Video production in Chicago is a powerful way to create a tool for marketing, sales, training and every job in between to tap into this highly competitive market.
Shooting, the initial stage, is only one part of the video editing process. After shooting, the video file stored in the camera will often need to be converted to a different format than the camera uses. This conversion is necessary in order to edit or upload it.
Beginners often learn this the hard way and assume that the video format used by the camera to capture the video is the only format they can edit with to produce the final video later. That’s not true – nobody needs to buy a different digital video camera because the format it uses is incompatible with editing software or YouTube. The answer is digital video file conversion. Many modern cameras record using the format called MPEG-2. This format also happens to be the same video production format that is native to DVD discs, the same kind you rent from Netflix or Blockbuster.
Knowing this, you might guess that this popular format is found everywhere video is found. You might guess it’s what is used to edit video production on a computer, or that it is the format you find on YouTube and other internet video sites. You’d be guessing wrong. In order to work on video on the computer, including editing and uploading, most of the time, you’re going to need to convert its format. This is why you will need video editing conversion software.
I recommend Steamclip. It is a powerful, free video file conversion tool made by a company called Squared 5. It runs on both the PC/Windows and Mac platforms. You can download Streamclip at the Squared 5 website.
Once you bring your camera video file onto your computer’s hard drive, launch Streamclip and open your video file with it. You may then export that footage into a different video file format, which you can pick from the menu inside Streamclip. Notice that if you open a MPEG-2 video file, the video is commonly stored in various individual folders.
Look for the VOB file, open it with Streamclip, and choose “yes” to “Open All Associated Files”. Which export format you pick is going to depend on what your digital video editing software will accept. If you are going to edit your video, you may want to select QuickTime, or AVI or DV Stream. Check the tutorials that came with your editing software for suggestions for formats to use. Video Chicago editing can make a difference in your marketing efforts with its free applications and ease of use.
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