In the tips section of Clube do Vídeo Game we always publish codes, cheats, instructions, step by step and various tricks related to games and consoles, however, today we will address the creation of content for gamers, which grew exponentially with the popularization of streaming platforms.
It is important to note that, even if you have a channel on Twitch or any other streaming platform, even if you already have an established community with an ever-present audience, you can increase the number of viewers who consume your content by investing in publicity in other platforms, either through exclusive content or even cuts.
You may have already come across several cut channels of live streams on YouTube, but you may have declined the idea of putting one together due to the work of having more content to manage and invest more time in time-consuming processes, such as, for example, editing and creating.
Fortunately, there are solutions that facilitate a number of processes when creating recorded video content, with the promotion of your lives in this way. If you are interested in the subject, or just intend to create a games channel on YouTube, check out some tips below that will help your work:
1. Use an online tool
Even if you have a computer robust enough for editing processes, it is preferable to use your processor for another purpose, such as creating more content while playing.
Having an online solution, such as an editor by InVideo, makes it possible to do all editing and rendering online, and even sends the video directly to the platform, without the need to download the file to then send it.
2. Use ready-made solutions
Another solution that facilitates the editing process is to have a tool that has a series of templates available for change, so you can customize your content and templates to create a professional quality video with a few clicks.
With the templates ready, the editing time and also the creation of artwork and visual identity for your channel is shorter, with an introduction, ending, vignettes and effects, all already properly positioned on the timeline.
3. Pay attention to the database
It is important to pay attention only to the database that you will use to create your videos, because, in addition to the original content, the other pieces, such as images, effects and sounds, must be free of copyright, to avoid problems with the main platforms, particularly YouTube, which have strict rules regarding third-party content.
Now that you have valuable tips that will ease the video content creation process, there’s no excuse for not taking the time to turn your game into profitable content, or to further promote your lives through another platform.
4. Use The Right Software
If you want to take your video editing to the next level, you will eventually have to move on to some of the industry-standard video editing software. Based on the operating system you’re running on your editing machine, you’ll probably run Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro. Either of two are exceptional for editing videos, and even though there might be a slight learning curve to get comfortable with either one of these, once you do – the difference will be more than noticeable. Both you and your audience will enjoy your videos a hell of a lot more.
5. Study Video Editing
The best thing about living in today’s society is all the free knowledge that you can get. As we’ve said in the beginning, content creation for gamers is at an all-time high, which also means there’s a lot of free knowledge on how to become a gaming content creator out there.
YouTube, blogs, courses, educational websites – the internet is filled with valuable tips, tricks and tutorials to help you master gaming video editing. Everything from how to make a compelling intro to how to sync your headshots to the beat of the music you’re playing in the background.
We guess what we’re trying to say is that if you want to become better and faster at editing videos – learn how to do it properly. Once you do, the speed and efficiency will appear on their own.
6. Get A Good Computer
This one might be hard to achieve in this day and age, considering how spicy hot the prices are, but the harsh truth is if you don’t own a powerful computer – there won’t be any speedy editing. Now, you notice how we didn’t say PC. That’s because both the latest PC’s and Apple computers are perfect for editing videos. The new 2023 MacBook Pro with M1 chip is probably the best consumer machine you could get if all you do is edit videos, so there’s that.
On the other hand, if you want to make your existing computer better for video editing, we’d suggest adding a bit more RAM to the mix, as well as switching out your HDD for an SSD, if you haven’t done that already. Now, to be fair, this won’t make for a significant improvement, but getting a new CPU or GPU is not quite financially responsible in this day and age. Therefore, we can’t really advise you do that.
7. Make Your Keyboard Work For You
Finally, one of the best ways to improve your workflow and speed up the editing process is to make your keyboard work for you. What do we mean by that? Well, we mean that you should either assign hotkeys and memorize key-binds for specific actions so that you can do them in an instant, or you purchase a small editing keyboard.
If you don’t know what an editing keyboard is, that is a small, cut-off keyboard with no more than 20 keys, but instead of letters being assigned to each key – an action is. So, instead of pressing Ctrl + Alt + A (or Opt + Cmd + A on Mac) to assign a new caption track – you simply press a single button on your new editing keyboard.
Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed our tips and solutions for faster and more efficient video editing. Glad we could be of help.