How To: The Basics of Editing Your Movies

How To: The Basics of Editing Your Movies

By Maliek Whitaker

Remember eating grapes at the beach as a youngster? Maybe you have a home video of you and your siblings being goofy? Well, it’s time to edit that home video!

But you’ve never been in a position to learn video editing software. Maybe you were taught on a video editor but that was long ago.

Have no fear! With this basic editing tutorial for Pinnacle Studio 17 you can be editing the best home videos, documentaries, movie trailers, and become a movie maker in no time!

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to use the video editor workspace including the timeline, media bin, and preview
  • How to convert video into tracks you can edit
  • How to transition and fades to clips so you look like a professional movie maker
  • How to cut, trim, and split video so you can use it across the edit modes like Storyboard

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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