Editing: One Video At A Time


While interviewing Professor Robert Amend, he talked about editing video footage, and basic to video editing online.

Amend starts with digitizing, which is taking footage from your camera or video camera, and getting it onto a computer so you can edit it. This gets everything started for making great video content.

He then starts to show how you can delete parts of a video, or easily change the length. If someone is answering a question and they start with, uhhh, ummm, let me think, uhh… You can cut that part out of it, Amend shares while talking about cutting. This is important for making the video the most entertaining and interesting to watch as it can be.

Cutting and pasting is used to put clips into order if you have different scenes. Amend says, While shooting scenes in different settings, some videos will go back and forth between the places. With cutting and pasting the scenes can switch fast and efficiently, so the audience can enjoy without waiting for the next part.

The Professor then goes on to tell about effects. Special effects can add extra interesting and creative visuals to your video. Pictures, confetti, and other things can really make your video fun for viewers to watch.

The last part of video editing that Amend talks about is captions, titles, and writing. Captions and titles make it easy for some people to watch, and makes it more available for people who can’t watch otherwise.

One of the most used transitions is a cut. A cut is when two frames switch quickly between each other. Some of the time you can’t even notice it because it moves so fast. And sometimes for a second the screen is completely black. Professor Amend shares these transitions, and how they help to change the scene quickly.

Another transition, an interesting one, is dissolve. This is the blending between two images, or overlap of two images. Dissolve switches the scene without going black.

The last transition is fading. Fading fades into the scene, or out of the scene. Most of the time, after a commercial break, or when a movie or show is starting, it will fade in. And when the show is going to commercials or some sort of film is ending, it will fade out.

Throughout the lecture from Professor Robert Amend, he talks about how editing videos can make the clips so much better, just with a couple clicks.