Creating a video with Wevideo

WeVideo is a powerful, easy-to-use, cloud-based video editor. It is also available in android and

Sign up a WeVideo Account
You can sign up using :-

  • Facebook account
  • Google+ account
  • Office 365+
  • Yahoo account

You can create one of below accounts (free) to start off. I

Free Premium Pro
Cloud Storage 5 GB 30 GB 100 MB
Free Export Resolution Up to 720HD Up to 720HD Up to 1080HD
Publish Option Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook plus 5 more Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook plus 5 more Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, FTP, Box and more
Watermark and Bumper
Email Support
Other 5 min per month publish time
50 licensed songs
1 hour per month publish time
400 licensed songs
3 hours per month publish time
400 licensed songs + 500 HQ
Pricing Free 14 days free

$59.02/annual

$10/month

>Free

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Start Video Editing Dashboard
  1. Login WeVideo
  2. You will be prompted to either “Upload Media” or “New Video Edit”.
  3. Select “Upload Media” to drag and drop files from your computer or import from social sites like google drive, facebook, dropbox to work on
  4. Select “New Video Edit” to go straight to your video editing dashboard
  5. From the dashboard, you can select 2 editing modes: (1) Storyboard mode and (2) Timeline mode
    wevideo_menu

    • Storyboard mode is the basic default mode that works well if your video needs minimal editorial and you just wants to just want to use the default templates.
      storyboardmode
    • Timeline mode allows you to see more options for you to do more things with your video
      timelinemode

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Create and editing a Video
  1. You can create or edit a video by selecting and dragging the different media files (videos, audio, images) into the timeline section below and set them in order as to how you want them to appear
  2. Media can also be overlapped to combine them in the same screen. Please make the image background transparent if you wish to have the image overlay on top of a video without covering the video completely like :-
    imovie_green screen 2
  3. Wevideo allows you to edit the whole video or to edit the individual media file. Select the appropriate mode to go to video editor or media editor
    editing modes
  4. WeVideo has more than 20 over theme templates for you to choose from. The templates sets the filter color, front page, font type and caption format.
    themes template
  5. From the video editor menu bar, you can access media folder where all your uploaded media files reside, go to graphics, audio files, transitions and Text to access the default settings and medium offered within wevideo.
  6. Transitions is a very useful feature in joining up different media files together and make the transit from one clip to another one more natural and smooth.
    • To apply a transition between two clips, drag it in between them on the Main video track (You can’t apply transition on video and audio tracks)
    • When two medium clips appearance construct too much, I like to use a BLACK IMAGE and put it in between the clips, it works wonders. Give it a try.
    • Text here refers to the title card at the beginning of a video and the “credits” for the end of a video. For captions, it is available via the editing media mode

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Editing media files
  1. Select the media you wish to edit
  2. You will be able to see the below 2 editing buttons: (1) Green (2) White
    media editing mode
  3. The “Green” editor allows you to clip or trim a video clip using the “scissors” icon and also set “markers” to any media file using the badge-like icon. Markers are useful to help you get back to a specific point in a clip straight without taking note of the timing
    editmedia_marker
  4. The “White” editor allows you to “Edit”, “set theme templates (fx)” and “delete” a clip
  5. Selecting “Edit” with provide you with the following options :-
    • Caption is useful to insert a subject heading to a part of the video or when using it to transcribing audio to text. Captions are defined by the theme itself and cannot be customised. The walk-around is to convert the text into image and put it as an overlay over your video.
      Adding Caption
      If you need different caption to different sections of a video, it is important that you “split” up the videos and link each caption to each split-up section
    • Transform
      editmedia_transform
    • Volume allows you to adjust the captured voice or noise in the video. You can soften or mute the noise and replace it with other audio files.
      editmedia_volume
    • Animation allows you to set the transition of the video at the beginning or/and the end of the media.
      Editmedia_animation
    • Color
      editmedia color
    • Color keying and Speed editmedia_paid are 2 very powerful features that are unfortunately not available in the free version. Color keying allows you to perform the green/blue screen effect which video producer use to impose a different video or image as background to the existing video. Speed feature allows you to make the video appears to go faster or slower by adjusting the frame rates, minimise motion blur, etc.

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Publishing a video
  1. Select “Finish” from the top menu to publish the video
    published video
  2. The free option allows you to export the file to your google drive and also to wevideo storage
  3. To connect to Google drive, remember to set your account from the dashboard
    wevideo_connect accounts
  4. Set your video’s privacy : (1) Public or (2) Private
  5. Set the quality or resolutions for your video:-
    • 480p is the standard internet resolution. It is great for viewing on mobile devices because the video files are smaller.
    • 720p is high-definition and is great for most use-cases because of a good tradeoff between quality and bandwidth. 720p is standard for Free WeVideo users.
    • 1080p is full high-definition. This should be used if your raw materials are in 1080p and you want to have the very best viewing experience on a good internet connection. Blu-rays are 1080p. This is only available under the paid subscription
  6. You can also select the “screen” which you wish to set at the video thumbnail by selecting “Select thumbnail”
  7. Once you have selected all of your options, click “Finish Video”
  8. After you click the Finish button, your video will begin the rendering process in the cloud and cannot be stopped.
  9. The status menu will automatically open indicating the exporting progress of your video. You can close your browser, even turn off your computer.
  10. You will be notified via email once the process has completed with links to view your finished video. On the page where you view your finished video, there will be a download button.
  11. The time to export depends on many variables like the size of your media files, the length and resolution of the video, etc. Do be patient and give yourself ample time especially if you are using wevideo for a video assignment

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