Viewers often tune in to watch game highlights and step-by-step tutorials to “Let’s Play” gameplay walkthroughs for finishing a difficult stage of the game. Gaming content has opened new avenues for niche content creators. As a matter of fact, gaming had its biggest year on YouTube in 2020. With over 100 billion watch hours on the platform, the time for gaming videos has officially arrived, and there is no denying it. It is amongst the most upcoming and lucrative genres in content creation.
Creating gaming videos requires a computer with decent configuration. Recording the game while running it requires a formidable amount of computing power. Or else, you will experience a lag in the game, which will consequently affect the recording. Next in line are the fundamentals of recording good gaming videos. Content is the king, and your focus should start there. Look for games that are trending, and create gaming videos revolving around them.
After playing and recording the gameplay, you already have invested a large chunk of time. The editing part should be devoid of hurdles and done in minimal time. That’s where FilmForth comes in, with its unbelievably easy interface, powered by reliability, capability, and modern editing tools.
FilmForth is a free, easy-to-use, and accessible video editor that free of watermark and suitable for beginners and intermediates. Edit gaming videos for YouTube, Twitter for free using this video editor, designed keeping in mind users who are starting editing.
Remove unwanted parts of the footage from the video using the split feature.
Step 1. Move the seek bar to the point from where you want to split the video.
Step 2. Click on the Split button, located in the tool’s dashboard.
Step 3. As we can see, the video has been split into two parts. You can further split it to delete the unessential parts of the footage.
The remaining clips should not look out of place while playing as a single video. Transitions help different bridge parts into a cohesive video.
Step 1. Head to the timeline feed and look for the transition buttons, where the two clips are meeting. Click on the Transition button and head to the Transition menu.
Step 2. With over 36 options, select the transition which goes with gaming content.
Step 3. After selecting the transition, set the transition time, ranging from 0.2 to 2 seconds. The time determines the speed of the selected transition.
Once the video clips are in order, we move to the aesthetic part of the video. Add different effects for standing apart from the crowd.
Step 1. From the Edit menu, select the video clip on which you want to apply the effect.
Step 2. Head to the Effects menu from the tool’s dashboard.
Step 3. Try out different effects from the variety of over 28 effects options.
You Must Know – Use the compare button for comparing the effects with the default colors of the video.
Step 4. Select the effect which suits the video and then hit the back button to save the changes.
As we move from visual to the audio section, lets us add audio to the video. Preferably a background music track that goes with the game.
Step 1. Head to the Audio menu from the shortcut given in the timeline feed.
Step 2. Select the Add Audio button from the tool’s dashboard.
Step 3. Import your audio using the “Add a local audio file” button. Locate the audio file from your local storage.
Step 4. The added audio will appear as a red bar in the timeline feed.
You Must Know – Keep in mind the duration of the audio added. Take advantage of the audio tools located in the bottom dashboard. Use it for trimming, setting volume, among other things concerning the audio.
Add text and subtitles for audiences belonging to various demographics.
Step 1. Just like the audio button, find the text menu button from the timeline feed.
Step 2. Click on the Add Text button, located in the bottom dashboard.
Step 3. A textbox will appear on the screen; click on the Edit text button, given at the bottom.
When you are killing it in the game, viewers demand to know your mouse-keyboard movements. It helps them improve and learn from your gameplay.
On other occasions, many streamers add their face-cam, occupying a small part of the screen.
Step 1. Head to the Picture In Picture menu from the shortcut located in the timeline feed.
Step 2. Click on the Add Pic in Pic button and import the video.
Step 3. The video will appear as an overlay over the base video. You can resize, rotate, and move the added video around the screen.
You Must Know – The overlay video can be edited as well. Take advantage of the tools given in the dashboard of the Picture in Picture menu.
After all the edits and changes are made, export the video using the Save button. Located on the right side of the window, irrespective of the menus. Before saving the video, you are able to select your video resolutions, quality, and frame rate. Besides, you can tick off the “Export with a watermark”.
Every gaming video creator, streamer started with not-so-great videos, with underwhelming edits. Editing has a broad learning curve; you get better with time. Don’t beat yourself if your gaming videos are not comparable to the industry-leading players. Start small with FilmForth and edit gaming videos while learning your way up. The editor is more than capable of editing videos of all kinds.
Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.