14 September 2022
Video editing – Understanding how it works and which mistakes to avoid
What is video editing?
How to edit a video?
Good practices for your video editing
Mistakes to avoid when editing video
- Never neglect the soundtrack. As we have seen, the soundtrack must be in keeping with the video. But it is not enough to put on “passable” music. You have to pay attention to the audio and its superimposition on the sequences if there are extras speaking in the video. The choice of music is obviously important, as is the management of sound effects and background music. The sound intensity must be measured and consistent with the different sequences. This is both a tedious and delicate part of video editing, but crucial to the user experience.
- Lenghts: when you watch a film, a video or anything similar, some lengths are useless and boring. It is important to know when to cut some parts. Every piece of a video must bring something to the viewer, otherwise the audience won’t be captivated.
- Excessive editing: when you create your transitions, your editing, you must keep in mind the objective of your video and its audience. Depending on this, you will be able to choose between a simple montage, or something more dynamic. You need to be very consistent when editing a video, and therefore use this tool sparingly.
- Editing legibility: it is important to pay attention to the legibility of the graphic and textual elements that you can add to the edit. Indeed, it is unpleasant not to be able to read the elements that are added, and above all, this discredits the video and the operator who created it. Thus, it is important to choose the font, colour and size of the graphics, and the time at which they are added to the edit to maintain consistency.
- Not taking into account different interfaces: depending on the user’s interface, the video rendering can be very different. This must be adapted on both Mac and Windows. The format must therefore be visible and accessible for download for users who wish to download the visual creation.