[ Editing tips ]
Zoom in post 1
You can use cropping and zooming tools in your editing software to focus attention or remove certain elements. Don’t zoom in too far, however, or you risk degrading the image quality.
Get close up 2
By zooming in on your timelime you can get all the way down to the level of individual frames. This makes cuts and edits much more precise, especially when you have snapping switched on.
Play with colour 3
You can use presets or custom colour controls to easily ‘grade’ your footage, making it warmer or colder, or even tinting it however you like to make it look more cinematic.
Cut for effect 4
Make cuts to maintain interest and dynamism. Cuts are used much more frequently than transitions, which tend to give a piece a slower pace. Transitions are used in film much more than on TV.
Pay attention to sound 5
Sound is also important. Make use of multiple audio tracks where necessary to create the desired effect. and keep an eye on levels. Some video editors include a dedicated audio mixer to help with this.
Use in and out points 6
Many editing apps let you choose in and out points of a clip and then drag just that bit to your timeline. This is much quicker than dragging the whole clip and chopping it up to get the part you want.