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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

Splitting and trimming – giving our video a haircut

We’ve added our clips in a good order, and now it’s time to edit and trim them in order to make them flow and look better:

  1. The first thing we are going to do to our video is drag in the Countdown 9 and Islands video clips from our media library to the beginning of our timeline. It should look like this once you’ve added them:
Figure 3.6: Timeline with video clips and audio

Figure 3.6: Timeline with video clips and audio

  1. The Island video goes on for a little bit too long so let’s trim it down. To do this, you need to place your cursor on the edge of the video clip inside your timeline until you see the cursor change into two lines with arrows coming out of the left and right side ().

Once you see that cursor, simply left-click and drag it left to decrease the size or right to increase it. For our purposes, we are going to decrease the size by half so we will drag it to the left. If you preview...