For Class: Easy Video Editing on Windows and Mac

Read this article to learn how to edit your videos on Windows or Mac. Know the tips and tricks on how you can enhance your videos with the proper cut, trim, resolution change, bit rate adjustment and more which various free tools.

Many teachers would enhance their class with multimedia presentation. Video is one of the most frequently-used way since:

  • A short clip of video will arouse students' interests in lead-in part of the class.
  • Video is more intuitive to display key points and difficult points.
  • Students would better understand the knowledge of content.
  • Teachers can make a video feedback for some students, which is better than the verbal and written way.
  • Students can review via video after class.
  • ...
However, how to create a video for class without hassles? As we know, teachers are busy in preparing courses, having classes, checking assignments and more. Thus, an easy way to create a teaching video is really important for teachers. This post will present an easy way to edit video on Windows and Mac computer.

For teachers using Windows computer

No matter Windows 10, 8, or 7, you can edit the teaching video with ease. Windows Movie Maker, Adobe and more video software allow you to create a video with simple edits. Now, here will show an example of creating a stunning video. That goes with PawEditor, one of the top video editing software with many advanced features.

Thus, you can add text, effect, transition, filter to the video file to enhance it for a perfect video. The basic editing features, like rotate, clip, merge, separate video and audio, are very easy to grasp. Let's test how easy it is.

Step 1. Set up a new project and name it. Add the video, audio, and images to the source library. Then you can drag the source to the track for editing.

Step 2. Begin to edit the video.
  • Effect column offers blur, TV noise, mirror, wave and more templates to make the video perform as you like.
  • Color menu will be attractive because it provides many color/filter styles. If you use different filters to enhance the file, the students may be absorbed in your teaching video
  • Transition inserted into two clips will make your video play more smoothly.
  • Text bar is easy to understand. It is just for adding the title or annotation.
In addition, you're allowed to customize the animation with key-frame, trim the video into clips, mute the audio, add background music, etc.

Step 3. It seems nice, right? Now, export the video for courses with MP4/MOV/AVI/WMV. Those formats are usually-used so they can be played on most devices, which will not influence your class.

For teachers using Macbook/iMac

If you are one of the teachers using macOS, you must be familiar with QuickTime Player. It can play music/video, record screen and even edit the video/audio with some simple features.
  • Trim: remove some unwanted clips from the video/recording.
    Open video file on the QuickTime player > hit Edit > Trim > drag the handles to select the beginning and ending sections that you tend to save > click Trim and save.
  • quicktime-trim-video
  • Split: clip the video into various pieces.
    Open file and choose Edit > Split Clips. The clips will highlighted in yellow. You can manage those clips with dragging one in front of or after another clip; deleting some clips as you like.
  • Merge: combine two clips into one.

    Select a clip and move to Edit > Add Clip to End > select the other clip that you tend to insert.
  • Flip and Rotate: adjust the video's position and angle.

    In Edit menu, you are able to do with Rotate Left, Rotate Right, Flip Horizontal, and Flip Vertical option. Select what you want to and adjust the entire video or some clips.
  • Export and share: save your video edit and export it with certain resolution.

    In the dropdown of Files, hit Save or Export for keeping your movie story. 480p, 720p, and 1080p are offered for selection. Besides, it is possible to share the video via AirDrop, Mail, WhatsApp, Facebook and more, if you choose Share button.
  • save-video-quicktime
After creating the teaching video, please double check whether the displayed knowledge on the video would reach your teaching aims. Don't forget to test whether the video can be played on the computer in the classroom lest some troubles occur in the class.

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