Recent Video Editing Articles

How to Get Perfect Skin Tones for Video

Attempting to color correct skin tones in video using your naked eye is not going to be easy or accurate. Here’s the right way to make skin looks its best using Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, or Final Cut Pro X.

How to Make Sony's Terrible Colors Look Great When Shooting Video

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons that Sony has had a bad reputation for its color science is the quality of the video produced by its range of crop sensor hybrid cameras. This short video tells you how to get the best colors, all without causing the image to fall apart.

3 Great B-Roll Transitions That Are Easy to Shoot

There is almost no area of videography that won't use B-roll at one point or another. In this video, add three great B-roll transitions to your arsenal that are quick and easy to learn.

Embrace the Magnetic Timeline of Final Cut Pro X

The magnetic timeline is the source of both joy and frustration for newcomers to Final Cut Pro X. Before counting it out, make sure you know these seven tips to working with it.

A Complete Guide for Creating High-End, Cinematic Time-Lapse Videos

The time-lapse has been a fundamental technique in filmmaking and videography for some time, and the methods and results have simply improved consistently, year on year. Watch this comprehensive guide by the time-lapse photographer known for works like the intro sequence to the hit U.S. remake of "House of Cards".

How to Whiten Teeth in Video Using Premiere Pro

Whitening a subject's teeth is one of the most common adjustments a photographer has to make to images, and similarly, you may have to do the same thing for video work. This great video tutorial will show you how to use Premiere Pro to whiten your subject's teeth.

Editing Stock Music to Make Better Videos

Unless you have the budget, time, or talent for an original soundtrack, the music you choose when creating videos is probably going to need a little finessing in order to fit in perfectly with your project. Here’s how to get it done inside Final Cut Pro X.

The Best Way to Edit Time-Lapse Videos

There are many ways to edit a time-lapse video, with varying degrees of success. This way might be the best, but also the most tedious. Good things come to those who wait.

How to Use All of Final Cut Pro X’s New Features

This week, Apple released a substantial update to Final Cut Pro X bringing new tools to multi-platform content creators, ProRes RAW shooters, and anyone who‘s ever work with proxies.

How to Remove Noise From Video Audio

Any video needs it accompanying audio to be clean and with good levels to make a successful final product, but unless you are shooting in a controlled environment, you will often have to deal with issues like background noise or static. If you struggle with editing audio, this great video will show you how to take care of common issues like noise for cleaner audio and better overall videos.

New Standard iMac May Beat Out the Pro Models for Video Editors

There's always been a certain appeal to the space-gray iMac Pro over your run-of-the-mill iMac, and of course it went beyond the looks. The machine is a flat out beast, both in price and performance. But time goes on, and it's finally happened: You can configure a standard mid-2020 27" iMac that's capable of outgunning the iMac and Mac Pro in video editing for less money.

How to Make Your Own Low-Budget YouTube Studio

If you have ever said to yourself that making a YouTube video looks easy, you aren't wrong. If you want it to look good, though, there are some steps you should take to ensure your video is up to par and pleasing to the viewer.

Nike's 'You Can't Stop Us' Amazes the Internet With a New Spin on Familiar Techniques

By now, you’ve probably seen the wildly impressive short film “You Can’t Stop Us” by Nike. The video has already received about 42 million views on YouTube since its release on July 30th. While the narration and source content are both as solid and empowering as we’ve come to expect from Nike’s ads, the inventive editing is the true star of the piece with its revolutionary visual concept.

5 Cinematography Styles That Every Film Uses

The look of a film or feature can make or break even the best storyline or acting. For that reason, and many others, a lot of thought goes into the style of a film. Here are five that every film draws from.

What Happens When Total Strangers Edit Your Sushi Commercial?

In the past few years, there has been a surge of online freelance marketplaces, and on them, you can often find photo and video editors waiting to process your work for fees ranging from just $5 to well into the hundreds. This fun video shows what happens when total strangers edit a filmmaker's sushi commercial.

Video Editing Plugins That are Worth Buying

Plugins for both photography and video are plentiful nowadays, and the quality of them varies hugely. Here are one cinematographer's favorite video plugins that he is glad he invested in.

