Video Editing

Hello, my friend and future millionaire. 

Welcome to this episode of The Money Wheel. 

My name is Kris Hutchinson.

Yesterday we talked about recording videos and today we’re going to talk about editing them. 

If you’re the type of person that can sit down and go through the whole thing in one shot, that’s great.

That’s not me, to be honest. 

Doing these podcasts, even though they’re only five minutes at a time, I can really struggle with just kind of going with the flow with it, especially because I’m not using any notes.

So when I’m doing a course, I definitely like to have my notes in front of me and I definitely like to take my time. 

But when I do those things, there’s sometimes a lot of pauses in my presentation and that’s going to require a lot of editing.

Sometimes I stumble over words, and when I do that, I try to take a pause and then just restate the entire sentence again, starting over from the beginning of that sentence.

The reason I do that is when I go through and edit the video inside my editing software, where you’ll see the audio file (just the jagged line where the wave for the audio is), you’ll see a blank section where there’s silence.

And that to me is an indicator that that’s a section that I need to go look at and edit.

A lot of times, I’ll start a few seconds before that, and listen to it. 

I kind of hear the mistake that I made and then right away is the beginning of the sentence over again.

So what I can do is just kind of cut before and after, take that part out, and splice the two things together.

Sometimes, depending on the editing software that you’re using, it can be a little difficult to learn that. 

I’ve used a couple different ones before. 

I think Adobe Premier was the first one I tried.

I’ve moved over to GarageBand for the PC and iMovie for Apple.

There are some differences between the two, but I recommend them both, depending if you’re on a Mac or a PC. 

There’s plenty of great videos out there that kind of teach you how to use those softwares.

But the kind of edits that I do with my videos are very simple. 

Just click before, click after, and then cut the two and merge everything together.

You might want to put some kind of a transition in between the two, especially if you’re doing moving videos where it’s you on camera, so it kind of merges them. 

If you’re doing slides, it makes it a lot easier, because the image doesn’t really change too much.

This way, as you’re doing your edits, the cut isn’t going to look sloppy; they’re barely going to hear it. 

So that’s everything I’ve got about editing your videos. 

We’ll see you next time on The Money Wheel.