How To Make A GMV By JackersEdit
So you want to make a gaming music video for YouTube, but don't know where to start? Here's a step by step process on how to complete a GMV from beginning to end.
Choose your video editing program.
JackersEdit used Vegas Pro 14 for this tutorial.
This program is ideal for editors looking to cut clips and piece them together at a quick and easy flow.
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- DaVinci Resolve
- Wondershare Filmora
- PowerDirector 365
- Vegas Pro
- Final Cut Pro
- Movavi Video Editor
Above is a list of popular video editing programs.
"It all starts with the music, that's where ideas are born."
If you have a particular song that you like, but you don't know how to acquire it for editing, then you can use a free software called 4K Video Downloader.
You will be able to download the MP3 file of the song from YouTube.
Once you get the song, you will need the video clips. Just copy the video URL from YouTube and paste it onto 4K Video Downloader to download the MP4 file.
Note: AAC codec videos will have no sounds.
Organise all your games in your video folders to make it easier for you to search them.
If you have multiple games clips in one big folder, then you will rely more on memorising the thumbnails and titles for those videos, which will make it harder for you to search them.
Import your game clips and song into the timeline of your editing software.
You'll need to remove the diegetic sound off the video clips and keep only the song.
This will make it so that you don't have any background noises.
Your editing workflow will be smooth or laggy depending on how good your computer hardware is.
If you have a powerful CPU, then your editing workflow will be fast. If not, then one way to reduce lag for your PC is by using footages that are in 1920x1080p quality or less, eg. 1280x720p.
Cut the clips according to the music. It's important to note that you should always aim to trim the clips for no more than 10 seconds long, this is to avoid any future reused content issues you may face with YouTube's policy. Plus it makes your GMV unique when you're using small segments of clips throughout the editing.
Your project may get messy with random footages after you've trimmed them, leaving them piled up by the side.
To reduce the clutter, you can add in extra video layers on top of the timeline so that the clips aren't as bunched up together.
If you add effects or fancy transitions, it may slowdown your workflow. By simply cutting the clips to the next scenes, you will be able to complete the GMV with no delays.
You can always enhance the clips afterwards, eg. transitions, colourings, removal of watermarks, aspect ratio fixes etc.
Aspect ratio fix
(no black cinematic bars)
Select all your clips and disable resamples, doing so will clear the footages from ghosting effects, making it run smoother on playback in the final render.
This only applies in Vegas.
Once you're done editing, highlight the entire song on the timeline before rendering.
Render your GMV.
Feel free to copy the basic rendering setting for 1920x1080p 60fps. Audio quality is 320kbps.
Note: This rendering setting uses your iGPU not dGPU.
"Hope you learnt something!"