Equipment, Instructions and Ideas for Making Videos
By Gretchen Siegchrist, About.com Guide
You don't need expensive equipment to make videos, but having the right stuff helps. A good camcorder, editing computer and accessories will improve the quality and ease of all your video-making.
Video Editing Equipment
Get set up to edit videos! Learn about the hardware and software you'll need to get started editing.
- Video Editing Computer
- External Hard Drive
- Before You Buy Video Editing Software
- Free Video Editing Software
- Intermediate Video Editing Software
- Professional Video Editing Software
- Video Editing for Macs
- Video Editing for PCs
Learn to Shoot Video
Recording high-quality digital video is an art and a science. With a basic knowledge of composition and video technology you'll be able to greatly improve the quality of the videos that you make.
Learn to Edit Video
Editing isn't absolutely necessary, but it will make your videos much more fun to watch. Even simple edits, like trimming the front and back of the video clip and adding a title, can greatly improve any video.
- Are You Ready to Edit?
- Easy Online Editing
- General Rules for Video Editing
- Professional Video Editing Tips
- iMovie Editing Tutorials
- Movie Maker Editing Tutorials
- Final Cut Pro Tutorials
- Camtasia Tutorials
- Top Video Editing Effects
- Worst Video Editing Effects
Instructions for completing some of the most popular types of video projects.
- Video Blogging
- Viral Videos
- Video Interviews
- Marketing & Promotional Videos
- School Videos
- Webcam Videos
- How to Videos
- Wedding Videos
- Graduation Videos
- VHS to DVD Transfers
- Family Video Memoir
- Vacation Videos
- Video Virtual Tours
- Top Family Video Projects
Graphics, Effects and Stock Video
You don't need to create everything for your videos yourself. There are many online resources offering free or low-cost footage, music and graphics.