Editing Work Flow

MotoNordic

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MotoVlogers what’s up!?

So I’m interested in knowing what your current workflow look like while editing your vlogs?

How has it changed since you started out?

I usually go this route:
(Editing in Final Cut Pro)

1. Import video- and audio files to a dedicated folder for that particular vlog on my computer, import them to a pre saved project with correct resolution and FPS + language.
(I vlog in English, Swedish & Spanish and have one project for each language containing the outro in the current language. I usually leave the project as is when exported and uploaded to YouTube and next time I’m gonna edit a vlog in the same language I remove the previous clips.)

2. Sync audio with video file inside FCPX, then I add the clips to the magnetic time line

3. Add some brightness, compressor and a limiter to the audio

4. Color Grade all clips

5. Start watching from the beginning and cutting out unnecessary content until satisfied

6. If I mention something in the video and want to show maybe a picture or a small clip I insert them also in this phase

7. Apply audio fades between every cut to minimize audio “pops”

8. Look through the whole video, if all OK I either upload directly to YouTube through FCPX or export the master file and upload it. The only “advantage” to first export and then upload is that I can start edit the title, description, tags etc. a little bit sooner and change it how I want during the upload since the video appears at once at YouTube.

What’s your work flow, any thoughts about mine?

Cheers!✌
 
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Undead MV

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Hi Moto Nordic since you mentioned Spanish ill write in spanish hoping i´m not breaking any rule in motovlog.com

Basicamente es muy similar.


1.- Creo una carpeta con el nombre o el posible nombre del video que subiré
2.- Descargo el video/audio de mis memorias SD a la carpeta recien creada
3.- Abro Camtasia Studio (el software que yo uso) con una plantilla que ya contiene lo que todos mis videos llevan (intro, imagen de promocional de facebook, y algunos letreros de uso comun)
4.- En este punto decido si el intro ira al inicio del video o despues de una pequeña probadita de lo que tratará el video.
5.- Cargo los videos y el audio al timeline y los sincronizo
6.- Comienzo a cortar, aumentar/disminuir el tempo a algunos fragmentos
7.- Veo el clip completo
8.- Agrego memes, letreros o pequeños videos para enfatizar frases, ideas o situaciones que aparecen en el video
9.- Agrego musica de fondo
10.- Nivelo el volumen en todas las partes de voz
11.- Añado fade in o fade out a la musica y nivelo/aumento/bajo el volumen
12.- Veo todo el video para asegurarme que esta a mi gusto, si hay algo que cambiar/añadir lo hago en este punto
13.- Procedo a renderizar
14.- Abro la pagina de Youtube y comienzo el proceso de subida (Agregar el titulo, los tags)
15.- Con la pagina de Pixlr.com creo la miniatura (thumbnail) mientras se esta subiendo el video.
16.- Finalmente subo el thumbnail y doy click en publicar en Youtube
17.- El video esta listo para la audiencia.


Saludos

Any doubt? I´ll answer in English XD
 

HippoDrone

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Sounds like you have a nice neat process! :)
I import my 1080 video from my cameras (I run 2-3 GoPros and sometimes an Insta360 One X).
I open my editor (Filmora Wondershare) and add all the videos to it.
I add in my intro clip, then my headcam's first video and trim that to just before my audio synch mark.
I then add each of the other cameras and synch them to the main camera.
As I edit I normally delete the unused camera footage from each as I go.
Once I have put it together, I then watch it and remove any crap bits (normally around 70% removed leaving a 20 min vid.
I then try and cut the tiny gaps in speaking and the boring bits to get it to roughly 10min.
On my longer vids I do this a few times as I know I don't really watch long vids myself unless I trust the creator to not waste my time, a vid I am currently making is almost 24mins long after me cutting it on several swoops.
Once happy with the content and length, I then watch again and put in transitions where required and if I have any brain cells left I'll try to remove any transition audio pops too before rendering it at 4k.
I generally release a video at 0630 on a Thursday morning (UK time), so I bung it on YouTube on the Wednesday eve and sort the thumbnail and description and tagging etc with a scheduled start. This gives it time to render fully at 4k.
 

