't shoot your footage like this. This is shooting your footage important mode instead, future footage holding her phone like this After capturing all of your footage, I would then recommend transferring all of that footed toe a hard drive like this 3. Capturing Footage, Stock Video Footage: So what I normally do is I go out, capture all of my footage on my phone. I come home, I connect my phone to my laptop using a USB cable. At the same time, I connect my hard drive to my laptop using it another USB cable, and then I just transfer all of the videos from my phone to the hard drive over here. You can see that my hard drive is connected, and I have different folders for all the footage that I have taken over the past few months . As you can see here, I have some footage that I've taken over the past few months and this is just one example. Okay, so this is raw video footage, and what I would recommend is kind of developing your eye for taking good quality footage. As you can see here, I just tried to create like, a nice composition with the you know, the way the building fits within the frame on this kind of small little structure over here . If it's within the frame, just try and be a little creative and take really good footage, because, I mean, before you start editing, I mean I think it really starts with capturing good footage. I just try and do. Just try and do your best. Or what you can also do is just report yourself speaking on camera with a nice backdrop. But there is another option because you could take your own footage, or what you can also do is you can go on the Internet and find people who are providing their footage for you to use. So this would be copyright free royalty free stock video footage. Okay, so you just need to go on to the Web and try and find some of this footage downloaded. Save it on on your hard drive, and then you can use that footage in your projects. A lot of that footage can be used for your personal use, but even a lot of it can be used for commercial use. And to find the stock footage. Just go to Google and search for stock video footage. Okay, and now you will get websites like these to hear that list. The best websites to go to to find royalty free stock video footage so you could visit any of these websites and they have free video footage that you can use or this one here. They start their start with a list of places to find the footage. This is just one example of a website that you could use to find free stock video footage. Priest off videos What you can do is just go to the search bar and search for the kind of video that you need. So just say, for example, you know you need footage of the ocean. Now you'll get a list of free stock videos that you can watch and download. So just, for example, this one here. So a lot of these videos have been shot by, you know, people who know what they're doing when it comes to taking footage. So I mean, some of these videos are even before cake. So over here you would just download the video saver to your hard drive or your laptop, and then just make sure you follow the terms of the license you read through the license. Like here, it says this is free for personal and commercial use and no attribution required, which attribution is just mentioning the creator, the person who took the footage. So just make sure that you follow all the rules. But now, using this footage, you can create really great looking projects. And as you can see here, I have a folder on my hard drive for free stock footage that I've starts for and downloaded . So this is just one example. 4. Import Footage, Record PC Screen, Intro To Timeline: All right, So you have all your footage now. So now you want to start editing. And as you can see, here we are editing with him the widescreen format, you know, 16 9 aspect ratio on first thing you need to do is import your video footage. Okay, So just make sure that you are clicked on media here because you click on music. You can click on this option for texting credits, but just make sure that you are clicked on that option there. So first of all, you could go up here, And as you can see, I normally choose this option. But you can also import directly from your camera or phone. Or you could download videos from Facebook, instagram or flicker. But I always go for this option. And then I import my videos from my hard drive, or you could just kick here. So now, to get started, I'm just gonna import some videos. My project. So now that we've imported the videos, you can see that you can preview the videos as well. If you just click on some nail here and then you compress plea or click on the video that you want and press space bar okay, And you can preview in full screen as well. If you press base bar, go to full speed. If you want to record footage using a webcam, all you need to do is come appear to record click on report from Webcam, and then a window is going to come up, asking you to choose the webcam that you want to use at the microphone that you want to use the frame rate and resolution and then just click record. And when you finish the recording, there are video was gonna show up here, and the other method for getting footage is to come up here, go to record PC screen. You will see this small little window pop up. It allows you to record video of your desktop screen at the same time, recording the sound from a microphone and the system sound. And that just means that, for example, if you record your desktop and an API show YouTube video, it would record the sound of the YouTube YouTube video. So before you start recording there, there are a number of options to choose from Over here. You can just choose full screen where the window would be, you know, covering the full screen. Or you could choose custom where you could resize the window that you want to record. Or if you click on Target Window, you could click and then drag to resize the window that you wanna record within. Okay, so generally I just go full screen. Now, over here, you can choose the microphone that you want to use. So as you can see here, it's picking up the sound from this microphone, which is a USB microphone over here. This basically just records the system sound coming from your laptop. Over here, you can see I have some blue to headphones that are connected to my laptop at the moment. So it's it will record the sound that is coming through those headphones. If I play YouTube video, I press play, I can hear the sound of the video coming through my headphones hand. If I click record, you will hear that YouTube video as well. So if you come over to settings, what you'll see is that you can choose the folder that you want to save this video to. You can choose the frame rate but generally I just stick with 25 frames per second. Choose the quality. Generally. Stay with best. You could set up a timer over here. You can choose whether you want to show the mouse kicks in the recording and down here you can see that you can start and stop the recording using F nine on your keyboard. When you're ready, kick on record and you'll see 54321 So now it's recording, and it is recording this desktop screen. It's recording the sound of my voice. And if I go to this YouTube video, for example, and if I press play, it will record the system sound and you should hear the sound of this YouTube video. Okay, now, when you want to finish recording, just press F nine on your keyboard. And as you can see here, the video shows up here. Now, over here, you can preview. So now it's recording, and it is recording this desktop screen. It's recording the sound of my voice, and if I so there you have the footage off your desktop scream, and you should also have the sound of the YouTube video. Okay, so now over here, you can click, hold and drag it into your project. I'll just say one more thing here. If you wanted to lead a video from the section, just click on it or right click and click on Delete or click on the video and press delete on your keyboard. All right, so now let's try and understand this timeline here and all of these layers and how it works . Okay, so the first thing that you need to look at Israeli this layer here because it's the most important layer, it's kind of like the foundation. Everything is built upon this layer. This is kind of like the bottom layer, and then this is added on top of this layer, and this layer is added on top of the last and then on top of the last, on top of the last like that. So when you need to start by putting your video here, so what you need to do is go to your video, find your video, see you like Okay, I want this one previewed. Now click Hold and drag it to this first layer. So if you press space bar, you see that it previews, and you can see this slider moving across that is slotting across in real time. Okay, so press space bar again to pause. So going across represents time going down represents the layers. So just to demonstrate these layers in a very clear way, this here is the text layer. So if I go to text if I click, hold and drag that to this text layer. Now, if I press space ball to stop the playback, you can see this text is on this first layer. Okay? It is overlaying the first there. And as you can see, when the slider crosses this finishing point, text will disappear. So as you can see there, Okay, so I'll just delete this again on I'm going to show you how to use its text layer properly later. Delete that 5. Picture-in-Picture, Speed up/slow down videos, organize videos in Timeline: now the next layer is picturing picture Go back to media and choose just another video. Now I'm gonna click Hold and drag this to this layer. So now you can see that this second layer is built upon the first layer So you can see here You can actually resize this video. And this here represents this picture in picture there. If I press play, you will see that both videos will play. Okay, This one is just Just have a smaller frame. Press baseball and you can see that both videos are in payback. Okay, Space bar again. So as you can see here, if you click, hold and drag, you can move the starting an endpoint. So now the start point will be here. So five press space bar now the second they are appears individual you can see here could take a back and it disappears. See is not here now, so I'm gonna delete this now. What you can also do is you can drag images onto this layer. So down here I have an image and click hold and dragged into this layer. So now I can resize