OpenShot


Hello everyone, my name is Matt Seibert.
And today we’re going to use the OpenShot video editor. This is a quick tutorial showing the basics of the OpenShot video editor. So first I want to
click on “File” and type in or click on “New Project,” and then click on “File” again and hit “Save Project As,” and we’ll entitle it, “Project1.” And
then we’re going to click on “Save” and now we need to bring in a content. And
that could include video, audio, images, even text. So the way that the OpenShot
video editor works is first you have to go find the content, and bring it in, and
then you place that content on to the various tracks down below in a
particular order. And then whatever order they’re placed on the tracks in will
show up here on the top right, so in order to bring in content, I’m going to
click on the green + (plus) button. It says “Import files,” click on “Import files” and
find some content. So here we have a picture of the Media Lab, and now it’s
placed in this box. We can add more content too so let’s take a picture from our downloads folder of the Media Reader, and that
brings in that content. You can also click on more than one object. Then click open, and it brings in more than one object. This is great!
Now we have the information here in the top left within the “Project Files” area.
So now what we can do is drag those images onto the track at the bottom of
the page there. Now the OpenShot video editor has
automatically assigned to each one of these images a certain amount of seconds that will pass while the image is displayed, so each one of these will play
for roughly (it looks like) about 10 seconds. Notice that there is a cursor
down here, which you can move back and forth. As you move the cursor down here,
it changes what you see up here if you click on the “Play” button up here. It
plays at normal speed, and you also see the cursor moving down
here, so what the interrelationship between these two things happens to be
is, this allows you to track where you are in the video. Each one of these
slides has been defaulted to ten seconds long, and as the ten seconds plays
through, it changes up here, so we could make those shorter or longer, as you can
see here–and we can also add additional materials in the subsequent tracks. So if
I click on “Import Files,” and I look at music folder. There is an
MP3 file which I’m going to drag down to track 3 down below. Now that track plays
for a certain amount of seconds, which is many seconds, so that track will play for
the duration of [it’s length], which is a few minutes, and each of these slides, which
is roughly 10 seconds long will display for those 10 seconds. So I hit the play
button now. So this is the basics of creating text, images, and audio. Subsequently you can also add video
clips in along this track as well. So you could take track 2 down here,
and intersperse video clips which could also play at the same time as the music,
or you could silence the music and have the video clip play. So what else can you do? There are features
called transitions, and here we have one called “Four squares right bar,” and I’m
going to put that here on top of my first image, and then I’m going to move the cursor back to the beginning now that we have put together all the pieces of a basic
movie. We can output these materials to a “movie” from being a “movie project” to
being an “actual movie file” like an AVI file or an MP4 file, and so the way that
we’ll do that is we will click on the “Red Circle” at the top of the page that is
entitled “Export video,” save it with the name, in this case
project1, set “Target” as MP4. We’re going to do 720 at 24p, and
we’re going to click on “Export video,” From here, we allow the video to be
created, and that concludes this presentation. Thank you,

1 Comment

  1. Nisfinx March 31, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Awesome tutorial! Very informative!

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