Have you been trying to edit videos but find that you aren’t quite sure what many of the tools in your editor actually do – or how you should use them? That is partly why the learning curve of video editing is so difficult, and it often discourages many beginners.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems. Instead, if you know some of the easier video editing tools to start with – you could actually edit videos quite capably:
- Automated color balance
In many cases the color balance of your videos may be a bit off due to the lighting conditions. That can be fixed easily by using the automated color balance tool that is in most editors.
At times the tool may be referred to as white balance, color correction, or even magic enhance – but it essentially will do the same thing and attempt to balance the colors.
The trim tool will let you trim out parts of your video that you don’t need. That is part of the foundation of video editing, as you can remove footage you don’t want and decide exactly which point you want to join clips together.
In some editors you will have a specific tool to trim videos, while in others you may have to split them, isolate the parts you don’t want, then delete them.
Essentially this tool will let you delete a part of your video adjacent to its frame and by doing so reframe the video. It can be handy if you want to adjust the aspect ratio, or improve the composition using the rule of thirds as a guideline.
- Automated stabilization
For videos that are shaky, the automated stabilization tool can be a godsend. It will help to make the video look much steadier, and normally improve its quality in the process.
The rotate tool will let you change the orientation of the video. While that may seem like it is only useful in specific cases, there is one way in which you may need to use it more frequently: To straighten the video. After you do rotate the video you may need to crop its edges to tidy them up.
Naturally it helps if you have a user-friendly movie editor that you can use to try out the tools listed above – and Movavi Video Editor should fit that role perfectly. With its features you can trim, crop, rotate and automatically stabilize and enhance your video too. In fact you can do more than that as well, and can apply effects, add music, and more.
As you can see most of the tools listed above are really very easy to use, and you should have no problem applying them to your videos. Between them you should be able to start to edit your video effectively, and could even throw together a simple yet impressive-looking video of your own with a bit of work.
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