Digital Video Editing - Introduction to Basic Editing Techniques

Course Overview

This short video editing course is designed to develop introductory skills in video editing using Adobe Premiere.

At the end of the course you will be able to capture a series video sequences, edit these together, apply sound, transitions and effects and then output your finished video selecting a suitable file formats and output options. 

Learning outcomes are as follows:

  • Use video hardware and software to capture sequences
  • 1.1 Identify the input device and associated software to use.
  • 1.2 Use input devices and built-in video software to record information to meet needs.
  • 1.3 Identify the file format used by the input device.
  • 1.4 Store and retrieve sequences using pre-set file formats, in line with local guidelines and conventions where available.
  • Use video software tools to combine and edit sequences.
  • 2.1 Identify the video editing software to use for the file format.
  • 2.2 Cut and paste short sequences to meet needs.
  • 2.3 Combine information of different forms or from different sources, in line with any copyright constraints.
  • 2.4 Identify copyright constraints on using others’ information.
  • Play and present video sequences.
  • 3.1 Identify appropriate playback software to use for the sequence.
  • 3.2 Identify the display device to use for the sequence.
  • 3.3 Select and use appropriate combination of software and display device to playback video sequences.
  • 3.4 Adjust playback and display settings so that sequences are presented to meet needs.

Updated February 2019

Entry Requirements

There are no minimum entry requirements but applicants should be familiar with basic video capture techniques and ideally have used some video editing software in the past.

Adobe Premiere is now an industry standard editing software and this course is designed to introduce learners to this application.

Course Delivery

Video software tools and techniques will be defined as ‘introductory’ because:

The software tools and functions involved will be pre-defined or commonly used.

The range of inputting, manipulation and outputting techniques are straightforward or routine; and the document type and structure will be predetermined or familiar.

Progression Opportunities

More advanced courses may be offered.

Additional Information

Video cameras and editing software are supplied by the College.

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