How to use photo, audio and video editing software



Last time I blogged I spent some time looking at the different open-source video, photo and audio editing software that you can use to edit your work. So, your next question would probably be how to use it? This post will focus on:


Editing audio using Audacity

Audacity basics: Getting started in audio editing

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Editing pictures using Picasa

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Editing pictures using GIMP

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Editing video using Windows Live Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker: Introduction to video editing

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Of course, videos and slideshows cannot adequately teach you how to use editing software but it can give you a brief idea on how your work can be edited using such software. The only way to really learn how to edit your work using editing software is to practice, practice and practice. What do you use to edit your work? What tips can you give us on using editing software? What works best for you when editing? Please share your thoughts.


Video: Working With Video

I do admit that I have very little experience when it comes to video journalism so I have tried my best to get as broad a range of information as possible on this topic. I have included:



Information on cameras:

A couple of how to’s, tips and myths about working with video:

And longer form tutorials:

What experience do you have with video cameras? What tips can you share with us? What’s the best advice you can give someone new to video cameras? Please share.

Video: Different types of video formats

Just like audio, video also comes in different formats. These formats need to be chosen carefully depending on its use.

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Understanding the basics: Video

Forget about you, as the journalist, being accompanied by a camera crew. Multimedia journalists fulfill the role of both journalist and camera crew.

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What do you think of the idea of being both journalist and camera crew? Exciting or daunting?