Post-production of a digital video project has several parts. The first step is to capture the video footage that has been filmed in the previous step. It must be transferred from the camera it was filmed on before it can be edited, burned to a DVD, uploaded to YouTube, etc. Depending on the length of your video files, capturing time may take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours.
Once the video has been captured, it can then be edited. Amateur video editing software programs, such as iMovie, provide basic editing capabilities in a very user-friendly interface. For more in-depth editing needs, software programs like Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple’s Final Cut Pro offer professional-level editing capabilities. CIRT has all of these softwares available. The amount of time required to complete the post-production phase will depend on how much editing work is required and how long the final product is intended to be.
The last step in the Post-Production process is the rendering of the edited video. Rendering refers to the encoding process that takes all of the pieces of the video (film, photos, music, narration, titles, etc) and saves them into one video file format that is readable by a DVD player, computer or website like YouTube.