Video Editing Services
Video editing is crucial to the success of your video because this is where everything comes together. We provide a variety of post-production services including video editing, motion graphics, animated text, licensed music, and other tools and techniques to enhance your production.
Watch our video samples below and contact us to professionally edit your video.
Our Chicago video editing team is outfitted with the latest hardware and software. We use Adobe’s Premiere Pro editing software which gives us the ability to edit 4K, HD, and other video with the latest editing software tools.
Collaboratively or Independently
Our Chicago video editors can work independently or with your active participation. Clients are always welcome to participate in the video editing sessions with our editors as the edit is happening. We can also edit with you live via Zoom or Skype. We can then upload the work-in-progress or completed video to get your feedback.
The advantage of editing live with our editor is that you can watch the process and fine-tune any decisions that need to be made on the spot.
Another approach to editing is for you to supply an edit decision list (EDL) or a script, identifying where we need to make edits to your video. The more detailed the EDL or script is, the more we can know what you want and can often edit your production the way you want it on the first cut.
When our client wants us to film and edit the video, we generally know what the client wants and can prepare the first cut on our own, with minimal guidance.
However the editing process goes, once the initial edit is completed we can upload the first cut to Vimeo so you can view it online and perhaps share it with colleagues. Then you can give us your feedback in writing or verbally so we can fine-tune your final edit.
Still and Motion Graphics
Since video is mostly about moving images, it makes sense that motion graphics would play such an important role in entertaining and informing the viewer. Simply put, motion graphics, similar to animation, are images that move on the screen. There are many applications for motion graphics, as you can see from our motion graphics demo reel. Our reel demonstrates how we have used motion graphics in a variety of applications, from animated titles, to text, to logos, illustrations, etc.
Motion graphics are used liberally on sports shows, on news programs, for promotional videos, training videos, and just about any other type of video production that needs a little pizzazz to spice things.
Motion graphics add emphasis and tell the viewer that this is important enough for us to take the time to animate it. Motion graphics also help break things down into simple terms. Complex ideas can be more easily explained in this fashion by showing parts of something, something evolving or otherwise changing.
Motion graphics take painstaking effort but are well worth it in terms of capturing attention, illustrating complex concepts, and otherwise informing the viewer.
Transcoding is the process of transferring one video format into another. For instance, when we do our initial video work, the ‘native’ format is a AVCHD file, with H.264 Quicktime compression. We need to transcode this file into a Pro Res QuickTime file so that we can use it for editing or viewing with QuickTime. QuickTime is an application that comes standard on all Macintosh computers, but can be downloaded from Apple’s website by Windows users for free.
We frequently transcode video footage that we shoot or edit into MP4 files that can be viewed on any Windows or Mac computer so that our clients can make an edit decision list, download it, distribute it to Mac or PC users, etc.
Digitizing is different than transcoding or encoding. Digitizing is the process of converting an analog medium into a digital file. For instance, if you have an analog videotape, we can digitize the footage to a digital file to prepare it for editing.
Sometimes our clients want us to edit down or condense the digitized footage into a shorter video, eliminating the excess. Other times they want all of the content and want us to include titles and other elements. Once digitized, we can upload the video to Vimeo or give our clients a hard drive containing the digitized files.
More about Video Editing Services and Graphics
Enhancing your video could entail finding the right music or adding animated text to capture your audience’s attention. Or maybe it’s telling your story in a more visual way with photos and graphics. Our experienced video editors at Video One Productions know how to come up with an appropriate blend of elements to enhance your production. Our editors have the experience and talent to take your videos to the next level. Of course, we’d like to film and edit your entire video. But if you or someone else has already filmed the footage, our video editors are more than able to provide editing services and make your video the best it can be.
Give us a call for your next video editing project!