5 Free Online Editing Tools For Making Professional Videos
- 10 September 2020
- Posted by: Sanjana Gavand
- Category: Technology
Maybe you want to make videos for your Instagram feed, start your own YouTube channel, make one for your own website, or maybe you want to make a video course altogether. Making a good explanatory video is not as easy as it sounds. Plus, finding the right tools to get it done maybe a little hectic.
Don’t worry we’ve got you covered!
Before you start scratching your head and pulling your hair, here are some steps to follow, to help you get a good result:
Step 1: Make A Script
Although you may think you might not need to do this, or maybe you can handle give a voice-over while you are scrolling through those slides but at times, it may get a little confusing or maybe due to some technical issues you may not get the audio quite right in the first attempt. So it’s better to have a transcript ready for your own reference.
Step 2: Record The Voiceover/Raw Videos.
Yes, you read it right! It is very important that you have the voice over ready before you get into the video production part. It’ll give you a map to get each and every clip, precisely correct. However, It’s a different story if you are recording yourself. In that case, you’d want to record your raw clip first and then decide which all parts you want to keep, cut, or add transitions to.
Step 3: Get Started With Video Production.
Finally, once you have everything you are going to need, you can get started with it. In case of a camera shot, if you are planning to add text clips, it is advisable to have those text clips ready before you get to the editing and assembling part.
Now once you get all those steps fixed in your mind, we can get to the ‘animated text clip’ part. Well, how hard could it be to add a few words, right? WRONG!! Sorry to break it to you, but getting the right kind of typography, smooth animation, and consistent design template IS NOT EASY!! To make that easy for you, here’s a list of some online video creation and editing tools to help you make a great professional looking and engaging video. All of the following tools are available online for free and can be used on a web browser itself without having to get into the fuss of downloading a software –
You have probably heard about this one before or must have already been using this. Canva is a great tool that can create clips in any dimension, video thumbnails, and even add text with the transition. It has hundreds of free templates and designs to choose from. And all of this is for free.
This is a simple tool that allows you to cut, crop, or rotate your videos online. If you want to make minor changes, like cut or crop a particular part, this could come in very handy.
The best feature of this application is that is auto-generated subtitles for your video and also allows you to edit them if necessary. Apart from this you can also do general editing like cut, crop, split, trim, and add clips, text, and effects to your videos, that too in multiple dimensions
This is a full-fledged video editing tool that allows you to cut, split, and add clips and also allows you to add text as well as effects or make color adjustments. It is a great editing tool even for beginners. Apart from being free to use, this online tool also offers a wide range of stock videos and audio tracks to select from, so that you don’t have to go and import stock material from anywhere else for your video.
If you want to record an of yourself along with your screen then this is the best application to use. You have 3 different options to record – Screenshare + Camera, Screenshare Only, and Camera Only. Once you are done recording, it allows you to make simple edits to the video and download it without adding any watermark. This could be a great option especially if you want to record video lectures or a tutorial. It allows you to make a video of any length and once you are satisfied with the results you can download it for free. All you have to do is add the chrome extension and get started.
All of the above mention tools are free for use and available online to use on the browser. If in case you don’t want to edit on desktop, the mobile application InShot also has some great basic editing features along with transition as well as adding text, stickers, elements, and photos.