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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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51 Easy Tricks to Edit Quickly

Mark Montgomery

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Editing shortcuts are essential for a productive editing workflow. Beginning video editors should begin training their editing behaviors around these shortcuts before adopting any inefficient habits. Let’s take a look at the most common editing shortcuts to help you learn new ways to save yourself time and energy on your editing projects.

The Shot List

When we talk about editing shortcuts, we often think of keyboard shortcuts. Well, we’ll get there, but the first and by far one of the most magical of shortcuts is a good, old fashioned shot list. Although a lot of the difficult work ...

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