Video Editors

Credit for this goes to Penney Matos, DLC at Centennial HS

Video Recording Tips

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Film horizontal, not vertical. TV screens, computer monitors, projector screens, etc. are all horizontal.



Check the audio. Play back each clip you intend to use and make sure you can hear it. If it's too quiet or has too much distracting background noise, re-record.


Record 3-5 extra seconds before and after the action. You will need this for editing. To start, hit the record button and count down out loud and with your fingers 3, 2, then for 1 don't say it, just use your finger and for 0 point to the actor. It's very hard to cut out the sound of you saying "1" and "go".


Watch the lighting. We should be able to clearly see everything. No one should be in silhouette unless you intend them to be.

Log in to the filter (filter.friscoisd.org) when uploading to YouTube.

Frisco ISD has a limited number of full licenses for WeVideo. With WeVideo you can edit from a smartphone, tablet, chromebook, laptop, desktop, etc. WeVideo also allows for collaborators when editing.


If you would like to use WeVideo for your class assignment, PLEASE SUBMIT THIS FORM The form has a place for each of your group members' names if needed. After this assignment is completed and your video has been downloaded and turned in, your accounts will revert back to the free account.


Website: wevideo.com

Andriod (Google Play) AND iPhone/iPad (iTunes)

Adobe Premier Clip

Don't be fooled by the name, Adobe Premiere Clip doesn't have anything like the power of the desktop app Adobe Premiere – it's very much about editing essentials only. That's why Clip is free, of course. It's fine for simple tasks – mixing videos and images, splitting clips, adding titles, using faces or adding a soundtrack – and less commonly seen features include lighting adjustments for exposure, highlights and shadows.

Google Play

iTunes

FilmoraGo - Free Video Editor

FilmoraGo is a video editor app by Wondershare. It's easily one of the best video editor apps. This video editor packs a whallop. You can do the basics like trim and cut, render, and that kind of stuff. It also includes the ability to play in reverse. It also has support for things like slow motion, transitions, music, overlays, and more. It's not half bad for what you get.

Google Play

iTunes

Android Apps -- Google Play

ActionDirector Video Editor

ActionDirector Video Editor does the basics. You can import clips, edit them, and render the video. You can do things like add your own music, trim and cut video, add text, employ slow motion, and more.

Google Play

Movie Maker FilmMaker

Movie Maker Filmmaker among the best free video editor apps currently available. You’ll be able to trim, crop, and reorder video content as well as set focal points. The app also boasts a variety of video effects and you can design your own custom filters, although that functionality isn’t amazingly powerful. It also has the rest of the basics, like music.

Google Play

PowerDirector

PowerDirector is one of the most comprehensive video editor apps on this list. It comes with a ton of features, including quick editing tools, various effects and other tools, and it even comes with things like a collage maker and slow motion support. The interface is relatively easy to work with and it utilizes the classic timeline editor method. It should be more familiar for those who video edit often. It’s free to download and use, but you’ll need to fork out some extra money to get all the features.

Google Play

iPhone, iPad Apps -- iTunes

iMovie

iMovie comes free with more recent iDevices. Add video clips and photos locally, from iTunes or iCloud, and you're able to move or trim them, add filters and effects, adjust speed, audio and more. Built-in templates and themes help to coordinate graphics, titles and transitions, or you can take manual control and do things your own way.

iTunes

Splice - Video Editor and Movie Maker by GoPro

Video editing apps are often dumbed-down and overly basic, but GoPro's Splice feels different. The timeline interface brings real desktop power to the package, and there are some capable effects, controls and options to help enhance your footage.

iTunes

Adobe Spark Video

Create a video from slides or video clips. Easily record voiceovers and add titles and captions to create your video.

Example 1, Example 2

Resources:

It is recommended to finish/publish the video from the same platform where it was started.

When finished, saved as a video (export to camera roll on iPhone) and upload:

  • Google Drive. Get the share link (FISD can view) and turn it in.
  • YouTube. Set it to Unlisted or Public (your choice) and turn in the URL

Cameo

At first, Cameo might seem like just another basic video editor. Import clips (no photos), trim or reorder them, apply filters, add a soundtrack and share the results with the world. But try it out and you'll find the filters and styles look good, there's a wide selection of music (even searchable by genre), custom audio level adjustment per clip, and saving up to 4K video on the latest devices.

iTunes

PC Laptop or Desktop

Adobe Spark Video

Create a video from slides or video clips. Easily record voiceovers and add titles and captions to create your video.

Example 1, Example 2

Resources:

It is recommended to finish/publish the video from the same platform where it was started.

When finished, saved as a video and upload:

  • Google Drive. Get the share link (FISD can view) and turn it in.
  • YouTube. Set it to Unlisted or Public (your choice) and turn in the URL

iMac or MacBook

iMovie on Mac/MacBook

If you're looking to remove green screen from a picture or video clip, iMovie will do it but only on macOS, meaning a Mac or MacBook. The iTunes app for iPhones and iPads does not remove green screen.

Mac Store


Green Screen!!!

VeeScope

VeeScope is a FREE iTunes app that removes green screen from pictures and video!

iTunes

Music

Megatrax!

Depending on which tool you use to create your presentation video, you might be able to add background music. Some tools come with a built-in set of allowable songs while others do not. In FISD, we pay for students to have access to Megatrax for such projects. Get login info from the CHS Resources section in the Learning Hub or from your teacher.

Resources:



** Note: Background music is not considered Fair Use. Using music that you purchased but do not own the copyright for is not allowed.

Sharing Finished Videos

Save/export your final video and upload to either YouTube (unlisted) or Google Drive (share so anyone can view). You can then turn in the YouTube link or the Google Drive share link for the video file.


Reminder: Anyone shown on screen should NOT have their full name published in the video. Stick to first names (and last initial, if needed) only.