How to Record Video Like a Pro

Record Video on iMovie Like a Pro

Wondering how to record video like a pro?

If that’s the case, you’re in the right place.

That’s where software comes in, because you can still use it to make well-edited videos that have great quality. That can seem like an intimidating feat, but don’t worry, it really isn’t as hard as you might think.  All you need is a rundown of how to get the most out of it. This is through understanding the main components of making a video: the filming, editing, and sharing of it.

Filming 

When it comes to making a video in good source, the first thing you need is a video.

Doing the work of filming is made possible through cameras. Contrary to popular belief, this can be any kind of camera, as long as you can download the video to your computer.

The filming process is where you can play director and cinematographer, so let your creative juices flow! Whether you’re recording a beauty haul or the next blockbuster, you can control the way the camera frames your shots, what people say, or what people wear.

Any type of film will work here, as long as you can save it onto an SD card or phone and transfer it onto your laptop or desktop later. To do this, you can insert the SD card into the proper port on your computer, sync your iPhone to your laptop’s photos, or even email the video to yourself and download it off of your computer.

Then you add the photo to your desktop or to your photo library and drag it into  or transfer it in by searching within itself. Once you’ve done this, you should have your whole video in the app.

You can also add multiple videos in , in case you want different scenes or shots in your whole video.

Filming Tips

Here are some things you should think about when filming to help you record a great video:

  • How is the lighting where you are filming?
  • Will you be interrupted by any unwanted sounds/ are there sounds in the background that could be distracting?
  • Is everything that you want to be seen in the frame of the camera?

Consider these factors in order to make the most of your filming time.

Editing

So now that you have your video clip or clips loaded into , it’s time to get familiar with how to edit using features.

When you first open , it will ask you if you want to use a template for a trailer or a movie. These templates can help you cut down on your editing time if you like the way that the trailers look.

You can also edit in without templates. Doing this gives you more freedom to create your own style using the application’s features.

allows you to merge your videos using transitions, to change the way that they appear using filters, and to add music to the background of a video. provides you with a library of royalty-free music, as well as the option to choose music of your own whether it’s downloaded from iTunes or an mp3 file.

You also have the opportunity to speed up or slow down videos, as well as toning down background noise. You can also reduce shakiness in your videos if you want them to appear more stable.

There is also the option to add text and images that overlay your videos. provides you with a good amount of variety when it comes to text choices, as well as transitions for the way that the text appears on the screen.

Editing Tips

Here are some things to think about when editing:

  • How do you want the overall video result to look? (Are you telling a story or just having fun?)
  • How long should text be on the screen?
  • How loud should the background music be?

Answering these questions will help you to create a more cohesive video.

Downloading & Uploading

The last step that comes in making a video is downloading and uploading that video. With , you can download your final video to your Photo Library, but you can also upload the video straight to .

Posting straight to isn’t difficult, either; all you need to do is log into your account. This feature is quite convenient, but if you need to save the video so that you can post it at a later date, you can always just download it to your computer.

lets you download videos in different resolutions as well, so you can select whichever one you like best or whichever one your storage can manage. You can also download it to  so that you can access the video from other devices using the same Apple ID.  Once you have your video wherever you want it posted, you can share it around and show all of your friends the hard work that you’ve done!

Walk the Red Carpet

Maybe you’re hoping to use to create your next film, or just to make a simple video to jump start a  hobby. No matter the reason, with your new knowledge of filming, editing, and uploading, you’ll be off to a great start.  Now you can walk the virtual red carpet after skillfully using to make your next best video without any hassle! So what are you waiting for?  Write that script, grab that camera, and start recording!  If you enjoyed this post and want more, check out some of our other posts – and come back soon for more content.

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About the Author: Barry Lachey

Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources "Joe Joe." he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.