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Why Editing Online Video Isn’t as Hard as You Think

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Why Editing Online Video Isn’t as Hard
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December 10, 2019
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Why Editing Online Video 
Isn’t as Hard as You Think

December 10, 2019
We know it. You know it. Pretty much every internet user on the planet knows it. There’s never been a hotter time for video – and the demand only looks set to rocket with the arrival of 5G.

But who’s going to put it all together? If the thought of editing video brings you out in a cold sweat, relax. It’s not as hard as it sounds.

Of course, some editing jobs will always take immense time, skill and dedication. But nobody’s asking you to edit a feature film, documentary or broadcast commercial.

Packaging together a short edit for your content channels or for internal comms is nowhere near as daunting. And because Tarantino’s not calling anytime soon, it’s time to shake off the fear and dive straight in.

You just need four things to get started:

We know it. You know it. Pretty much every internet user on the planet knows it. There’s never been a hotter time for video – and the demand only looks set to rocket with the arrival of 5G.

But who’s going to put it all together? If the thought of editing video brings you out in a cold sweat, relax. It’s not as hard as it sounds.

Of course, some editing jobs will always take immense time, skill and dedication. But nobody’s asking you to edit a feature film, documentary or broadcast commercial.

Packaging together a short edit for your content channels or for internal comms is nowhere near as daunting. And because Tarantino’s not calling anytime soon, it’s time to shake off the fear and dive straight in.

You just need four things to get started:

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1. All of your captured footage (whether on Cinebody, on a server, or on multiple hard drives).
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1. All of your captured footage (whether on Cinebody, on a server, or on multiple hard drives).
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2. Video editing software, such as Adobe Rush or iMovie (cool for beginners), or the more advanced Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere.
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2. Video editing software, such as Adobe Rush or iMovie (cool for beginners), or the more advanced Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere.
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3. A solid story arc, so you can edit the footage to meet your narrative.
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3. A solid story arc, so you can edit the footage to meet your narrative.
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4. A final destination for your video (social channels, internal newsletter, etc).
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4. A final destination for your video (social channels, internal newsletter, etc).
Once those elements are in place, the fun really begins. You’ll soon discover that editing is a whole new experience. It doesn’t have to be an ultra-serious pursuit that only trained professionals can deliver.

Sure, auto-editors exist, and in some cases they can do a decent job. But, by taking the step to actually tackle an edit head on, you’re able to tell your story on your terms – and see the quality and value of your video rise as a result. And if you’re still lacking some confidence, look online for video editing classes or take a deeper dive into the specifics of your chosen software. Other resources can also help with editing for social media or YouTube.
Once those elements are in place, the fun really begins. You’ll soon discover that editing is a whole new experience. It doesn’t have to be an ultra-serious pursuit that only trained professionals can deliver.

Sure, auto-editors exist, and in some cases they can do a decent job. But, by taking the step to actually tackle an edit head on, you’re able to tell your story on your terms – and see the quality and value of your video rise as a result. And if you’re still lacking some confidence, look online for video editing classes or take a deeper dive into the specifics of your chosen software. Other resources can also help with editing for social media or YouTube.
Is it worth it? That’s for you to decide, but our verdict is an overwhelming ‘hell yes!’ Learning how to edit online video not only enables you to shape how your company is seen by others, but also allows you to gather more knowledge so you can make truly informed decisions when the job is so big that you do need to hire a professional editor.

And, above all, you develop an insanely valuable skill in a world that currently has an insatiable appetite for video – making you more attractive to both your current company and any future employers. So stop putting it off. Start your first edit today!
Is it worth it? That’s for you to decide, but our verdict is an overwhelming ‘hell yes!’ Learning how to edit online video not only enables you to shape how your company is seen by others, but also allows you to gather more knowledge so you can make truly informed decisions when the job is so big that you do need to hire a professional editor.

And, above all, you develop an insanely valuable skill in a world that currently has an insatiable appetite for video – making you more attractive to both your current company and any future employers. So stop putting it off. Start your first edit today!
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