Editing Day 1

What I learned today…

I got my files in .mov format, and now I’m ready to work.  It turns out Windows Movie Maker couldn’t read the .mxf files either.  And even though I could use iMovie to edit this project, I’ve used Windows for most of my life, it’s what I’m comfortable with and realistically it’s what I would use in the future to edit a podcast so I might as well use this project as the chance to learn on something I’m more likely to use.

So, I open up Movie Maker, put in my files, hit play, and…. no sound… Hmm.  So I tried it on Windows media player and it has sound, weird.  With lots of online forum searching and Youtube troubleshooting videos, I found something that worked (even though I tried it one time before).  Here’s the tutorial I used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BOgnKRT09E  and yes, that is an awesome horse on the desktop background, probably why I chose this video.  Anyways, the reason why it worked the second time around was perhaps because immediately after I started Windows Audio again I restarted my computer… or it’s just that my computer is temperamental.

And finally I got to start editing the footage!  I must say, it is a very weird feeling watching yourself on film, I’m not a big fan of it.  But, for future reference when I record a podcast again, this is what I would do differently…

1. Get files in .mov format from the start

2. When starting a new section/comment to edit together, do the following: 1. sit up straight, smile with mouth closed, inhale through nose (and not mouth), and then start speaking.  I would catch myself inhaling through my mouth into saying a word which is really hard to edit nicely, so we’ll see how this turns out

3. Smile more

My goal for the rest of this week is figure out how to put my video footage with the greenscreen over my powerpoint slides, wish me luck!

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