Are you trying to edit some of the video footage that you shot on your last trip? If you are you should make it a point to take your time and pay close attention so that you avoid making any mistakes.
In fact it may be a good idea to know about some of the common mistakes that beginners often make when editing travel videos – and how you can avoid them:
- Inconsistent colors in different clips
The fact that your travel footage is being recorded in different locations, at different times of day, and under different lighting will mean that the colors often look inconsistent. It may not be that obvious when you watch each clip individually but when you join them together to create your video – it can look quite jarring.
To make sure this isn’t a problem, one of the first things you should do is color correct your video footage. After that if you are color grading your video you should apply a consistent tone across it.
- Ignoring the audio
Unfortunately the audio in travel videos often doesn’t sound that great – especially if you were recording it using the built-in microphone. That problem is compounded if you ignore the audio when you edit your video footage, and the final video will suffer because of it.
Instead of ignoring the audio, you should decide what to do about it. If it is salvageable and can be improved by minimizing the background noise and adjusting the audio levels – you may be able to save it.
However if it is not you could remove the audio completely and replace it with background music instead. To be honest you may want to use this option regardless, as if you choose the right mood of background music it can really transform your travel video.
- Leaving in flash frames
Flash frames are a few isolated frames that are accidentally left in when the video is cut. Typically you’ll find them anywhere that you have split your travel video, either to join clips together or remove certain parts.
To avoid accidentally leaving flash frames, you should be careful every time you split your video. On top of that you should periodically go over your work and check that there aren’t any present. It helps if the video clipper you use lets you preview the frame that you cut, and for example you could use Movavi Video Editor.
As you can see the mistakes described above could have a big impact on your video if you aren’t careful. However if you are careful they are easy enough to avoid – especially now that you know what to look out for.
At the end of the day there are lots of other mistakes that you may end up making however – and you shouldn’t worry too much about it. Just be sure that you learn from any mistakes that you do make, and try not to make them the next time you edit a travel video.