Video Editing

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Video editing is the final stage of video production. It is where all the video shots and recordings that
were captured by cameras now get edited together to create one final video. This is actually a very big
job because a video editor must look through dozens of hours of video footage and pick out just a few
short scenes here and there. After that, the editor pieces all these short clips together to create an
entertaining video that can be shown to audiences.

However, video editing is a lot more than just arranging video clips in an entertaining way. Editors may
also manipulate shots, add transitions, add music overlays, or add special effects to shots in order to
enhance their quality. For example, if there were video shots taken of an actor in front of a green
screen, a video editor would replace the green background with a more interesting background which
creates the illusion that the actor is someplace where he really was not.

In the old days, video editing could only be done at a film studio, television studio, or a commercial
video production studio. Nowadays, ordinary people can purchase video editing software to use on their
home computer, so they can edit their own videos that were captured on their digital camera or mobile
device. People with no professional credentials in video editing have now become amateur video editors
thanks to this technology.

Below are all the different variations of video editing:

Linear Video Editing – This is how video editing was done back in the days of videotapes. Editors would
work with numerous videotapes and record clips from each one onto a single videotape in the proper
order they wanted them to appear.

Non-linear Video Editing – This type of editing is what people of today use. It involves using video
editing software on a computer like Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Pro, or Final Cut Pro.
Offline Editing – Editors use this method when they want to copy old footage from a videotape or film
while still preserving the condition of the original source.

Online Editing – This is a continuation of the offline editing method. After the old footage has been
copied, it then gets reassembled into a video that has better quality resolution. Old films that get
restored usually go through this process.

Vision Mixing – This method is used in a professional video setting that is doing a live production. For
example, the video editor of a live television show will cut or edit the live video feed that is coming from
many different cameras in the studio as it is being recorded. This is what vision mixing is.