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Video Editing on the World’s Smallest Monitor

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Video Editing

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Editors Jordy & Yannick have to edit an entire video with stock footage on a 5 INCH monitor! Who wins the video editing challenge? You can vote!

Screen resolution matters A LOT

In today’s episode Jordy and Yannick have to edit a video with ONLY stock footage. And if that’s not enough they also had to do this on a tiny monitor of 5 INCH with just a mere 800×480 pixels. Once you go that small you start to notice a lot of problems.

The biggest problem is readability. Its hard to see what you’re doing in any software that has a lot of windows and buttons like Premiere Pro has. Next to this its also hard to see if a clip is in focus or not.

Jordy small monitor
Jordy working on a small monitor

When is there too much stock footage?

Stock footage can be a huge time and money savers. Sometimes you don’t have the time or money to make a certain shot so that’s when you head over to stock footage websites. With one simple click you fixed your problem.

But with this great tools comes a certain question. At what point does your video stop being your video because of using stock footage. Let me give you an example.

You go on a trip and took amazing looking shots. At home you start editing them into an awesome travel video. But on your trip you didn’t had the time to make time lapses and you didn’t have a drone with you. So you had over to a website to download some stock footage to take your travel video to the next level.

At this point some people start to argue that it’s not your video anymore because you are just downloading footage. So I want to know from you guys what you think. Is it still your video even if you use stock footage? And when is it too much?

Storyblocks Video

Big thanks to Storyblocks video for their support. If you ever need stock footage for your video head over to them! Next to the 4K stock clips, they also have After Effects templates, Premiere Pro presets, overlay effects and so much more. Download unlimited video assets for a single price per year.

1 thought on “Video Editing on the World’s Smallest Monitor”

  1. Hi!! even me i really want to know how to edit like these videos and i love them, but hear in Rwanda we don’t have enough skills about it. So what can you help me !! lets talk on my gmail.


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