Movie editing is no easy chore. You can spend hours on a certain movie project and still feel like it’s not completed. There are a couple of tips that can make your movie into something amazing. The first thing you need for a great movie is a great camera. If you can take good HD video that isn’t blurry and focuses well then you’ll do pretty well. You’ll also need a good way to connect your camera or video recorder over to the computer that you’re working on. Hopefully your camera came with a USB cable or maybe an SD card. Both can just be put right into the computer and you’re good to go. Make sure that you transfer the video in high resolution with high resolution audio as well. Both are required for a great movie and it’s recommended that even if you aren’t going to upload or export your movie in high definition it’s a good idea to edit it in high definition. If you’re new to video editing, you could go into various classes such as final cut pro classes but if you have the time and you’re good at figuring stuff out you could probably do it on your own.
The type of software you use is also really important. You could use the software that comes with your computer, but it probably won’t give you very much control over how your movie will turn out. A couple of recommended software products that can do video editing are final cut pro or Pinnacle studio. A couple other great ones are CyberLink PowerDirector and Corel VideoStudio Pro X5. If you have a Mac you can use Final Cut Pro. All of these programs need a good time to get used to, even if you’re using the one for Mac, which is supposed to be simple to use. It’s no problem though as a ton of training videos on other ways to figure it out are available.
After you have figured out your software and what you’re going to use you need to start piecing together your movie. You probably don’t have one single video clip that has your entire movie, so you probably want to start slicing your movie. This means bringing all of the video clips you want into your software program using an import function. You can slice your entire video track into different sections to make it easier to edit. Try to do it by scene or by angle, as you’ll probably edit it that way. Now you just need to figure out which segments you’re keeping and what you’re going to drop. Add some transitions and some music and you should be good to go.