How long do you edit?
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Srizzil
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I think the hardest things to edit are videos where it's just a bunch of friends doing a challenge. Because you have 20 mins to an hour of raw nonsense and you have to try and craft something out of it. I'm always looking to try and create a good flow and make sure there is no dead space. Sometimes it's good to show someone else your edit too and see where they laugh and where they get bored to help you edit it even further. I'd rather have 1 minute of awesome video that leaves people wanting more than 10 mins that has the person bored after 30 seconds.

Scripting stuff can make your life easier, especially when shooting vlogs, but when it's narrative that can get crazy. Especially if you start adding foley and special effects.

I have to say this is my favorite part of the proces though. You get your hands dirty and put this puzzle together without the final picture to guide you.

To answer the question though, like everyone says it depends what you're doing. The shortest videos can sometimes be the hardest because you're trying to make a big impact in a short space of time.

I've had edits that have taken an hour and some that have taken months.

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SeanRoutledge
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I usually spend about 3 hours. The longest bits for me are the workout/gym edits. They usually last 1 - 2 minutes but getting it to flow with the music is the hardest part. Editing the vloggy bits is usually pretty quick.
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(09-06-2016, 01:37 PM)innovau Wrote: How long do you take to edit your videos?
And for what length of video do you typically edit?

Some people are fast, some take their time, some take days - how long do you take?

I am asking this because I know that initially, I tried to take as little time as possible. I would get as few takes as possible, and try to just slap everything together into a quick video... Since then I have started to take my time a bit more, create a couple of takes of various sections, and spend time editing in putting things together nice and smoothly, and putting in text and other popups. I also spend a significant amount of time now trying to get the background music right!

All up, my editing can take maybe 2 hours for a 5 minute video (post production)!

For gaming - Editing is always at least 1 hour and that is if you did a perfect video! If you want to add comedy then time just get added and no estimate can be given - anything from 4- 12 hours per video (WHOAAA). I tried some vlogging videos and these are just a breeze. They usually take about 2 hours to edit, add music and be made sentimental. I wish I was a person who talks about everything I do, so that I could make vlog videos daily, but I am just very modest :D
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I find it can vary wildly. Some of my lets plays and first impressions can be super fast but if there's a lot of grind/dead air, etc. it can take forever to cut stuff out. I would average about an hour or so per video (the videos averaging about 15 minutes in length)
The real time sink comes from my review series. The videos are under 2 minutes long but can take upwards of 2 hours to edit per video. It really all depends on what kind of post production you put into it. If it's just throwing everything together then it is really fast but if there are a lot of cuts and/or graphics then it REALLY ramps the time up.

Sorry if I rambled on a bit but hope it helps! :)
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Depending on the project it can be anywhere between 1 hour to a few days.... I like to make custom intros and credits, etc so I usually do a lot of photoshop with my normal editing.
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All depends on the actual video. For example, when I edit a Sims 4 gameplay, it takes quite a while but I'm still working on content improvement alongside this. There's no right or wrong timing really - some people will be quicker at it than others but it's the outcome that matters in the end :)
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