it. Put it here. Press space bar, and when it passes is finishing point, the picture will disappear. But this layer continues pain. Okay, until it gets to this point. So press space bar to pause and I can click, hold and drag. So now over here you can only see the video. Now, when it gets to this starting point here, the image will appear on screen press space bar. There it appears. And once the slider passes at this point, it disappears. But I can also do with images is I can increased the duration that the picture will display , hoping now it'll only disappear from screen when it gets there. Now, if you go back to this first layer, you'll see that you actually can increase the duration of the cape, not by dragging it like that. But what you could do is you can right click, go to edit Now, down here, you'll see duration. So this is the original duration of good. Now, if I increase that to say 30 seconds press OK, now you will see that this video is now in slow motion. You know, it's just been the duration has been dragged out. So press space bar now it's much slower. Zlate. So press space bar again. Now I can speed up the video as well so I can play that clip in, say, five seconds. Okay. Now it's gonna be really fast, as you can see for space bargain. So I'm just gonna delete that to get the original video again thick. Hold drag back to the timeline. So now I'm just gonna demonstrate these layers because that's the focus here. The focus here is to understand how these layers work. So we've got the first foundation video that you use, and then you build upon this video. And what you can do is well, is now you can add other videos here. So if I choose another one, I think hold drag. And as you can see, you can't. You need to start here at the end point. You can drag it past that, create a gap. You need to put it there. If I take this back a little, you know, just drag the slider back. Press space bar. You will see that the next clip will continue after straight after. Okay, that's how I normally start these projects is I normally just choose all the videos that I want to work with Say, let's choose another one Here, drag this in you. And now you can also change the order of these clips. Let's just add one more Say this beer one year so put this year Now you can press play on try and get a feeling for for your video You know, sometimes you need to figure out where you want to put all these clips. So if I decide that I don't want this clip here, if I decide that I want this clip to go after this clip, I would just kick hold and drag it over here. Now the clip underneath will go after, As you can see, if I let go now, this one here was pushed out to this point here. Now, after the first trip, you will see that the order has changed. So if I want to put this beer one after this one here, this one here will be pushed out. Okay, Now this one's over here and this beer one comes after this clip so you can play around with the order of very easy 6. Text & Music Layers, Project View, Sound Effects: So I'm just gonna explain this text layer very briefly. I'm gonna later on, I'm going to go into detail with all of these options that you can choose. But just to understand the layers you have some options here you can preview, and what you can do is click hold and drag it to text layer. So now this layer will play above this layer. You can see that it's showing here. So a five press space bar. Okay, now, over here, it will disappear. No, the thing is just to kind of experiment with this and you see how it plays out. Okay, so there, that's your text layer. And you can also edit the text. But I'm going to show you that later. So just put this back here. And now over here, you have the music clear just to show you this very quickly. Now select this music option. And with film aura, they actually provide a lot of music copyright free and royalty free music that you can use your content. So over here you can preview, you can preview the music that you want, or you can import your own music. So over here you see, you can import media files so later I'm going to show you where you can find great music to use in your project. But this is just music that I found on YouTube. Well, not on YouTube. YouTube provides royalty free music that you could use, and I'm gonna show you that later. So just for example, on this one here and you can drag it down to this layer. Now, as you can see, that the full song there, I'll just show you one more thing up here, you can see this bar. You can resize the timeline so that you can see your project full If you bring it down here . Now, I can see my project felt like if I just increasing little, I can see that the music has a longer duration two clips so I can keep adding clips until it reaches the end of this finishing point for the song or can also cut the end off the songs like that. And I can also edit and undo to bring it back and edit and undo too. Join back together in now. Over here. If I take it back to the start if I press play, you should hear the sound of the video. You will see the taxslayer pop up above the video layer. And now you will also hear the music playing on top of the first layer. You know, the first layer has the sound from the video, so just press play and you can hear all of these layers together. So what you can see here is actually that there are tuned music layers, so it's really just sound layers. Okay, so if you have some sound effects, for example, like there's a section here for sound effects and I can click hold and drag that down to this layer here. So now I'll just increase my view off the project so I can see this in better detail. And if I press play now, you're going. Let me let me just drag us across just to demonstrate this better. So when I start here, you should hear the sound of the video. You should see the tax pop up. You should hear the music star playing. I'm actually gonna go over here and see this. Over here is I am splitting the oil. If I click this here that cuts it down at this point. And I could care I could delete. And I can click on hold dragged back. Okay. I want you to hear the music and a little better. So you're going to hear the video? We're going to see the text pop up. You're gonna hear the music play, and then at this point here, you're gonna hear a beep. So presently. All right, so now hopefully you understand this thes layers a little more. 7. Add Multiple Text/Music Tracks, Hide Tracks, Audio Mixer: all right. So I'm actually gonna go into more detail with these, you know, this music section, text section, transitions of filters. But just hopefully you understand these how these layers work a little more. And if you go down here, you can see that you can add a new track. Okay, so So here. I mean, you could refer to these as tracks. I refer to them as layers. But if you click on this, you can see that you can add or remove tracks or for me, layers. So here you have the textract. So this T here represents the text track or layer and music track would be the music or sound layer. Okay. So if I you can have the option off using five text boxes. So if I click OK, now, if I go down, you will see that I have 12345 text layers or text tracks. Okay, But I could bring that down again, back down to two, for example, And I can increase the music track, say, or the soundtracks, you know? Well, there's a lot actually up to 10 different sound layers. So let's just say three for now to text three music. Okay, go down on. So that's that. Now, there's just one more thing to pay attention to. Here. You can see here. There's, like a little I Okay. And if you hold your mouse there, it's just short track. Now, if I go here and if I click on that little by there now, this layer becomes invisible. Okay, so if I press play here, you won't see the text, as you can see there if I come down here and if I I can mute. Okay? I can mute this sound level so you won't hear the beep. You're going to hear the music. The music can be hard, but the beep won't be hard. Okay, so you can you can mute thes music or sound layers, and you can hide these layers here. Okay, You can even hide the video earlier, but obviously, I mean, you wouldn't really want to do that. So just to finish with this layers, if you go here, you can see that you could change the view of your project. So it's a storyboard view. Now, if you click there, you'll see that this section over here changes And to be honest, I never read Use this view at all because this is a much more useful view to use this one Here is the timeline, so I always select that option. Now, there's one more thing to understand about these layers is that if you go up here and hold your mouse, you can see the audio mixer. So if you click on that, you will see the audio levels for all of your different layers. Okay, So remember, here you have your your foundation there. Suppose your video there, your first layer. So over here you can decrease and increase the volume or or the decibels off that layer. So if I increase it there, the sound of the video is going to be ready loud later. Okay. So you can increase or decrease the sound in your picture in picture layer. Obviously, there's no sound in the text layers, but coming down to these, remember, I have three different music tracks or three different music layers so I can adjust the volumes within each layer. So okay, I can put this one here really high. This one here really load and what you can also do is even change. You know the where the sound is coming from. Will it come from the left side? You know, the left headphone or the right headphone. Okay, but we'll go into that in more detail later. And over here, you can adjust the master volume. So the master volume controls the overall volume of all of these combined. Okay. So you can bring that down on bring that up. 8. Undo/Redo, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, 3D LUTs, Play in Reverse, Color Tuning Presets: So I want to show you now how you can edit clips within this layer. So choose the clips that you want to work with drag and drop him onto the timeline. Okay, so if you look up here, you have a number of different tools that you can use. So the first tool that you can use here is undo an undue just on does the last action that you did So, for example, that there would disappear Or if I kick on redo, it would reappear. And if I come over here and cut this kid right there later, I can come back over here and undo that action. You also have