Working with Video in Lightroom and Next Steps
Not only can you work on photos and light room, but you can also work on videos, so let's say I had a video to go with this or maybe it's a video on a completely different day, so I create two thousand fifteen oh four thirty uh, platt movie and so I take a movie from one of my cameras I grab, I drag it into there and once it's in there we go, I'm going to go in the light room again. I'm going to go to the import because we're on it. We're doing a different event or job or whatever, and I'm going to click on that. I can see that there's one movie that's available for me and I hit imports. So remember, this is where I'm taking it from. This is what it's doing it's just adding it because it already knows where it is, and this is what I'm going to do to it. I'm an import it and now it's coming in as its own file and here is the video, so I'm gonna hit play and I can watch the video in here audio to this, by the way, so it's a pretty silly little video, these guys obviously have a broken pe...
dal one and he has an electric one is winning and notice that I'm coming in to set up some lights well, I don't want to come in and set up the lights I can scrub through this and see right where I start to come in is where I want to stop the video so I want to stop right there so if I click on this little gear like that, I can grab this edge and drag it into right there and now that clips the video so I'm no longer going to be dealing with the whole video I'm just going to deal with part of the video so now if I zoom back out and I scrubbed through this starts here and it goes through there and I want to I want to get rid of that shadow pass good bye see that so I don't want that so I'm a clip on here and I'm going to grab this side and drag it there and now it is fully clipped I can also come over here to the quick developed and I can increase or decrease the exposure I can add or decrease contrast and I can also play with the whites and blacks the color balance I could make this a little colder or I could make this a little warmer so there are things I can see I can play with the video just a little bit and then once I'm done same thing's true remember I imported a video but it's not actually editing the video it's editing what it sees the video would be if it were edited and so it's non destructive the video is sitting on a shelf inside of the hard drive waiting for instructions on what to do so my card catalog knows where that video is we just edited the video without hurting the video and now if I want it to be in this form if I wanna bake the changes in I want to bake the cake I'm going to go and hit the export when I do that this time I'm going to be see how that's lit up because it's a video I get to choose what kind of video is going to be sent out I can send out the original unedited video file or I can rent a render an h two six four or a dp x version the one that you're most likely going to uses the h two six for that is your standard video that you would post to youtube or you'd post it too demio or wherever so that's the one you're going to want to use choose mak quality that's going to give you the best quality video nothing else really matters inside of this dialog box when you're on ly exporting video and so I'm going to export and now it is rendering out that video but it's been cut and it's been adjusted so that's a little warmer and it's a little brighter, a little dark or whatever at a it's we've made to it. And so now that will also go out to my desktop and I can copy that pasted I can send it to somebody. Aiken, put it on my eye on my iphone. Whatever you want to do with it at that point is up to you. So that is light room in a nutshell. Remember, light room is a brain or it is a card catalog. It's not actually storing your photos inside of it. Photos are stored inside of the hard drive that's attached to your computer or if you've chosen to put them in the in the folder inside of your pictures folder they're inside your computer, but they're not inside of light room light room references them. It looks at them when you import them into light room. It is the little card catalog lady going and looking at the books in the shelf and then coming back and put thing you know, notes about it in her card catalog. That's what it's doing? This is the card catalogue and then once we decide what to do with the images and we organize them and play with them and then once we bring them out, we have to export them to send them to the world, we can export him different ways. We can export him by dragging him onto a published service, and they go straight to facebook. We can export him by putting him in the email by just going the file menu and saying, email these out or we can export them to j pegs so that we can send him off to the client. Or we can send him off to her family and friends. And that is light room in a nutshell. If you want to learn maura about light room, you can check out maur courses here on creative lives we had, I would suggest your very next light room workshop should be light room one o one, where we go through every single slider it we will be working inside of an older version of light room, but the light room sliders are pretty much the same in every version of light room from for up to six and c c s oh, you should be good with learning a lot about light room there and then after that, your next workshop should be the ultimate light room c c workflow, which will get you up to speed on all the newest things in light room six in light rooms, you see, and it will also get you up to speed with how to connect all the dots around light room to put it into your work flow. So I hope that helps you. And please enjoy learning.