4 Tips for Editing your Travel Videos

Learning how to take amazing pictures will help make your trip memorable and worthwhile. The same applies to videos taken at places featuring the right people and surroundings. But aside from these skills, do you know another skill that can come in handy on your trip? Editing skills! Most times, the quality of a video doesn’t often boil down to video-making skills but editing skills. So if you must take videos on your next trip, you should also know how to edit them. Here are four tips for editing your travel videos.

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1.      Planning is key

So you have decided to visit Plitvice Lakes. However, before you embark on your trip, you should think of the idea behind your video and draft a plan. If, for instance, you intend on visiting a park, do your research on the location so that when you arrive, you already have an idea of what you can do and show there.

It doesn’t matter whether you are visiting; whether it is Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe or the Grand Canyon in the U.S, always ensure you do your research beforehand. Not just for the sake of your video but so you can deal with the unexpected if they happen.

Here are some essential things to think about (beforehand) before travelling:

  • Consider the angles you’ll shoot from, including panoramas and close-ups
  • State the places you want to be displayed in the video
  • What story do you intend to tell your audience?

Look at your footage while filming; if you see that you dislike something, you’ll have a chance to improve it.

2.   Choose a camera

The camera you use to shoot your travel videos is essential. In choosing one, we recommend you go for the compact option. These cameras are designed for simple operation and can be a powerful tool for shooting impressive videos.

But, of course, you can also use smartphones like iPhone and Samsung to shoot HD footage that would come out well.

While shooting your video, ensure you focus on a frame rate of around 30fps, as the effects quality will be higher when the frame rate is also high.

3.   Select the best Video editing software

One of the best ways to create a fantastic travel video is by using the right video editing software. If you are serious about making high-quality and engaging videos for your YouTube channel or your blog, ensure you leverage a video editing software that has:

  • Advanced editing tools
  • Quality customer support
  • Special effects, music, and other benefits

When selecting video editing software, consider your budget and user-friendliness. After editing your video with your preferred video editing software, you can compress it if it’s too large. You can do that by following the tips here https://setapp.com/how-to/compress-video-on-mac. Compressing your travel videos will make them easier not just to upload but share as well. 

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4.   Cut the fat

For the best video, you’ll need to edit thoroughly. To do that, you’ll need to go through all your footage and select those that are good enough to feature in your video.

You should also delete all unwanted videos from your device. Doing this will make it easier to put everything you prefer in one video using video software.


You need to prioritise video editing for the best quality video that is engaging and leaves a lasting impression on its viewers. Editing your videos will help you fine-tune them, discarding the junk and ensuring that it tells your story.

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  1. Greetings! Very helpful advice on this article! It is the little changes that make the biggest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, Jean. I am glad you found the article helpful.

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