User Guide

How to use Wondershare DemoCreator? Learn the step by step guide below

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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
  • 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
  • SnapShot
  • Voice Over
  • Scale Videos
  • Add Marker
  • PIP (Picture in Picture) Mode
  • Record Hotkeys
  • Toggle Track Output and Track Lock
  • Time Stretch
  • Freeze Frame
  • Export

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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

add media files to timeline

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.

preview the clips

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.

audio editing

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.

audio editing

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.

audio fade in and fade out

audio fade in and fade out

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.

audio denoise

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.

trim video

7. Resize Videos

To resize a clip in the Preview Window, go to Visual Property and change the percentage.

resize videos

8. Rotate Video Clips

To rotate a clip, select the clip in your timeline and adjust the Rotation settings under Visual Property.

rotate video clips

You can also rotate the clip using the center handle in the Preview Window.

democreator rotate video

9. Crop Video Clips

You can crop your video down in Crop mode.

Click the Crop button.

crop

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..

crop video clips

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.

draw a border

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.

split video

12. Cut Video Clips

Right-click on the clip you want to cut and select Cut.

cut video

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.

zoom slider

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.

delete video

14. Playback Resolution

In the preview window, right-click on the clip, then you can choose the playback quality in the drop-down list.

playback resolution

Or in another way, at the top of the preview window, you can also choose the playback resolution.

playback resolution

15. SnapShot

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.

snapshot

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.

voice recorder

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.

scale videos

In the Preview Window, drag the white dot to adjust the scale of the clip.

after scale videos

18. Add Marker

You can add markers to important frames. Click the marker icon in the toolbar to add a marker to the timeline.

add marker

Or right-click the clip, then you can find the add marker icon in the drop-down list.

add marker

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.

pip mode

Adjust the size of the second video in the preview window and drag it wherever you want it.

after pip 

20. Compositing

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.

hotkey tips

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.

toggle track output

By toggling the track lock on and off, you can choose whether or not a track is editable.

track lock

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.

time stretch

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.

freeze frame

25. Export

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.

export

When you've finished your settings, click Export.