VideoPad Video Editing Software | Overview Tutorial

VideoPad Video Editing Software | Overview Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to edit
your video clips into a movie you can be proud of. It will cover the basics of
adding files, editing them and adding effects and
sound to your videos before saving them Let's take a look at the program first. The "Home" tab has everything you need to put a movie together The "Clips", "Sequence" and "Audio" tabs
contain some of the same tools as the "Home" tab, but are designed for more
advanced users who need dedicated space for the different steps of their
movie-making workflow. For this tutorial, we will stay on the "Home" tab. Click the "Add File" icon on the toolbar. Browse to any video, audio, or image file.
Select it and click "Open". The file will be added to the Associated bin there are
bins for each type of clip or you can create your own to help you stay organized.
To add your clips to the sequence, select the clip and click the green
arrow in the bin toolbar. You can also drag and drop your clips onto the
sequence be careful when you do this, because
placing one clip over another will delete the portion of the clip that is
covered. To create a layering effect, add the new clip to a new track by
dragging and dropping the clip in the light gray area above the existing video
track to create a new track. This is a useful trick to keep in mind
when adding captions to your videos. You can adjust where clip starts and
stops which is called setting the in and out points. To do this, select the clip in it's bin
so it appears in the clip preview pane to the right of the bins. You can play
the file or drag the red cursor to the point you want the file to start, then
click the red flag to set the end point where you want the clip to start in the
movie. Do the same to set the out point with the blue flag. Once you're in and out points are set,
click the green arrow to add the clip to the sequence When clips are on the sequence you can
split them into pieces and move the pieces around. To do this, select a clip on the sequence.
Place the red cursor at the split point by dragging a marker on the time line above
the tracks. Then, click the scissors icon under the sequence preview window to
split the clip in two. Now you can drag the sections around independently from each
other or delete them from the sequence. To add color effects or animated effects
to your clips, select a clip and click the effects
button in the toolbar. This opens the video effects window
where you can select adjust and preview the effects you add to your clips. Select an effect from the drop menu at
the top of the window, then click "Add" to add it to the applied effects list. If
the effect has parameters you can control, make adjustments and see the
changes appear in the preview window at the right. When you're happy with the
effects you have applied close the window. All your effects will be saved
and you can come back and adjust them later if needed. To adjust the speed of
your clip, select the clip in the sequence then
right click it with your mouse. Select "Change Clip Speed" and the speed change
dialog will appear. To speed up the video, change the value of the speed percentage. Setting it at one hundred percent plays the video at normal speed Slow it down to half speed by setting at
fifty percent, or double the speed by setting it to two hundred percent and
for fun check the reverse checkbox to play your
video backward. To add text for captions title screens
or credits, click the "Add Text" button on the toolbar.
This opens the new text clip window. Enter a unique name for your text clip. This will be the title that appears in
the clips bin. Then, enter the text that you want to display into the larger text
field click the "Add" button to create the text clip. The text clip will be added
to your images been by default and you'll see it in the clip preview pane.
The clip preview pane is where you change the text style click the large "T" button to open the
text attributes window. From here, you can make changes to the
font style color size alignment and set a scrolling pattern. Any changes you make are shown in the clip preview pane. Click "Apply" when you're happy with how the
text looks. Now all that remains is to place the
text clip in the sequence. You can drag and drop it from the bin to the sequence
or from the clip preview pane. Click the green arrow button to move the clip into
the sequence then position the clip on the sequence. Remember, if you're adding a text caption,
you want to add the text to a different track than the video you want it to
appear with. To select a transition between tracks, select the clip you want to transition
out of and click the transition icon on the toolbar. The most common transition types are
shown in the first menu and more can be found by hovering over the more
transitions option. Select the desired transition, enter the duration the
transition should last, and click "OK" There are several ways to add audio to
your movie. You can import songs and create a sound track record narration or
add sounds from the included sound effect library. Import songs the same way you import
video clips. Click the "Add Files" button, browse to the
music file and select it. Then, from the audio file bin, drag and drop the music
clip onto the grey space in the sequence to create a new track for it. To record a narration, click the clip menu, click "Record" and
select "Narrate". This will open a window containing all the clips you have added
up to this point so that you can time your narration along with the video. To
begin recording, click the record button When you click stop, the narration window
will stay open and the recorded audio will be added to the audio file bin. You can record and stop as many times as
you need. When you're finished, close the window. To add sound from the
sound effect library click the effects menu, click audio effects and select NCH
sound library. From the sound effects window you can preview any sound then click download to acquire the sound
and to place it in the audio file bin. When you're finished with your editing
session you have two options. If you still have work to do on the video you
can save your project and all the file paths it contains so you can come back
to it later. Do this by clicking on the file menu and
select "Save project file as". Choose a location to save your project in and
click save your project will be saved as the videopad file with the extension
.vpj This file isn't a movie file you can view in a player, it is just a collection of the
work you've done up to this point. When you're ready to save your completed
movie, click the "Save Video" button in the toolbar. The video output setup window
that appears gives you several options for saving your finalized movie. Start by
selecting how you want to save your movie. If you want to burn a DVD, select the disk option. If you want to
upload your video to YouTube, select the upload option. Then, select the
appropriate save options associated with the format and click create to save, burn
or upload your movie. Thanks again for choosing VideoPad from
NCH Software. We hope you'll check out our other video tutorials you can also
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30 thoughts on “VideoPad Video Editing Software | Overview Tutorial”

