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Basic Video Editing
Once you've imported your files you can start editing them. In this section you'll learn how to:
- Add Media Files to Timeline
- Preview the Clips
- Trim Video Clips
- Resize Videos
- Rotate Video Clips
- Crop Video Clips
- Split Video
- Cut Video Clips
- Change the Clip Speed
- Delete Media
- Playback Resolution
- Voice Recorder
- Add Marker
- Record Hotkeys
- Toggle Track Output and Track Lock
- Time Stretch
- Freeze Frame
1. Add Media Files to Timeline
There are several ways to add media to your timeline.
- Drag and drop media files from the Media Library to the timeline or to the Preview Window
- Right-click a media file and select Add to Timeline at Playhead
Note: You can drag media files on your timeline to reposition them.
2. Preview the Clips
If you hover your mouse over a media thumbnail, a full preview of the clip will play when you double-click the thumbnail.
3. Trim Videos Clips
Select the clip and then cursor to the clip edge until the icon turns purple, then drag it forward or backward to cut off the unwanted start or end.
You can also add a Marker on the clip and then drag the clip edge to the Marker point to trim precisely.
4. Resize Videos
Click the clip, hover your mouse to drag the purple frame to resize the video on the preview board, or go to the properties area, change the percentage of Scale.
5. Rotate Video Clips
To rotate a clip, select the clip in your timeline and adjust the Rotation settings under the properties area.
You can also rotate the clip using the center handle in the Preview Board.
6. Crop Video Clips
You can crop your video down in Crop mode.
Click the Crop button.
In the pop-up crop window, you can change the portion of the clip you want to crop down to. And then click OK to finish the settlement.
7. Split Video
You can split your video into separate clips and then edit those clips separately. Here's how:
Place the Playhead over the clip you want to split.
Choose the clip you want to split, Right-click and choose Split, or click on the forth icon on the toolbar.
8. Cut Video Clips
Right-click on the clip you want to cut and select Cut.
To cut a section of a clip, place your playhead before the section you want to cut and split the clip in two. Then, place your playhead at the end of the section you want to cut and split it again. Once you have split your clip twice, you will have three clips. Right-click the middle clip and select Cut, or simply drag it to a new location.
Note: You can use the zoom slider to get a different view of your timeline.
9. Change the Clip Speed
To speed up or slow down media, select the video clip in the timeline, change the speed on the properties area to get the desired effect.
10. Delete Media
Select the clip you want to delete from your timeline and press Delete on your keyboard. Or, right-click on the clip and select Delete.
11. Playback Resolution
In the preview window, right-click on the clip, then you can choose the playback quality in the drop-down list.
Below the Preview Window, click the Snapshot icon to take a still image of a video frame. You will be able to find your Snapshot here: C:/Users/admin/Documents/DemoCreator.
13. Voice Recorder
Use VoiceOver to record yourself talking. This is a great way to give viewers more information. Just click the Voice Over icon in the toolbar. You can even play your video back while you create this audio recording.
Note: Before recording audio, please connect your recording device (i.e. a microphone) to your computer.
14. Add Marker
You can add markers to important frames. Click the marker icon in the toolbar to add a marker to the timeline.
Or right-click the clip, then you can find Add Marker in the drop-down list.
Blending mode will allow you to access a number of effects, like Darken and Color Dodge. You can also adjust the opacity of an overlaid image. Go to the Property Area and click Compositing to access this feature.
16. Record Hotkeys
It is important to let viewers know what hotkey is being used without misunderstanding, especially when you use a lot of hotkeys to record a video.
At the top right of the property area, click the HotKey Tips tab and then click Enable. You can set the size, filter, position, style, color, and opacity of your hotkeys.
Note: Hotkeys will only appear in your exported videos and not in your recordings as you make them.
17. Toggle Track Output and Track Lock
By toggling the track output button on and off, you can choose whether or not a track will appear in your exported video.
By toggling the track lock on and off, you can choose whether or not a track is editable.
18. Time Stretch
Time stretch will enable you to change the duration of your video.
Click the clip and move the white edge forward or backward to change the video time.
You can also adjust your speed in the top right of the property area.
19. Freeze Frame
A freeze frame can help you emphasize a specific image or operation.
Right-click on a video track and select Freeze Frame to create a 2-second frozen image.
After you've finished editing you can export your video as an MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, GIF and MP3 file. You will be able to name your video and choose a location to store the exported file. You will also be able to adjust your video's resolution, frame rate, bitrate, and other settings in this Export window.
When you've finished your settings, click Export.