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By Aruri Manasa, Rahul Shrivastava
5 Mar'22  8 min read
Starting A Vlog? Here Are 17 Online Video Editing Courses
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Planning to start a vlog or a cooking channel but wondering how to make your video professional-grade? It is possible to learn video editing online through Udemy, Coursera, LinkedIn and other online learning platforms. Courses covering the basics of video editing on popular softwares including Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Pro and Final Cut Pro are free or paid, with some courses available for less than Rs 1,000.

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Starting A Vlog? Here Are 17 Online Video Editing Courses
Synopsis

Planning to start a vlog or a cooking channel but wondering how to make your video professional-grade? It is possible to learn video editing online through Udemy, Coursera, LinkedIn and other online learning platforms. Courses covering the basics of video editing on popular softwares including Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Pro and Final Cut Pro are free or paid, with some courses available for less than Rs 1,000.

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A cursory search on “video editing course online” fetches over 10 pages of results on Google. Clearly, there are options galore. It is also a field that offers jobs and internships with a wide variety of organisations – media, marketing, non-profits. For many Indians, it is no longer enough to hold a degree. Whether they lead to a formal certificate or not, an additional skill can start a career. Skills for Digital Marketing, Creative Writing, Photography, Video Editing, Typing, Book-keeping are valued across organisations.

Video editing is the process of editing segments of video footage, which may include addition of special effects and sound recordings, to create a whole new output. It can be learnt online. A large section of online education platforms offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) include paid video-editing courses at reasonable prices ranging from roughly Rs 900. There are also a wide range of free video editing courses as well as YouTube channels. Given below is a list of popular resources, both paid and free.

Paid Video Editing Online Course

Paid video editing courses by Udemy, CourseraMany paid video editing courses available online (Image: Representational, Shutterstock)

Udemy Courses

Udemy is a MOOC platform offering online education. It offers multiple video editing courses at prices ranging from USD 11.99, about Rs 900. Conversion rates vary. The prices in rupees mentioned here are based on mid-February rates. Some of the top-rated ones on the platform are listed below.

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The Complete Video Production Bootcamp

Offered by: Udemy

What it covers: It teaches the process of editing a video, how to create professional videos with the existing equipment, how to select the right video to make with the best story and how to record better audio with a variety of microphones. The online course contains assignments, 14 downloadable resources, and full lifetime access on mobile and TV.

Duration: 9 hours

Format: On-demand video

Fee: Approximately Rs 1,055

Level: Beginner

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

Learning Final Cut Pro X – Video Editing Mastery

Offered by: Udemy

What it covers: Editing tips and tricks; important editing essentials; clip transformation and colour; how to add media, keep the clips organised; and completing the WEC Sport. This course contains 1 article, 1 downloadable resource and is full lifetime accessible on mobile and TV

Duration: 9 hours

Format: On-demand video

Fee: Approximately Rs 910

Level: Beginner

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

PowerDirector 15 – Video Editing for PC Users

Offered by: Udemy

What it covers: Editing skills; adding title and animated graphics; exporting high-quality video for any device; how to improve videos with blend modes; and the action camera center. This course contains 4 articles, 2 downloadable resources and is full lifetime accessible on mobile and TV.

Duration: 4 hours

Format: On-demand video

Fee: Approximately Rs 1,430

Level: Beginner

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

Smartphone Video For Beginners – iPhone Video Editing Course

Offered by: Udemy

What it covers: Fundamentals of telling a smartphone video story; editing videos on smartphones with free apps; making short films and smartphone videos; how to create corporate videos. This course contains 17 articles, 10 downloadable resources and is full lifetime accessible on mobile and TV

Duration: 4.5 hours

Format: On-demand video

Fee: Approximately Rs 2,050

Level: Beginner

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

Video Editing in DaVinci Resolve 16/17

Offered by: Udemy

What it covers: Using DaVinci for video editing; adding motion graphics in videos; color grading using multiple tools in DaVinci Resolve and how to add effects. This course contains 13 articles, 4 downloadable resources and has full lifetime access.

