Editing Audio and Video

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Audio and video can be edited in several ways, including, trimming, cutting, adding subtitles/captions etc. These features improve educational impact and accessibility, as well as being able to remove hiccups that may have occurred during recording. Details of these techniques have been described in the guides provided below:

 

Part 1: Resizing

Resizing allows you to change the size/resolution of a file. Files may need to be resized depending on the device being used for viewing e.g. a file for a phone would be smaller than that used for a projector.

Corel

Resizing a Video (Corel) [PDF]

Movie Maker

Resizing a Video (Movie Maker) [PDF]

 

Part 2: Trimming

This tool can remove sections from the beginning and end of clips, but in Corel VideoStudio the MultiTrim option allows you to remove sections in between a clip also. Unwanted/unnecessary speech or silences can be taken out therefore.

Corel

Trimming Media 1 (Corel) [PDF]

Trimming Media 2 (Corel) [PDF]

Movie Maker

Trimming Media (Movie Maker) [PDF]

Part 3: Splitting

Splitting cuts an audio or video file into two separate clips at any point you select in the original file. Other audio and/or video files can then be added in between the clipped sections.

Splitting a Video (Corel) [PDF]

 

Part 4: Cutting

Cutting splits an audio or video file into two separate clips at any point you select in the original file. Other audio and/or video files can then be added in between the clipped sections. When combined with trimming, this technique allows you to remove sections in between a clip also.

Cutting a Video (Movie Maker) [PDF]

 

Part 5: Titles

Inserting titles can add clarity and allows viewers to identify relevant sections with greater ease.

Corel

Adding Titles (Corel) [PDF]

Movie Maker

Adding Titles (Movie Maker) [PDF]

 

Part 6: Text bubbles

Text bubbles can be used as a visual aid in videos to supplement speech.

Adding Speech Bubbles (Corel) [PDF]

 

Part 7: Subtitles/Captions

Using subtitles/captions improves accessibility as well as being able to provide further detail.

Corel

Adding Subtitles (Corel) [PDF]

Movie Maker

Adding Captions (Movie Maker) [PDF]

 

Part 8: Saving

There are several ways to save a file created in editing software, depending on whether you intend to further edit the file or make it playable.

Corel

Saving a Video (Corel) [PDF]

Movie Maker

Saving a Video (Movie Maker) [PDF]

These pages have been developed as part of the 2016 summer update by Helen Adeyemi, Blended Learning Summer Intern.