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We’ve discussed how your blog can benefit from video content, and how to easily shoot it on mobile phone – but what’s really going to take your videos to the next level is a bit of editing. Even the slightest changes (a trim here, a filter there) can drastically improve your clip and give you a more polished, fun and professional end product.
Depending on how fancy you want to get, there are several ways to edit your video content. Below, we’ll briefly go over the best ways to edit your video content for your blog and social media channels.
On Your Phone
If you go into your camera roll, you can select the video you want to edit, and trim it down right there on your screen. At the top of the screen you will see a bar that shows a frame-by-frame breakdown of your video. You can move the slider to select a smaller portion to save. Next, you can either save the clip and overwrite the original, or save the clip in addition to the original. See below:
In An App
There are tons (and tons) of apps that let you shoot and edit video all in one place, but few are very high quality. Select one that allows you to make changes, add music, perhaps add titles and post to your social networks easily. With iMovie ($4.99 in the app store) you can create and edit movie-trailer style videos, and with VideofyMe you can shoot with a variety of filters, trim your video for length and arrange multiple clips to play seamlessly one after the other in the studio feature.
If you want to get super-fancy without ever leaving your phone, try using more than one app to edit and then post to your social media. Apps like Videolicious let you combine videos, add music and photos and create a one-of-a-kind compilation. You can then upload that saved video to videofyme to share on your social networks and earn revenue!
On Your Computer
Whether you shoot your video in or out of an app, a copy of it should save to your phone’s memory. Export it to your harddrive to edit it on your computer. From here, there are several ways you can edit and modify your videos. Depending on how devoted you are to developing your video editing skills, you may opt for the free software on your computer, an in-browser application or a more advanced program like Final Cut or Photoshop.