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Types of video editors
Before we go any further though, let’s look at some terms here to make sure we’re both talking about the same thing when it comes to hiring a video editor for your YouTube videos.
DIY Video editors:
That’s you, or someone on your team, editing all your content, whilst trying to do loads of other none editing-related things.
Freelance video editor:
Usually (ok, hopefully) a former full-time professional that has gone solo with a handful of cherished clients. You could be one of them if you play your cards right. Freelancers of all levels can be found on AudPop.
Outsourced video editors:
Plenty of video editing companies offer access to a pool of dedicated editors but what they’re really selling isn’t so much a particular editor but a ‘job done’ service. If you need more help or less help over time, you just scale up or scale back.
Full-time video editor:
You’re all in with one editor. As much as you have a dedicated editor that is working only on your projects five days a week, they rely on you alone for a pipeline of work and a salary. That means hiring a full-time video editor means payroll paperwork, holiday and sickness pay, pension scheme, and tax. But it also means building a team culture and robust capacity.
What makes a good video editor?
So you might be at a stage right now where you’re editing your own videos for YouTube or for marketing and it’s taking up a lot of your time.
You might also be thinking that you want to up your quality and suddenly your computer’s running slow so you’re going to need a new one. Perhaps you want to add some professional music and images, so you’ll need a few subscriptions.
Also, you may have discovered as many do, that even if your editing is great, it doesn’t excite you like all the other aspects of running a channel.
Everyone has a unique set of skills that they can execute quickly and with real flair without getting exhausted by them. They actually love doing it well. At the same time we all know we have skills we can be good at but they take a lot of time.
Then there are some we’re merely competent at even if we can do them quickly and finally some there’s some that we’re frankly rubbish at.
Recommendations for your description on AudPop Video Editing Job
- Explain your project and the deliverable(s)
- Describe the type of skills the freelancer you’re looking for should have (i.e. skill level, type of experience)
- Highlight anything that’s unique about the project or team
- Examples that help illustrate what you’re looking for
- A document with more detailed project/deliverable requirements
- A style guide or similar reference documentation
- Inspiration or ideas, such as a concept or mood board
Today’s top 2 best video editors
Apple Final Cut Pro X – top honors for Mac users
It may be aimed squarely at the professional end of the market, but Apple Final Cut Pro X is not needlessly complicated and its ‘trackless’ timeline is super intuitive. You pay for it upfront rather than monthly, so it’s likely to work out very affordable in the long run if you’re in video editing for keeps.