The QMC editing process

11As I was responsible for the edit for the Queens Medical Centre edit, I was in charge of all of the post production. This included organising all of the footage and photos, alongside the editing of the video. To make this process well organised, I created several different folders within a folder to help me determine what was what. An example of this is splitting three diffe rent files up for the three cameras we used, I knew what footage was from what specific camera.

For the edit, I used Sony Vegas Pro 10 which is my personal favourite as I have the experience using it. I would have preferred to use Avid Media Composer to make it more professional, using software that is used in the industry, but I wasn’t able to get access of the programme easily. I kept the timeline to a minimum, deleting unnecessary tracks as I went along, to keep the footage well organised to avoid confusion.

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It was important to choose the right music for the video, happy and uplifting tracks to keep the audience interested. I researched in to different videos that are related, to have an insight on what kind of music is used. I went on several royalty free websites for un-copyrighted music.

HSL Adjust, colour curves and sharpening were the three major video effects I used, to make the shots look more saturated and less bland. As you can see on the before and after screenshots, I feel that I succeeded to accomplish this.3344

The only major issue I had during the post production process is my slow laptop. This caused a lot of problems for me, such as the computer closing down randomly when rendering, and being slow during the editing. To overcome this I had to be patient and accepting of the type of computer I was using for such big files, which caused the laptop to respond in a slow way.

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