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General Tips

  • This can be one of the most time-consuming parts of process; be sure to leave yourself enough time to edit
  • Video files can be very large, consider using an external hard drive to store your video, media, and other asset files 
  • Since you may be working with multiple files during the editing process, be sure to stay organized; create a system for naming and organizing your files

Editing Programs

As with video creation programs, there are also a range of video editing programs. Select an editing program based on what you need, whether that is just trimming a video, adding music, adding graphics, or creating a montage of multiple video and audio clips. 

Some of the screencasting programs mentioned in the previous section, like Zoom and Loom, provide the ability to trim recordings.

While others, like Camtasia and the paid version of Screencast-o-matic, have built-in editors

Microsoft Video Editor and (for those with macs) iMovie both offer basic editing features and are easier to use than more professional editing programs.

Two editing programs that are available through our Adobe Creative Cloud accounts are Premiere Pro and Premiere Rush. Premiere Rush is a pared down version of Pro and is a little easier to use than Pro. Both Rush and Pro have tutorials built-in to the programs.

LinkedIn Learning is another good resource on a variety of editing programs. 

Another professional level editing program that some use as an alternative to Premiere is the free version of DaVinci Resolve

Exporting Your Video

The most common video format is mp4, H.264. Some editing programs have specific export presets for common video platforms, like YouTube and Vimeo. The export settings will depend on where your final video will be hosted. The UCF Libraries Vimeo channel is our official hosting site, and videos posted there can be easily embedded into LibGuides, Canvas modules, and other platforms using the embed code. A link to Vimeo's technical requirements is included below.