HippoDrone

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Hi Moto Nordic since you mentioned Spanish ill write in spanish hoping i´m not breaking any rule in motovlog.com

Any doubt? I´ll answer in English XD
Hey @Undead MV can you post that in English please, we welcome and enjoy input from motovloggers from all around the world, but it is a n English speaking forum. I have no issue with you posting in your native tongue, as long as you also post in English too, ty! :)
 

scooterwuf

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I'm pretty oil school which is why it takes me a while to do things.

Create a folder in my external that's the name of the vlog I want to create.

Create sub-folders named after my cameras and down load the footage there if I have a multi camera shoot. Other sub-folders include Sound, Music, Still Images, Downloads, Video and Final Renders.

Log my footage on my main camera that has my audio narration. I general write the time code numbers for specific parts, like 0:00 - 1:32, and then rate their interest or importance with asterisk symbols in the margins, or notes about anything visually interesting that I may use in the edit later.

Go back and read my log notes and use a highlighter to designate areas that I want to use once I start editing. This allows me to structure the vlog even before I get to the editing part.

Find music that will fit the feel and theme of the vlog. I look for copyright free music from either freemusicarchive.org. or YT's audio library. Sometimes other sites are used.

Begin editing by lining up and syncing my multi-camera footage. This allows me to cut between camera shots while still being in sync. I also determine which audio tracks are for Voice, Music and Sound Effects.

If needed I'll dynamic link any voice tracks to add compression and normalization if the voice isn't robust enough to hear over my crappy laptop speakers.

If needed I'll color correct any video tracks before they get cut into smaller sections and scattered around the editing sequence.

Begin editing the work base on my log notes while adding music, sound effects and any needed transitions and special effects.

When done with the edit (which may take some time) I let it sit for a day (probably because I'm burned out) and try to look at it with a fresh set of eyes later. I tend to do any last minute polishing here. If satisfied I'll add intro footage, and created ending titles. Let sit again to look at latter.

Final edit and pass to make sure everything is okay (my last edit I caught a few major spelling errors and sound problems). Create image for icon pic to use on YT. Export the project with 20 seconds of black at the end to add End Screen cards and subscribe button.

Upload to Youtube generally in the morning EST.

- Wolf
 

Undead MV

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English version:

1.- Create a folder with the name or possible name of the MV
2.- Download audio/video from my cameras/voice recorders to the folder i just created in the step above
3.- Open Camtasia studio with the template which contains (intro, facebook banner and some tags i commonly use)
4.- At this point i have to decide if the intro goes first of after a short resume of the vid
5.- Put clips/audio to the time line and sinchro them
6.- Start Cutting/increase/decrease tempo to a certain fragments of the clip
7.- Watch the whole vid
8.- Add memes, tags, short clips to enfatize some ideas or situations
9.- Add background music
10.- Enable volume leveling to all voice archives
11.- Add fades to music and also volume leveling
12.- Watch the whole vid to meet my standards and change something if needed
13.- Render
14.- On YT i start the uploading process (add vid title, tags)
15.- On Pixlr.com i create the thumbnail while the vid is uploading
16.- Finally upload the thumbnail and click publish button
17.- Vid is ready to be watched
 

Foreigner0

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My workflows pretty straightforward.
1. Download footage and sound from cameras and sound recorder.
2. Peruse footage and sound files for any issues.
3. Add main camera and main sound file to timeline and start cutting out bits I don't want
4. Add secondary footage to highlight parts of the vlog.
5. Colour correct and grade.
6. Adjust sound levels.
7. Export file and upload.

Et voila :)
 

R-Rated

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All but one of you are clearly engineers! Those instructions!

Just kidding, here's my process . . .

I use GoPros 1-3 with a remote. It syncs within a second or less which makes it easier to line up tracks in Adobe Premiere 15.

Then I snip here and there depending on my mood for the video. Sometimes I will be recording one vlog when something happens that makes its way into another video. Nothing is deleted from the portable drives once I move it from the camera.

If I am working with the Samsung Gear 360, I will use audio from my helmet. It gets edited through Cyberlink that came with the camera and then maybe the Insta360 studio to change POV.

I likely have some intro/outro music and allow 10 seconds for YouTube cards to come up (they won't show on FaceBook or here though).

This year, my intro footage is under 10 seconds and I may tweak it depending on what mood I want to set for the audience.

