Video Editing

In this section, we will show you how to:

1. Add Clips to the Timeline

    To add media clips to the timeline:

  • Drag-n-drop the media from the Media Library panel to the timeline.
  • Click the Plus icon on the media clip to add it to the timeline.
  • Right click the media and select Add to timeline at Playhead.
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    You can drag the clips on the timeline to adjust their position.

2. Preview the Clips

To play the preview of the media file, simply hover over your mouse to its thumbnail or if you wish to play the full video, double click the thumbnail then.

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3. Audio Editing

    To mute the audio of a video clip, right click on the clip in the timeline and then select Mute Audio.

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    To detach the audio from a video clip, right click the clip in the timeline and then select Audio Detach. The detached audio file will be placed in the next track automatically.

4. Express Export

If you want to export an audio or video track quickly without rendering, right click on the thumbnail in the Media Library and then choose Express Export.

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In the Express Export menu, select the track you want to export.

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5. Audio Denoise

To filter out all the background noises, head to the property area and tap on Audio icon. Now, under the Denoise section, tap on the checkbox besides Enable and choose the intensity of filtering out the background noises from the available settings: Low, Mid and High.

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6. Trim Clips

To trim a video clip is easy, just select the clip, move the cursor to the clip edge. Once the icon trim icon appears, drag the edge forward or backward the trim the unwanted beginning or ending. You can add a Marker point to the clip and trim it more precise. Filmora Scrn also allows you to trim multiple clips simultaneously: cmd and then click the clips, drag the edge to the expected point. All the selected clips will be timed together.

7. Split Clips

    To split the video clips into separate parts:

  • Place the Playhead to the position that you want to split
  • Click the scissor icon on the toolbar or right click on the clip and then select Split
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8. Cut Clips

    To cut a whole clip, just right click on the clip and select Cut.

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    To cut a portion of a clip, place the Playhead at the beginning of the part that you want to cut and then click the scissors icon to split the clip. Next, place the Playhead at the end of the part that you want to cut and click the scissors icon again. Now, you can drag the cut portion to a new position in the timeline or just right click it and select Cut to cut it.

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    Note: To get a better view of the timeline, you can use the Zoom slider on the toolbar.

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9. Delete Clips

    To delete a clip from the timeline, just select it and press the Delete key on the keyboard. Or, you can right click the clip and select Delete.

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    To delete a section of the clip, separate the unwanted section with the Split feature and then delete it.

10. Resize Clips

    If you need to resize the video clip in the Preview Window, go to the Visual window and use the scale slider.

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11. Rotate Clips

    You can rotate the clip in the Preview Window by using the center handle.

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    If you want to rotate the clip in the timeline, select it first and then go the Visual property window to adjust the Rotation settings.

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12. Crop Clips

    To crop down the video clip:

  • Switch to Crop Mode by clicking the Crop icon in the lower right corner of the Preview Window.
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  • In the Preview Window, select the portion of the clip that you want to crop down to by dragging the white handles.

13. Draw a Border

Drawing a border will help you highlight an important section of your screen. You can adjust the opacity and size of the border.

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Note: The largest possible border size is 50. Click Border in the Property Area to make adjustments.

14. Playback Resolution

You can also set the playback resolution from the drop down list below the Preview window. The resolution is set as full, by default.

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15. SnapShot

If in case, you wish to take a still image of any desired video frame, simply hit the Snapshot icon below the Preview window.

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16. Voice Over

After you finish your video recording you can play back your clip and use Voice Over to create an accompanying audio recording simultaneously. This is a great way to provide additional information for your viewers.

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17. Scale Videos

1. To scale your videos, hit on the “Scale” icon available just below the Preview window.

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2. Drag the white dot visible in the Preview window to adjust the scale of your video clip.

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18. Add Marker

You can easily add markers to mark out your important frames on the timeline by just tapping the Marker icon in the toolbar.

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19. PIP (Picture in Picture) Mode

Picture in Picture (PIP) is an interesting feature which enables you to layer video clips over other media files (or vice versa). Usually, you’ll find such effects being widely used in presentations, tutorials and gaming videos. Here’s how to use this mode.

1. On Track 1, import the video file that will be your main video. And on Track 2, import the other video file that will overlay the Track 1.

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2. Now, in the preview window, adjust the size of your overlaying video and drag it to your desired position.

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20. Fade in and Fade out

Fade in & Fade out effects are broadly used and a classy way to begin or end your videos.

Fade in: Set the left marker at the beginning of the video track by dragging it towards the right.

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Fade out: Set the right marker at the end of the video track by dragging it towards the left.

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Tip: There is no time limit for the duration of Fade in or Fade out effects, which means you can set them up to your preferred duration of time.

21. Record Hotkeys

To record HotKey Tips in your exported video, head over to the property window, tap on HotKey Tips tab and hit on Enable. Now, you’ll be able to easily set the size, position, filter, style, color and opacity for your HotKeys.

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Note: Since you create HotKeys, they will be appearing in your exported videos only not in your recordings.

22. Toggle Track Output and Track Lock

If you wish to toggle on or off visibility of a certain track, use the Track Output button. The track whose visibility is toggled off will not be appearing in the exported video.

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Similarly, toggling the Track Lock on or off will make it editable or locked for any changes respectively.

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23. Time Stretch

Time Stretch feature is quite useful if you wish to stretch or shorten the duration of your video for a longer or a smaller time. Also, you can easily set the speed of your video from the property area.

To use Time Stretch, choose a video track, hold down the Command on your keyboard and hover over the mouse to the border till the time a clock icon is visible. Now, drag the timeline either to the left or right to stretch or shorten the timeline.

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24. Show the Hidden Waveform

Hover your mouse over the thumbnail in the timeline to see the hidden waveforms.

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25. Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame enables you to gain the attention of your audience by freezing up a frame for about 2 seconds and helps you easily emphasize a specific operation or image.

On the timeline, right click on any video track and click the Freeze Frame option from the drop down menu to froze that frame for about 2 seconds.

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26. Export

After you are satisfied with your video after editing, you can easily export your video to any of the MP4, MOV, MP3 or GIF file formats. On top of that, you also have the flexibility to directly upload the video to various online platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, or Twitch. Moreover, you can easily adjust the resolution, frame rate, bitrate and other settings in addition to setting up desired name and output location for your video file in the Export window.

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After changing the settings, click Export.