December 2, 2017

Watch: Little Editing Tricks That Can Make a Big Difference in Your Video

Is your video lacking something? You don't always need to make big, dramatic changes to your edit. Sometimes, all it takes is a little adjustment.

It's crazy to think about how much an editor needs to know how to do, because guess what, it's not all about cutting clips and adding music. It's about animating text, adjusting audio levels, and making all of those images look as good as you possibly can, which, of course, requires a pretty well-rounded understanding of your editing tools.

lf you want to learn a few little tricks that will affect your edit in a big way, Justin Odisho shares five really great techniques that will help you not only save time while editing, but also add a little flair to your videos. Check out his tutorial below:

It's easy to get caught up in the massive scale of an editing project that you completely forget how impactful the little adjustments can be. Adding a slight gaussian blur to your video clip can make your text really pop. A simple keyboard shortcut can make quick work of audio ducking. A subtle vignette can bring the attention back to your subject.

Really, it's the little stuff that counts. (I mean, the big stuff counts, too, but still—remember the small stuff.) Here are the tricks demonstrated in the tutorial:

  • Pull focus
  • Gentle motion
  • Audio ducking
  • Sound design
  • Vignette

What are some other little editing tricks that can impact your video in a big way? Let us know down below.      

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Sure, we all have to start somewhere, but I expect a little more from NFS.
This is probably a great video you can show your little cousin when he just installed premiere because he was tired of making minecraft video's in windows movie maker.

December 4, 2017 at 7:20AM

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Arne Noot
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I've come to the conclusion that NFS is not for professionals. This site is an amateur video maker eyeball attractant to make money on ads.

December 5, 2017 at 8:45AM

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"lf you want to learn a few little tricks that will affect your edit in a big way, Justin Odisho shares five really great techniques that will help you.."

Takes her three paragraphs to credit the person who created the video.

December 6, 2017 at 5:30PM

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^^ okay guy, relax. 1). thats how articles are written, you intro the piece and then get into the meat, 2). "three paragraphs" = 5 sentences, and 3). just relax.

December 12, 2017 at 7:16PM

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