Video editing process is an essential part of the Post-production. In the post-production, the video’s shot are brought in to be arranged in a sequence and then they are edited as per required. Video editing software’s are used in various places such as films — television production, documentaries, music videos, etc.

Video editing has evolved drastically over the few years, during the 1950s video were recorded on 2-inch video strips that were then cut using razors physically. This was a complicated process as one had to keep in mind the audio sequence while trimming the video strips. The current millennium has absolutely no issue as such as videos are easily recorded and can be edited very quickly. One of the main advantages of today’s video editing software is that one can undo their mistake using a click of a button and correct their error without any form of risk involved.

One of the most commonly used and preferred software for video editing is Adobe premier pro and final cut pro. They are easy to use and have shortcut keys that enable faster editing with better results. There are various ways of editing videos such as-

1)Linear Video Editing –

Linear video editing was the original way of editing videos before computer software’s came into place. Films would have to be cut into tiny strips and then glued back together in the order of their respective sequence. In this process, each videotape is cut separately and constantly played individually till the perfect shot is acquired.

2)  Non-Linear Video Editing –

This form of video editing is widely used in the current generation. Videos are recorded and then edited using computer software with special effects. Commonly used software in this form of editing are Adobe premiere pro,  Avid, and Final cut pro. This form of editing is convenient as a person can go a few steps back and make changes without affecting the original film.


3) Offline editing –

Offline editing is the most common form practice followed in the film and television industry. Copies are made of the original recording in a lower resolution, and then they are edited without harming the original film itself. Once the editing process is completed the copied files are simply put online and replaced with the original footage thus simplifying the editing process.

4) Online editing –

The online editing process is when the original raw footage is edited in their raw form. This is not commonly followed, as the risk of making an error is highly probable. Due to the advancement in technology, online editing process has been replaced by video editing softwares.

5) Vision Mixing –

Vision mixing is widely used during live shows when the video angles have to be switched continuously among various cameras.  Vision mixers are commonly used in television studios, production trucks or OB vans.