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Digital Scholarship Center: Creating a Video Project using Free, Web-Based software: Audio, Text, Transitions, and Exporting

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Creating a Video Project using Free, Web-based software: Audio, Text, Transitions, and Exporting 

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 final tutorial of the series and introduces viewers adding text and transitions, adjusting audio, and exporting a video so that it can be uploaded to a service like YouTube.

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 video project using free web-based

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video editing software my name is Mike
Benson. In a previous video we explored

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the editing process. In this video, which is the last of the series, we will add

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text and transitions, in addition to
working with audio and video files. We

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will also learn about exporting a video
so they can be uploaded to a service

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like YouTube. To add a title, you select
the text button here.Text can be a title,

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a heading that appears over a clip or as
rolling credits. ClipChamp includes a

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variety of pre-formatted options that
you can edit. If you hover your cursor

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over the option you can see a preview. (silence)

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I would like to add a simple title so I'm
going to scroll down and select the

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large heading option. To add it to the
project I will drag it to the timeline.

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The text clip will appear on a new track.
I want to move the text clip to the

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beginning of the video. If you find it
difficult to move the text clip, zoom

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into the area. This will make it easier
to more accurately place your text clip.

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To add your text, select the clip and go
to the text menu. A drop-down will appear.

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where you add your text. Since this is a
title I'm adding "The Beach."

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This looks pretty good but I want the
text to not appear over the image. To

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make this change, I'm going to add a
black background to the beginning of the

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video. Once you do this you might need to
make minor adjustments to the placement

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of your other clips. If you make a
mistake you can use the undo button to

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revert back.      (Silence)

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let's take a look at what we have.   (Silence)  

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Great! Now we need to add transitions
between each clip. Transitions are use to

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join clips, making the video more
polished. To add a transition, click the

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transition button. If you hover your
cursor over the transition you can see

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the transitions effect. Once you find an
appropriate transition, drag it between

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the two clips on your timeline. The small
gray icon will appear.

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Let's zoom in to get a closer look

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We'll also add more transitions.

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If you select the transition icon a
window will appear where you can select

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a different transition, adjust the
duration, or delete it. Let's play the

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video to see how it looks.

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As you can see the photos don't fill the
entire screen. We can fix this by

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selecting the photo and going to the
transform menu to select crop to fill.

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Let's play the video one more time.

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This looks much better, but I'd like to
reduce the volume of the audio. To do

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that select the audio file and go to the
volume menu. We'll reduce the audio to

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about 35%. We'll also select the fade
menu to have the audio gradually fade in.

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These options are also available for
video clips that have audio.

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After you have added all your
transitions, made all the adjustments to

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your photos, videos, and audio files, and
also added your credits to the end of

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your video, you can export your creation
using this button. Once selected a window

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will open showing the available
resolutions. The selected option is 480

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pixels, which is also currently the
default definition for all YouTube

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videos. In ClipChamp the starred options
are only available in the premium

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versions of the software. So if you want
to export at 720 or 1080 you will need

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to upgrade. Once you select the Continue
Button your video will start to process.

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This will take some time to finish so
you might want to take a break. Once the

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video has stopped processing you can
download it to your computer or your

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Google Drive or you can upload it
directly into your YouTube channel. As we

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have seen, free web-based video editing
software such as ClipChamp is a great

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option to use to create your video
project. Depending on your internet speed

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the software can be a little slow, but as
we have seen the software does a great

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job, it offers lots of options, and it's
easy to use and easy to learn. Of course

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a major benefit of this type of software
is that it's free and you can use it on

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any computer with Internet access. This
gives you a lot of flexibility to create

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personal and course related projects. We
hope this series has helped you with

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your video project. If you need
assistance with your creative project or

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research please let us know here at the
Rowan University Libraries. We're happy

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to help in any way we can. Thanks for
watching

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(Silence)

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(Silence)