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
- Audio Editing
- Audio Fade In and Fade Out
- Audio Denoise
- Trim Video Clips
- Resize Videos
- Rotate Video Clips
- Crop Video Clips
- Draw a Border
- Split Video
- Cut Video Clips
- Delete Media
- Playback Resolution
- Voice Over
- Scale Videos
- Add Marker
- PIP (Picture in Picture) Mode
- 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 preview of the clip will play. Double click the thumbnail to play the full video.
3. Audio Editing
Once a video clip is in your timeline, you can mute it or detach the audio for separate editing.
To mute the audio of a clip, right-click on the clip and select Mute Audio.
To detach the audio from a video clip, right-click on the clip and select Audio Detach. The detached audio file will be placed in the upper track automatically and you will be able to edit it separately from the video clip.
4. Audio Fade In and Fade Out
Right click the audio, choose the "Edit Audio" in the drop-down list.
Then drag the small icons on the audio line at the beginning and end of the audio.
5. Audio Denoise
In the top right of the property area, click the audio icon and then check Enable under the denoise tab to filter out background noises.
There are 3 settings to choose from: Low, Mid, and High.
6. Trim Videos Clips
Select the clip and then cursor to the clip edge until the icon below appears, then drag it forward or backward to cut off the unwanted start or end.
You can now add a Marker on the clip and then drag the clip edge to the Marker point to trim precisely.
7. Resize Videos
To resize a clip in the Preview Window, go to Visual Property and change the percentage.
8. Rotate Video Clips
To rotate a clip, select the clip in your timeline and adjust the Rotation settings under Visual Property.
You can also rotate the clip using the center handle in the Preview Window.
9. Crop Video Clips
You can crop your video down in Crop mode.
Click the Crop button.
In the crop window, you can change the portion of the clip you want to crop down to. And then click OK finish the settlement..
10. Draw a Border
You can draw a border to highlight the part of your video or image. The maximum border size is 50. Just click Border in the Property Area.
11. Split Video
You can split your videos into separate clips and then edit those clips separately. Here's how:
Place the Playhead over the clip you want to split.
Right-click on the clip and select Split, or click on the scissors icon on the toolbar.
12. 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 click the scissors icon to split your clip in two. Then, place your playhead at the end of the section you want to cut and use the scissors tool again. Once you have split your clip twice, you will have three clips. Right-click the clip in the middle and select Cut in order to cut it, or simply drag it to a new location.
Note: You can use the zoom slider to get a different view of your timeline.
13. 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.
14. Playback Resolution
In the preview window, right-click on the clip, then you can choose the playback quality in the drop-down list.
Or in another way, at the top of the preview window, you can also choose the playback resolution.
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.
16. 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.
17. Scale Videos
In the Properties Window, you can find the scale option, and then you can adjust the scale according to your needs.
In the Preview Window, drag the white dot to adjust the scale of the clip.
18. 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 the add marker icon in the drop-down list.
19. PIP (Picture in Picture) Mode
Picture in Picture (PIP) allows you to layer video clips and other media files. This effect is widely used in tutorials, gaming videos, and presentations.
Import the main video to track 1, and import the second video to track 2.
Adjust the size of the second video in the preview window and drag it wherever you want it.
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.
21. Record Hotkeys
It is important to let viewers know what hotkey is being used without misunderstanding, especially when you use a lot 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.
22. 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.
23. Time Stretch
Time stretch will enable you to change the duration of your video.
Select a video track, press CTRL, and hover the mouse over the border of the video track until a clock icon appears. Then, drag the timeline to the left or right. You can also adjust your speed in the top right of the property area.
24. Freeze Frame
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, MP3, or MOV 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.