Learn how to create an online service for your church 4 Compile and edit your video
4 Compile and edit your video
Once you, the video compiler, has received everyone's videos and transferred them to a folder on your/his/her computer, it is time to edit all the clips into one video that can be uploaded to YouTube. It is a great idea to number the video clips in the order that they have to appear in the video.
Create start and end pictures for your video
It just looks more professional if you start your video with an introduction picture and end with a conclusion picture. The start graphic should have a date, who you are and the theme of the service. The end graphic should have all the credits for music and pictures used. Very important! You can create graphics using PowerPoint or Canva. To see how to do it using PowerPoint, download this tutorial sheet:
Download the editing Software There are many video editors that you can use to compile and edit your video. For our purposes we will use Videopad by NHC, which is free for non commercial use. Install the software on your computer.
VideoPad has a very user friendly interface and we will just deal with the basics, from importing your video clips to exporting your final video, ready for upload. For detailed tutorials on how to use VideoPad, click here
Here are the basics steps for editing your video, or see the video below:
Make sure all the service video clips are in one folder, numbered in the order of which you want to add them to the final video.
Open Videopad, accept the non-commercial terms and click on New project. You should see the interface above.
Click on Open (top left 1), navigate to your video clip folder and select all the clips for your video.
Drag and drop all the consecutively video clips onto your Timeline (see 2).
Press the Play/Pause button and listen and watch the video (see 3). You can move The red play line to where you want to start listening (See 4)
If you want to cut a piece of clip from the timeline, pause the video and drag/place the red timeline line where you want to split the video, and click on Split.
Move (or listen, pause and move) the timeline to where you want to cut the video and delete the clip between the two split lines by clicking on it and Delete on your keyboard.
You can have more control over where you want to split your video by enlarging the play area, using the + and - magnifiers on the bottom right.
To insert a video clip at a place, drag it to the relevant split line making sure that it makes 3 arrows. You can also change the order of video clips on your timeline by dragging and dropping it in the relevant timeline places.
Insert the start graphic and end graphic at the beginning and end of the video clip (see 1) and insert the music by dragging and dropping it from the video file panel.
You can also add transitions to clips when you go from one person to another or to a music clip by clicking on the Transition Link button between clips and choosing your transition effect. Blur works well for services.
Export your video You can directly export your video to your YouTube channel if you like, but I suggest that you first save a copy of the video on your hard drive.
Click on Export in the top menu bar.
Choose Video File (top left).
Insert the video title. (Export file name)
Choose a custom preset of Youtube 720 p and click create.
You video will be saved in your computer video folder ready to upload.