How To Edit a Video Using Digital Video Camera

To edit a video is much easier in digital camera when compared with the computer and also it saves time. It is possible by making use of functions and settings which is readily available in digital camera and the technique used in it gives a great scene in your video.

  • Build an outline. By building an outline of the video you can make all your ideas come together and it will be easy to edit. It is not too hard to create an outline if you don’t know about it. What you need is a board and few small pieces of paper so that you can draw on it. Each idea will give you a summary on how you would like to create a movie of your own. These ideas need not to be perfect as you can redraw your ideas until you get an exact view which you want to have. You will refer with your outline when you get along with the story for shooting scenes.

  • Design your shots. You need to plan each and every scene before shooting it. You must look out at the background, theme and plan how you would like to take action. You can just have a test shot with your digital camera as it may let you some idea about taking shots. For example if you would like to take a person walking down the road as your shot, you need three angles to take it. First shot may be used to show the person walking towards the digital camera, second shot may show what the person is looking at during walking and the third shot may show the person from behind. Proper planning is required for a single shot. For taking a shot you may get ideas from each person in the film project as you may get different ideas and views from each person so that the shot is taken perfectly. You can save time and energy as you plan before your project. The shots will be in a flow and will look better on film.
  • Write the scene. Composition should be kept in mind when you are about to shoot a scene. Composition of a single shot is dependent upon the placement of object, environment, subject and angle. Some techniques can be applied for shooting film. View at the scenery and plan to frame elements in scene such as subjects and horizon. You can make adjustments in the digital camera and make changes accordingly as the way you want. You can have many experiments while framing a shot in your digital camera as it has different technique.

The above suggestions has to be taken into account before shooting any film as it saves your time and energy on post editing process.

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About the Author: Justin Belden is a freelance web & graphic designer with over 15 years' experience. He is also an Avid member of the Design/Development community and a Serial Blogger who loves to help people by sharing interesting and informative tips and trick related to computer and technology.

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