Here’s an audio recording of our webinar that covers the basics of WeVideo. I recommend playing it as you explore We Video.

There are some things that are best demonstrated visually (like video editing!). Here are the Top 8 things to know.

    1. The Dashboard is your friend. 
      • All your media, edits, and videos are visible here, along with your storage space (if you have a flex plan, you need to keep an eye on this). The Projects can contain more than 1 edit, and the edits become videos when you select “Finish” in your edit. 

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    1. Pick your editing style: Storyboard or Timeline.
      • Storyboard is simpler – best for photos and music, or for a video with only one track (not A roll and cutaways)
      • Timeline is full-featured, best for a main video track with cutaways, and more complicated audio. (#s 4-6 cover points about the Timeline mode).

 

    1. Choose your theme first (or be prepared for some changes in your video edits). 
      • Some themes insert a title image or other media that may impact your existing edits. Most add transitions, title styles, and music.

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    1. The Main Video track is your A-roll. 
      • The Main track needs video at the very beginning of the track, and will always snap your first clip to the 00:00 starting point. If you have one main video track with audio – place it in the Main track. If you are moving a lot of clips around, and want to leave room at the beginning, use the Video 1 and Video 2 tracks.
      • Important! Transitions work on the Main Track only. To use a transition other than fade in/out, place your clips on the Main Track.

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    2. Making still images into moving ones.
      • Put a still image into the timeline, then double click to see all the possible edits. By selecting a “Start” point, and zooming/moving the clip to where you want it to begin, then doing the same for the “End” point, you will have a smooth, moving image. You can also edit the image quality here.

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    3. Audio editing – all or some.
      • The audio tracks can be edited all at once with the big slider, or you can select “Show Levels” to make adjustments with “pins,” dots that hold the track in place and adjust volume in detail.

       

    4. Roll Credits!
      • While the overall titles are rather basic, the End Credits let you create scrolling titles. Just set the Start and End points so the titles begin below the frame, and move vertically through and above the frame. Tip: The center of the image is X axis 75.

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  1. Finish line – and save where you like.
    • Always save at the highest quality you can. You can choose to make the video private, and also which app to save it to — though the original files will still be on WeVideo until you delete them.

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That’s it! Use the EditingConcepts handout for a solid workflow plan. And by all means, check out the WeVideo tutorials — they cover all the basics.

 

And here’s the finished video: