How to Edit Video Without Rendering

by Greyson Ferguson

When editing video on your computer, you often are required to render information in order to smooth out effects and transitions. However, if your computer is just barely making the minimum requirements in order to use the video editing software, rendering the video is most likely going to cause it to crash. In order to prevent the system from crashing you must edit the video without rendering the video information.

Open the video editor you want to use, then import the video content into the program. This is either done by selecting "File," "Import," and then selecting the video files you want to use, or by clicking the "Capture" feature in the program and clicking "Record" to import video from a video camera. These imported video files are then placed into the on-screen library where you have complete access to the video.

Double-click the video file you want to edit. This loads the video into the display window on the top of the screen. Press "Play" to view the video clip, then click the "Mark Inpoint" option underneath the display window (or press "I" in some video editors), then select "Mark Outpoint" to create an outpoint for where you want the clip to end (press the "O" button in some video editors).

Click-and-drag the video clip down to the timeline at the bottom of the screen. Repeat this process with all the video clips you want on the video.

Avoid using transitions or any other effects with the video editor. These all require rendering when used.

Select the "Export" option in the video editor, then title the video file, select a location to save the file to and click "OK" to export the finished video file.

About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces TheDailyUpbeat.com, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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