Lightroom isn’t the first tool that usually springs to mind when it comes to creating videos. In fact, most people don’t know Lightroom even supports video files. I certainly didn’t, but then I’ve never tried it. As it turns out, though, it does. And you can grade, cut and edit your footage all within Lightroom itself.
The video covers the basic steps you need to produce a video using any software. Colour grading, trimming, editing and saving out your final video.
- 0:15 – How to colour grade video in Lightroom
- 3:03 – Create and use presets with video
- 4:53 – How to make photos from a video
- 5:48 – How to trim videos
- 7:24 – Combine videos into a final edit
Ok, so you might not be producing Hollywood standard blockbusters from within Lightroom, but it’s a great quick way to put together a montage of clips.
If you’re going to be doing video more seriously, you’re still probably better off with something like Adobe Premiere Pro or DaVinci Resolve. But Lightroom looks fantastic for cutting those short travel videos together. The colour correction and grading advantages of an application like Lightroom are also pretty fantastic for that sort of thing.
Have you edited videos in Lightroom? Did you even know it was capable of it?