the option of going up here to edit and clicking on undo and redo, all right. And the next tool that I want to show you is headed. So what you do is you just click on the clip that you want to work with, right click, and you can click on edit, Okay. Or what you can do is click on the clip that you want to work on and click on this button here to edit, and you get this small screen. So now The important thing to remember is that when you adjust all of these levels, they only affect the clip that you have chosen. Okay, if I change these levels, they're not gonna affect this clip here. So up here, the first tool that you use is rotate. Okay, rotate 90 degrees cock allies. So over here in the preview screen, you can see that it rotates. Or I could bring it back. I can also flipped horizontally, so just watch this here. This screen is going to mirror. I click on this, okay? Goes the opposite way on. I could bring it back. Now, this one over here fits it vertically. So basically just goes upside down, and I'll just bring that back. Now. If you come down here, you can see that you can decrease on increase the contrast. Okay? Bring all the way down on all the way up. Bring that back to normal, and you can adjust the saturation, the brightness on the tent. Now, if you look at this option here, just think of this as it's kind of like a filtered. Tempted. So you have all these different options here, and they're based on a famous TV shows and famous movies and what they are, are they're basically they give your video kind of like a cool look or a warm look or kind of very specific, like high contrast looks. So if I click on this one, you'll see a change in the preview screen. Okay, Now it's definitely it's just got a different feel to the video. Alright, bring this back now. I couldn't make this. I can give it up like a warmer look, as you can see there. Or I could get it. I could give it a very cold look and choose, you know, maybe double 07 Okay, so you could just play around with these now over here. I never really used this option. It'll auto enhance because it never really seems to come out right for me. But you can use that option if you want on. As you can remember, I already explained how to speed up the kids and slow down the clip using speed and duration. Now there's one more option here. You can see that you can play the video clip in reverse. So if I click on that now, you can see that the kids will be played in reverse. Okay, so sometimes that's useful. Now, over here, you can see that there are some advanced editing options. Okay, Now, as you can see here, it says advanced color tuning, or sometimes you'll hear color grading. Now, color tuning or calibrating is a very complicated topic, and I'm going to probably make a separate course about that. But in this course, I'm just going to stick to the basics, so I would recommend for you. If you want to create videos quickly, just use some of the presets. Okay? Because some of these options are fairly complicated. So I would just go for the preset, just, you know, choose like a cool look or, you know, boost the color or dark in the film. Okay, Now, up here, you can see that you have two choices you have. You know, you can edit the video portion of the video and you can also edit the audio portion of the video. So now you get a different screen that comes up. So if I decrease the volume, it is decreasing the volume only for this clip. OK, so there'll be no sound here. And when the slider moved to this point, you will hear this video. So I'm just gonna play this kid normally so you could see the sound. Now, if I bring this down, you'll see that it's much lower, okay? Or I can bring it all the way up and increase the volume. Because sometimes when you take footage, if you take it footage, you know, like a quiet street, the volume would be quite low. But if you took the footage in traffic, you know the volume would be quite high. So it's useful to have this tool where you can decrease the volume if you need to, just to make sure that the volume levels stay fairly balanced throughout all the different clips. So if you look over here, you have the option to fade in and fade out, so fading it's best just to demonstrate the soldiers, increase the slider as much as you want to see. I can only increase it to 3.1 seconds because this clip is only 3.1 seconds long. Okay, so but you're going to hear a difference now to see the way that the volume slowly increased. Okay, Now I can bring that back down and I can also fade out. Okay, So what's gonna happen here is that the volume is gonna be high to begin with, and it's gonna fade out as it gets to this point. All right, so this is just a useful tool because not normal. It's just nice to start videos with a faded and normally to end videos with a fade out just to make it nice and smooth. 9. Video Pitch/Equalizer, Denoise, Splitting Videos, Crop/Pan & Zoom,: So now you come down here to pitch. And honestly, I don't really play around with pitch that much, but it just increases and decreases the pitch of the sound of your kid. Okay, as you can see here, or if you bring it down, a kind of sounds like base here. Now, over here. Remembering for video, we had these filter templates. Well, you have these kind of presets or sound templates for for the audio as well. So if you come down here, you could see that Jeff classic dance space and all of these presets changed the sound of the tip. I'm going to show you how to use these properly later when I start editing, you know, music and voice over clips. All right, now. So if I play this keep, you can see you can hear that there's a There's a lot of background noise. So if I click on this option, it removes the background noise as you can hear. And I have the option to increase the strength off the D noise too. Or I could just give it a like a week effect. OK, But to be honest, I never really use this as well. I generally just increase and decrease the volume. So I just want to show you one more thing If you click on a clip and select edit. What you can see is that you can actually adjust each clip individually, and then you can just click on the next one and edit that one. Bring change the levels. Now, I can just click on this one here. As you conceive, this one's all the way down. So just watch these levels change here as I click on the different kids. Okay. And after all of that, I can click, OK? And all of these clips will be edited individually. Okay, They will have their own settings. So we've done undo, redo and edit. Now the next tool along this line is split. Okay, So generally, what I do is I try and find a point that is natural to stop that with the clip. So I would just press play, and wherever I want to stop, I just stop there. And now you can either click on that button there or this little icon here comes up, and if I click on that, you will see that the clip has been split into at this point. So what I normally do is just select this one and delete it. And now this clip is shorter. But if I need to go back, I could just go over here and say Undo. And I can also undo this split so generally for me. When I added, I try and find the best moment within each clip to keep. So normally I would, you know, cut the beginning and cut the end So I would just press play, find a point that I want to start out split, delete, no key play, for example. Maybe I want to stop here and then just press pause, cut and delete. So the goal for me is generally just to take long portions of footage and then just to find the best moment within the footage and edit around that or, you know, split around those moments. Another interesting thing T notice here is that if I add some or clips, you know, maybe to this picture in picture layer and if I add some text, we just don't hear, I could add some music. Bring that down there now. So if I don't tick on any clip here or any of these text layers. It's gonna split all the way down through all of these. So as you can see there, Okay, so sometimes that's not very useful. So I could just undo that. So, generally, for me, I try and be a little more precise with my splitting off clips. So I would select the clip that I want to split. And then if I click on this icon, it only split this specific clip. OK, then I would delete that. Okay, so I don't have a problem. It's splitting all of them. Right? So the next option along the line that we have is you hear crop and zoom. So generally, what I do for this is just, you know, find a portion of the of the video that I want to work with. Okay, so I would, you know, press play. Okay, So say I wanna split over here, play a little more spill there. Okay? No, we're gonna be working with this section here. Now take on crop and zoom. So over here we have the original video, and over here we have you know, the final result what it's gonna be if we click. OK, that's gonna be the final result. So now over here, you can see you have the window so you can constrain the window. You can constrain it manually at the moment. If I adjust this, it is only constrained within an aspect ratio off 16 Mr. Nine. Okay, I can choose a different a number of different aspect ratios to constrain the window. Okay, If I choose this one here, it turns into a square. I could I could make that smaller. Okay, over here. I could do it manually. Which just means that I can create the my own specific aspect ratio. So now you can see it over here in the preview window. And just for example, if I wanted to zoom in to the top of that building over here, I would click. OK, now, if I play this video, you can see the difference. Now, the other option over here is so the 1st 1 is cropped. Okay. The next one is pans. Oh, okay. So when we're using this option now, you can see that the video starts in one place and ends at another point. OK, so it starts with the bigger window and we'll end focusing in on this window. Okay, so you can see that if you click on this window here, you can adjust the the end point. OK, so put it there. Now it's going to start with the full screen, and it's gonna zoom into this point, okay? Or I could it just this bigger window, You know, the starting point. And I could put this over here, for example. Now it's gonna start here, this window, and it's gonna end up there, and I could resize this window of a one. Okay, so sometimes this that's just, you know, handy to play around with. So now, as you can see, if we if we play all of these clips together, you'll see a difference. 