I’ve written an article on the steps to produce a video, make an effort to search for it and read it. Okay, you’ve done that and have shot several videos and they’re “in the can” as they say.
What video software are you going to use to edit and streamline your video to make it a pleasure to view and hold viewer’s attention? I’ve tried and have been very happy with Pinnacle’s Video Spin software. In a few words – very user friendly, especially for someone like me that hasn’t ever edited video before.
You’re able to download Video Spin and try it out during the trial period for free. During the trial period, you have enough time to get used to using the program’s various aspects of video editing.
The Video Spin software allows the user to easily download your “raw” video and crop the spots you don’t need. If you’re shooting the video yourself, the camera starts recording when you press the record button and will record you walking back from the camera, into view and during your entire presentation. Take your time here. Relax and breathe easily and start speaking when you’re ready. Speak until you’ve finished and walked back to the camera to turn off the recording.
You can cut out the entire “getting ready to speak” part of the video, as well as the ending when you’re walking back to the camera to turn it off record mode. Remember it’s always a good practice to stand still and smile for about a second or two when you stop talking.
Just like a music note page, during editing, Video Spin has several rows where your video sits and you can choose where you want to insert music, with the ability to raise or decrease volume and where you want the video to start playing. Timing of the music to fade out to silence when you begin speaking and then have the music fade up as your saying the last sentence and going into your final text message or call to action, gives it neat look and presentation.
The software will also allow you to add a screen with text in the beginning, middle or ending of the video. But don’t over use screens with text, it can be annoying. A simple title of the video in the beginning and ending text with your website address or some other kind of call to action is sufficient.
The Pinnacle Video Spin editing program is easy to learn during the free trial period. After you get the hang of it, it’s easy to understand and fun to use. You’ll get a kick out of using some creative juices too.
Using videos to get your message out there or promote your business or yourself with Video Spin is fun and easy. It’s a winner.