Range Selects and Export

So last thing I’m teaching now, and let’s just take it back so we can see all the chunks is basically when you want to export an individual lecture, or individual lectures, you’ve got them all chopped up on the timeline nightmare, like, I’ll go again, you’ve got them all chopped up on the timeline now, that all trimmed, you’ve got everything adjusted. So you’re ready to actually export your lectures. What you would do now is take it to the beginning of lecture one, okay? And you mark an in point. And then you put the play bar at the end of the lecture. And if you’ve got snapping turned on, it snaps automatically to the end. Yeah, snapping is turned on down here, I think it is. In ScreenFlow, and you mark at that point, you’re marking out points. Okay. So what you’ve now done is effectively selected a range for what you want ScreenFlow in this case to export Camtasia works in the same way. And very simply, you just come to your menu and you come to file. File, Export selected range, okay. On that use the automatic settings by far the simplest, make it the fastest rendering you can. And that’s all you need. Yeah. And you would choose where you want to export it to give it a file name. good practice is to actually label things clearly. Yeah. So I would suggest costs name, module number, lecture number, maybe even a part number. If you have different parts in your lecture, and then export and keep a consistency of naming, it’s going to help you tremendously down the line, okay? Now, because these are videos, and not script and not project files, videos are not too heavy. So you see how it’s got 228 megabytes there. That’s okay. So I’m happy with that going on to my desktop. And actually, it will render faster going on to the internal drive than rendering over to the external drive. So the export of the actual videos normally can go onto your internal drive. Now, you don’t necessarily need to send them out to the external drive. Later on, I might well duplicate them or copy them or move them to the external drive. But at this stage, we’re actually just trying to quickly render and export all the videos for our lectures, it may be faster to put them onto the internal drive of your computer. Okay? Now simply hit export. And so you know that you hit export. And it’s going to be you’re going to see it exporting out like this. I’ll stop it because that will actually take take a few minutes to export. But you know, hey, it’s rendering reasonably quickly for lecture one. Let’s suppose lecture one has finished exporting, then all you would do is come here, clearly in and out points. Come down to here, start a lecture to mark an in point. Yeah, position play ball here at the end of lecture to mark an out point like that. And again, we simply export the range, okay. And we do exactly the same procedure. So look, I hope that some I hope that’s kind of clear on the basic approach to editing. Every software is going to behave slightly differently and do things slightly differently. But basically, if you master the basics of displaying stuff on the timeline, checking the audio, having your master shot as the primary thing is the top layer so displays First, use the opacity trick and the reframing trick if you need to have them. It’s a nice little touch to put in. You can basically do all your adjustments with brightness, positioning, cursor effects, do all of that stuff on the main recording before you split it up into lectures. Do the top and tail trim in the way that I’ve taught you. And then basically chop up the lectures right. And then if you need to do internal edits, play through at speed. be listening for weather problems or mistake ears or the gap ears marking in a loud point. Basically delete that bit in the middle jam the two together with ripple editing, if that’s available, if not, you just drag the other two clips across to create a contiguous clip. And then basically export the ranges, as I’ve shown you here. And in that way, you know, I hope at least editing is not too painful. Yeah, that actually you can, you can get a very good result looks professional, totally fine for courses. And you export the individual lectures in the way in which I’ve shown you. That’s the simplest way I know to actually to actually basically get all get everything sorted out what’s nice about and then I would save the project. So the project’s saved in its in its current iteration. What’s nice about this technique is that basically, you have all the lectures clearly delineated on the timeline. We’re not trying to be clever by using markers or anything like that, you know, we can I can clearly see okay, lecture one lecture to lecture three and if I know Need to come back in or need to do any further editing. If I if I realized I’ve chopped it off too tight, or anything like that I can extend it a hit, you know, here I know which lecture I’m actually editing. The last step of all of this, for me at least is to come into an actual show you the showing you the original lectures. So here we go, it would the lectures would be exported like this, right? You see how I’ve actually labeled everything up, you know the name of the course, module number and then then then the lecture number. Yeah, what I normally do is on Mac, at least as I come into I come into each lecture, I just quickly check that I have actually exported the right thing. Okay. So what I do is spacebar Yeah, hi there and welcome back. So I can see straightaway the start of that is okay. And then what I do is I flick it across to the end and just check the outwards. Yeah, hi there and welcome back. So I select in towards the end right. I select in towards the end, sorry. Go there don’t go again. I’m just face to camera. The reason for it is very often that the way in which the production has been set up is not correct. Okay, so I now know is the start and stop correct in the video that I’m going to be uploading to the course answer yes answer, you know, everything’s good. Last step once I’ve done all that would be to batch to batch compress all of the videos that I’ve exported from the course. Okay, and and you know that that’s basically it. We’re then ready to upload.