In today’s digital world, the ability to create and edit videos has become an essential skill. Using a video editor provides numerous benefits to individuals, businesses, and companies that wish to share their ideas and experiences through visual storytelling.
Solveig Multimedia is proud to announce the release of its new desktop version of the video and audio editor – SolveigMM Video Editor.
In this article, we will discuss the main features of the new SolveigMM Video Editor and the various advantages it offers.
The editor utilizes the smart rendering technology for editing, which guarantees to the user getting the file of the same video quality as the original input file has.
Main features list
- Media library. Supported files types – MP4 (AVC, AAC), MOV (AVC, AAC), MP3, M4A (AAC audio), MXF XDCAM, MXF XAVC, JPG, PNG.
- Files importing – local import, import from url, import from Dropbox.
- Cut, join, rearrange (pieces on timeline).
- Text and images over video. JPG, PNG (with transparency).
- Smart reencoding (accepts files with different parameters).
- Audio overlay.
- Chromakey feature.
- Undo / redo.
- Timeline zoom.
- Audio library.
The Media library function of SolveigMM Video Editor ensures that footage and other assets are organised and easily accessible. This allows users to quickly locate and add relevant media to their projects, saving time and efforts. Furthermore, the Media Library can be customized to suit individual preferences, allowing for efficient management of large collections of footage, audio files and pictures.
The currently supported file formats are: MP4 (AVC, AAC), MOV (AVC, AAC), MP3, M4A (AAC audio), MXF XDCAM, MXF XAVC, JPG, PNG.
When there are lots of files in the Media library, you can use the search bar and sorting filters to find the appropriate file (video, audio files, pictures).
Files importing to the Media section
The adding of files to the editor can be done by several alternative ways described below:
- Local import from your computer
Go to the Media library, then drag and drop your media files from any folder of your computer or click on «import media» to add to the library.
Alternatively, you can click on the «Import / Import Media» button and then select the file from your computer.
- Dropbox import
You can import your files directly from your Dropbox account. Just select «Import/Dropbox» and then login to your Dropbox account and select the file for importing to the Media library.
- Import from URL
The Video Editor allows you to add files to the Media library with help of importing from any URL, so you can easily import any clip from YouTube or other website directly to the editor.
Video cut, join feature, rearrange of pieces of files, smart reencoding
Using the SolveigMM Video Editor it is possible to cut video and audio files, join several files together and preview the changes right away before saving the output file.
To cut the file you need to do the following actions:
- Place your file from the Media library to the timeline layer.
- Select the file with a mouse click and use the «Cut» button (the button with scissors) or you can also change the end and beginning of the file by moving the start and end edge of the file.
To merge several files into the single file, just place the files one by one on the layer of the timeline and click the «Publish» button.
Since the smart reencoding is in use for cutting or joining, the merged files can be of the different video/audio parameters.
You can also rearrange the pieces of files as you would like.
Another essential feature of a video editor worth mentioning is the ability to add transitions between different clips or scenes in a video. Transitions are used to link different shots together, creating a smooth and seamless flow between them. They can add interest and variety to a video, making it more engaging for the viewer. Choosing the right transition for a particular scene depends on the message you want to convey and the overall style of the video.
There are various types of transitions available in SolveigMM Video Editor, such as fade in/out, dissolve, each with its own unique effect.
Adding transitions to your video is very simple – just navigate to the «Transitions» section on the left of the editor, select and grab the required transition with the left mouse button and drop it into the necessary position – between two files / segments of a file, at the beginning or end of the video file.
If it is necessary you can make specific settings for the duration of your transition.
Select the transition on the layer, it will be highlighted with the blue color, and set the needed duration of this transition effect.
Text and graphics overlay
A video editor also provides tools to add text and images to your video. This can be used to add titles, credits, or any other information that you want your audience to know. You can customize the text by changing its font, size, color, and position on the screen.
To place a text on the timeline please go to the «Text» tab on the left side of the editor, drag and drop the «Text» template to the timeline area and select the properties for your text.
Adding images to your videos is another great way to enhance their visual appeal. You can use photos to illustrate your points or create a certain mood. For example, if you’re talking about summer, you might add a picture of a beach or a sunset. If you’re discussing a product, you might show a close-up shot of it. Currently supported formats for images are PNG and JPG.
To add the image to your video, upload the image to the Media library, then drag it with your mouse and put it in the timeline.
The properties of the image could also be changed: click the image in the preview area or at the timeline and you’ll see available options for it. The settings that can be changed include size, position, rotation, opacity and other. The PNG and JPG files with transparency are also supported.
Adding audio to your video is an important part of the editing process. You can use music to add atmosphere or emphasise certain moments in your video. When adding audio, it’s important to make sure that the volume levels are balanced and that the audio matches the visuals.
If you want to use pre-recorded audio, such as music or sound effects, you will need to import it into the Video Editor. It has a library of audio files that you can browse and select from, or you can upload your own audio files. Once the audio file is imported into the program, it can be edited just like any other video or image asset.
To add the audio track to the video follow the steps below, please:
- put the video file from the Media library to the layer of the timeline,
- select the audio file from the Media list,
- place audio file at the layer under your video file,
- if necessary, edit the audio length to fit the video file duration,
- click the «Save» button to get the desired output file.
Chroma key technology has become a crucial tool for video editors, enabling them to effortlessly remove a green or blue backdrop from a subject and substitute it with a new setting. This technique has become widely utilized in film, TV, and online content production, giving creators an essentially limitless array of possibilities.
One of the main advantages of this function in Video Editor is that it allows users to easily remove a background from a video, which can be useful for various purposes such as creating special effects or adding the subject to a different background. Additionally, it can save time and effort compared to manually removing the background from the video.
To use this function, add the video with green background and the picture that you would like to be the background on the timeline. Then select video asset and click on the «Settings» icon (). Then enable the «Chromakey» toggle as shown on the screenshot below. To start the editing process please click the “Save” button.
You can use Undo/redo buttons to manage your actions in the editor – cancel your last action or repeat the cancelled action.
All your actions performed in the Video Editor are saved in the project. The progress of your work in the editor is saved automatically, so you can be sure all changes made on the timeline will be saved. All projects are available in the «Project» tab.
Some actions are available for projects: you can rename the project, delete or copy it.
If you would like to quickly clean your timeline and start the new project, click the «New project» button.
We would like to draw your attention that all your changes will be applied to the current project, unless you start a new project by clicking the «New project» button.
If you need to have a big amount of files in the Media library, you can use folders to group files for your convenience.
To add the new folder to the Media list click the «Add folder» button.
To place the file into the folder select the needed file and move it to the created folder.
When you select the segments for saving or deleting it is convenient to use the timeline zoom feature to find the needed frames of the start or stop time positions for your segments.
To change the scale of the timeline just use the control shown in the picture below.
Video Editor has an audio library that contains the list of audio files by various genres. Just select the needed genre of your desired music in the combobox or use the search string to find the best appropriate music for your project.
SolveigMM Video Editor – the new desktop application by Solveig Multimedia, allows users to create captivating, professional-quality videos. By editing footage, you can enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your video, ensuring that viewers are engaged from beginning to end. Moreover, it allows you to incorporate various transitions and music to create a cohesive narrative that captures the essence of your message. This is especially important for content creators who wish to stand out in a crowded market.
The use of Video Editor offers numerous benefits that contribute to the success of individuals, businesses, and organisations in the digital age. From creating of the captivating, professional-quality videos, to promoting products and establishing a brand image, a video editor is an essential tool that enables anyone to tell their story visually.
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