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Filmora Efficient Editing

By : Alexander Zacharias
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Filmora Efficient Editing

By: Alexander Zacharias

Overview of this book

Whether you want to create short films, YouTube videos, music videos, or videos for any social event, Filmora is a powerful, innovative, and user-friendly video editing software that you can use for all this and much more! Filmora Efficient Editing is a comprehensive introduction for those who are new to video editing as well as those looking to transition to Filmora. The book starts by helping you develop an understanding of video editing and Filmora’s interface and gradually takes you through adding sources and exporting your first project. Next, you’ll learn how to make your videos engaging and fun using audio, personalization, the split-screen function, and Chroma keys. You’ll understand how to plan as well as create your videos using Filmora from scratch. With simplified concepts, steps, and real-world editing examples, this book covers applications such as YouTube, animated intros, professional marketing videos, and industry-standard tips. By the end of this video editing book, you’ll have learned how to use Filmora's powerful tools and functionality to create high-quality and professional videos from scratch.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1: Your First Steps in Video Editing!
Part 2: Making Videos Engaging, Interesting, and FUN!
Part 3: Advanced Step-by-Step Examples

Planning ahead

Before even opening the software, it is always advisable to make a rough plan of what you want your final version to be like. This will help us scope and stay focused on the task without deviating too much as we work on our project. This doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing to come up with new ideas in the middle of creating our video, which will happen regardless, but it will help us not to stray too far from our goal. A good way to do this is to create a small list of guidelines using simple wording that we can always refer back to. For example, for this project, I’ve made the following list, but feel free to create your own if you feel confident in doing so:

  • The intro length should be 4 to 5 seconds long
  • The intro is for gaming videos for a YouTube channel
  • The intro should have upbeat audio
  • The audio should fade in at the beginning and fade out at the end
  • The style should be minimalistic yet sleek

I have given myself five...