Screencast-O-Matic makes it easy for anyone, anywhere to edit their recordings and make them into amazing videos. When it comes to video production, you don't need expensive editing equipment to edit your videos… all you need is Screencast-O-Matic's Video Editor. Screencast-O-Matic users from around the world use the video editor to create video tutorials and lessons for school, training and marketing videos for work and for fun… why not share your passion to the world? You'll need to either be a Deluxe or Premier user to take advantage of all these awesome features! I'm going to show you the Video Editor and all the great things you can do with your video. All you need to do is bring your creative power to the forefront and THIS video editor to get it done. To start, let's look at the editing process in three steps. First is the Preparation. We'll show you effective and easy tricks to help you become more efficient when editing videos. The second is Production. The Video Editor has a ton of features to help you enhance your video. We'll showcase several features to in the editing process. Let's turn to the third step and that is Publishing. We'll show you ways on how to upload and publish your video. Preparation doesn't have to take a lot of time… In fact, if you know what you're going to 'say and show' then go ahead and hit record! Those are great during a lecture. Sometimes you just want a video of the lecture to share later. To start the preparation process, let's start gathering videos and recordings. You can import video files from any mobile device or computer and gather them into your recordings manager for easy access. All your screen recordings and videos can be placed here for easy convenience. You can add them to your editing timeline when you are ready to edit. Another option is to add a video file directly into your timeline when you are editing. For example, in this marketing video, I want to a video intro I created. I head to my toolset and add the video intro into my timeline. It's that easy! It's great way to add consistency for a video series or a set of tutorials and want to have the same beginning intro. There may be times when you are creating an explainer video for your company or a tutorial for class and that takes just a bit more preparation. For videos like these, I turn to our Scripted Recordings feature in our Video Editor. What I find most valuable with this feature is the ability to create scripts. I do this to help me stay organized and it gives me the ability to follow along so that I can record my video in bits and pieces. You can type your script here or import a text file. Importing audio is great to use if you are using a third-party voiceover... just import your file and the rest is taken care of. When done, you can record your video over these sections and follow along. Plain and simple. I use this feature a lot when creating tutorials and marketing videos for Screencast-O-Matic. It's extremely helpful for those tutorials when you need to explain a complicated subject such as a science tutorial. Scripting keeps you on track and makes sure you cover all your intended topics. If you mess up on just one part, you don't need to re-record the whole video… just this one section. It's also helpful when you want to update your content. To add video for a section, all you need to do is head over here to start the recorder which will place video over your scripted sections. Go to 'Edit Video' to do more editing like adding overlays, music and more! You can head back to your recordings manager to see all of your videos including Scripted Recordings. You have the ability to mix and match media into your video and the process is pretty simple when you start editing. Let's start with images. Head to the timeline and choose the overlay. It's uploaded to my timeline within seconds. I can add as many images as I want as well as use different styling techniques to make them pop. Image overlays make it easy to further illustrate what you are discussing. This is also perfect if you want to overlay a logo in the corner of your video. To clean up parts of your recording… you can cut out anything you don't need. For instance, I did a this recording and have a lot of dead space in the end of my video. No one wants to hear me fiddling around at the end, right? It's a simple process as before using our cut feature. I edit this part of the video out and voila, it's gone. Here's a quick tip… don't worry about messing anything up. If you do a cut or add an overlay, you can always redo it. Just click on the icon over your timeline, and undo that edit. There are many edit programs in the marketplace that don't give you this ability… you edit out something and that's it. With this Video Editor, you don't have to worry about a thing. Now that you're fully prepared, we can head to the fun stuff and add some jazz to your video. Let's start with audio. Whether you're working on training or marketing video, you can set the tone of your video by adding music and enhance a rather boring topic to something your audience will be engaged in! We've included audio tracks for 'Narration' 'Computer Audio' and 'Music.' We have a list of music tracks to get you started in our library. Pick one and you are set to go… What's really great is that you can upload your own music to your video. You can upload any mp3 file. It's another great way to personalize your videos! What I found is that it's better to add music when there's a lot of show-and-tell that you are doing. For video tutorials, I like to add that extra jazz with music to keep my audience engaged. Screencast-O-Matic has a Narrate feature that I find helpful. Sometimes I see a piece of my recording and want to add my narration to it. You'll often need to do this when you accidentally forgot to say a step in a tutorial video. With Narrate, I can replace or insert a new audio narration very easily. If you're creating an instructional video or a tutorial, adding text and shapes can help emphasize points throughout your video. You can create and format text and place them anywhere on your video. It's a pretty neat tool… you can customize your text with multiple options including font, color and choosing background colors. You can also add circles, squares and arrows to draw attention to specific areas of your screen. Here's a helpful trick when editing. If you click on the magnifying glass located on the right hand side of your timeline, it will zoom in and you'll be able to see your edits more precisely. This helps when you've got multiple layers of overlays. Have you checked out the long list of transitions in our video editor? There are so many ways you can use transitions. No matter what type of video you are creating, you can segue into new topics or thoughts just by adding a simple transition to your videos. Through the use of edit points on your timeline, you can easily create moving animations with just a few clicks. You can move pretty much anything… from text (show) to arrows (show). It's a great way to emphasize multiple points. There are so many more things you can do with the video editor. Just experiment with the tools and you'll find the same simple process for everything. If you need to add a recording, blur out sensitive information or pause your video for a few seconds… you can do that all with this easy-to-use video editor. The options are endless… all you need to do is delve right in and get started. If you don't want to show your messy office and want to customize your background, Screencast-O-Matic's Green Screen feature can help make this happen. You can remove the background of your webcam video very easily. We've made it convenient for you to remove your background in both the screen recorder and video editor. You can replace it with a background of your choice. There's so much you can do with Green Screen! With federal rules requiring online videos to comply with accessibility laws, it's more important than ever to add captions. You can make your videos accessible using our automated speed to text tools or interactive captions editor, including uploading your own captions file. If you already prepared a script in our Scripted Recordings feature then the script automatically becomes your captions file. It's that easy! When you share videos from Screencast-O-Matic, it allows your audience to easily turn on or off captions as needed. We've made it both extremely easy and flexible to include captions in all of your videos. Here's a helpful tip: For every feature that you use in your videos, you'll find this question mark. You can gain more insight on the feature with a step-by-step tutorial. It's a great way to understand and discover the feature even more! So you've enhanced your videos and jazzed them up just the way you want… let's show you how to get this out to the world so it can be seen! There are multiple options to upload and publish your video. If you're an educator and use Google Classroom, you can upload and publish your video directly to Google Drive. Video bloggers or people who want to share their passion can upload directly to their own YouTube channel. For businesses who utilize Vimeo or Dropbox, you can publish directly to these channels. Just a note... your videos are saved locally on your computer. You have control on what gets published and when. Screencast-O-Matic has hosting services! You can upload directly to your Screencast-O-Matic account and share or manage your videos. Just connect any of these accounts to Screencast-O-Matic and publish away! Screencast-O-Matic also has the option to turn any of your videos into an mp4 video file which is convenient if you want it saved for later use. To top it all off… why not share your video on your social networks? You can add to any Facebook or Twitter account. Now that we've shown you the highlights of our video As a Deluxe or Premier user, the potential and all your creativity is in your hands. Thanks for watching! Create, share and experience video with Screencast-O-Matic!