How to Edit Videos for YouTube

A guide on how to edit YouTube videos with VideoPad

Over 30,000 hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube every hour. Whether you’re a YouTuber, a video marketer, or just a YouTube beginner looking to share your creative ideas, you know in order to stand out from the crowd, you need to deliver engaging videos that tell a story, keep viewers on the edge of their seats, and are the perfect length to make them want more.

Creating a professional high-quality YouTube video from hours of footage makes the video editing process one of the essential parts in ensuring your video’s success.

With the help of VideoPad YouTube Editing Software, you have access to all the tools you need to edit videos for YouTube and make professional-looking videos in a matter of minutes.

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    1. Download VideoPad

    Download and install VideoPad YouTube Editing Software and launch the program on your computer.

    2. Import video file(s)

    Click on the Add Files icon to upload your video files. Alternatively, you can drag and drop your videos directly into the VideoPad interface.

    Load YouTube Video Files

    3. Crop and trim videos

    In the Clip Preview window, drag the red start and blue stop markers to cut out the uninteresting and lengthy sections of the video. You can split the video into two by dragging the red stop marker and selecting the Split (Scissors) icon.

    Crop and trim videos

    4. Add video effects

    Under the Effects tab, select the Video Effects icon in the main toolbar to launch the effects panel. Choose from a range of effects including Crop, Motion, Shake, Auto Levels, Blur & more. Feel free to explore all of them. You can also change an effect’s intensity, selection area and more.

    Add video effects

    5. Drag your clips into the timeline

    Once you have trimmed your videos and added the desired video effects, it is time to place them on the timeline so you can order and rearrange them. Drag and drop your videos from the Video Files Bin into the timeline below it. If the file has a green check, you know it has successfully been added to the timeline.

    Drag your clips into the timeline

    6. Add transitions

    Make your video playback seamless with smooth transitions. Click on the 𝒳 icon between any two video clips in your timeline to open the video transitions panel. Choose from a range of different transitions and adjust the duration using the arrow keys or typing the duration value.

    Add transitions

    7. Add text

    Select the Add Title button or the Texts Effects option in the main toolbar to choose from a range of text overlays. Once you have selected a text effect, type your text into the text box and adjust its style and color.

    Add text to video

    8. Add audio effects

    Import an audio file by selecting the Add Files button and add the audio file to the timeline. Select the audio file and navigate to the Audio Effects tab or double-click on the file to launch the audio effects panel. Apply the desired audio effects such as normalization, noise removal, amplification and more.

    Add audio effects to video

    9. Export to YouTube

    Once your video is ready to be uploaded, navigate to the Export section and click on the YouTube icon. Select your desired YouTube format, resolution, and frame rate. Add your title, description and other settings, then click on Create to link your YouTube account and upload your video.

    Export to YouTube

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Simply download and install VideoPad Video Editor to begin editing videos for YouTube.

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