Vision is the first thing you want to have. When you are able to visualize what you want it becomes easier to produce the overall content of your video. Let’s understand first though that video editing is the process in which we edit video that has been taken from a camera. The process further takes shape when you add in special effects and music.
What is the best software to use? With today’s technologies and prices that is a loaded question. We are going to simplify this and say that you are just beginning. Most computers these days come with some sort of video editing software already in the computer when you get. MAC’s will come with iMovie and Windows has released Movie Maker. These are two fairly simple programs to use however if you are experienced you may feel limited and confined by what you can do. For everyday slide shows with music and fairly simple video editing itself Movie Maker will do the job.
If you wish to explore a more advanced program they can be fairly inexpensive to get. Pinnacle (a subdivision of Avid) has different versions of software and will range from $50-$120 on an average. You are able to do more with them as well as more effects to spice up your video’s.
Let’s go a lot further now. You have experience and wish to invest in professional video editing software. You can never go wrong with Final Cut. Final Cut for the most part is an industry standard program that even some major motion pictures have been edited on. If you are not a MAC user and want a great quality program Sony Vegas is a virtually limitless program that you can get. They have different versions and they also have a wide range of other software that work well together.
One of the biggest differences in the low end programs to the more advanced one is the fact that you can layer multiple footage or music. The best thing to do when you are beginning is to play around with the program and try different things. There are also many, many online tutorials that explain in detail how to do something.