Learning video workflow/editing

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  1. Destin

    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Admittedly I've avoided learning video. But I'm looking to get into doing some video work, especially once I get a drone in the future. I'd like to start learning to edit video.

    Anyone have software reccomendatuons (for Mac)? Or reccomendations on books/online courses?

    Video editing is a foreign language to me, though I know photography very well.


     
  2. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Start here:
    How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro
    Then go here:
    How to Edit Videos That People Want To Watch

    After those you should be better able to more effectively use the Internet to locate resources for the production and editing of the type of video you want to produce.
     
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    idcanyon No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I do an occasional video.

    I would second the recommendation for How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck.

    After trying all kinds of video editors and being turned off by steep learning curves (I'm not that serious), too hardware demanding, not enough features, poor output choices, crashes, I finally settled on CyberLink PowerDirector. It has been good to me. I mostly just cut videos to take the good parts. Occasionally I adjust exposure, crop, add audio/voice over, transitions, text, stabilize, audio noise reduction, etc.
     
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  4. Destin

    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks guys! I'll definitely check those links out!
     
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    dennybeall No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    While you're learning more about it you can take some video and play with it in Photoshop if you have PS CC.
     
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    Yep. I use Photoshop CC to edit video.
    And Adobe TV has video editing videos for basic video editing techniques like color grading, trimming a clip, etc.
     

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