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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

Our dedicated preview panel

To view and test out our video, we need to divert our attention toward the viewport, which looks like this:

Figure 3.9: Preview panel

Figure 3.9: Preview panel

This is a pretty standard preview panel that most video editors share in common along with their tools.

On the left-hand side you will find the following:

  • The Backward button (): This button allows you to skip backward a frame on the timeline.
  • The Forward button (): This button allows you to skip forward a frame on the timeline.
  • The Play button (): This button plays the clips that are on the timeline starting at our orange line mentioned previously.
  • The Stop button (): This button stops/pauses the video on the exact frame.

These are all tools that are on any video player that you may be familiar with. On the right-hand side, however, we have a few tools that you may not see all too often among the ones you do see:

  • Preview Quality dropdown (): In this dropdown...