Duration: 10.5 hours

Format: On-demand video

Fee: Approximately Rs 1,360

Level: Beginner

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

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Techniques Loved By Pro Broadcast Filmmakers

Offered by: Udemy

What it covers: Taught by an award-winning international editor, it teaches how to capture an audience using creative editing techniques; how to turn amateur videos into professional productions; how to work with film and programme directors. This course is full lifetime accessible on mobile and TV

Duration: 3.5 hours

Format: On-demand video

Fee: Approximately Rs 1,060

Level: Intermediate

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

Creativelive Course

Creativelive is an online education platform that offers some of the best courses for creatives to learn more or develop existing skills.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Offered by: Creativelive

What it covers: This course covers Bootcamp overview, digital video workflow and tour of the interface. This course contains 65 video lessons in HD quality, bonus content, and lifetime access. This course provides offline access on desktop and mobile and can also be synced with iPhone and iPad apps

Duration: 18 hours

Format: On-demand video

Fee: Approximately Rs 985 per month

Free Online Courses On Video Editing


Free video editing courses by Udemy, LinkedIn, Skillshare
Free options are available for online courses on video editing (Image: Representational, Shutterstock)
Udemy Courses

Once again, MOOC platform Udemy has popular options available.

Premiere Pro CC for Beginners: Video Editing in Premiere

Offered by: Udemy

What it covers: Editing videos, how to export and save videos for HD playback, making them more dynamic, designing clean and professional, fixing videos with white balance and exposure, editing green screen footage and adding backgrounds. This course contains 7 articles, 14 downloadable resources and full lifetime access on mobile and TV

Duration: 12 hours

Format: On-demand video

Level: Beginner

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

Free Video Editing Courses and Tutorials

Offered by: Udemy

What it covers: Recording and editing video content; making text-animated short videos; making and editing professional videos using iMovie. This course contains online video content, question-and-answer (Q&A) and direct messaging with the instructor.

Duration: Self placed

Format: On-demand video

Level: Beginner

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

LinkedIn Courses

Professional networking service, LinkedIn, also offers a range of free online courses on video editing.

Video Editing Fundamentals

Offered by: LinkedIn

What it covers: Fundamentals of video editing, designing for microlearning, Magic of Masking, creating 360 VR story spheres, how to move camera, how to create slides with looping lovies, how to create tasks and how to get unstuck using existing tools. This course contains unlimited library access.

Duration: Self placed

Format: On-demand video

Level: Beginner

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

The History of Film and Video Editing

Offered by: LinkedIn

What it covers: Video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro Module 1:-Intro and Overview of Workspace; how to use Adobe Premiere Pro CC – Essential Training Course and how to colour correct and colour grade like a pro, how to vlog, film, edit and upload on YouTube. In this course, one can also learn iPhone Filmmaking: creating cinematic video with iMovie and Filmmaking from home: turning found footage into a compelling video.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: On-demand video

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

Introduction to Video Editing

Offered by: LinkedIn

What it covers: Using the exercise files; exploring story; the basics of editing, understanding and exploring nonlinear editing applications; how to edit a short narrative scene; how to edit a documentary and understand additional post production processes. This course contains 1 project file and is accessible on mobile and TV

Duration: 3 hours

Format: On-demand video

Level: Beginner

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

Video editing

Offered by: LinkedIn

What it covers: Basics of video editing; use of Premiere Pro 2020; video editing techniques; video production and editing. The course is accessible from any mobile device and desktop PC. Duration: Self placed

Format: On-demand video

Level: Beginner

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

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Skillshare Courses

Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro for Beginners

Offered by: Skillshare

What it covers: Starting a Premiere Pro project; how to apply and adjust video and audio effects; how to create custom graphics and texts; making custom templates using third-party templates; creating custom animations and understanding their mechanics; exporting a video with proper settings.

Duration: 40 hours

Level: Beginner

Online Video Editing Classes

Offered by: Skillshare

What it covers: In this course, one can learn how to organise and start a Premiere Pro project, how to apply and adjust video and audio effects, how to create custom graphics and texts, how to make custom templates using third party templates, how to create custom animations and understand their mechanics and how to exporting a video with the proper settings.

Duration: Self-paced

Level: Beginner

Coursera Course

Mastering Final Cut Pro

Offered by: Coursera

What it covers: Editing using Final Cut Pro; importing, exporting project files; how to create a project and edit videos; how to apply effects and transitions; changing the timing of clips. This course contains 1 project file and is full lifetime accessible on mobile and TV

Duration: 40 hours

Certificate: Yes, upon completion of the course

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