Are you a beginner singer and would like to shoot your original music video to promote yourself on social media but don’t have enough money to rent even a modest record studio? Are you just back from a family vacation in an exotic country and would like to make an exciting video out of your snaps and video sketches? Are you considering giving your significant one a song as a present and have quite a vague idea of how you’re going to do it? This article is for you.
As recent as a decade ago, creating a simple music video took special software, a decent video camera, and skills in video editing. Now, a quality music video takes your will and 5-10 minutes of your time. The time between the beginning of the editing process and fist likes on Instagram will be so short that your coffee will still be hot.
Today, we will hand you the manual on how to create a music video for your karaoke record easily and quickly.
1. Turn on your karaoke system.
Select a song and set the effects for it.
2. Record the song.
You can switch on recording either on the remote control or your mobile app.
Karaoke systems “Evolution” record all the performances by default in the background – but only by pressing “Record” you save it in the karaoke system. After pressing the button, the TV screen will show the relevant sign. You can on/off the recording process at any moment of your performance.
3. Download the audio file to the flash memory.
The karaoke systems Evolution has the option of sharing your performance through the messenger to your friends or saving it in your Favorites list (as in Telegram or Viber). You can also easily send this file to yourself through any social media or email, and download it to your PC afterward. If such options seem too complicated, use an old-school method: stick the flash memory to the USB port at the back of the karaoke system console, copy the audio file, and transfer it to your laptop then.
4. Open a video editor.
Earlier, we described three free video editors, which will make it possible to edit the video online without downloading any additional software to your computer. Use the service Clipchamp from this list as it has one specific feature – you can select a video format, suitable for the social media of your choice. It means you won’t have to cut or convert anything.
5. Select the audio file and upload it to Clipchamp editor.
Use the button “Add to Media” at the very top of the toolbar to add your song to the editor.
The file will immediately appear in the library “Media”.
Pull it with your mouse to the time scale.
When pointing the mouse to the edge of the file, you will see a green slider. Pull it to the left or the right to cut the unnecessary pieces. The top panel can be used to add the effect of enhancing the sound at the beginning and fading it down at the end of the video. There, you can also volume up or down the entire record.
6. Select video.
Now we get down to visualizing our music video. Clipchamp allows for adding photos or video. After uploading the video and pulling it to the scale, make sure you pressed the loudspeaker icon at the top left corner to mute the sound. The top bar will offer the pallet with the various effects as well as a simple but quite efficient color balance editor.
If you don’t feel like using the video of your own, use the footage. Footage includes short, high-quality videos on various topics, used in professional editing. The Internet holds quite a few websites that offer free and legal footage, for instance, Pixabay, Videvo, and Mazwai. Take note that videos usually last 15-20 seconds, so you will need several pieces for your music video.
Place the pieces of footage on the scale and arrange them in the preferable order. If you believe it’s necessary, cut it or use the transition effects on the Overlays panel to ensure a smooth montage of different videos.
7. Save the finished music video.
When the music video is ready, press the “Export” button in the top right corner.
At the free account, you will only have access to the 480p video resolution. This quality is more than enough for social media. Press “Continue” and after quick rendering, save the result on your computer. Here you are – your first music video is ready!
Share your talents with your friends in messengers and on social media. Create bright unique content for your page. Record a song to greet your family and colleagues in an unusual way.
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