The next thing in here is gonna be some more advanced things when we get into position and opacity and styles. So what I want to do before I get into those things is I wanna, I wanna go beyond the video timeline and before we get into any editing with the video I wanna talk about cropping with the videos. So cropping with the video is essentially the exact same thing as cropping with the regular photograph. If I were to bring this down I would press C for the crop tool. Common ratios that we'd be cropping for, think about things that we'd be cropping for for our posts to our social media. A one-to-one is a very popular one. If I do a one-to-one crop, I could one-to-one crop this and if I don't delete those cropped pixels and I just press ENTER to commit to that it's now cropped my video to be a one-to-one ratio. And we export this we can export it so that it exports out as a one-to-one ratio. Then when we upload that to any of our social media channels it will upload as a one-to-one ra...
tio and not necessarily the 1920 by that most people are used to seeing. And the reason why I say that for, especially for social media purposes, 1920 by 1080, is one of those things that we're getting used to seeing a lot of. So as you're scrolling through social media, and you see a 1920 by 1080 video that gets video, but if that video is one by one it takes up more real estate you're like, yeah it's a video but it's big, oh look at that play. (giggles) And it happens. It's gonna happen to you. I guarantee it'll happen at least twice to you today. So think about that when you're uploading these things. Yeah you're gonna crop off some stuff on the side, and you might need to build your video with that in mind. But cropping is no different here than it is anywhere else. If I were to click on that crop, because we didn't delete the cropped pixels, all that stuff is still gonna exist within that frame. So we didn't necessarily lose it. If we were to say delete crop pixels, than we are gonna lose that stuff on the outside. So especially with video, it's really a good idea to make sure your delete crop pixels is turned off, so that you do not delete those cropped pixels out. But really popular ones, are gonna be something like 1920 by 1080, then your one-to-one. And if you know that there's a precise, exact dimension that you're gonna need, let's say your Facebook page, that video along the top. That is a very precise setting and that changes all the time. So if I told you right now it's 1350 by 800, I could be wrong 'cause tomorrow it might be 1350 by 782. It changes. It's always changing. If you are in tune with those things, and you're keeping up with those changes then you'd say, okay the video that I need to make to fill that block is gonna be 1700 by 800. And now this video would fit more into that space and I would build it based off of that. So the point of this is, before we even start doing any of our editing on our videos, we want to make sure that, wherever this video is gonna end up that we're building it appropriately. 'Cause the last thing you wanna do is get to the very end of it and be like, oh I did the whole thing in 1920 by and all my elements aren't working now. In a regular photograph that's okay 'cause it's easier to go backwards. But now you've got a bunch of videos that have a lot of interaction happening in them. Get your crops set up for exactly what your output is gonna be before you start doing any of your editing process.
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