10. Freeze Frame, Power Tool, Pixelating Faces, Face Off, Color Tuning Presets: The next option that we have along the line is freeze frame. Okay, So, generally, what you would do here is just find a point that you want to start from. Say, I want to start from there. Now if I just make sure that your clip is selected, okay? And then if you come appear to freeze frame, click that. And now a still image. You know, it's kind of like a snapshot off this moment. Okay? There's a snapshot taken, and it just provides, like, a still image. For if you edit that clip, you'll see that there is a a default duration off five seconds. OK? And I could increase that. I could decrease it. OK, now, Okay. I can also come over here and adjusted manually, okay? And you'll see that the end of the clip always follows the end of this point. Okay. See the end of the clippers still there, so I could bring it down. Okay, so if I play the clip from here, I'll just bring this down a little. Now, if I play this clip here, you'll see that the video will play and then there'll be a still image for a little bit, and then the video will continue. Okay, so when you're editing videos, it's just a nice little option. Sometimes I use it to add, like, a little bit of narration or voice over. Okay, so what? I'm gonna show you next. Is this power toe? Okay, so I'm gonna use this clip here, and I'm gonna select power tool. Now, you can see here you have tilt shift, mosaic and face off. But if you apply tilt shift, you'll see that it adds this kind of, like glory effect to the video and in the middle, it's clear. And you can adjust this portion. Yeah. So if I kick okay, now, this video, You know, over here, you can see that blurred effect. Okay, It's quite a nice effect. So as you can see here in this video, this bartender is actually gonna drop down, and you're actually going to see his face in the video. So normally, when you upload videos, you know to YouTube. Generally, you need the person's permission before you can upload it. So now if you don't have the person's permission, he would somehow need to lower the person's face. Now there's a tool here, which, which is gonna allow you to do that. So I'm going to play the video up until the point where he drops his face. Okay, so let's just say okay, so I'm gonna start from here, and I'm just gonna split. No, I'm gonna take it back toe where he disappears from from view. Now it's over there. Okay, so I'm just gonna bring it over there. Now, I'm gonna add this blur effect within this kip. So now I'm going to go toe power tool, and I'm gonna goto mosaic, and I'm going to apply Mosaic to the clip. Now I'm going to add Now you can see this little box appear. Yeah, So I'm gonna put this box up here because his face is gonna His face is gonna drop down there and go back up. So now I'm going to increase it as well. Okay, because he actually covers, like, a like a good section of the video, so just increase it a little like that. Now, over here, you can see percent. Yes. So just watch these little you know, it's kind of like this. This window here is pixelated, so I can increase the effect or decrease it. Okay, I'm gonna choose a nice, you know that. Ok, that there that that effect effect is OK for me. So over here, I can preview. So there you could see he drops into view. But, you know, I don't have his permission to to put him in the video, so I need this pixelated window, and now he's not individual. It'll So if I play this full kit from here, you'll see that you can't see him when he bends down. Okay, Right. So I'm just gonna demonstrate this face off tool. So over here, I have imported some some other footage, and I have spit the video, They're in there. And now I'm gonna choose this section toe work with. So I'm gonna select the clip. Go to power Tool. Now down here, select face off and then apply face off to the kid. Okay. Make sure that's selected. Now, I can choose from these different options and this one here, what it means is that this blurred effect is going to automatically identify the faces within the video, and it's gonna apply that florid effect to the face. So you can preview it here. Okay? Or you could choose one of these other faces. Okay. So you can just play around with all these different options that you have. If I select this one, click. OK, now, in this video, you'll see that. Okay, so now the last option that you have appear is advanced color tuning or color grading. So choose your kip, click on it. But honestly, this is a very complicated topic, and it deserves a lot of study. So unless you know a lot about color braiding or color tuning, I would recommend keeping it simple and just choosing from some of presets. Okay, so here, you know, this is would give you kind of a cool look to your video. This makes it a little warmer. This brightens up the video, you know, elegant. So just trying. I would recommend, if you're just a beginner in video editing. Used these definitely used these presets. Okay. All right. So now that we know what these tools do, let's move on 11. Adding Music, Finding Royalty Free Music, Volume Levels: All right, So now we have all these tips over here in this first layer, and we're happy with the order. And we've organized sequence. Now, you could probably focus on adding some good, you know, atmosphere and feeling to Europe video. So go to music. And when you download film or a And when you subscribe to the to the effects door, Fillmore will provide you with a lot of free music to use copyright free music and also some sound effects. Right. So, as you can see here, there are many different categories and sections that you can that you can look through. And you can preview some of the music, just click on it and press space bar. Okay. All right. So you need to find music that kind of fits with the with the atmosphere of your video. So what I would do is I would just try and experiment with some of these options just to see which one works best. Okay. Okay, Now, so, honestly, for me, that doesn't really fit that well, so I would try something else. Okay. So want to see that kind of feels like it fits a little more but let's try some more. Okay, so maybe that could be good. Maybe possibly. And what you can see here is that when you're browsing, you can actually just right click, and you can add to favorites so you'll see that little heart in a top right corner. And now, if you go down to the Favorites folder, you can access all of your favorite songs. Now, what I try and do is I like to try and find my own music on the web. So over here you can see this my music folder. So what you can do here is import your own music that you have found on the Internet into this folder. And as you can see here at the top, you can import your own music. So the only problem probably have now is finding the music. So that's what I'm going to show you next. Now there's a lot of websites that provide royalty free music, but partially at the moment. I like to use the YouTube audio library, so just search for that in Google. Now click on this link and you'll be taken to the main page, so you need to log into your YouTube account. So in the YouTube audio library, you can find free music and sound effects to use in your videos, and you can listen to the songs before you download them. Okay, so over here, you can favorite the different songs you want. You can visit your favorites folder. You could search the songs according to the genre Mood instrument, duration, etcetera. And you would just download the song over here by kicking this. And honestly, there are just so many songs to choose from. It's just a great place to get music. Okay, so if you want to find some mawr music to use into projects, I would just go to Google and start for where to find royalty free music. Okay. And now, just visit one of these links like this one, for example. And as you can see here, these guys just list the best places on the Web to find great music. Okay, so come down there. Number one, the YouTube on your library down. Epidemic sound free. Stop music, Computex. Okay, So I would recommend just to, you know, browse through those different websites and down download some great free music to use in your projects. So I actually downloaded a bunch of songs from YouTube, and I imported them into this folder here. My music. So these are some of the songs that I chose. Okay, so a lot of the music is just instrumental, and it's great music just to go along with your videos, right? So now there's just one thing to really focus on here is that you need to make sure that the volume levels in your clips are OK and that it's suitable for the music. Okay, so you can hear a bit of sound from these clips, but it's not really that distracting when listening to the music. Now, if I take it up here just of this clip here now, try and listen to the music and try and listen to the volume levels within these two clips here and just try and listen for the one that's not really that suitable. Okay? So as it can see that with these two clips, the volume level seem to be OK. But for this one, here is a little too high because of the traffic. Okay, so you would just go to edit and goto volume. Okay, Make sure that you're you're selecting the audio option and then just take the volume down a little, okay? Or a little or a lot, Just depending on how much you need to take it down. So just go back, try and test it. Yeah, Okay. Much softer. I could hear it again. Just trying to find a good level. OK, so that seems to be just go through all your clips like that, right? So just make sure that the volume levels between all of these clips are fairly balanced. Okay, so you can actually right click and edit, go to audio. And now you can see the volume there. So if you click on each clip, you can adjust the volume levels individually. Okay, Bring that down. Click OK? And you can also come down here and headed the music level. Okay, We hear you've got volume. You bring that down. Bring it up 12. Sound Effects, Finding Royalty Free Sound Effects: now, as you can see here in music film or actually provide you with some sound effects as well like these you could just press space bar or press this little play button here to preview the music. Okay, left, click and then space bar. So you have them here in sound effects. And if you go to media, if you are subscribed to the to the effect store, there are some available here as well. You can also download some sound effects from