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How to Make Video Edits with Ease

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2020

Summary: Here in this blog, we will show you how to make cool video edits. No matter you are professional or amateur in video editing, you can easily catch up with those steps and become an expert in video editing.

Video editing seems a “Mission Impossible” for the majority of people. Undoubtedly, video editing should be professional, but professionalism doesn’t necessarily mean complexity. There are actually dozens of video editors can help edit your videos easily and effectively.

Here in this post, we will walk you through exactly how to edit a video with the best online video editor FlexClip. You can just watch the following videos to catch up with it in minutes, or read the descriptions for more details. Let’s get started!

Depict video: Make Video Edits

1. Script Your Video

Creating a video without script is like wondering in the forest. You will eventually get lost somewhere. So, the first thing to do is figuring out what kind of video you want to create with existing video clips, what information you want to deliver via captions, whether you have the right background music. If you have all media resources, put everything in a folder. This would make video editing more effective.

Have no ideas on creating videos? Check the 69 video ideas that people will love > or you can move to FlexClip’s template page to get inspired.

2. Add Media

So, now we have a folder containing all your media resources. Click the Create a Video button to start making video edits.

Hit the “+” button to upload your videos and photos from the computer to storyboards. A stock library containing video clips and photos is available. Use them for free!

How to Make Cool Edits - Add to Storyboard

How to Make Cool Edits - Add to Storyboard

After uploading, you can drag the slider to use the part you need. Trim your video to the perfect length.

3. Bring in Some Texts/Music

Videos are for delivering messages. Whatever your messages are, pick your favorite style and font and enter them to the video.

How to Make Cool Edits - Add Text

How to Make Cool Edits - Add Text

Background music emphasizes the atmosphere. A travel video’s background music should be relaxing and fun. A love video’s background music should be warm and romantic. Upload your background music by clicking the Music icon.

How to Make Cool Edits - Add Music

How to Make Cool Edits - Add Music

If necessary, you can do voiceover by yourself!

How to Make Cool Edits - Voiceover

How to Make Cool Edits - Voiceover

4. Filters/Photo Animation/Transitions/Change Video Speed

These are four features you might need to make the video better. Filters enhance your video/photo colors. Photo animations make your photo move a little bit. Transitions help video clips go smoother, and changing video speed make your video more interesting.

How to Make Cool Edits - Effects

How to Make Cool Edits - Effects

These features are fun! However, we don’t recommend you overdoing it. Transitions, filters are to make people focused, but too many of them might district people.

5. Widgets

Remember these videos with interesting emojis and little icons? FlexClip provides you a widget library with millions of icons and dynamic emojis. Browse them now!

How to Make Cool Edits - Widgets

Image board: How to Make Cool Edits - Widgets

6. Download and Share

When video finished, your final step is export and share. For many people, your decision is sharing to YouTube or other platforms. Save it to your computer or Dropbox. You can also share it to YouTube in one click.

Bonus Tip: Editing Mistakes to Avoid

We all make mistakes sometimes. Occasionally we make “unconscious” errors because we’re simply unaware that they’re there while creating videos. The following are 4 mistakes people always make unconsciously. So, check them out and see if your video needs further editing.

* Poor Audio Mix

Almost every video has two video primary audio components - the music and narration. Both of them are vital parts. The narration delivers your information and the music sets the mood. When the audio mix is too hot, the music overpowers your narration, the viewers will fail to identify what you were saying.

* Out-of-sync Audio

Out-of-sync audio is a major distractor for viewers and brings bad viewing experience. Even lots of video editing tools today are quite advanced, it does occur from time to time. Do check it out.

* Improper Pace

Music drives the pace of the video. A soft music matches those longer shots and transitions like dissolve. Upbeat music fits best with quick shots. When a fast music is applied to slow video clips or vice versa, the pace just doesn’t right. Select the right music according to your video.

* Graphic Violations

There are lots of graphic mistakes, like using hard-to-read colors and fonts, using different fonts for a same video, texts are too small or too big, low contrast or even grammar error. Avoid them and check them out directly.

Edit Well!

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to edit a video. With suggestions above and the tool we recommend, now, you are an expert in making cool edits. Give FlexClip and try!

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