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Getting started: Creating a Video Project Using Free Web-based Editing Software

Getting Started: Creating a Video Project Using Free Web-based Editing Software

 

This video tutorial, by the Rowan University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center, introduces users to creating videos using the free, web-based video edition software ClipChamp. The software can be used to easily and quickly create student projects and instructional videos for online or blended learning. This specific video provides guidance on getting started with the software including creating and account and organizing your files and folders.

Closed captions available through the video's  button. The transcript appears below.

 

 

Transcript:

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Hi my name is Mike Benson and today we're going to explore creating a video

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project using a free online video editing software called ClipChamp. You

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can find ClipChamp by going to Google and typing ClipChamp as one word

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and the website will appear at the top of the search page. ClipChamp

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is one of several online video editing services and I encourage you to try a

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few and see which one you like best. ClipChamp is a web-based application

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that can be used on either a Macintosh or Windows computer or even a mobile

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device such as a smartphone or a tablet to create video projects. In this video

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we will use ClipChamp's basic, free plan to create a short movie. They do offer a

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paid service, which provides access to higher video resolution and their audio

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image and video stock library, but today we're going to focus on their basic, free

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plan which provides almost everything you need to create your video project.

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Before you can create your video you will need to capture or collect your

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media this can include photos and video and

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audio that you captured using your smartphone a tablet or a DSLR camera. You

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can also use online resources such as the Free Music Archive or other similar

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websites to download warranty free stock media. But make sure you are using a

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trusted resource and to follow all copyright laws Copyright gov is a good

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resource to learn more about this important topic. Before we get started

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with using the clip champ software I'd like to recommend an organizational tip.

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Creating a video project requires capturing or collecting a lot of audio

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image and video files. To help with your organization you should organize your

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files in separate folders. For example put all of your audio files in a folder

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called Audio. Put all of your image files in a folder called images. And of course

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put all your video files in a folder called Video. You can also use subfolders

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to further organize your files. Once you have your files organized in separate

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folders I recommend creating a new folder called Story Board. This folder

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will be used to organize all the audio image and video files that you want to

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use in your video into a linear easy-to-follow format. You want to place

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the files in the order that they will appear in your movie. Here I place the

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files left to right. Once these files are lined up we name the files in numerical

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order use the following numbering system 001,

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002, 003, 004 and so on. If you do this organizational step first when you

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import your files into the video editing software your files will already be in

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the order that you want them to appear in your video doing the simple step

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will help you stay organized and it will save you a tremendous amount of

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time. In the next video of the series we will login to our ClipChamp account and

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start to explore the software. I hope to see you there.