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What kind of video platforms are you using these days?
I believe YouTube is probably the most popular, and YouTube Shorts, with its short and easily digestible content, is gaining popularity as well.
There are also Tiktok, which is famous among young people, and Reels on Instagram.
Well, this time I would like to talk about how to make short videos.
As I mentioned above, there are three famous short video platforms: Youtube Shorts, Tiktok, and Reels.
The needs of viewers vary depending on the platform.
People usually upload memes or something like that on Tiktok,
And Branding videos, promotions, issues, pet videos are popular in Reels.
Youtube Shorts includes all of these video categories.
Hence, There are some differences in editing styles.
I also used to struggle with how to edit videos for each platform that has different characters.
So today, I'm going to share some tips for editing short videos, which I've gathered through the process of contemplating how to create them.
Now you don't have to worry about it at all :D
You can edit videos even more conveniently with GOM Mix Max and the tips I'll introduce below!
So let's get started!
The first thing you have to consider about is ‘How to shoot a film.’
After carefully planning the shooting and editing, then we can start to create the video.
When working on short videos such as YouTube Shorts, TikTok, and Instagram Reels, it is essential to shoot in a vertical aspect ratio. This ensures a smooth editing process.
Take it vertically as you can see, and please be careful not to take videos horizontally!
Before editing a short video, it's essential to adjust your project sequence size.
Specifically, for platforms like TikTok, the recommended aspect ratio is 9:16 (1080:1920).
If you edit with different settings, such as 16:9 (1920:1080) or 1:1 (1080:1080), you may need to make adjustments on the platform's upload page.
To avoid such issues, set your sequence setting as demonstrated below.
Length is a crucial consideration for short videos, and many people may be concerned about it.
To clarify, regardless of the platform, a duration of 15 to 60 seconds is suitable for short videos.
With short videos, you need to convey your message quickly and concisely.
But including too much content into a short video can make it challenging for viewers to comprehend.
So, it's better to stick to one topic in each video.
We suggest making several short videos to keep them within 15 to 60 seconds.
If you've read this far, you might be thinking, 'I just need to pay attention to setting the aspect ratio to 9:16' when editing YouTube Shorts, TikTok, or Reels.
However, as I mentioned earlier, each platform has its unique characteristics, leading to slightly different video editing styles.
One significant difference lies in the use of headphones.
Surprisingly, YouTube Shorts are often perceived with the same value as long videos, so people frequently use headphones right from the start.
So it’s not a problem to understand the content of YouTube Shorts even without subtitles.
In contrast, TikTok and Reels are often watched without headphones, making subtitles more necessary.
Then, how about designing subtitles? You might also have this concern.
I find designing subtitles challenging too, as it can seem like a lot of work, from video editing to design.
This is where GOM Mix Max really stands out – it provides a wide range of text templates, so you don't have to stress about design!
Additionally, I've tried editing with these templates, and it's really handy because I can edit without struggling about the design.
The subtitle design is similar to what you often see in other videos, and it's great because it lets you create short titles quickly!
With the rise in popularity of YouTube Shorts, TikTok, and Reels, knowing how to edit short videos has become really important.
Editing short videos is very different from long videos, which can be hard when making choices on editing styles.
I think it'll be smoother if you edit your short videos while keeping today's tips in mind.
These suggestions are handy both for short video editing and basic video editing. So feel free to use them!
In my opinion, one of the most convenient features of GOM Mix Max is its various effect templates.
How about continuing to edit YouTube Shorts, TikTok, and Reels with the same approach and aiming for 1 million followers?
Then, see you in the next post!
thank you very much!