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For Laura :

It took about two nights and several hours to put together, but it was faster than she expected. The editing process varies from person to person. She included music, titles, credits, transitions and even had to cut someone’s rant short. Listen below to hear all about it.

iMovie is not the only software out there. Final Cut Pro was the editing software of choice, but it was acting up when she went to one of the labs on campus to use it. Final Cut Pro is also a product from Apple Inc. However, about 49 percent of the professional editing market uses this software.

Other free or useful editing softwares include:

Windows Movie Maker
AVI Trimmer
Virtual Dub
Jahshaka
Wax

Editing

There are many editing softwares out there, but the one used for this video was iMovie, from Apple.

Listen to Laura’s tidbits on the process, or check out how to do it and where to start.

iMovie Background (Wikipedia.org) :

This is an Apple software originally released in 1999, and is currently only an application for Mac OS X. With the software you can color enhance the images, add music, titles and transitions.

“Clips” in iMovie occurs when you start and stop your video while filming. You can edit and rearrange these clips through iMovie later.

Steps from Peachpit:

Once you've got footage, these are the five basic steps you will follow:
1. Connect a camera, open an iMovie project window, and import the video. Use a FireWire cable to connect your camera to your computer. It can be found at any electronic store.
2. Edit the clips.
3. Add clips to the timeline.
4. Add enhancements (transitions, titles, effects, chapter markers, etc).
5. Save and share the movie in various formats.

To get a full view of this and other great step-by-step instructions visit Peachpit.

Laura's Take on Editing

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