Best Royalty-Free Music of 2024: the Heartbeat of Video
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by Beth
4M ago
Music is the heartbeat of your video. It holds the power to set the entire tone of your film. It’s that magical touch that can turn an ordinary video into something truly extraordinary. Far too often, we rush this critical selection and miss out on so much. As a filmmaker or YouTuber, you’re likely well aware of this. You’ve felt the thrill of finding that one song that perfectly complements your storytelling. Or perhaps you’ve felt the frustration of struggling to find the perfect music. It’s a journey that can sometimes take longer than expected, but the reward is absolutely worth the effort ..read more
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How to Undo in Premiere Pro: the Easy Way
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by Beth
1y ago
Using the Undo Shortcut in Premiere Pro Everyone makes mistakes, even video editors. Thankfully, Premiere Pro gives you the ability to quickly and easily undo your last steps, but there are a few things you should know before you start undoing everything. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through how to quickly undo in Premiere Pro, as well as some of the basics of using the History panel. Let’s get started! 1 – How to Undo in Premiere Pro By using a quick keyboard shortcut, you can easily undo the last action you’ve taken in Premiere Pro. The keyboard shortcut for undo in Premiere Pro is “Comm ..read more
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Best Mouse for Video Editing: Top 3 Picks
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by Beth
1y ago
How to Choose a Good Video Editing Mouse I would argue that choosing a mouse specifically for video editing isn’t something that’s necessarily at the top of anyone’s list of fun gear to buy. But there comes a time for whatever reason that you may need to upgrade your mouse. Maybe you’re having wrist pain or perhaps you’ve been unhappy with a previous setup. The truth is having a highly-functional mouse can make a huge difference in making your editing workflow easier and more efficient. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best mice for video editing. Whether you’re looking for a tra ..read more
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How to Change Aspect Ratio in Premiere Pro: The Easy Way
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by Beth
1y ago
When working in multiple platforms, it’s not uncommon to need to adjust the aspect ratio of your video. The good news is adjusting framing and aspect ratios isn’t complex or complicated. It’s actually super simple and easy to adjust in Premiere Pro. In this blog post, I will show you how to change aspect ratio in Premiere Pro with just a few clicks. I’ll also provide a few tips on how to choose the right aspect ratio for your project. Here’s an overview of exactly what we’ll cover, so you can scroll down to what you need: How to Set the Aspect Ratio for a New Project How to Adjust the Aspect ..read more
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Best Laptop for Video Editing Under $1000: Our Top 5 Picks
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by Beth
1y ago
Video Editing is a technology heavy endeavor. Your laptop is the extension of your brain, and you need a dependable and quick machine in order to produce high-quality videos without sacrificing time in the process. It’s not easy finding a video editing laptop under $1000 that has all the features you need, but we’ve done the research for you. Let’s make sure you get a laptop that is powerful enough to handle the demands of video editing software, as well as display your work with pristine clarity. Fortunately, you don’t need to break the bank to find some great options. In this blog post, we w ..read more
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Motion Array Vs Envato Elements: Which is Better?
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by Beth
1y ago
For video editors today, there are a multitude of digital assets available at our fingertips that will not only make your job immensely quicker and easier, but also to improve your creativity. However, with so many choices, it can be hard to decide which one is the best for you and your workflow. In this blog post, we will compare two of the most popular digital asset libraries – Motion Array and Envato Elements – in terms of price, content, usability, and more. By the end of this post, you should have a good idea of which platform is best suited for your needs. We’ll examine the following cri ..read more
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Easiest Way to Zoom In On Premiere Pro
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by Beth
1y ago
As video editors, our job is to narrate a story using various visual cues. In order to do this, we often need to zoom in on certain aspects of the footage to give the viewer a closer look. Zooming in and out is also a great way to add energy to your cuts, build tension, and in general just enhance the overall feel of your video. The good news is that zooming in and out of footage in Adobe Premiere Pro is incredibly simple. In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you the easiest way to zoom in and out of footage in Premiere Pro. Or perhaps you’re here to learn how to zoom in and out of your timeline ..read more
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Here’s How Much You Should Charge for Video Editing
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by Beth
1y ago
Being a professional video editor is a skill in high-demand these days. You should absolutely take full advantage of your skills and put them to work for some great income. But how much should you charge clients for your work? It can be tough to determine a fair price as a freelancer, since rates can vary so much depending on the project and the editor’s experience level. In this blog post, I’ll give you a few tips on how to set your rates and some suggested ranges based on the type of video editing work you do. Determining How Much to Charge As a Freelance Video Editor Before we get into the ..read more
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Solved: Can You Buy Adobe Premiere Pro Permanently?
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by Beth
1y ago
I’m old enough to remember when you had to physically go to the Apple store to pick up the latest version of Adobe Products. You’d pop that disk in your drive and begin installation. But, gone are the days of one-and-done copies of software. So here’s the short answer you came for: Unfortunately, no. You can not buy Adobe Premiere Pro permanently. But let me play devil’s advocate for a moment and share that there’s indeed a good reason for that. Why Can You No Longer Buy A Permanent Version of Premiere Pro? Just like anything else, software companies like Adobe are keeping up with the times. W ..read more
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How to Split a Clip in Premiere Pro: The Easy Way
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by Beth
1y ago
Splitting a clip in Premiere Pro is one of the most basic, yet important tools in video editing. You can easily split a clip in Premiere Pro by selecting the Razor Blade tool (keyboard shortcut ‘C’) on the toolbar to the left-hand side of your sequence window. With the Razor Blade Tool selected, click on any area of your timeline to split your clip into two. In this short guide, I’ll walk you through this process in step by step detail, as well as share some handy shortcuts that will save you time and have you editing like a pro. If you haven’t already, go ahead and import your footage into Pr ..read more
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