A Demonstration of Every Single Effect in Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is something of a companion to Premiere Pro, offering a range of visual effects, motion graphics, and more for video work. And like other Adobe production apps, it is a fairly intricate and often complex application. This great video demonstrates every effect in the program so you can see what they can do and where they might be appropriate for your own work.

How to Edit Your First Video in Da Vinci Resolve 16

Da Vinci Resolve is a complete video editor with a full set of tools for editors of any level, which means you can build your videos for YouTube, or a feature film, right here in Resolve.

A Helpful Look at a Proper Video Editing Workflow

Video editing takes a lot of time and resources, and as such, it is important to establish a proper workflow that promotes efficiency. If you are new to video, check out this comprehensive look at a professional's video editing workflow.

Video Editing Comparison of 13” and 16” Macbook Pro

Apple renewed its Macbook Pro line recently and introduced the new 16” model while keeping the good old 13” version. However, the latter comes with the newest 2020 chips and graphics unit as its bigger brother still has the 2019 hardware inside.

7 Features of Adobe Premiere You Might Not Have Seen Before

Adobe Premiere Pro is a tremendously complex program, and within it are a ton of features that can make your life easier that you might not know about yet. This fantastic will show you how seven lesser-known features that can make your video-editing life a lot easier and more efficient.

Is the Surface Book 3 a Macbook Pro Killer?

The newly announced Microsoft Surface Book 3 is reportedly their most powerful laptop ever. So could it be good enough to destroy the competition? Namely, the new Apple Macbook Pro 2020. Photographers and creatives alike love Apple products for editing workflows, but could this be the beginning of the end for Apple's domination of the creative market?

Why Color Grading Is so Important to Your Work

Color grading is one of the most important techniques for giving any video a professional touch and developing your own personal style. This helpful video tutorial features a cinematographer and colorist discussing a wide range of color grading techniques, theories, and examples and how you can apply them to your own work.

5 Tips for Faster Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro

Video editing takes a lot of time and effort, and anywhere you can make your workflow a bit more efficient can really add up in the long run. This great video will give you five helpful tips for editing more quickly in Adobe Premiere.

Five Video Editing Tips for Organizing Your Workflow

Whether you are new to editing, or you have solid experience, you might have moments where something in your workflow is constantly dragging you behind. Professional video editor, Lucas J. Harger, shares several of his organizing techniques in order to speed up post-processing.

How to Edit a Video From Start to Finish in Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere Pro is a tremendously complicated program with a wide range of features, effects, and capabilities, and it can be a bit overwhelming when you are new to it and learning how to edit video. If you are struggling a bit, this excellent video will show you an eight-step process for editing a video from start to finish in Premiere Pro.

How to Remove Background Noise From Audio

You can have the best visuals in the world, but if your video has poor or distracting audio, it will be difficult for your viewers to enjoy it as you intended. If you notice your video has excess background noise, this helpful video will show you how to remove it.

How to Match Colors Between Different Cameras and Grade Log Footage

One of the most common issues you will face if you are shooting video with multiple cameras is matching the color across all the footage to ensure consistent, professional results. If that is something you struggle with, this excellent video will show you how it is done, along with how to grade log footage.

Every Premiere Pro Effect Demonstrated in Just Six Minutes

Adobe Premiere Pro is a tremendously intricate and powerful program with a vast range of features and effects for improving your video footage and realizing your creative ideas. This excellent video will show you every single effect in the application and how it affects the look of your footage in just six minutes.

Taking Advantage of Color Theory: Cinematic Color Grading

Color theory is a broad subject, and the way you use it defines your style when filming or taking a photo. The technique of using color theory on your images and footage in post is called "color grading," and it is more than just using the cinematic teal and orange duo.

How to Shoot an Ad in Your Dining Room

Daniel Schiffer is a YouTuber who started off as a guy making videos for restaurants. Now, he's got more than one million subscribers, and it's because he can get a lot done with very few resources. In this video, you can see how he does it.

How to Work With Photos in Premiere Pro

In this video, Jason Boone from Boone Loves Video shares the best tips and methods of using still images in Premiere Pro and how to make the visual aspect as interesting and visually appealing as possible.