How to cut together a travel video

Are you trying to piece together the many reams of video copies that you took during the last vacation to an impressive video? While you select the footage to use, you should consider the cuts that you can choose to have a creative travel video. This sounds technical, but it can be easy if you learn the types and how to apply them.

These are the various cuts:

1. Standard’ Hard Cut

A hard cut means cutting one clip to the other, and there is nothing special to be said about it. Even so, you need to know when and how you can use it to piece your travel videos. I bet you imagine that there is a distinct meaning which is associated with this type of cut. It is more important to note that viewers will not have time to note any changes that have changed between the two videos.

Due to this fact, hard cuts are used often within a specific scene of the travel video to cut if from one perspective to the next. You can also use them when you are changing views because it is possibly easy to do that.

2. Jump cut

This cut got this name based on the fact that they jump literally from one scene of the video to next and tends always to use the parts that are similar visually. This cut is tricky to use because of the fact noted above it can appear disjointed.

Even so, jumps can be used to make travel videos to achieve a specific purpose. It can be used to show the passage of distance or time. By using series or a single jump cut, you can propel the video from one location and also the whole video forward.

3. Cut on Action

The best way you can manage to mask a cut and make it seamless in your travel videos is to cut them in action. Basically what it entails cutting your video that the first clip and the second one can have the same effect. The work at the end of the first clip should feature at the opening of the second clip.

Viewers are likely to pay attention to the actual action and may not notice the cut. You can use this cut to shift the perspective of your travel videos in a way that is less noticeable than that of the hard cut.

4. L-cut and j-cut

While these are two different cuts, they are opposite of each other virtually. When using the L-cut, the audio played on the first clip continues as you shift to the second clip. When using the J-cut, the audio playing from the first clips stops and that for the second one starts before switching to it as the first clip plays.

When making travel videos, you use these cuts if a conversation is involved.

5. Montage

This is a technique whereby several clips get cut simultaneously, and it is used in travel videos to show the passage of distance or time. If you chose to use this cut when piercing your travel videos, you should pay attention to the pace in the changes.


It doesn’t sound like an easy task, but if you learn what it entails, it is easy to apply any of the cuts above.


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