Hi, I'm a novice when it comes to video editing, this is one of my first videos requiring complex editing, and I was wondering if anybody has any advice for me. I'm submitting this video for a contest, and was wondering what could I do to make it more refined and unique/appealing.
I currently have access to Sony Vegas Pro, and Adobe Premier, all in the current update.
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Last edited by treyzian; 5th Feb 2013 at 00:25. Reason: Video not working
Most members would not respond to this sort of topic as it is often a ruse to get 'views'.
But no chance with this one since no one can see the vid since it is 'private'
How on earth can we all thumb it down if it's private?
I'm ready with 3943 downvotes...
The O.P. has given no information about the formats used in the videos, does not explain what "edit" would entail, and has posted an image that isn't from the video itself but is a screen capture showing what the video looks like in a media player (which doesn't play, anyway). No way to advise.
BTW, as seen in the player, the first thing one would notice in the image is the heavy cyan-blue color cast. Apparently the Owner hasn't noticed that color correction is a factor in the "contest", and isn't using Vegas or Premiere to fix it.
Last edited by sanlyn; 28th Jan 2013 at 10:14.Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end. -- Henry David Thoreau
I'm working on rendering a video with more editing/advancements to upload.
I was looking more for advice on any effects that I could use to make the video more unique and appealing. For example, somebody mentioned the transitions seen in this Ken Block Video at 1:10 - 1:20:
It's the static-like transition that apparently gives a new-gen feeling to the video. How would I be able to do that? Is there some sort of effects package, or was it simply just layers of the transition?
-No debate over Ken Block, if any of you hate/like him.
That wasn't complex, that was just "Flash over substance" (both literally & figuratively). Most real pros make their own "static" (otherwise it is recognized as canned). Me, I felt the static was boring and detracted from the story. Just tell the story.
BTW, somebody in that example clip doesn't do a great job in matching the action between angles. sometimes it works, other times not.
Premier is more of an NLE than a special effects factory. Vegas would be better for "effects", but not as comprehensive as After Effects Pro, which also has better color correction and image manipulation. All of these apps have learning curves, and all involve as much learning from outside the app as from their own built-in help.Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end. -- Henry David Thoreau