How to edit a Youtube video

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Feb 20, 2023 6:19 PM
I currently uses Figma, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects

1) Follow how to record and edit the audio file

2) Create a thumbnail using Figma the invite link is here. Edit the thumbnail you need for the recording

3) Import the audio file and the thumbnail into Adobe Premier Pro. Once both are imported, drag the thumbnail to match the length of the audio file.

4) Select Sequence in the top left and go into the Sequence Settings change the “Frame Size” to 1920 by 1080 this should result in a 16:9 ratio

5) Ensure the thumbnail is coving the whole preview. To make the thumbnail double click on it and hold shift and and left mouse button and drag a conner to the edge of the preview window

It is at this point I open the text window and create a transcription

6) Select both the audio file and thumbnail by holding the left mouse button and dragging the curser through both files. Next click right mouse button and select “Replace with After Affect Composition”. This will open Adobe After Affect (if installed).

7) Name the After Affect file whatever you want. Select “Layer” in the top left and go down to “New” and select “Solid”. Then select ok in the pop-out window.

8) In the “Effects & Presets” panel on the right side of the screen search for “Audio Spectrum” and drag it anywhere on the preview panel.

9) On the left panel make the numbers reflect this:

Ensure you change the “Audio Layer” to the MP3 file. The inside and outside color is up to the maker to pick

10) Save this After Affects project and you can now return to the Premier Pro project. The Audio spectrum should be on the project automatically. To test play a random point of the recording and ensure everything looks good

11) Once everything looks good you are ready to export the file. On the top left go to the “Export” tab. Export settings will change from computer to computer but generally you want to make sure Hardware encoding is being used, and Video, Audio, and Effects are all turned on.

12) Once all of your settings are set select “Export” in the bottom right. Exporting times will vary but it shouldn’t take more than an hour and a half