With up to 4K resolution support, AVS Video Editor has really proven to be a very reliable video editing software that supports all the popular video formats in the market for both the input and output. This is on top of working with the most popular codecs that bring in a good balance between the video size and quality. Some of the basic features that you are open to including splitting, cutting, rotating, trimming, and even mixing multiple videos to your preference.
On top of that, you have the chance to make your videos more captivating by applying transitions and other kinds of video effects that bring in a touch of professionalism to the final video. AVS Video Editor features a modern and overly user-friendly user interface that goes a long way to ensure that getting around is not a complex process. To reiterate on this simplicity, inserting text annotations, menus, subtitles or even audio is a process that even a beginner can handle. On top of the simplicity, efficiency is also another factor that this program boasts of thanks to the incorporated video cache technology that speeds up the editing process even when working with HD videos.
There are moments when you will take shaky footage like when using a go-pro and this cannot be good for the viewer. Worry no more since AVS Video Editor has the ability to stabilize your videos to make them really smooth. So, how exactly do you make the best out of this video editing software? The step by step guide here will give you a comprehensive answer to this.
How to Use AVS Video Editor
This multilingual video editing software comes with a multilingual user interface which lets you personalize it to your preferred language for better understanding. Moreover, you are not restricted regarding the platform to use as it supports Windows, Linux, and Mac. This is besides opening you up to lots of themes and stylish templates that see to it that you tinker with not so many options. This article seeks not only to let you in on the features but also goes the extra mile to make sure you are guided step by step towards that reliable video editing process using AVS Video Editor. The user is pretty straightforward as you can observe below; simple and intuitive for that matter.
Create a Project and Add Media Files
In order to ensure that your project can always be revisited later, it is advisable to create a project. AVS Video Editor lets you do this by simply hitting the “Create Blank Project” as shown by Label 1. In the instance you do not want to start with a project, you can simply hit the “Import Media Files” button labeled 2. As you can observe, you also have the chance to capture new footage by capturing the screen or from a camera.
If you opted to create a project first, you will have the interface below and by simply hitting the “Import” button shown by Label 1, you will open up a dialog box that will allow you to navigate to where the media files you want to work with are located. Alternatively, you can conveniently just drag and drop the media assets in the area indicated by Label 2.
Understand the Timeline
AVS Video Editor has gone a long way to ensure that you have an easy time working with the timeline. This is by breaking it down into tracks that can only take the specified kind of media. Just as labeled below, you will be able to add the media files you imported into the timeline without much hassle. There should not be a mix up at all when every section is clearly indicated what it accepts as input. Remember to match the aspect ratio of the project to that of your video files so as to allow proper viewing experience.
When you have added some media to the timeline, the interface will be looking like below. Notice the added video and audio for our case here and the preview window on the top right side as shown by Labels 1, 2, and 3 respectively. Looking at the added audio, you are able to notice a red bar at the center, use his to adjust the volume.
Split, Trim and Adjust Speed
To perform these adjustments on a video, simply click on the video on the timeline in order to open the relevant actions panel. The video you want to work on should have yellow edges on the timeline as shown below to indicate that it is selected. To perform a split, move the play head labeled 1 to your preferred point and then hit the split icon labeled 2 below. The x-like icon next to the split icon lets you delete the video from the timeline.
If you want to trim the video, AVS Video Editor gives you a dedicated interface for that once you click on the “Trim” icon labeled 1 from the action panel above the timeline. On the play progress, mark the in and out points labeled 2 and 3 using the markers under Label 4. Alternatively, you can use specific times under Label 5 and 6 if you want that precision down to a specific frame. Hit the “OK” button once you are done.
To adjust the speed, click on the “Speed” icon labeled 1 of course after you have selected the target video on the timeline. From the opened speed window, click on the 3 dots under Label 2 so that you can access a slider that will come in handy to set the speed you need. You also have the chance to mute audio when you are working here and once you have set your preferred speed, hit the “OK” button.
Adjust Colors and Stabilize the Video
Looking to color correct your video, simply click on the “Color” icon under Label 1 below to open the relevant window shown. From the region labeled 2, you will be able to apply “Auto Color Correction” or manually adjust various parameters like the brightness, temperature, contrast, saturation, gamma, and hue. Once you are satisfied, hit the “OK” button.
In the instance you did a split or have two videos following one another, it is advisable to add a transition to spice up the intersection. AVS Video Editor is able to automatically detect the videos on the timeline and when you hit the “Transitions” icon just above the timeline, you will be taken to the interface below. As you can observe, AVS Video Editor arranges the clips as they are on the timeline, and in-between them provides you with a position for adding the transition. Pick your preferred transition from under Label1, preview it under Label 2 and then drag it as shown by Label 3 and place it on the specific point between the two clips shown by Label 4. Click on the button labeled 5 to return to the timeline.
Add Video Effects
To make the video even more outstanding, it is good to incorporate effects and AVS Video Editor has got you covered here. Navigate to the “Video Effects” panel labeled 1, pick a preferred effect, and then drag it to the right track on the timeline as shown by Label 2. From the preview window, you will be able to see how the video has been affected. On the timeline, you can adjust how long the effect applies by dragging the edges.
Title Your Video
In order to let the viewer know what the video is about, it is prudent to include a title that will highlight the theme of the video. AVS Video Editor has a plethora of these that you can choose from including animated ones for that overkill touch. To do this, head over to the “Text” panel under Label 1, browse for a preferred text template from the resulting window then drag it into the right track on the timeline as shown by Label 2. To personalize the template, double click on it from the timeline in order to open the “Text” window that opens you to a lot of customizations. If you do not want to tinker much with the template, simply double-click on the template text under Label 3 and replace it with your own. Hit the “OK” button to accept the changes.
At this juncture, it means that you have pretty much-done everything in regard to the video editing process and thus is a perfect time to render the finished video project. Do not forget though to save the project with your preferred filename for future reference and possible adjustments later on. AVS Video Editor gives you the chance to produce the video to a local file on your computer, a DVD/BD disc, or even for a mobile device. To access these options, click on the “Produce” icon shown below and set the various parameters to your preference before exporting.
And with that, you have just finished your first video editing project using the powerful and convenient AVS Video Editor. Having this tutorial under your arms means that you will not have any headaches when you need to get started with this program. Not only will it offer video editing features but also boasts of video capture options which also come in handy when you need to make footage. Now that you are familiar with the working of AVS Video Editor, it is time to explore it even further and push it to the limits.