Getting to grips with a video making tool
The first thing that a user will need to do to access all of the functions and features available via their chosen website, is to create an account. This can be linked to a businesses’ email address, or a personal one – the website shouldn’t restrict the types of email addresses used and this can be very useful for those hoping to use a professional account.
Next, the user will be greeted with a variety of video editing options options, all of which will relate to making the video itself. The best sites will offer templates for their users to choose from and these will allow a user to start with a ready-made video that can be customised later to suit their needs, or they can choose to start from scratch.
In either event, the first thing that will be noticeable is that the videos are split into individual slides. These slides will appear static on screen, but when rendered, they will be fully functional and animated. If they appear in thumbnail format, then it’s a simple task to click each one for a larger version, before editing the content areas.
The slides can be moved from left to right, to allow the user to organise and arrange scenes as they see fit. It’s even possible to upload a short clip to be converted into a usable video format – and this can then be placed as a slide with its own text. Some video makers will allow their users to modify every scene, whilst others (the more basic ones out there) might require payment at this point.
Rendering the video
Once the slides have been created, the next step is to choose a colour scheme for the ones that are editable, as well as a track to play in the background. The final step will be to have the video rendered and this will usually take one minute per slide. On average, a good clip will feature 10 scenes, but shorter ones can be used – as can longer ones, depending on the makers requirement
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