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Digital Scholarship Center: Creating a Video Project using Free, Web-Based Software: Beginning the Process of Editing

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Creating a Video Project using Free, Web-Based Software: Beginning the Process of Editing

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 undefined button. The transcript appears below.

 

Transcript:

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Hi
and welcome to our series on creating a

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video project using free
web-based video editing software my name

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is Mike Benson. In our last video we left off at

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uploading our project files in the
editor.

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In this video tutorial we will begin the
editing process

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of our video project. After you have
logged into ClipChap

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you will see our video here. Click on it
to open the project

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in the editor. As you can see
we haven't named our project let's call

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the project The Beach

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Since we previously organized and
numbered our files in the order

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that we want them to appear, we can
easily

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and quickly add the files. You can add a
file to the timeline

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by selecting this plus button. 
We can also drag the file to the

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timeline

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After we have added several files the
timeline,

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filling up the space, we can select fit
the screen.

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To see our entire collection of files

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Within the timeline all the media will
appear as separate rectangles.

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Photos will appear like this as a
consistent length.

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The length of audio and video file clips
is determined by the number of seconds

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or minutes
of a file. For example this wav file

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is about 2 minutes long. This video file
is about 30 seconds long. The speaker

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icon
indicates that this video file includes

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sound.
Of course not all video has sound.

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If you select a file the software
provides a number of editing features.

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For a photo
you can adjust the color apply a filter

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adjust the cropping or opacity, and you
can have the photo

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fade in or out.

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If you select a video file you have
similar editing features

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but you can also adjust the speed and
volume of the video.

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This area also offers tools such as
splitting

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deleting or copying a clip.
Before we start working more closely

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with our files
I'd like to mention that the speed of

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editing video
on a web-based system is influenced by

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your internet speed
and the current internet traffic.

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When working with your files you may
experience some lag.

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For example during a peak traffic time
if I select a file and move it, I need to

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wait for the system to catch up.
I have found that by moving patiently in

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slow short distances
the system works great.

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In addition to moving a file we can also
adjust the length of time

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a photo appears on screen. After
selecting the file you can make

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adjustments using this handle.
The length of video and audio files can

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be adjusted;
however, they can't be extended longer

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then the original recording.

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In our next video tutorial we will add a
title

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and transitions, in addition to working
with audio.

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I hope to see you there.