Edit Like a Pro

Video can be intimidating with all of the options to choose from regarding equipment and editing software. Hopefully we can provide some handy resources that you haven’t thought of before, and we’d love for you to share yours in the comment section below!

Let’s start with what’s out there for you to choose from (these are the most commonly used):

  1. Final Cut Express/Pro X
  2. Adobe Premiere 
  3. iMovie
  4. Windows Movie Maker
  5. YouTube Video Editor (basic browser editor, but it’s free!)

Want some basic tutorials on video? Vimeo, an awesome video hosting site is flooded with inspiration and lessons. They released their Vimeo Video School about a year ago and it’s pretty amazing. Using iMovie? Here’s a video for you!

Is Windows Movie Maker your thing? Voila!

Just play around on Vimeo’s Video School and keep it handy for some basic lessons on video.

So what does Web Comm use? We use Final Cut Pro 7 (which is no longer available) to edit. We have Final Cut X installed on a couple of machines, but haven’t been impressed with it so far. Reading the editor reviews, most people have issues with it.

At the end of the day, go with the software that you feel comfortable with. There’s always learning curve, but watching tutorials on Vimeo and YouTube, or getting a subscription to Lynda.com can ease the transition. And then there’s always gems like Ken Stone’s blog about Final Cut which is a combo of learning and troubleshooting.

Share with us! What are you using to edit and why do you like it? What about recommendations for resources of your one?

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