the YouTube audio library. Just click on this option here, and you'll see that over here you can search for sound effects. So what I would do is if I needed, you know, like, say, a sound effect for door closing. I would just start door closing to use one of these, okay? And then just choose the one that sounds best for me. And then now maybe you would need the sound of a crowd of people you know, just going preview them thing. Okay, then just go over here to download and then just imported into your project. So there is no import option for for these folders over here. As you can see, the top. You need to go to mind music, and then you need to import your sound effects to this folder here. If you want to add one of these sound affects your project. You know, with with video with the music and with the sound effect. On top of that, you need to make sure that you have a few music tracks selected. So over here, you can see that there's only one music track available. So you need to come down to add new truck now, text tracks we. But we only have one. We're gonna add a few more later. But music tracks. There's only one selected now, so I'm just gonna select two. Okay, so now over here, you can see this to music tracks available so I can just choose the sound effect that I want to work with. Preview it, click hold and drag it to this level. Okay, not to the music level. T this level here. Okay. So I'm gonna put it there. All right, So now when you press play, you should hear a little bit of sound coming from the video clips. You should hear the music. And then at this point here. When the slider reaches this point, you should hear the sound effect. Okay, so press space bar. Okay, So what you can do as well is right. Click and edit. And over here you can bring the volume down. Okay? So just bring the volume down a little click. OK? Come back. Tested eso If you're happy with that thing, just keep that volume level. If you want to find some more. Resource is for free sound effects. Just go to Google. Search for where to find free sound effects. Have a look at one of the links like this one, for example on as you can see, this website list, the best resource is or places to visit where you can download free sound effects. 13. Editing Music Tracks, Fade In/Fade Out: All right. So once you've chosen your music for your project and you're happy with it now you can start editing within these two music layers. So what you need to do is you need to select the clip you on a walk with. Now you can go over here and click on edit. Or generally, I just right click and go to bed it. Okay, so now you see the screen pop up here on first option you have is to increase on, decrease the speed. Now, have a look at here at duration, because if you change the speed, you affect the duration as well. So when I changed the speed here, just watch the duration change. So if I go up, changes the duration. Now, if I just zoom out a little, you'll see how it affects this music clip. Here. Find increased speed, come short. Her by decrease comes much longer. Yeah, so just bring it back to the middle. Now, if I increase it just a little, you'll hear that the music track pays very quickly. Okay, so it doesn't sound that great. So bring it back down. Maybe, you know, like point two over here. Honestly, that's, you know, it's very quick. So bring it down and become slower. Now, honestly, for me, I generally just leave it at the the normal speed. So that's there. Just if you want to play around with it. But I would use volume a lot. So what I do is just bring it down to the beginning of the video press space bar to play. And then here I would just try and find a good volume for the music. Okay, Here, it's all the way down. But if you bring it up a little, how does that sound way out? So So just try and find a level that you're comfortable with. Okay? Right. So now over here, you can see we have fading and fade out so you can remember fade in and fade out from earlier in this course, when we were editing these video clips. But now we are fading in and out of within this music track. So if I press play here, you'll see that, you know, there's kind of like a clapping intro. So what I'm gonna do here is just click on the track, click on this. I can't just split. I'm gonna delete that. I'm gonna click hold and drag this back. OK? So just to demonstrate if I press play here, the music is going to start, you know, immediately. Now I want, like a like a smooth are introduction. So what I'm going to do is just fade in just for five seconds over here. So for five seconds, it's going to start from this point and then slowly fade in for five seconds, and then it's going to reach the maximum level. So just listen to the difference now, Okay? So or you could bring it down to a shorter fade in off, say a second try and listen to that. So now the fade in a shorter and but it's still quite smooth. So generally that's what I do to start videos fading. It always begins at the start of the clip. OK, so it affects this portion of the clip. Fadeout always effects the end of the okay. So if I select the fade out option, it's only gonna fade out when it gets to this point. So generally what I do for the end of it, those is I. I like to use, like just I like to finish just with a little bit of a black screen. So I like to finish about their Okay, So I will just click over here split, delete the section. And now what I would do is just thick. And so we come back here to fade out, and I would just add a fade out effect to the end of the kid. Okay, So I could test that press space bar. Okay. So you can see it has a nice kind of smooth fade out. And if I if there was no fade out, bring that back down to zero, it would sound like this, you know, it's not really that smooth. So it's just better to use a fade out. Now, within my video was I sometimes used two different tracks, so I'm just gonna demonstrate that here quickly. So with this one here, I'll just spit this here, delete that section, and I'm going to go toe my music holder, and I'm gonna choose this Valerie plane track. Okay, preview it and then just click Hold dragged to this point here, so I'm just gonna drag it there for now. Generally. What I try and do is just try and zoom in a little just to this point here, Okay? So that because sometimes when you drag and drop, it kind of overlaps. And for some reason, so you just want to zoom in as much as you can so that you can get these two tracks to meet . Exactly. So now if we preview this, just zoom out a little, just preview this, okay? So that's not smooth at all. So what I would do here is just now we need a fade out on a fade in effect over here. So I would select this, click at it and just add some fadeout toe. Okay, let's just add five seconds previewed now that that, to me, is not that smooth. So over here, I'm gonna add some faded. Let's just say about 3.88 seconds. Go back and tested. Okay, so that's nice and smooth. And at the end of the video, Kip, now I would selected split, delete that section and add a fade out again. OK? Because now for this clip over here we have the fading that we added. But we don't have a fade out. Okay, so I need to add that again and you can hear the fade out. Okay. And at the beginning, we have a fade in as well. All right. So everything is smooth at the beginning. We have a fading over here. We have a fade out here. We have a fading And over here, we have a fade out. 14. Music Pitch/Equalizer, Recording and Editing Voice Overs: All right, now. So the next option that we have when we edit this musically or ease, we've done speed, duration, volume fade in, fade out. And now we come to pitch. Okay, so now I'm just gonna demonstrate this. So a press space bar Now the pitch is that way. Okay, so now it sounds different. Yes. So if I go down to say minus two, I just got a lower pitch. Okay? I can go all the way down. So that's just an interesting little effect to play around with. Generally, I would just use the normal level. Right. So the next option that we have over here is the equalizer. And just think of this as you know, it's kind of like a sound template. It just changes the sound a little. So if you click this here, you'll have a bunch of different presets to choose from. So I just go down and click through all of these different options until I find a nice sounding effect Press space bar. Okay. So just keep doing that into until you find a good option. Now, watch this change. If I click on this track, this is gonna go back to default. Yeah, because this has completely different settings. Okay, so what? All of these? Change. Okay, so both of these clips have totally different settings. And over here, as I showed you before, you can Dean oise track okay, removed background noise and give it a week Mild or strong effect. Right. And I just want to show you this quickly if you click on the clip that you want and if you right click and you can go to copy. Okay. If you copy this here. Now, bring the slider across. And when you Right, click and paste. Okay. Now we have copied this portion of the track, and we have pasted will be here. Okay, so if you listen, does it made out? Okay, so and the start of this clip sounds the same as the start of this kid because they both have a fade in. And if you right click an edit, you'll see that they have the same settings. So now, as you've seen, we can add music and sound effects to our project. There's one more option for adding sound to your video, and that is to record record a voiceover or admiration to your video. Okay, so you could do a voice over or duration for the full video if you want. Generally for me, before I start recording a voice over, I need some video on, you know, maybe some music toe work with as well. So first, I would, you know, organize all of these clips together to my edits, you know, split the videos and get the best moments within these clips on some music to get some good feeling for your video. And then after that, I would add the boys over. So what you could do before you record is, you know, maybe write a script, So just maybe open one of these no pads and then just start writing the script that you want to use in your video. Now, I'm just going to say blah, blah. Uh, OK, but right. A nice script for your video. And now when you're ready to record, just make sure that the slider is at the start. Okay? We'll make sure that the slider is at the point that you want to start, So let's just say we want to