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Video Recording and Editing: Video Workshop

Video Editing, Recording, and Compression Tools


Video Editing and Storage at Dalton State College

David Brown dobrown@daltonstate.edu                          http://libguides.daltonstate.edu/video-edit  

Getting Started: Open the Windows 10 Video Editor (Photos app)

Click the New Video button in the top right-hand corner, and then choose New Video Project. Click the blue Add button in the top left-hand corner to import photos and videos. Drag your photos or videos to the storyboard to put them in the order you want.

Trim a Video

Select the clip that you want to trim by clicking the checkbox in the corner. Click the Trim button below the video preview window. Move the sliders on either end of the video to create the clip length that you need and click Done when you are finished trimming.

Split a Video

Select the clip that you want to split by clicking the checkbox in the corner. Click the Split button under the video preview window. Move the play head (the lollipop icon) to the point where you want the video to be split, and then click Done.

Adjust the Duration of Photos

Select the photo by clicking on it, then click on the 3.0 number in the corner to choose a different length of time for this photo. You can choose a preset time or enter a custom time in seconds.

Adding Text to Videos on Windows 10

Select the photo or video on your timeline and then click the Text button to get started. This opens a new window where you can choose from a variety of different text styles. Once you have the text you need, and you picked where you wanted it to appear, you can adjust how long it appears on the screen. To do that, drag the blue trim handles left or right to choose the start and end time for the text. Once set, the text will appear and disappear at the time you choose.

Adding a Title Card

You can also add a title card to the beginning of your video, or as a transition point between scenes. The title card is a blank slide with text on it. Look for the Add Title Card button under the preview window, and then add text to it as you did above. The background color of the title card can be changed by clicking the title card and then clicking the Background button to choose a new color. You can add as many as you need to help tell your story.

Using Photo and Video Filters

To apply a filter, select the photo or video in your timeline, and then click the Filters button under the preview window. You can preview the available filters by clicking on the styles that are available on the right-hand side of the filter screen. When you are happy with the one you chose, click Done to apply the filter.

Adding Motion

By default, photos that you add to your video project are static. However, you can easily add a subtle pan and zoom. Simply select the photo you want to animate, and then click the Motion button. This opens a new window and gives you a variety of different movement options to choose from. Pick the one you want and click Done to apply. Motion effects can also be added to videos if needed.

Adding Music to Videos in Windows 10

There are several built-in audio tracks that you can use in your video for free. To see what is available, simply click the Background Music button on the toolbar at the top of the screen and use the play button to preview the tracks. When you find the one you want, click it to highlight the track and then click Done. You can also add your own Custom audio to the video.

Free Video Storage Options

Dalton State One Drive

Dalton State Microsoft Stream


Google Drive

Note- if you use your own phone for videos using a wired upload is much faster that using a wireless upload.

Video Help at Dalton State Library

Reserve a Video Room- Video rooms include tripod, large screen, video recording program, and high-speed network.

Check-out a laptop at the library help desk. All laptops come equipped with the Windows Video Editor and a built-in webcam.

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