Recently I had cause to edit a bit of a home video and I use iMovie to do what I wanted at the time. I enjoyed the experience but found myself wanting to have a bit more flexibility and control than iMovie offered. I have been a member here for a while and occasionally keep checking in on what blender is doing, so I remembered that it has a video editing capability - so thought I would check it out.
There seems to be a lot of flexibility available but I am at a bit of a loss where to start. I found a few videos but they are hard to reference when trying to do something and even just knowing where to look and how to manipulate the workspace is a bit tricky. A lot of my other searches seem to pull up info that was very out of date so that is confusing.
So are there any good resources / sites to get going in figuring out how to use the video editor? Ones that don’t really assume you know what your are doing first?
I did find blendervelvets.org/ which seems to offer a good start - does any one have experience of it?
For reference I am running on a Mac. The video I will be wanting to edit will either be from a Nikon DSLR or an iPhone 6 (not mixed in the same project as one is at 24fps and the other 60fps).
I am going to want to do things like add overlays, sync music to the action, edit audio volumes in the clips, fade in/out sounds, cross fade clips, add titles stuff like that. At least for now once I get that down I can get a bit more adventurous.
Any advice, gotchas, or tips and tricks would be appreciated!