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 fourth of the series and introduces viewers to the beginning process of editing. This includes adding files to the timeline, adjusting photos, video, and audio, and moving files.
Closed captions available through the video's button. The transcript appears below.
and welcome to our series on creating a
video project using free
web-based video editing software my name
is Mike Benson. In our last video we left off at
uploading our project files in the
In this video tutorial we will begin the
of our video project. After you have
logged into ClipChap
you will see our video here. Click on it
to open the project
in the editor. As you can see
we haven't named our project let's call
the project The Beach
Since we previously organized and
numbered our files in the order
that we want them to appear, we can
and quickly add the files. You can add a
file to the timeline
by selecting this plus button.
We can also drag the file to the
After we have added several files the
filling up the space, we can select fit
To see our entire collection of files
Within the timeline all the media will
appear as separate rectangles.
Photos will appear like this as a
The length of audio and video file clips
is determined by the number of seconds
of a file. For example this wav file
is about 2 minutes long. This video file
is about 30 seconds long. The speaker
indicates that this video file includes
Of course not all video has sound.
If you select a file the software
provides a number of editing features.
For a photo
you can adjust the color apply a filter
adjust the cropping or opacity, and you
can have the photo
fade in or out.
If you select a video file you have
similar editing features
but you can also adjust the speed and
volume of the video.
This area also offers tools such as
deleting or copying a clip.
Before we start working more closely
with our files
I'd like to mention that the speed of
on a web-based system is influenced by
your internet speed
and the current internet traffic.
When working with your files you may
experience some lag.
For example during a peak traffic time
if I select a file and move it, I need to
wait for the system to catch up.
I have found that by moving patiently in
slow short distances
the system works great.
In addition to moving a file we can also
adjust the length of time
a photo appears on screen. After
selecting the file you can make
adjustments using this handle.
The length of video and audio files can
however, they can't be extended longer
then the original recording.
In our next video tutorial we will add a
and transitions, in addition to working
I hope to see you there.