Edit A D90 Video

D90 video can be edited with several full-featured software packages.

The Nikon D90 is a midlevel digital single-lens reflex, or DSLR, camera. The D90 has been on the market since 2008 and was the first DSLR to offer video capabilities by recording 720p high-definition video. The video can be stored on 2GB memory cards and supports clips anywhere from five to 20 minutes, depending on the resolution. Editing the video from the D90 can be accomplished by using a number of video-editing software packages, such as Adobe Premier Pro CS5, Final Cut Pro or Sony’s Vegas Pro 10. Numerous free programs can also handle the .AVI video files produced by the D90.

Instructions

1. Import the videos from the memory card to your PC. This can be accomplished by using an SD card reader if one is not already installed on your PC. Save the videos to a new folder on your desktop for easy access.

2. Open your video-editing software and import your video(s) into the software package. For most software packages, this is done by selecting the “Import” option under the “File” menu at the top of the program.

3. Choose your editing settings carefully. Literally thousands of options are available when it comes to selecting which settings to deploy when editing video. For the novice user, the basic default settings should not have to be changed. When choosing the resolution, remember to select 720p as your output for the best quality video available.

4. Move your video into the timeline. In most video-editing software packages, after the video is imported, it must be moved to the timeline to be edited. This is done by clicking on the video and dragging it into the timeline for editing.

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5. Save your video according to your playback needs. Saving the video is an important step and indicates how you’re planning on using the video. Again, for novice users, default settings serve you well until video editing is mastered. A common video format used on YouTube, for example, is .MOV. Other common formats that can be viewed on most computers are .AVI and MPEG4.