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Some Brief Thoughts on Having a Clean Edit Bay

Being a video editor sucks every ounce of creativity from us. We must do everything we can to be as imaginative as possible at all times. Proper sleep, nutrition, and health are no-brainers when you’re trying to have your brain work at max capacity. But what about our environment? Having a clean edit bay is absolutely vital to being a creative video professional. Let’s discuss.

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Lifestyle Changes After Remote Video Editing for 16 Months

At the time of this writing, some of us are around 16 months into becoming video editors that solely edit from their homes instead of the office. Our lifestyle due to remote video editing has changed, for better and worse.

Lots of us have gone back to the commute and stale Keurig coffee that the office gives you. Others, like myself, are still cutting from home at least for the time being.

Over the last 16 months I’ve learned a few lessons about being an editor that I never would have known without this experience. This article will discuss these lessons and the lifestyle changes I’ve made as a result from remote video editing. Maybe you’ve had the same revelations. Maybe yours are the complete opposite. Let’s find out.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Common Video Transitions

This guide will explain the common video transitions for video editing. Learn what cut, dissolve, fade, dip, and other transitions mean and when to use them.

This is not by any means an exhaustive resource on video transitions. This is a high-level overview designed for the brand new video editor.

Maybe you recently started (or want to start) a YouTube Channel. Maybe your boss asked you to make a video for a presentation and you’ve never edited before and are lost in a maze of tutorials. Or maybe you’ve decided you want to become a video editor and are just getting started on your journey. This article is for you.

At the end of the article you can grab a free PDF download guide of this information on common video transitions. It is condensed down even further for easy consumption when you’re editing.

In case you’re new to Edit Video Faster, I’m Josh. I do most things around here. I’ve been a professional editor for more than a decade (phew, I’m getting old) and have been teaching what I know about video editing on the Internet since 2014. If you learn something from this article and want to stay-in-touch, please sign up for my email list. I typically email ~twice a month and never spam you with unnecessary stuff. Just tips and resources for becoming a better, faster, and more confident video editor.

Alright, let’s get into it.

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Everyday Video Editing Terms Guide

The world of video editing can be a scary place if you are new to it. This guide will walk you through some everyday video editing terms and concepts that will be useful for any new editor.

This is not a comprehensive guide by any stretch of the imagination and is not meant to replace traditional training. This is a supplemental, super high-level guide and hopefully a step in the right direction for anyone new to video editing.

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How to Adjust Volume in Premiere Pro CC

This tutorial will teach you how to adjust volume in Premiere Pro CC. Audio in Premiere Pro can be changed a couple of different ways. I’ll show you how to change the audio levels through the Effect Controls Panel, by clicking on the clip in the timeline, and by using keyboard shortcuts.

I started editing in Premiere Pro with version CC 2015. And the process hasn’t changed since then. So no matter what version of Premiere Pro CC you’re working in, how to adjust the volume will be 99.9% identical at the time of this writing.

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Import Image Sequence into After Effects

This tutorial will teach you how to import an image sequence into After Effects.

An image sequence is a group of image files — .psd, .jpg, .png, .tif — that are numbered sequentially together in a folder. Each image acts as one frame of video. And what you are trying to do is import an image sequence into Adobe After Effects. Does that sound right to you? If so, great! Read on.

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