start here now. What I would do is now come up to record Go down to record a voiceover, Go down to device Now select the microphone that you want to use. So I have this USB mic connected Connect that on, have not selected. So when you're ready to record, click on this button here and you'll see 321 And I'm quickly gonna jump back to this. No pad, OK? And then do the recording press stop. And now over here, you have your voice over. I would just go back here and listen to it way. And as you can see, the volume is very low. So I'm going to right click, go to edit and increase the volume. Okay. And listen to it again. Okay? So if I'm not happy with it, I would just delete it and then go back and redo it again if necessary. But let's just bring us back. So after this point, I would just keep doing voiceovers whenever I need. Throughout the video, and right here you can see that you were given a slightly different symbol and this represents the voice over a truck. And now if you want to editor voice over all you need to do is right. Click go to edit and you see this screen come up again. Now, as I've said before, you can play around with speed and the duration. But generally for voiceovers, my main focus would be volume. Okay, volume and clarity. So I wouldn't really focus on fade in and fade out. To be honest, that I would use the's in music tracks more, and I wouldn't focus on pitch, but I would sometimes use this equalizer. Okay, so you have a bunch of different equalizer presets here that you can choose from. And these just all give your your voice over a different sound. Okay? And you can use these within your music tracks as well. But generally I try and play around with these four for the voiceovers. So as you can see, if I bring this back now, I can play around with these different presets. Funches Press, please wait. So you can see that the sound is changing. Try another one. Tries press playing. Okay. So you can just keep playing around until you find a very nice sound for your voice over. So as you can see here, my voice over the sound is quite low. So what I would need to do is come up to this audio mixer. And now I have a new track available that I can be used to adjust the volume. So over here, you can see record. Now, I can bring this up or bring it down. If I bring it down a little, my voice nearly disappear. So what you can see here is that this music track, this is too high. It's drowning out the voice over. So I would come back. Now, this is the first music track, so I would just bring this way down because I really want this to be clear. Now the music track is too long, so I've got to bring it back up. Try there. There we go. So that might not be too bad, because over here, the volume is all the way up to the top in the audio mixer. We could maybe bring it up a little more, and I could increase the music more. So you just gotta play around with all these levels until until you're you're happy with your with your video. And now just make sure over here that when it's playing, make sure that the volume isn't going all the way to the top. Here, just try and get your max volume throughout the video just to hit somewhere about here. Okay, OK, but you don't want it to go all the way to the top because that's going to give a very bad sound in your video. So when you're happy with that's click OK, so that is it for these music tracks and this voice over track, and what we're gonna do next is move onto these texts and credits. 15. Adding Text Effects, Effects Store, Editing Text: now toe add text effects to our project. We need to click here. So this is where things get interesting because text effects can ready, add to the quality of your video. Now, to get the best out of for more, I highly recommend that you subscribe to the effect store. Okay, so you'll find this the top left corner. Take on that and you'll be taken to the store. So now, as you go down, you'll see that there are a lot of effects sets and bundles that are available, and now you need to pay for most of these. But if you go all the way down to the bottom, you'll see that there are some free effects available. And if you go down here and there are even more, and if you go down here and you kick on this box, that's is free. If you go all the way down taken OK, you'll get all that free effects packs available. Show more so you can see that there are quite a few that you can get started. But if you decide to pay for one of these bundles or sets and once you pay for it, and once you download the effects, they will automatically appear in your video editor. OK, so and normal. You'll see this little red circle, and that signifies that you have to do effects available. Now. If you go all the way down this list, you will see that there are many categories of the effects that are available for your project. As you can see here, this media there's a lifestyle seasonal special event, expansions openers. So generally I would use the's at the start of my videos. Sometimes, sometimes for the end of my videos is we'll go around here. You have titles, have lower thirds subtitles and end credits, and in this last folder you have your favorites. So if you find an effect that you like, if you right click and click on add to favorites, it will appear. See, now there that little red heart appears in the top right corner, you go down, you can find it in your Favorites folder. So now let's have a look at some of these effects and see what you could do with him. So let's click on the first category here now. The first thing to notice here is that some of these effects are full screen, and some of them are kind of over laid on top of your video. So if you click press space bar, you'll see the preview here. So over here you'll see your video and then above accuracy the text effect. Now, if I click hold and drag that down to my video, it will appear like this. So let's just try and preview this, okay? So there you can see that you can still see my video, and this text was laid on top of video and it disappears. Now, how does that compare to one of these effects that are full screen? So just click on this and press space law to preview. You can see here that text will now show up. So let's pull. Is that preview? Now? Let's just try this. So pick hold and drive that to the start of your project. So what happened there is that all of these clips over here got pushed out, okay, And this effect here got squeezed into the beginning. So if I delete this effect, you'll see that all of these kids get pushed back to the start again. Now compare that to this effect. When I click told and drag it the tips above Don't move it all. Okay, if I press paid Okay. So now hopefully you see the difference between these full screen effects and these text effects that are over laid on top of your video. I normally just spend quite a bit of time previewing all of these techs effects. And whenever I find it on effect that I like a normal just, you know, added to my favorites holder. And what you see later is that you can actually edit this text over here. And as you can see here, there are some lower thirds available Lyndall. Okay, so you're going to see your video here. So now let's say that you found an effect that you want to work with, and I'm gonna choose this one. So what to do is you just click hold and dragons to this text layer, and now we can preview So there it looks quite nice. So let's go back. And now we can edit the Texel. Just go to this text layer, right click boat, Eric. And now over here, you'll see that there's this box around this text. And if you kick on this one, you'll see that now you can add it. This text. So you need to click between the different text that you want to edit. And over here you can see that you can resize thes windows as well. So what I do is normally just take on the text that I want to read it and then go up here, select that, delete the text and now come up with some text that you want to use. So the title of this video is going to be night out in Taipei. And now if I click on this box, I could change this text and I'll just say, walking around the streets of Taipei look OK, and then previews. Okay, so that looks quite nice. 16. Text Fonts, Text Size, Openers, Adding Music To Opener: but I like to do as well is play around with different funds. Okay, so I would just select portion of text that I want to work with, and I would go over here generally, I would just go to the top pick on the 1st 1 and then what I normally do is just press down on my keyboard and I flicked through all the different funds that are available. And over here, I can reduce the font size. Bring that down to 50. Okay, now, that's too small. So back up to 70. Okay, So I'm gonna keep searching until I find, like, a suitable fund. Now, let's just say that we go for this fund, Stein. Okay, so over here, you can make a little more bold. I'm going to increase that. Get over here. You can move it up. Come down here. Now, I could change the font of this text, so I have the text that I want to work with. I just want to change the front. So generally I just go up to the top again and then flicked through all the different funds that are available. So now over here, you can see that? It's quite small. So I'm just gonna increase that 25. So you just need to pay around a little and try and find some nice funds and fun sizes that work for your video. So now I'm gonna use this fund now. I would just leave position it, play around a little bit positioning. Let's just go for that. Let's preview that, See if it works. Okay, So that's one example of an intra that you can use for your video. I'm gonna delete this so we can have a look at a few more. Let's just go all the way back. Back up to the top now, for example. Less useless full screen effect. So I'm gonna click, hold and drag it. Now you can see it's full screen, but the clips above don't move. Okay, so this is actually a different style of effect, and it actually shows above your video. So if I preview you'll see, it kind of is a full screen effect. But in another way, it's not because these capes still stay in their original position. But if I delete that and if I go to one of these openers, you'll see that these clips will be pushed. Okay, so you can see that there. No, they post out. So you just need to become a little familiar with how old effects work. Now, let's just have a look at this one again. So click, hold, drag. I can. Right Click edit. And now over here, I can click on the text that I want to edit. So let's do this one first. And that's just say project, okay? And maybe let's go from caps lock. Okay, so that looks a little better. And now over here, we can make this a little bit of text. And let's just say preview. I go down, let's have a look at it. See how it works. You're happy with that? But you can also go back, play around with different funds. Okay? So because it conceives somebody's a quite nice. Okay, so let's delete this and have a look at some more. So now let's just try and use this full screen effect for the opener. Take hold Dragon. These kids here got pushed out. Now you need to come down here to edit the text. Okay? So if we preview the project we'll see that text will come way need to edit that text. So what you do is you come down to this text track this text layer, right click, go to edit, make sure this is selected. Now come over on. I'm going to name this as project. Okay? So as you can see that I just need to reposition this little think OK, and preview again. Now, as you can hear, their music track here doesn't really match the opener that well. