3 Typical Video Errors That Can Be Easily Corrected After Recording
“We’ll correct that later!” When filming a video, this is often said when mistakes are made. Later – that means after the shot, during post-production.
These can be small or complex errors. Today we show typical mistakes that anyone can easily correct during the post-production of a video.
Correct Audio Comments
A typical example of subsequent corrections is editing the spoken commentary. The speakers often make mistakes in front of the camera. An example: the speaker presented different points, but in the wrong order:
“With the latest version of our software, you can do A, B, and C.”
It should have been read: “… you can do B, A, and C.”
This Error Can Be Corrected As Follows:
Place the audio clip on the timeline of your video editing program (e.g., Camtasia). Split the faulty clip at the appropriate points so you can rearrange the order of A, B, and C. and move it. The audio waveform helps you orient yourself and see where people are talking. If the speaker has spoken clearly and distinctly, this is not difficult. If you want to delve deeper into audio post-processing, find out more about the Mixing Basics.
Another case: you want the speaker to appear a little smoother, and a few slip of the tongue and, umm, remove. That’s not a problem, but you should have b-roll stock (extra footage) ready to cover up cuts.
Remove Sensitive Data
Perhaps you took a screen capture to familiarize new colleagues with new software. It can easily happen that private information can be seen in the recording. Software like Camtasia offers the possibility to make areas in the video unrecognizable by blurring or pixelation. So you can hide confidential or private information.
Adjust Individual Frames
You have finished filming and are viewing the video footage for the first time. Only now do you see that there is too much empty space in the picture above the speakers’ heads. Here, too, there is a simple correction option. If you recorded in full HD format (1920×1080), you could edit your video on a 1280×720 pixel screen. The aspect ratio is preserved, and you have room to move the shot.
Targeted video editing after filming can do much more. Not only can you use it to remove errors, but you can also use effects, animations, music, and other media to make dry content more interesting and tie it into a story.
Would you like to learn more about this topic and try intuitive software that is easy to use without prior knowledge? Camtasia might be just the thing for you.
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