How to Use Markers in Video Recording and Editing?
Aug 31, 2020• Proven solutions
The production of visually impressive videos, you'll be proud to share on your YouTube channel or any other video sharing web-based platform, often means that you'll have to create a lot of footage, although most of it will not make the final cut. Organizing footage and knowing exactly where a certain shot is in that sea of unsorted material will increase your efficiency during the post-production period, thus enabling you to shorten the amount of time you have to spend editing it.
Markers can be used either while you are recording or during the post-production, to help you mark the places in the footage where you've made a mistake, where the new take starts or to indicate a spot on the timeline where you would like to place a particular video clip. In this article, we are going to show you how to utilize markers during the screen capturing sessions or while you're editing videos with Filmora Scrn.
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Distinctions Between the Two Types of Markers
Watching the footage you've captured over and over can be a tiresome process that consumes both time and energy, so in order to increase your efficiency during the process of capturing and editing videos, you can simply add markers both to the files you're creating while recording or to your project's timeline.
The media markers are the markers you can add directly to the video file you are creating with Filmora Scrn during the screen recording session. You won't be able to see these markers until the video clip is imported into the software's video editor and placed on the timeline.
You can use them to mark a place in the screen recording you're not too happy with, or to highlight the part of the video clip that you intend on featuring in the final cut of the video you've created with Wondershare's screen capturing and video editing software. By doing so you'll save time on going through all the material just to find a few seconds of footage that fit perfectly to your video.
The timeline markers, on the other hand, can only be added to a project once you've completed the recording session, during the post-production period. You can utilize them to highlight the parts of the video clip you want to remove from the final version of your video or to mark the spots on the timeline where you'd like to switch from one take to another.
This type of marker is immensely useful if you want to organize the timeline in your project better and to know exactly where every clip you want to use in your video is located at all times. Besides being a highly efficient tool for organizing vast amounts of footage, timeline markers can also help you denote the beats in the audio file and then sync the video clip perfectly to the beat of the tune you're using as a soundtrack to your video.
How to add Markers in Filmora Scrn with Just One Click?
Adding a media or a timeline marker in Filmora Scrn doesn't really require you to invest any effort at all, but you need to know exactly where you want to place markers because otherwise adding them is completely purposeless. These are the steps you'll need to take in order to successfully add markers to the files you've captured with Filmora Scrn or to your project's timeline.
Adding Markers While Recording
Before you start a new screen recording session, you'll need to make sure that the portion of the screen you want to capture is properly selected, or that the frame rate is adjusted so it meets the demands of the video you're capturing.
After fine-tuning all the settings, you just need to hit the Record button and perform the desktop actions you wanted to capture. However, if you make a mistake while the session is in progress, you can click on the M icon that is located next to the timer on the Recorder Widget.
Any movement of the cursor will be captured if you are recording the full screen, or if the Recorder Widget is located in the part of the screen you are capturing, so in order to avoid distracting the viewers of your video, you can use the F8 hotkey, that will add a Media marker to your video, without interrupting the recording session.
As we already mentioned you will not be able to see the Media markers you add to the video clip while you're recording, but the file you've created will be imported into the Filmora Scrn's video editor right after you stop capturing the screen. However, you'll only be able to remove the markers in the software's video editor, but changing their colors is still not an option.
Adding Markers During the Post-Production Phase
Once you've placed the video clip you'd like to edit on the Filmora Scrn's timeline, you can add timeline markers in several different ways. You can either click on the M icon, located on the editor's toolbar directly above the timeline, or you can simply right-click on the clip and select the Add Marker option from the menu.
Pressing the M key on your keyboard will also add a marker to your video clip, but regardless of the method you use to add a timeline marker to your project, you'll have to make sure that the playhead is placed at the same spot to which you want to add a marker to.
Filmora Scrn enables you to change the color of each Timeline marker you add, and it lets you choose one out of seven available colors. This feature is particularly effective when combined with the Select the Same Color Group option that can be accessed by right-clicking on a particular video clip because it allows you to sort large amounts of video clips by color. In this manner, Wondershare's Filmora Scrn helps its users to speed up the post-production process and to organize their timelines better.