September Showcase: Explainer 2 of 8

Let's edit some video clips to include in the gallery!

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Edit video clips to include in the 3D gallery


Name of explainer: Edit video clips to include in the 3D gallery

Creative theme: Showcase month

Software used (for this explainer): Premiere Pro

User level: BEGINNER

This is explainer 2 of 8 in this series

This series includes:

  1. Edit photos to include in the 3d gallery
  2. Edit video clips to include in the 3d gallery
  3. Create a Unity project and import a gallery scene
  4. Add photos and videos to the 3d gallery
  5. Add 3d objects to the gallery
  6. Add sound to the gallery
  7. Export a gallery tour as an mp4 video
  8. Export the gallery to a VR headset

The Software

This series of explainers uses this software:

Photoshop for image editing. Similar results can also be achieved using Paintshop Pro or GIMP (free). See image editing month for full details about these applications and step-by-step explainers.

Premiere Pro for video editing. Similar results can also be achieved using VEGAS Pro or Shotcut (free). See video editing month for full details about these applications and step-by-step explainers.

Unity for working with a 3d gallery scene. See VR month for full details about Unity and step-by-step explainers for getting it up and running. We’re also using Modern Gallery, a PAID Unity gallery asset to import into our project and navigate in VR:

Additionally, we’re using AMBIENS AT+ videoclip, a PAID Unity asset that lets us export Unity camera movements as MP4 videos at up to 4k resolution:

At the time of writing, the combined cost of these paid Unity assets is approximately 80 GBP / 100 USD. You may also find FREE assets that will work just fine! Have a look at Sketchfab, CGTrader and TurboSquid, making sure to search for FREE or low-cost assets. The Unity asset store has regular sales so keep an eye out for discounts!

The gallery at the end of this series

Here’s how the rough-cut of the short Paris 2010 video clip looks at the end of this explainer:

…and here’s how your gallery could look at the end of this project. Tap the images to view in a larger window:

If you choose to export a gallery tour as a video file (explainer 7) or send the entire gallery to a VR headset (explainer 8), here’s how your gallery could look! The VR section is streamed from a Quest 2 headset:

The pre-requisities

This is an INTERMEDIATE explainer series overall, though the individual image editing and video editing explainers are suitable for beginners.

If you’re new to IT / computing, the explainers in this series relating to UNITY are not likely to be suitable. To get started with 3d software in a beginner-friendly environment, we recommend the free Tinkercad. See makeuseof for a helpful overview of 3d design.

Why would I do this?

We want visitors to our gallery to enjoy short video clips from our travels! Because this is a fully 3d, digital gallery, including video files is as easy as adding still photos. We’ve taken video footage from a trip to Paris and used it to create a short looping sequence. You’re welcome to use our clips if you like – See ‘get the video files’ below.

Let’s do it!

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Good to know

This is a recap explainer using Premiere Pro. The same results can be achieved using Vegas Pro or ShotCut. Please see video editing month for full step-by-step explainers for Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro and ShotCut.

Get the video files!

In this explainer we edit the video clips below into a single sequence. Feel free to download them! (Only to be used for your own personal projects – Not to be redistributed or sold. Some of these clips do not include sound – It’s up to you to add a suitable soundtrack!).

Where to next?

Video can be incorporated existing installations (as here) or as a feature in its own right. You could make your entire gallery ceiling or floor a video in order to create a disco vibe or a soothing environment!

Here are examples of employment roles that utilise video editing skills:

  1. Online Educator/Instructor: Creating educational videos for online courses, tutorials, and e-learning platforms.
  2. Social Media Manager: Creating and editing videos for social media platforms to engage audiences and promote products or services.
  3. Content Creator/YouTuber: Producing videos for platforms like YouTube, where video editing is essential for creating engaging and professional content.
  4. Marketing Coordinator: Designing and editing videos for marketing campaigns, advertisements, and promotional materials.
  5. Video Editor Assistant: Assisting professional video editors by handling basic editing tasks such as cutting, trimming, and adding simple effects.
  6. Digital Marketer: Using video content for email marketing, online advertising, and social media campaigns.
  7. Freelance Videographer: Filming and editing videos for events, promotional materials, small businesses, and individual clients.
  8. Small Business Owner: Editing videos for business promotions, product demonstrations, and customer engagement on various online platforms.
  9. Non-profit Organizations: Producing videos for fundraising campaigns, awareness initiatives, and educational content.

Remember, this is part of a series of explainers – Join us again for the other explainers in the series 🙂

Notes and updates

There are no notes or advisories at this time. This video was last updated in June 2022. This page was last updated in September 2023.

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This is number 2 of 8 explainer videos in this series. Make sure you check out the others!