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to move these music tracks out. Now watch. This starting point of this track is that you can snap it to this starting point here, drag. It's you know, it's there. You can leave it there. So I'm going to find some other music that could go with this opener to the video. Let's go back to music. Let's just go for this one. So click, hold and drag. So I'm not gonna drag it here because, as you can see, two tracks to the right will disappear. Okay, so I don't want that. So I'm gonna undo that action and I'm gonna click hold and drag it to the next music track or music layer and leave it here. So now what I want to do is I want to split it here. So if I pick on this clip here, this slider will automatically snap to this point. OK, there and now this is the perfect position. If I think on this music track, it's perfect position to spit day trying. Now I could believe this section on. What it can do is click hold and drag this and bring it up just like Tetris. So that's preview this. So as you concede, the music fits the opener quite well. But it's not the best intro for this style of video, so we could delete this. And now let's go back to Texan credits. 17. Creative Intros/Openers, Text Style & Animation & Font: So let's try and find an opener that suits this style of video just a little more. Okay, so over here, I'm gonna delete this gamer music, and I'm gonna select these two tracks. Think Hold on, Dragon. Back to the beginning. So now let's just say that you have a YouTube channel that focuses on travel and exploring different cultures. So you would need a specific kind of intro to go with all of your videos. And now, after searching for a while, I came across this effect here just gonna previews so to me now, this would be the perfect intro for a travel based YouTube channel. So I'm gonna click hold and drag it onto the timeline. So now I'm just going to go into a little more detail with some of the editing options that you have available here. So I'm just gonna bring this slider somewhere here in the middle so that you can see what you're working with. And now you'll see this message coming up saying double click the tech box in the pre viewer to continue editing. So just double click here. We can continue editing now. So you know that you can select between all the different text boxes. So over here you can see that if you hold your mouse over any of these boxes, you can resize this text box, okay? Or you could just come over here and adjust the fun size. Just bring it back. If you click on any of these text boxes, you'll see the small low circle at the top. OK, now, if you hold your mouse over that, you can rotate the text. Now, if you go all the way over here, you can see that you have style and animation. Okay, so let's look at style first. So you can basically just change the textile by double clicking. Okay, so let's bring it back to normal. So over here you can change the font style fund size. Over here, you can make a bold italic over here. You can align to the left a line centrally on a line to the right. If you have a lot of text, what we hear, you can change the color, and right here you have line spacing. Okay, so if you increase that, you can see just going down a little back to normal and over here, you have let our spacing. So if you increase that, you can see what kind of different effects you can get. Now, you also have the option to adjust the animation of the text. Okay, so click on the specific text that you want to work on and now double kick to apply. So I'm going to use this animation effect for all of the text. Okay, so I'm gonna click here. Double kick, click here, double thick. Now, let's just preview that, okay? So you can add your own text animation. So if you're just getting into video editing, I would suggest that you just play around with these basic settings because over here you can see that you can access um, or advanced editing options. But I'm going to be looking at these advanced options in the future course. Generally, if you want to make a lot of video content really quickly, I would stay away from these advanced options and just used these basic editing tools. But for example, if you have a YouTube channel and you want to make a really, really good quality intro for all of your videos, then I would spend a lot of time becoming familiar with this advanced text editor. So we'll have a look at this in full detail in another course just to quickly show you one more thing here. Up here, you can change the light skin. Generally, I like to use this option sometimes to be a little more original. I like to use different fund styles, so I'll just show you this year it's pick on the 1st 1 and find a good fund. Okay, let's say, for example, way. Use this fund on the sculpture. Next one. Maybe I could start from the bottom, press up on the keyboard. So this one here looks quite nice. Now, go down to the next one, try and be a bit creative with this, and he goes somewhere in the middle and then go just up or down. All right? So I'm gonna use this font style. I'm just gonna add a certain textile food. Now, that's a little too strong, so I'm gonna change that. Maybe go back to the original, maybe choose a different color. Now, if you're not happy with it, just try and find another font style that those work. So now for me. That looks okay. Okay, so now it's a little more creative and a little more original. Yeah, so let's try and preview this. There we go. So you've given your own creativity to this intro, and you could save it as a preset over here to use in your future videos. 18. Outros, Lower Thirds, Adding Text, Subtitles: So now that you have your intro, you confined in Altro to your video. So I've found an effect here. I'm gonna use that kind of matches the style of the video. I'm gonna go to the end of the video and I'm gonna click hold and drag a T. And so, as you can see here, I still need to actual music. So if you come to this text layer, you can right click and edit, Click on the text boxes and you can change the font, as I showed you before. Okay? Previewed. So now you have your own unique outro. And, of course, just add the name of your brand and then you just go to music. Okay? Choose the music that you want to end with a cold dragon and then cut the end off. And of course, over here you would fade out. And now, if you want to add any more lower thirds to video, there are many to choose from like this. Okay, so you click Hold dragon for the point that you want to start off preview And if you're happy with that, then you just right click edit, and you can edit thes text boxers in the same way. Changing funds. Now, if I only want to add text to a certain point to my video, I would come here to titles, Okay? And make sure you just go down to the bottom. And over here you can choose one of these that have only text with no design around it. Okay, So you could come here. You could shorten it now if I preview it. Okay, So what you could do is just right. Click edit, and then type out the text that you want. Change the fund, increase the size. All right. Press. OK. You have many different options for adding text effects to your video. So you also have a few different styles of text available here, like in credit and subtitles. But generally, they all follow the same rules when you're editing them and when you're adding into your tongue. So if you want to add subtitles the first thing you need to do is record in voice over here . And then once you have that, just come up to this section here. Subtitles And then you can browse through all these different styles when you're happy. with one. Just click old and dragon to where you want to eat it. Okay, so here you can preview. And then obviously you need your subtitles to match the language that you're using voice over. So you just come here to edit, and then you would edit this text to whatever you wanted to be pickle cake. And then over here, you can shorten the length of it. Generally, I would just copy Go to the next point over here. Right. Click, save paste. And now you have another one there. Okay, so it's actually very easy to do. 19. Adding End Credits: And if you wanted to add end credits, you would first of all need to just get a better view of your project. Bring this ladder to the end and you could add your end credits. Maybe before this altro or after. Okay, so just go to this section, and now you can just preview all the different styles available. Okay, so you have many options to choose from. Let's just go for this one, for example. That would take hold and drag it to the timeline you put Preview it. Now, as you can see, this Texas quite difficult to see with the video behind it. So I'm actually gonna move this to the end. Okay, So now it's much easier to see. And what I could do here is just at the nice music. I could just drive out to the timeline there. I'm preview it. Okay, so that's very short. So I could also just lengthen the duration. Okay, So maybe I would just maybe shorten that a little, and I could copy and paste. This adds a more. Okay, so that's a little slow. So maybe I would just bring it down a little more because you gotta play around with the lock. Just shorten that again. Okay, so that's a little better. And then I would just keep copying and pasting to the end