Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Record & Go Studio: Simplified Video Recording

A ‘Recipe’ for Your Video

When creating a stellar video, you will typically need not only the footage you've shot in the Record & Go Studio, but many other types of footage, still images, sounds and soundtracks, etc. 

 

  • Videos can be edited in the Record & Go Studio using iMovie on the Mac computer.
  • MSUB students and faculty also have access to Adobe Premiere software.

The following, in no particular order, are typical components of many video projects.

Opening Title Slide
You may create a title slide in another application, such as Adobe Illustrator, PowerPoint, or Photoshop, and import it into your iMovie or Adobe Premiere project as a JPEG or PNG file (making sure the image resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels).
Audio Soundtrack and FX
You may use the sounds and soundtracks provided in the editing software or leverage the work of others. For copyright-friendly audio sources see the Adding Sound box below. An excellent application for editing sound is Audacity
B-roll and Other Footage
Don't forget that you may download YouTube footage for use with projects which fall under Fair Use by prepending ss before the domain in the URL string, per below. You can capture outside and other B-roll footage with a phone or mobile tablet, or 

Still Images
You can find copyright-friendly images for use in your projects by opening Search Tools and selecting the appropriate option for your project. Similarly, you can sort your search by size, colors, and many other factors, as shown here: 

Lower Thirds
Lower thirds are call outs or overlays that explain information on screen, such as a speaker's name and title, or providing a particular definition of a term used by the speaker on screen. Check your editing software to for options for adding and editing lower thirds.   
Transitions
Transitions are particularly important between certain kinds of cuts and can eliminate or mitigate a jarring cut from one image to the next. 
Credits
You may add credits as still images, or use the rolling credit function in some editing software.
Chroma Key Layering (Green Screen)
You can use the iMovie software in the OBS Editing Room to utilize the green screen layering technique.
Proofread and Publish
Remember to proofread your video before publishing. It is also helpful to have a friend take a look at it too. 

After gathering the required components of your video, upload them to your image editing software and assemble your timeline. The following is an example of how you might stack and array these elements across a timeline in your video project.

Note: The One Button studio shoots video in 16:9 ratio. When downloading still images or other footage, aim for a resolution of 1920 x1080 pixels.

Video Editing Resources

Use video editing applications to edit your video, including adding additional sound, video, and still images. Popular video editing applications include:

Adobe Premiere  
Final Cut Pro
iMovie
Lightworks   
Movie Maker Free
Quicktime Free
WeVideo | Free

 

Additional audio sites can be found here: Open Access Audio: Creative Commons and the Public Domain

 

  Note that Apple iMovie only allows 2 video and audio tracks.  More advanced editors such as Adobe Premiere offers multiple audio and video tracks.

Sound Editing Resources

Download Sound Files

Download licensed or public domain sound for inclusion in your video. Popular download sites include:

ccMixter  | 
CCTrax  | 
Free Music Archive  | 
iBeat  | 
Incompetech  | 
Jamendo  | 
Sample Swap  | 
Sound Cloud  | 
Soundclick  | 
TechnoAxe  | 

Edit Sound Files

You may wish to adapt or edit the sound files you download. Additionally, many applications allow you to create your own sound effects and even music. Popular sound creation/editing applications include:

Audacity Free   
Audiotool Free
Audition  
Acoustica  | Free 32
Garage Band