M.S.Yatnatti Editor Property Politics
by Admin User - Saturday, 22 February 2020, 03:34 PM

By : M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : If you want to be a content creator, an influence on social networks, a marketing professional, or even aspire to be the next YouTube star, you will need some proficiency in video editing and need to learn video editing software . Reportedly, the common perception is that such software is expensive, has a very high learning curve, and you would need very high-end machines to run them. And while this may holds true for professional-grade software, there are several OSS tools out there that are easy to learn, and which can even run on your home computer and run on Linux and windows. The Studio version of DaVinci Resolve has been used in many Hollywood movies such as The Martian, Deadpool 2, Avengers: Infinity War and John Wick 3 for audio-video editing, colour grading, visual effects, compositing and audio mixing. But, it also has a free version that comes with comprehensive editing and colour-correction features, as well as the ability to export videos at 4K resolution. Opt for DaVinci Resolve if you want to take your video-editing skills to pro levels. It requires a high-end system—preferably with an Intel Core i7 processor and a dedicated graphics card—to run smoothly. But you get lots of training modules on its website, a reference manual with the software, and YouTube videos by experienced video producers.# www.blackmagicdesign.com (Mac OS, Windows, Linux).VSDC is complete video-editing software, but we suggest you acquaint yourself with all its features before you consider paying for its Pro version. With the upgrade, you get hardware acceleration that lets you work at almost double the speed whether its editing, or exporting your completed files; you can create different-shaped masks for hiding, blurring or highlighting certain elements in your video (one common reason for masking is to blur a face to protect the identity); access to multiple colour croma keys that allows you to switch the background behind your subject for a real TV studio look, as well as other advanced features like video stabilisation for shaky videos and better quality settings for voice over’s.# www.videosoftdev.com (Windows).Open Shot is a free, simple-to-use, feature-rich video editor for Linux Windows and Mac. The brainchild of programmer Jonathan Thomas, OpenShot has garnered a large and enthusiastic following for many reasons, one being Thomas’s responsiveness to user feedback. To quickly see the best uses of OpenShot, check out the beautifully created videos using open shot. “In short OpenShot is: 1. Easy to use. 2. Can work with HD video smoothly 3. Can change video colouring/lighting, among other things 4. Gives users the ability to add effects. 5. Can render video at a very high speed (especially when compared to Windows editing programs). This really makes OpenShot a powerful addition to the Linux community.” Help manuals for OpenShot are available in several languages – and each includes a simple "Learn OpenShot in 5 Minutes" section. When video production is required of all students, it makes sense to steer students towards an easy-to-use, yet powerful free video editor. OpenShot is that video editor. OpenShot is, quite simply, a cross-platform, free software (GPL licensed) video editing package. It’s available for Linux and, according to their download page, for Windows and Mac, as well.Interestingly, OpenShot is distributed via appimage. That means they provide a single binary that can be run on just about any modern Linux distribution. So, what makes OpenShot 2.3 so ridiculously awesome?.To start with, the new transformation tool is absolutely stupendous. It allows you to easily add some very cool animations to your videos. Simply drop an item (say, an image of your kid playing hockey) on the timeline. Select a spot on the timeline to start the animation, select Transform, then adjust the image however you want in a WYSIWYG way. Drag it around. Resize/reshape it. Then move to the next spot on the timeline that you want the image to do something else and repeat. OpenShot will do the hard work of calculating and rendering all of the frames in between those two points for you. The result is a nice smooth animation put together in just a few minutes. Not only is it easy, but the performance was quite peppy. This new version also adds to create titles for your videos. This is, hands down, the most fun title editor . Some of the built-in templates are a ton of fun and look absolutely fantastic. OpenShot is an open-source video editor that lets you trim, resize and rotate multiple videos. It supports a wide range of formats, including AVI, MOV, MP4, Motion JPEG and WMV as high as 4K at 30fps. You can even import photographs and music in JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, MP3, WAV and FLAC formats to create a custom movie slideshow.Its user interface comprises a projects pane where you can import photos, audio, video into the editor for quick access, a ‘timeline’ onto which you can drag-and-drop files, and a preview pane that shows you how the final output will play out. All three panels are dockable, which means you can click-and-drag to reorder them the way you want.After you have imported all your files, you can insert text frames, transitions and 3D animations onto the timeline. You get access to over 40 customisable title templates to display a film’s rating, subtitles, text overlay and credits. OpenShot even gives you a choice of over 150 2D and 3D transitions, with the option to adjust their length, transparency, brightness and contrast.While working with video tracks, you can resize the frame, add fade in/outs, apply an animation, make a video play in reverse and even change the playback speed for each clip.You don’t get as many options for editing audio, but you can separate the audio track from a video, split them into their individual left-right channels, introduce fades and reset volume levels.When you’re done, you can use one of OpenShot’s preset profiles to export your production to formats – like DVD, Blu-ray, web or device – that will play without issues on a TV, a smartphone or stream online via a web browser.OpenShot does not have of all the features you get in a professional video editor, but it is easy to master and it packs in all the essentials you would need to create an impressive home production. Plus, you get a well-documented user guide on its website, with step-by-step instructions, that you can browse by feature.