Use YOUR iPad Pro As A Crazy Minimalist Video Editing Rig!

by birtanpublished on May 16, 2021

Are you trying to find the best budget way to actually edit your videos well good news that's kind of what the whole video is about but you probably knew that from the title and thumbnail what's up everyone I'm the everyday dad and if I can figure it out you can figure it out so today we're actually gonna figure something out mind blown I know right so I've been talking about this for a couple of weeks if you follow me on Twitter you follow me on my social media I've been doing some traveling recently and I needed to figure out like how can i edit my videos while maintaining on a budget because I

Am NOT made of money trust me so we've got three things in front of us today we're I'm gonna try to show you how you could edit your videos for free if you already have one of these laying around at the house or for a little bit more you can we'll talk about my preferred method so I'm an Apple user there's just no ways around it I mean you always see this computer in the background I got an iPhone and iPad and I watch a bit like I'm a I'm basically what an Apple sheep that that's me in a nutshell they got me they got me hooked so I will do all of my editing on

Some kind of Apple product so I've got my iPhone this is my wife's iPad which is the really big budget one and then this is my iPad pro so we're gonna start off with the smallest worker wait well actually you know what let's start off with the cheapest and work our way up so the cheap is surprisingly enough is actually my wife's iPad this is a 2018 iPad what nine point seven inch I'm not really a tech guy I just like cameras and video stuff so we got this for her for like very little money I think they normally retail for big amount of dollars and we got this on sale used for

Like less than 200 so you can see here I've already you know because I knew I'd be making this video I uploaded a vlogging test straight up onto her iPad sometimes too so what we're gonna do so we've got this video and the way you can do this for free if you have an iPad or any kind of Apple device you can get iMovie for free.i movies what I started out on when I first started with Mac I didn't pay for any apps I didn't pay for any programs I started with iMovie because it's very simple it's very easy to use but it's very powerful for the price so we're creating them we're

Creating a movie you can then select all the the media you might want so we recently added so we've added this we create the movie and there we go so you can see the real benefit and I normally would have this set up differently but the real benefit of using iPads and using iPhones for editing even though people generally will be like hey get a normal computer for that is iPads and iPhones like Apple mobile devices are so well optimized to use Apple chipsets that it's insanely fast and easy to like scrub to edit to then export even afterwards so look at this this is 4k 24

Frames per second footage and you can just easily scrub yeah there is a little bit of delay but I would say that this delay is equivalent to what I get on my iMac Pro when I get the same 4k footage in it I mean it just works really well you can't play now you're not gonna be able to do a lot of color grading your stuff in iMovie it's just very simple controls where you can do things like cut they call it split here where you can cut out so this is a flub or something you just split it you can then delete it you get these you can then do different transitions so if you want to

Do a wipe if you want to do a slide you can set up the time delays on how that would work so let's do a really long slide if we're trying to do the transition so now a slide is probably a little that's not very in and YouTube right now like for YouTube stuff you just wanna you just want to cut like the jump cut is alive and well on YouTube so so you'd want to cut you don't want to do a lot of stuff like that but you could do a lot of cool transitions themed ones dissolve slides wipes fades now one of the negatives of iMovie you only get one track so you can't have

Like layers of video that we'll talk about here more in a little bit because that is very important but one of the one of the things about having a free platform is there will be some limitation so you can actually add music or sound effects you go over here to audio theme music sound effects albums artists songs that just pulls the songs from your songs on your iPad and you can add a lot of stuff you can do a lot of very simple easy quick to go videos from iMovie for free on a very cheap system like an iPad pro 2018 that we got for

Less than 200 bucks we render times are really fast too and you can do the same thing on your iPhone so keeping in the budget if you already have an iPhone you can go over to iMovie continue create project create video media videos recently added we have the same clip here create movie and look we've got the exact same ability we've got the exact same functionality from our phone we can split we can add music we can add titles it's just some of my very first videos we're done on the iPhone that's one of the things we talk about this a lot about cell phones but you could

Theoretically shoot the video edit the video and upload the video all from your phone or a tablet like that's incredible that is a very good budget way and the way that I would recommend you get into this YouTube thing if that's what you're trying to do but let's say you wanna you've got a little bit more money you're trying to get into the quote-unquote pro way of editing on the go and this is still budget like this iPad this is an iPad pro 11 inch the cost ding amount of dollars which is not cheap but if you already have a tablet there's a way there's apps out there

