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Digital Scholarship Center: Creating a Video Project using Free, Web-Based software: The Interface and Uploading Files

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Creating a Video Project using Free, Web-Based software: The Interface and Uploading Files

This video tutorial, by the Rowan University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center, introduces users to creating videos using the free, web-based video editing software ClipChamp. The software can be used to easily and quickly create student projects and instructional video for online or blended learning. This specific video is the third of the series and introduces viewers to ClipChamp's interface and how to load image, video, and audio files into the system.

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

 

Transcription:

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Hi and welcome to our series on Creating
a Video Project using Free Web-based

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Video Editing Software my name is Mike
Benson and in this video we are going to

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explore ClipChamps interface and upload
our media files. After you have logged in

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to ClipChamp you will be taken to this
window, where at the top you will see a

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row of images that are actually
templates that can be used to build your

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project. If you click on one of the
templates you'll be provided additional

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options. Here I'm selecting the Travel
template. You can then select one of the

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related templates or select "Use this
template." The template will download into

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the editor this may take several minutes
to download so this is a good

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opportunity to take a break
stretch get a cup of coffee or tea. Most

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of these templates are created with
premium photos, video, or audio files, 

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which are recognizable by a yellow star.

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If you use these files the item will

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include a watermark. You can remove the
watermark by upgrading to the premium

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account; however, you can also delete
these premium files and add your own

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photos, video, or audio to the template. To
delete a premium file hover your cursor

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over the file and press the Delete icon.
Doing this leaves all the other template

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content, which you can edit to create
your project. From here you just need to

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upload your files and adapt the content
for your project. For now let's go back

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to the editor. Press the back button on
the browser until you reach the main

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editing window. Since we added the travel
template, it appears here. If we want to

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edit or delete this project, go to the
upper right of the project and make your

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selection. Here we're going to select
delete.

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To create a new video project, select
this button. Here you have a few choices

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of video formats. We're going to select
sixteen by nine, which is the most common

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ratio because TVs and phones are built
in this ratio. Sixteen by nine is also

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used by online video services, such as
YouTube. After selecting the sixteen by

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nine format we were taken to ClipChamp's editor. On the left are tools that allow

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you to add media,  text overlays,
backgrounds transitions, and a logo. This

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area is where your files are listed,
making them easily accessible. This is

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your video player and here is a
multitrack timeline to upload your files.

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You can click on the plus icon here and
select your files. Another option is to

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simply drag your files into this area of
the editor. For example, if we were to go

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back to our project folder, then to our
storyboard folder, you'll see our list of

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numbered files in the order that we want
them to appear in our video. We want to

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select all these files and then drag
them into this location of the editor.

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When they have uploaded completely you
will see the photos. As you can see, the

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files loaded in numerical order.

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If you scroll down you will see that we
have added image files audio and video

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files. If you place your cursor over the
audio or video files they will start to

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play. In our next video tutorial, we will
add these files to our multi-track

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timeline and begin the editing process. I
hope to see you there.