Editing your movie

Now you have lots of separate clips, it is important to bring these together to form a single movie. Editing movies can require a lot of computer processing power, particularly if you shoot in HD – the file sizes are very large. SD is perfect for your initial movie experiments and is easier to handle on a computer.

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The latest versions of Canon’s ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows) and ImageBrowser (for Mac) software will handle your movie editing. They show the opening frame of each movie clip in a Storyboard Area and allow you to move these around to create a sequence. You can adjust the playback range (start and stop points) of a movie clip and set the transition type between one clip and the next (fade, wipe, etc.). Still images can be placed in the Storyboard Area and added to the movie, along with superimposed titles. You can even change files to monochrome and sepia, or add ‘noise’ for film simulation.

Try out what you’ve learnt and share it!
Now you’ve read about the possibilities with Movie Mode on your camera, set yourself a challenge. Go out and experiment with some movie clips, using SD image size and 25fps frame rate. Then open up ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser on your computer and check out the editing features.

Once you’ve produced your video, you should share it. The CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Video Podcast is a simple way to let your friends and family see your latest footage.

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