That will give you incredible incredible functionality that so much so that I know there's a lot of creators out there that have transitioned totally to an iPad pro and I use this iPad pro all of the time for my editing anymore so we're using an app called luma fusion this is not sponsored by luma fusion I'm not being paid by luma Touch to talk about this I just am very impressed with what they can do so by entire video of the DJI Osmo action versus the Yi light was edited straight on the shirt on the iPad pro from luma fusion so one of the

Benefits that luma fusion haves over I movies you can see you can get three separate layers of video and audio and titles it's incredibly powerful one of the benefits of luma fusion which much like the Final Cut Pro X that I normally use in what this video is edited on is you can control the decibels of the video you can see the audio levels of the clip itself and you can raise and lower the gain from these sliders of each track which is awesome so you could have these tracks on top which do have scratch audio on them but I'm not gonna use that audio so for that example we

Have these turned all the way down because we don't need them now that's one of the things that I wish illumine would include is the ability to just turn the audio off on this specific clip in general but until they do that kind of here but look how fast the scrubs this is all this is three separate lines of 4k 24 frames per second footage and it just I mean it's lightning fast like there isn't a whole stuttering here this is insane like the iPad pro and luma fusion is the craziest thing I've seen like today like that turns the iPad pro into like something

That you could easily use as a full-time YouTube editing rig like this works so well I'm really considering if I even need this computer anymore the only reason I keep that around is for the background look it's so cool in the background here I'm kidding I'm kidding but right so yeah you can do all sorts of things in luma fusion again we see the different clips we see the audio you can import footage from your photos albums videos so you can see all of this b-roll that I've got you can just bring it in later it over top you can move in out like where do I want it to start we

Don't necessarily like that spot we can bring it over we can cut it and then we can delete it and now you can see we've just got we've got the b-roll over top now if you don't know if b-roll is so like the main line is Errol you've got your b-roll and C roll on top of it I like to do a three camera setup like right now so we've got the a cam the B cam and the C cam and that's where you see all of these things so you can cut them however you want it to show I like is more of a philosophy on editing at this point than just a shirt up showing you how the app works but I like

Having a cut every 10 to 15 seconds just to kind of keep things more exciting because gotta have your videos be exciting right so yeah we've talked about the iPad we've talked about the iPhone the iPad pro is just incredible for handling footage and more specifically luma fusion yet is a 20-dollar app so you will have to pay for the f but you get so much functionality out of it you can clone clips you can detach the audio from them you can link clips together you can set up your own presets for how you want the footage to look do you want any motions

Like I have my own motions already preset like half left if I'm doing a camera comparison I have half left I have half right I've pushed in I'm trying to just crop it in a little bit if I want to move it to what I call lower thirds left and right where we're doing like a this or a this you can do that very easily inside of the app here you can add audio effects that they've got their own audio effects already built in now something else that I wish they would add is echoes I like doing you know the pillars and it helps to have echoes there and there are no

Echoes built into here you can't do that with a workaround and using GarageBand was kind of a pain not only that you can then add your own voiceover transitions titles it's just it's incredible the amount of functionality you can have you can do audio adjustments you can do movement adjustments you can add your presets you can do lots you can do vignettes you can do blurs crystalizes chroma keys like you can do all of that from this app portable super portable when you export it exports in almost real-time check this out we're sharing a movie we're sharing it to our photos so

We can choose what we want it to be in do we want to be in 480p all the way to 4k you can choose the frame rate everything in here is shot in 24 frames per second or in 23 9 8 so we'll keep it that way you can choose the video quality from smallest till ultra extreme standard we'll keep it standard you can choose the codecs you can do just video and audio video audio only it just is so good and then when you export so this is an 11 minute and 29 second video look how fast this thing renders that again is darn near as fast if not faster than

My iMac pro like this is a win all day long this whole ecosystem Apple has done a real smash up job in optimizing their hardware for their software like it's legitimately shockingly good there are some problems if you this is not necessarily for this specific video but there are some problems about file systems or being able to use hard drives with the iMac Pro or iMac so it's expensive and you can't do a lot of things that you would hope or demand that a regular computer would be able to do and it is expensive when you add in things like the pen the

Keyboard they do help an awful lot but you gotta pay for that functionality but this was just a quick video I just wanted to show you that you could absolutely edit your videos on a budget of free if you already have an iPhone or an iPad or you could even get very high quality level like excellent like pro level youtuber editing from an iPad with a really cool app called luma fusion are you interested in mobile video making it's something that I'm trying to learn right now so if you are interested leave a comment below I want to know if you want to see more of it I'll make sure to

Start adding it in more these Saturday videos are the perfect time for that is we try to make video on a budget thanks for watching

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