In this video, learn about the importance of backing up and the challenge of storing all that video data.
- It's important to note right now that you're probably going to need a bigger hard drive. Perhaps the main technical challenge with video editing is simply having enough space on your computer to store all of the files. This varies from project to project, of course, with some requiring more than others. - [Narrator] Most office computers are spec'd out to be suitable for standard office work. This tends to mean relatively small hard drives. The hard drive being the small, brick-like device inside the case which stores all of your files, videos, images, music, et cetera.
- If you do need more storage space, you've go a few options. If you have the knowledge, or you've got access to a good IT department, you can get them to put in a new, bigger hard drive. Or even swap out your current one for a larger one. But if you're doing it yourself, an easier option is probably to get a new external hard drive. - [Narrator] These can simply sit on your desk and be plugged in. That's all there is to it. - If you are investing in a new hard drive, make sure you go for a fast one. With SSDs you want to make sure they have fast read and write performance, which they don't always have. And with traditional drives, go for 7,200 RPM or better.
And for external drives, you want to make sure it has USB 3, and also double check that your computer can actually take USB 3 connections. - [Narrator] You can identify these from older USB ports by the colored piece of plastic inside the socket. - Now it's time for the single most important piece of advice in this entire course. Back up your projects. Back up your media files. Back up your project files. Back up everything. Don't leave it as something you're going to do later on. Make it a priority, because if you have a power cut, or something goes wrong with your computer or the software, you don't want to lose hours of work.
Rather you do this on a second hard drive, or whether you use a cloud-based system to upload files so that they're safely offsite, doesn't really matter as long as you have a good backup solution.
- Getting started with HitFilm Express
- Setting up a camera and lighting
- Making a shooting checklist
- Shooting on a green screen
- Transferring from camera to computer
- Converting video formats
- Importing videos into HitFilm
- Using essential editing techniques
- Using multiple tracks
- Making color corrections
- Working with keyframes and composite shots
- Creating titles and lower-third captions
- Exporting and sharing video