Are you preparing to do your first video editing online via instagram story viewer?
Hopefully you have the opportunity to read our basics of video creation before you start editing.
It can be a daunting task at first, which can lead to many mistakes along the way, which only experience will truly overcome.
However, some errors can be corrected with a few simple tricks, which will give your video production a more professional ‘look’. In truth we all make mistakes, and often the best techniques that emerge are the result of mistakes.
With that being said, here are the 5 most common video editing mistakes that you can easily fix to give your video a real boost.
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Mistake #1 – Editing video with low quality soundtrack
Example of a video soundtrack used to make a video montage
If editing is new to you, the importance of sound can be difficult to understand.
On the timeline of your video, there will usually be two or three audio tracks:
A voice over
The soundtrack of your music video.
If you don’t need the audio from the original clip, the first thing you can do is remove it.
In Camtasia , you can mute audio by right clicking and selecting ‘separate audio and video’ then remove or hide the audio track.
Newbies to video editing often have their background music track too loud, and it can obscure all other tracks.
Make sure the background music stays lower in intensity than your voices. And give great importance to the soundtrack during your final editing.
Sound and Audio Separation Process in Techsmith’s Camtasia
Close your eyes and just listen to your video.
If you are not satisfied with the result, you will have to adjust the soundtrack regardless of the quality of the images.
How to cure it :
Most video editing software has track-by-track loudness control.
Adjust the intensities until the vocals and background music blend harmoniously, without one overpowering the other.
Editing a video with too many jump cuts
A jump cut, or shot on shot, is a cut within the same shot without changing framing.
This type of cut is widely used in the creation of YouTube videos and gives the impression that the filmed subject teleports in space on the same plane.
But each editing technique must be used wisely.
The jump cut is an effective way to shorten the duration of the video, which is the goal of editing.
Jump cuts are used to save time and advance through the storyline. But they are often overused by beginners who do not know what other types of cuts to use.
Explore other mounting options.
Add another camera angle, cut to a different angle in the same scene, or incorporate an additional transition to distract the viewer.
How to cure it :
There are a huge number of different cutting and stitching techniques used by video editing professionals, and you’ll need to learn how to use them before moving forward.
Example of jump cut used in a video montage
Second shot of a jump cut – assembly tutorial
As you can see in the first image, the character in the background is on the left, then in the next image it is on the right.
Compressing time with this cutting technique is sometimes disturbing for the viewer.
Leaving transitions incomplete
This video editing error occurs when the length of your transition is longer than the previous clip.
During a transition, the previous sequence ends and a black screen appears before the start of the next sequence, as seen in the image below.
Make sure the previous sequences are long enough or adjust the duration of your transition.
How to cure it :
Camtasia makes it very easy to cut your video footage.
Once you have set the right length for your sequences, simply insert the transition by dragging and dropping.
You will be able to identify incomplete transitions by using “wipe transitions”. All you need to do is simply extend the preceding sequence.
Example of an incomplete transition in a video montage
As you can see the black part on the left of the video represents where the previous sequence stops before the transition is complete.
Using inappropriate music
Have you ever seen a video mixing soft music and very fast-paced images, or vice versa?
Dynamic editing techniques and rapid camera movements must be accompanied by strong rhythmic music.
There’s nothing worse than watching a sad scene with Pharrell Williams’ Happy playing in the background.
When you make your edit, make sure that each of your scenes is associated with a suitable musical background
If you’re new to video editing, these five tips will help you avoid the most common mistakes and bring a more professional touch to your final product.
But the objective of your editing should always be to convey your messages as effectively as possible, which will sometimes require you to break certain standard codes to make your video more creative.