I don't use memes too much. I have toyed with the idea of making fake ads spoofing things to insert in a video every now and then just to break things up though.
 

lupin

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Ok here goes.

1. All my files are sorted by, Year, Month, Day, Camera, so I just copy everything from the cameras across.
2 Have a quick watch of the files to work out the ones I want for the Vlog. (I record everything)
3. Drop those files into Vegas Pro.
4. Match up the 2 main cameras and create groups to keep them together (Save)
5. I then do a quick edit why watching the video, splitting it into smaller sections mainly by audio to remove the non speaking parts. (Save)
6. Go back though and trim out any extra bits as needed (Save)
7. Normally when I do a cut I change to the other camera, I don't like to keep it on one camera too long.
8. I now watch through and work out where I want the intro to go and any other effects I want to add.
9. Head on over to epidemicsound and pick out some music.
10. Final watch though and render.

It normally takes me about a hour and a half to do a 10-15 min video.
It take me about 2 hrs to render, and about the same to upload.
So why I'm waiting for it to upload I normally make my thumbnail.
Then is schedule the video and walk away.
 
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MotoNordic

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Not totally related to the editing part but I see some of you use multiple cameras in your vlogs, which angels do you use? Which of them do you use as “primary”?

In my very first vlog in Swedish last year I used my GoPro on the chest mount and my old iPhone mounted to the helmet, I liked it because it enabled me to show what I was actually loooking at when something extraordinary happened(which of course it did since I recorded a Saturday night in Stockholm city after a marathon )

But since then I haven’t really used multiple cameras in my vlogs. Maybe I will now since I got the new GoPro and I’m interesting in trying out pointing my old camera backwards, since some action also is going on behind, not to mention cars close up your @rse.
- what do you guys think about that?

Surely I’ll also try out some vlogs with the secondary camera pointing towards me.
Actually I got a hand/wrist mount that you can turn around 360° so definitely will try out how that works!
 

Foreigner0

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I've only recently started doing multiple cameras and I have to say I really liked how the video turned out :)

Having a rear facing camera is great for when I'm filtering in heavy traffic bit I still think of the helmet cam as my primary camera.
 

HippoDrone

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A helmetcam should always be primary imo, it points at what I am looking at so if I see something, then the camera normally will pick it up too. I mostly run a second camera mounted to the bars facing me, I can use it to emphasise something I am saying and also use it to timetravel as I can finish a sentence using that angle and then when I cut back to the helmetcam I'll be on the next "interesting" moment. I find it really helpful for cutting down the length of my Vlogs to a more watchable duration!
I have run a 3rd camera, sometimes mounted to my rear suspension facing backwards if I am on a group ride and other times at the front of the bike which allows the bikes pace to be less obvious should the numbers on my speedo be increasing a little.
I've recently started using a Insta360 One X which I mount on a 3rd person body mount too, but normally just for short clips :)
 

chrisw959

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Usually I'm one cam man.

01 - Make a folder with the name of the video on my portable hard drive.
02 - Dump all the footage from the camera into the folder.
03 - Open Premiere Pro and select all the presets, name and point the project to the folder on the hard drive.
04 - Take the footage and put onto tack one.
05 - Find the start point and cut.
06 - Work my way through cutting.
07 - Add any images (if needed).
08 - Add any text (if needed).
09 - Add any music (if needed).
10 - Watch through.
12 - Export.
13 - Whilst exporting make the thumbnail.
13- Upload

If I've took footage on my phone I'll add it where it fits.
 

MotoNordic

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I also note that some of you seem to have the name of the video figured out before starting editing, do you stick with the same name after upload, description and thumbnails are done to?

I usually have a good idea of what I’ll name the video while recording it, however I pretty much always edit and refine it a couple of times while waiting for the upload to finish.
 

chrisw959

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I also note that some of you seem to have the name of the video figured out before starting editing, do you stick with the same name after upload, description and thumbnails are done to?

I usually have a good idea of what I’ll name the video while recording it, however I pretty much always edit and refine it a couple of times while waiting for the upload to finish.
Normally I have a title before I start. If need be I just rename it when I upload it all. Normally I delete the folder once I've uploaded the video
 
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