  1. Everyone is talking about how the video was edited with the editor software when I am just wondering how to download it. If anyone got it please send me the link to the website where I can download it

  2. Sir
    I Am Using Videopad Last Two Years . Its Very Easy For Me To use . but right now i am facing a problem . by myself so many times i try to solve the problem . but i cant . problem is , Video Export But No sound .

    can you help me to solve the problem .

    i am using licensed software .

    Gipsy Rudro

  3. Not that bad for an editor, but it is a bit frustrating. I made a Wallpaper and put it in my video and the quality looked awful. I render in 1080p and the quality isn't good, I don't know how to explain it but the color saturation looks weird when the video is finished and it just ruins the video. I added no effects

  4. This looks pretty awesome! I've been using the YouTube editor and have been trying out various programs, but have hated them all because I can't do simple things like move clips around. I started experimenting with this today and figured out how to record the screen with voice, which is something I've been wanting to try. So cool! Then I did a test with random clips and it worked. I like how you can upload straight to YouTube.

    I still have a lot to figure out and am used to easily making title pages through the YT editor, plus banners with captions. What options are available with the paid version? I did a free trial of Lightworks for a week and got nowhere.

  5. how to put a face or cover the face with another face?i want to change the face of my video to another picture pls answer me

  6. The narrator needs to slow down! As a Brit I found it very difficult to understand and please stop jumping that cursor around

  7. Already the UI is making my geek out. The only thing I'd ask is to have something that can change the theme of the program UI itself (not the video). You know, like how you can change Firefox themes. Otherwise, just AWESOME!

  8. Is there a way to put a background picture or scenery. Behind the main video… Example-You tube video…

  9. In the free version, what are the options for file formats/codec of your finished video project. Is (.mov) available? h.264?

  10. Hey There NCH…when i tried to export my video…it gave me a black video…The audio still working though…can you tell me how to fix it?i'm running video pad on 5.01

  11. Is it possible to make this a little less complicated by Adding an easy in-built tutorial rather than this one as it truly is confusing.

  12. Believe it or not, this software is better than iMovie for the Mac…

    Not only that but it doesn't force earlier model MacBooks into GPU acceleration causing immediate system failure which was the #1 hardware defect for MacBooks of those years. That in itself sold me on this software.

  13. when i try to put my clip in videopad it tells me that the path does not exist. Why? And how can I fix it?

  14. Best In Everything. Thanks For making such amazing tutorials and extraordinary apps. Thanks Again #NCH_Software

  15. I have this program and use it for my gopro vids. I am going to buy a new laptop, will I be able to install it without buying a new Lic? Great program!

  16. All My videos are Edited with videopad, The one issue is That some of the Video Effects Features are not Working and Can you please make Videopad a similar Editor to Song Veges pro 13.

  17. I am werry glad that i found this program. its easy to work with and its not so complicated. the last 6 videos ive posted i used videopad. i only got one problem. and thats the special effects its hard to navigate around.

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