over here. I would just bring the slider out here a bit, right? Click paste holding dragon to snap into the point. All right, So now what you would do is click on the credit that you want to work with, right? Click edit. And now obviously, you can edit this text here. So over here you can see that there are two different funds being used. So this one here producer, if I click on that, you'll see the fun type change. Okay, Now we got Roboto life. And now over here for Jean Kidney, it looks different. So when you take their way, have broken bottle medium. So if you wanted to change the fund for a specific portion of text, you would just highlight it and then go and find a new fund. Now watch it. Watch this one change over here, or you could just press down and flick through all the different funds until you find one. That's good for you. Now, If I wanted to use this fun for all of these, I would have toe highlight all of these portions of text and change them to laser or 84. Come up here. I could just Chris Hill jump to the old section. Then I would need to go down and start for laser 84 there. This snake and see these two bits of text have changed, and I would just need to go down to each and everyone and change them. Okay. And to use a credit before the altro, I'm just gonna choose one of these, for example, the cold dragon to the timeline and previewed right click edit. Drag it up here so it's easier to see. Okay, so you can see there are lots of different tools to play around with and obviously over here as well you could right click and edit and change the fund thing over here. I would just make sure to cut the music after the credits is well, really. And that's on fade out. So now that we're happy with this text layer, we're gonna move on to transitions 20. Adding Transitions & Filters: So now transitions are actually quite easy to use. You can only use transitions at points where these kids meet. Okay, so I'm just going to use this point to demonstrate a few. What you need to do again is just come up and preview all the different styles that are available, find some favorites and then just right click and had two favors. Okay, So as you can see there, there are many to choose from. Now, if you want to see how it works within your project, just click. Drag A to this point here, you know, go just a little back. Just a preview. They're so that's one effect. I was trying this one here. Okay, so you just need to play around and kind of figure out your style. What you can do is, well, is click on it and shorten the duration of it. That's pretty quick. And if you can click it, click, hold and dragged. You can change the position from where it starts or move is over here. So you just need to play around a lot until you get the effect that you want. Now some of these basic ones are quite interesting as well. - That's basically it. It's very simple. You would just need to add the transition effect wherever you want in your video. But honestly, what I've actually found is that less is more when it comes to these transition effects, because you can sometimes get a little crazy trying to transition every effect where sometimes simply just moving from one clip straight to the next is pretty effective. So sometimes I just leave it like it is because there's no need to get too fancy with these effects. But I have got some favorites here, and generally I like to just go for some simple feeds, something simple like that. So that's pretty much it for transition effects. You just need to go through all of them and browse the mall and find the ones that you that you want to use. But honestly, try and tone down new use of transition effects because you can get a bit carried away with this. Okay, so let's move to filters next. Now filters again are very easy to understand. Again, you just need to browse through all the different options that are available, and if you come up here, you can see that you're different categories available media and lifestyle sees no cinematic looks. Okay, this would give kind of a cold or look to it. Higher contrast. Now, if you're happy with one of these filters, just click Hold and dragon to the timeline. Now, over here, you'll see the effect disappear and okay, so generally, if I'm happy with a filtered effect, I would just add it to the full clip. So here you just click holding dragon to this end point. Not over here to the alto, because that's gonna change the look of your altro. And it's not really necessary possible. But generally I just leave these like they are now, Over here, you can see that you've got a nice filtered effect. It's kind of got a more cinematic feel to it. So why is it can see if you're familiar with Instagram. These are pretty much just filters for a video. There was even on instagram category here with some of the same effects that you would find within instagram. Okay, so you can get some pretty cool effects. But honestly, like I was saying before, with video transitions, sometimes less is more, You know, for me, that would be like a very subtle effect, but quite nice. Okay, some of these are pretty creative is old. And over here, you can see that you have your favorites holder. Now, this folder is ready. Useful. So now, once you have found an effect that you like, just for example, I'm gonna use this one here. Now just click. Hold on, Dragon the time line, and then get a better view of your project. What it would do is click hold and drag it to the end. Click hold and drag it to the start. And now this is gonna take effect throughout the whole video. Okay, now, So I'm pretty sure that you understand how these filters work. So let's move on to over lease. 21. Adding Overlays & Elements: So, first of all, I'm just gonna delete this filter Goto over these now again, what you do like we did with transition effects and filters just need to go through a browse all the different overlays that are available. So if you click hold and drag it timeline, you can see that it just kind of overlays itself on top of the video. Okay, so it's not really a filter because the video doesn't change. It's only got an overlay there on top of it. So what I would do is just go through all these different effects. And then I was just favored all the ones that I like, and they just keep them here in this favorite folder. So again, generally less is more and I don't really like to use too many or Billy's and filters. But sometimes there are pretty useful. Okay, so let's just delete this one. And I'm pretty sure now you understand how these overlays work, so let's move on to elements. So again, as you can see, filters, overlays and elements are very easy to explain because I only need to do is go and browse through all these different categories and find the ones that you like. Okay. And then just favorite them and put them in your favorite folder, and then you just click hold and dragon to the point in time line that you want. Okay? Now, over here. As you can see, you can resize this. Get smaller over here, you can rotate it, okay? And you could change the duration. And over here, you can If you right click and edit, you can change the animation, so that's pretty much it. Just go through and browse. Now, if it's got this little symbol appear, that means that you still need to download the effect from Fillmore Effect stores just over here. Just double click. Right. So now we can use it the cold, Drag it to the timeline way. Here, we can resize it. Preview it. Now, some of these are useful as well, because you just have very basic shapes which you can use. Okay, so that's pretty much it for elements. As you can see, they're very easy to use. Just go through search for the ones that you like. Click, hold and drop them into your video. So what we're gonna do next is just have a quick look at split screen 22. Adding a Split Screen: So if you want to use a split screen effects, just find the effect that you want to use first. Okay, Now you can see that this is divided into three different sections. So for each of these sections, you're gonna add a separate video, So just to demonstrate it simply, I'm just gonna choose this one. So I'm gonna add it to this point in the video. A big hole. Drag it over here. Now, I can extend this year as well. Just bring that back up here. You can see you've got your first drop zone and your second drops over, so you need to select the videos that you want to work with. So I'm just gonna slip this one here, trump it up there, and I'm gonna slip this pizza one here, Drop it there. So up here, you can see you can choose which video sound you want to use for this bit screen. Okay, so I can stand this one here, and that one goes off like the 1st 1 and this one goes moved. So if I go back and preview this, the sound in this section is only going to come from this first video. Okay, now, over here, you can see that you can zoom into your video for the other one is. Well, now up here, you can see that there's this slider for each video so you can actually choose the portion of the video that you want to use. Hey, so you just need to click. Hold on. Now, drag it to the right to change the slider. Okay? No, I'm gonna need it there. Now, over here. This is the point at which this video will start. Okay, so over here, I'm gonna stop Midway. Drive this for these two points. They're both going to start at this point here. Okay, So if I delete this one now, let's use one of these other effects just to show you how many videos you can use. So here you could see that you need to drop four videos into this split screen effect. Choose for preview it. So that's pretty cool, isn't. And up here, you can see that you could choose which video you want to use the audio from. So now you can see that these three here on mute, and it's only gonna play the audio from this video. Okay, now and for all of these videos, you just need to choose where you want the video to start from. So that one's going to stop there. That one could start at the beginning and one can start posted to the middle, and this one will start over there. Okay, They're so as you can see, the split screen effect is very easy to use. Just need to drag and drop your videos. And also up here, you can apply a border or you can take the border away. But personally, I like the border and you can choose your border color. Generally, the black option is pretty cool. So hopefully now you understand. Split screen a little more. 23. Creating Your Video and "Exporting":