4 Easy Ways to Improve Travel Videos By Editing Them

Conditions when you travel will vary, and that will affect the videos that you record. To be honest few travel videos are perfect when they’re recorded, and most need to be edited and altered in some way or other.

If you aren’t sure what you need to do to edit and improve your travel videos, there are a few easy ways that you can start:

  • Stabilize the video footage

One of the most difficult tasks when recording travel videos is trying to keep the camera still. Despite your best efforts some footage may be a little bit shaky, and if so you should use the automated stabilization feature in your editor to fix it.

It should be noted that software stabilization can’t perform miracles, and there’s a limit to how much it can do. That being said your video footage should look smoother and much more stable after using it.

  • Color correct the video

Another common problem in travel videos is the color balance. The fact that the lighting conditions will vary will make the color balance across your video footage inconsistent at best.

That is why one of the first things you should do is color correct your travel videos. The easy way to do that is with the automated white or color balance feature in your editor.

If you want to really make sure your video’s colors are balanced you should adjust the manual color settings.

  • Decide what to do with the audio

Make it a point to go over the audio in your travel video, and decide what you want to do with it. If the audio quality is poor you may be better off removing it and replacing it with a good background music track.

However if the audio is good enough you can keep it, and maybe even adjust its levels and remove some background noise to make it better. For example you could even use Movavi Video Editor to increase the volume by following the steps at https://www.movavi.com/support/how-to/how-to-make-video-louder.html.

  • Use different types of cuts to join videos

If you’re joining together the footage that you recorded to create a travel video, you should try using >different types of cuts. Some such as the action cut, L cut, J cut, and match cuts can make your video look much smoother.

On the other hand some types of cuts such as jump cuts are jarring – and should be avoided.

While you edit your video you should start to see how the alterations mentioned above affect it. The more experience you get, the better you’ll be able to gauge what improvements need to be made to your travel videos in the future.

At the end of the day every video is unique, and the best way to edit it and make it look good will vary. Now that you know some ways that you can get started, you should be able to begin improving your videos and start getting the experience that you need to edit them more effectively.

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Meredith Weisser

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