Adding Thrills And Chills To Your Videos With Digital Film Editing
Making a home video is easy. Making a good and watchable home video isn't. Oftentimes, when you shoot movies at home with your camcorder or your digital camera, there is a lot of meaningless stuff. If you make a video of your child's birthday party, you will be sure to shoot so much irrelevant stuff that could not only be boring to watch, but it could turn out to be unintentionally funny too. Thanks then that we have digital film editing software now. With the help of these software applications, all budding Peter Jacksons and Stanley Kubricks can make their pursuits possible.
Once you shoot a video on your camera or camcorder, you have to transfer it onto your computer and use the digital film editing software to give it a whole new look. The computer will capture the whole video, either entirely or in different files depending on how you have configured the process. The files will be stored as .avi files on your desktop (or .mov if it is a Mac that you are using). Once that is done, you are supposed to create your own shots by putting in start and stop points, and then run them on a timeline.
Hence, making a video with such digital editing software becomes absolutely easy. But, if you want to lend it the professional touch, it is important that you give it some special FX and other such thrills. You don't have to go quite far for that too; your digital editing software will provide you with all the enhancements you require to make your video a real attention-grabbing one.
The first thing that we can speak of is the transitions. When we make videos at home, one of the most jarring aspects of them are the quirky movements that happen when we move the camcorder from one scene to another. The picture keeps on shaking till you focus on that image. But software applications allow you to put transitional effects like the ones we are familiar with on PowerPoint and other such presentation making software. Only, these transitions are much better. And they are quite simple to add. You only have to place the timeline cursor between the two shots and then select the transitional effect you want to add.
Another important thing you can add in your finished video is the narration voice. Using filters, you can clear off all the background noise that makes home video so amateurish and add in them a narrative voice that makes the video look more real. You can also add in music at places and give it a peppier feel.
Digital film editing software not only makes your final cut look crisper and more interesting to watch, but it makes people watch a more sophisticated version of the events. Most importantly, it allows you to show people only the portions you want to show them, and in the way you want to show.