5 Simple Video Editing Tips To Make Content Pro!

5 Unexpectedly Simple Video Editing Tips To Make Your Content More Professional

by Alex Noah — 2 years ago in Entertainment 3 min. read

Editing your video is an essential aspect of video content creation. People want to be entertained, and not just by the visuals. But editing isn’t just about adding special effects or revealing a big secret at the end. Video editing is about bringing together all the video elements cohesively and enjoyably.

Before you start editing videos, ensure you are fully equipped with the right tools like a computer, video editing software, and even a microphone if you need it. Once you have the necessary equipment, you can go ahead and start applying these tips.

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The following five unexpected tips will help you edit videos better, making your content stand out:

Always start with a wide shot and end with a medium shot.

The wide shot is the first thing you see when you open up the video, and the medium shot is what you see at the end. This creates continuity throughout the video, making it seem like one continuous shot. You don’t want your viewers to suddenly realize that what they’re watching has changed from one angle to another; this is jarring for viewers and may cause them to stop watching. It also makes it easier for people to share your content on social media or embed it on their websites because there’s no need for them to edit out extra footage at either end of your video before uploading it themselves.

Use cuts and fades judiciously.

If using Premiere Pro, consider using cuts and fades when editing your clips into a final video. Cuts are simply transitions between two clips, while fades gradually dissolve between two clips where one gradually replaces the other over time. Both cuts and fades can effectively smooth transitions between scenes or sections of video content. Still, they should never be used excessively because they tend to distract attention from what’s happening on screen rather than enhance it.

Choose a simple yet beautiful color palette for your videos.

Please don’t use too many colors; it will make the video look cluttered and disorganized. Instead, choose two or three colors that match well together and stick with them throughout your video. For example, if you have multiple scenes in which people are wearing red shirts and blue jeans, consider using a blue background for those scenes. This will help viewers focus on the action in the scene instead of being distracted. Viewers can be distracted by the colors of the clothing worn by actors in different scenes.

Nail your audio recording or add music to enhance your videos.

An essential thing in any video is the audio quality—people who can’t hear you will get bored and move on quickly. So make sure your microphone is working correctly before hitting record! This means making sure there’s no background noise (such as fans or AC units) and that you’re speaking directly into the mic instead of waving it around like a crazy person.

If you’ve already recorded your video but aren’t happy with the audio quality, there’s still hope! You can use free tools like Audacity to edit out background noise, so all that remains is crystal clear audio for your viewers’ enjoyment.

If you want to enhance your videos even further, adding music can help keep viewers engaged and make them feel more relaxed while watching (so they don’t want to fall asleep).

Experiment with colored borders.

Frame your shots with colorful borders and titles. This gives your video a more professional look and helps viewers focus on what matters most in each shot. If your video is mostly black and white, then adding some colored borders can be a great way to make it more visually interesting. Just make sure that they don’t detract from the subject matter!

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When you work with videos, you start to notice many differences between amateur and professional-level pieces. However, one common thread is professionalism—the unspoken way a video is marketed, presented and produced. Video editing is just one component of this, but it’s important. Now that you’ve learned a few tips and tricks for making your videos more professional, you’ll produce better, more polished content.

Alex Noah

Alex is senior editor of The Next Tech. He studied International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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