We know that everyone has their own style of video creation because we’ve already seen your different audio & visual setups. But for this discussion, we’d love to know which software you are using to pull it all together?
Which editing software do you use and why do you use it?
Adobe Premiere Pro. It is a little difficult as it has a lot more features but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy. Recommend taking a Premiere Pro course on Udemy, I took Phil's.
For images, use Adobe express, comes with the Adobe subscription, or Canva.
Camtasia, and then upload it to Auphonic to ensure that the audio is at a consistent level.
If you have problems with sound levels between videos, please look at Auphonic, which just solves those problems for me.
Hi Philip ,
Thanks for this . I have been facing issues with each chapter having differnt audio. So do you upload your whole course at once on Auphonic or each individual chapter? Would love to know the shortest way to go about it.
Thanks for the help.
Camtasia for screen recording, quicktime for webcam recording. Latest version of Camtasia is not good at all for capturing webcams to be honest. However you can use it with quick time and everything will work fine.
I use Adobe Premiere Elements (Not Premiere Pro). The pro version is both expensive and needlessly complicated. Elements does everything you will need, is simple to use and is inexpensive. I don't know why more people don't use it.
Hi there! Suppose I don't want to appear in my videos, but I'm looking for a software that can create a 3D animated avatar that speaks what I say in the video. Which software options are available for me to achieve this?
I strongly believe in free stuff. In fact, my course is about PowerPoint and free tools. So my work process is as follows:
1. Create a presentation in PowerPoint.
2. Record and clean audio in Audacity. (I use a cheap lapel mike plugged into my notebook.)
3. I Save a separate clip for each Slide from my clean Audacity project.
4. I set each clip to play automatically when the slide plays.
5. I set each animation's time (eg. text appearance) on each slide to sync with the audio.
6. I save the whole presentation as an MP4 file.
7. I edit the MP4 file in Clipchamp, usually adding my talking head video and a second or so of branding. Clipchamp gives some free background music that you can put on your final product and provides very accurate captions. The final product is exported in the required 1080 format with good audio.
Best editing software
There are many editing software programs available, and the choice of which one to use depends on the specific needs and preferences of the user. Here are some popular options:
Microsoft Word: A widely used word processing software that includes basic editing tools such as spell check, grammar check, and thesaurus.
Grammarly: An AI-powered writing assistant that checks for spelling and grammar errors, as well as clarity, conciseness, and tone.
ProWritingAid: A comprehensive writing tool that offers in-depth analysis of grammar, spelling, and style, as well as suggestions for improving readability and flow.
Hemingway Editor: A simple web-based app that highlights complex sentences, passive voice, and other common writing errors, and provides suggestions for simplifying and clarifying the text.
Google Docs: A free cloud-based word processor that offers real-time collaboration and editing, as well as basic grammar and spelling checks.
Scrivener: A powerful writing software for authors and screenwriters that offers tools for outlining, research, and organization, as well as editing and formatting features.
Ultimately, the best editing software depends on the user's specific needs and preferences. It's important to research and try out different options to find the one that works best for you