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Video Editing for Drone Beginners, what Video Editor Software app is good

If you own a drone with good specs, you may like to go outdoors and take pictures and videos, for sharing on your social media account, with friends, and family. Sometimes to post them public, and sometimes to share it privately. No matter who your audience are, you want to show them the best of your video, and impact them with a nice video you filmed with your nice drone, right?

On this post, you'll find:

*Possible issues with your computer for Editing

*What your audience expectations

*How to not infringe copyright terms 

Some drone beginners, will focus on the drone, and how to learn to flight, and make cinematic shots. But, if you are reading this, probably, you want to know what to do with your videos, or perhaps you are struggling trying to edit them. So you are in the right post, let's start:

Why the computer slow down when you try to edit your drone videos?

— If the video quality is 4k, or 2k, it also means that the video file is big. Can your computer manage large video files? I know you want the best quality possible, but if your computer can't manage them, a 4k or 2k video is not the right resolution for you. 

* Consider to use 1080p resolution @30fps or less. This way, you are working with a smaller file size and your computer should work fine.

* Check if your computer has too many files, like videos or pictures. Maybe your hard disk is not performing well. Of course, you need to check your computer specs, maybe you need a computer with a better processor, more ram, a decent graphic card, etc. But also consider consulting an expert about what's the best computer for you. If you want to know what computer I use, please leave a comment below.

* If you have a good computer, you need to check for viruses, malware, or software installed that could be working on the background, and keeping the processor too busy. 

* Another thing is, the video editor software. When I bought my DJI Mavic Air 2 drone, it came with 3  months free of Adobe Premier. But not all computers can work smooth with that kind of heavy software, even when it's considered the best for professionals. There are other editors, more user-friendly, like VideoPad, and Movavi. I use Movavi video editor Plus. For more info about Movavi Software, visit my 30% off offer link: 

What people are expecting to watch on your videos:

If you are a beginner, probably you are more excited about your video content than most of your audience. There are things that most of the audience likes in general. Let's mention some:

— Stories. People love stories, so you should become a good storyteller. One of the formats I enjoy the most (this is my opinion), has this order:

1. First 6 seconds, a small video clip, of the most important part of your video, or 15 seconds of the Drone Pilot talking about the video.

2. Six seconds of intro with sounds and/or music.

3. A clip that shows various of dimensions. The drone going up, showing a tree or a hill, and then appears what's behind the tree, and as the drone go up, you see a park, mountains, buildings, a lake, or the ocean. All depends on the interesting  spots of the place you filmed. 

4. Movements. People walking, animals, or moving vehicles, etc. 

5. Between the 50% and 75% you should show the most impacting  clips. The full part of what you showed as a preview at the beginning. Other than that, I don't like repeated parts, or too similar clips on different parts of the video. 

6. I like video that mix clips on land, and clips from the air. I also like the end of the video when show a person or people walking away, or some scene that shows a culmination. Maybe the landing, maybe the droner walking away with the drone or the bag in the hand. Just use your creativity.

YouTuber Copyrights and Royalty Free Music and Videos:

If you use YouTube, and you don't want to infringe copyrights, use original videos and music. But good news, there are music, sounds, and videos royalty free. I use as a source of Royalty Free videos. 

Videos: I pay $3.99USD, but is for use the video, without the need of putting credits to the video creator. 

Music: I use music from my YouTube Audio Gallery. YouTube offer thousands of Royalty Free Music on its audio gallery. You don't need to pay for that, and you have unlimited music and sounds download. In some cases you need to put credits on the description, but YouTube will tell you when you click the download button. 

Tags for SEO: We are in a new ERA. Learn that the algorithms now, can read text on your video. The new way to add tags to your video, even when not everybody will agree with me, it's to add text in the video. You can use your video editor to add text to your video. If you have questions about this, leave a message below. I'll be more than happy to answer. 

I hope you find this useful. If so, share this post with other droners. 

If you have a Drone YouTube Channel, leave a comment with the link. I'll watch your videos. 

The link, it's a link for you to get the best offer available on the Movavi Software, and only if you buy it, I earn a small commission. But this post is not intended for sales, and I don't work or have business with any video editor company. At the time of this post, you can download and use Movavi Video Editor Plus, free for 1 month.  


  1. Bolide Movie Creator is great for those who never edited video before. This one:

    1. Mack, thank you so much for your comment!
      I've never tried that one. Does it have a trial version?

    2. I just saw that it have a trial version. I am downloading it, so I can compare. Thanks again, my friend.


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