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Everybody knows that creating more video content leads to a lot of great things.
If you have more content or you create more, you’ve got more content.
More content leads to views or searches.
Then from the views, you get subscribers.
From the subscribers, you get customers, and so on.
If you look at your video creation process, how do you create more videos?
It’s to do the process faster, or to cut things out of the process, or to outsource the process.
The three ways to get things done faster:
- Do it faster
- Cut things out and
I don’t usually run with scripts, but eventually, you get into the filming stage. Then after the filming stage, you get into the editing stage. And this is where a lot of people get hung up on.
Because remember, if you’re filming a 20-minute video here and now you have to edit.
Editing takes time because you slow things down. You add clips in. So, this might be a 30 to 50-minute process for a 20-minute video — that’s a lot of time. You are doubling up watching your video again and again.
If you can take this and cut that out, that saves you a ton of time and ton of money. You don’t have to outsource that process.
I’ve done my fill segment or session or studio to deal with without any editing. Let’s say I want to pop up a subscribe button, I’ll push a button and here comes a subscribe button.
Let’s say I want to hop on over to a different screen. I could do that.
It does take a lot of time to do that, but if you have a setup where you could push buttons for things to come in, let’s say another subscribe button right here, make’s pop out another one.
If we’re doing a top 10 countdown, I could do that. I can flip to my face. I can flip to the corner. There are many things that you could do. Ultimately, I could flip to an overhead shot and camera here. You’ll be able to see some things right there and then zoom in on what I want.
I want to show you this because what you could see is my other stream deck right here. This is how I control everything.
But ultimately, it allows me to set things up.
I don’t just have one. I have a couple of these. It only allows me to control the whole process a lot better, to streamline it.
If I have to pause all of a sudden and go to the glass screen, I can do that.
In my case, I’m just always moving and getting rid of these edits and cuts. It allows me to streamline that process. I don’t have to pay someone. It could be $20 an hour to $80 an hour, maybe much more. If you had a hundred hours of footage on your YouTube channel, well, that starts to become a lot of money.
Yes, each stream deck costs about $250. A $120 if you’re getting the smaller one, so they are a little bit cheaper.
Let’s say you’re looking at a camera. Even if you don’t have the best camera, each camera might cost you, let’s say $600. Plus, you have a lens because you need a lens on every camera. Then it would help if you had either a battery or some power equipment. It would be best if you had cords and cables.
All this starts to add up, and it multiplies. It starts to become exponentially more expensive.
But it does simplify your life and make things a lot easier. This first little bit of investment could save you a lot more in the long run if you’re outsourcing that or trying to save your time and produce many more videos.
I hope you see the power behind really setting up things and cutting out the editing process. You can see how powerful it can be to speed up your workflow and produce many more videos in a shorter amount of time.