Video editing is an important part of any video or film post-production process. Many will argue that it is the most important thing. Regardless of the type of video you’re trying to achieve, solid video editing will make it the best it can be.
The perfect Flow
If someone refers to the post-production process in the video world, he probably refers to the editing. Without good video editing, your video or movie will be an absolute disaster. Video editing is the process that creates the actual flow of your video or movie.
No matter what kind of movie you create, there’s no way to record them from beginning to end without mistakes or improvements. The good news is that high-quality video editing can minimize the impact that these mistakes have on your finished product.
For example, imagine turning a commercial that runs for 90 seconds. During your shooting, the light bulb is blowing or your actor is flirting a line. Without video editing, you would have to re-record the entire commercial from start to finish, hoping that no further errors would occur. This would cost your team a lot of time, money and effort. However, with the magic of editing, you can re-record the flubbed part, splice the new material, and finish in a fraction of the time.
With a high-quality video editor, you can also capture larger projects more easily, because scenes can be filmed out of sequence to account for schedules, weather and more.
Cut your way to success
In video editing, it is possible for editors to make changes or create a flow through a process called “cutting.” Cutting is a term that once referred to the actual cutting of film or videotape. However, with today’s technology and the advent of digital capture, cutting simply refers to a break in the plot. Cutting a video is pretty easy. Just select the area you want to cut, and then cut it out. However, this is far from necessary to achieve high-quality editing. Video editors know where to cut so that the flow of action on the screen is not disturbed. Cutting too early or too late into a scene leads to an unpleasant visual experience for the audience.
Switch gears or scenes
Video editors can create smooth transitions between scenes by adding a “hide” or black screens that give the viewer a visual indication that the movie is taking a different direction. Video editors can dictate the tempo of the movie by using transitions between scenes and guiding the audience through the story.
Video editing is an extremely important element of the post-production process as it uses a variety of techniques to capture the raw material and turn it into a polished end product that will be seen by the audience. Better video editing can improve the story told on the screen and help create emotional connections between the audience and the story. Equally important, a bad cut can completely ruin a movie. That’s why it’s important that you always work with an experienced professional.