Tools for creating Hopscotch videos!

Hi everybody!

Making and sharing Hopscotch YouTube videos has recently been allowed, so I thought I could share a list of some resources that you might find useful when making videos.

If you are on an iOS device:

iMovie

Apple’s own video editing app has good basic features that are easy to use. It offers the basic things you need for making your own video content and is also free to download.

Built-in screen recorder

To record Hopscotch, you can use the built-in screen recorder included on devices with iOS 11 and up.
Here is how to use it:

If you are on a computer:

iMovie

You can also download Apple’s video editing program for MacOS in case you own a Mac.

Easy Video Maker

Is this the best free tool for Windows? Probably not, but I have used it for a few projects and I find it very easy to work with, which is a plus. It has a 5 minute video length limit for the free edition though.
https://www.easymakevideo.com/

Windows Movie Maker

Windows has its own movie maker software, which is not the best and the most advanced, but it works for basic projects.
This tool is preinstalled with Windows 7 and is NOT available for download on the internet! Websites claiming that are fake, do not download from them.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4054502/windows-10-movie-maker-is-no-longer-available-for-download

Photos app

The photos app on Windows 10 is the replacement for Windows Movie Maker, according to Microsoft. Windows Movie Maker is no longer available.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4054502/windows-10-movie-maker-is-no-longer-available-for-download

Audacity

A great audio editing tool for editing the audio of your clips. It has many useful filters such as changing the audio volume and avoiding clipping. With some editing, you can make the built-in mic of your iPad sound like a studio recording!

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Hey this is super cool! Also I agree, audacity is a wonderful sound editing software, ad I highly recommend you use it if you have a computer available, it will make recordings sound much better with the right settings.

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Beautiful tips thank you!

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Cool tips!
There’s also this other good editing app called WeVideo. You can record voiceovers in it and add things like frames, sound effects, music, callouts, etc. It’s a pretty good software. (Then again, the only other video editing software I’ve ever used is iMovie and that kept freezing up on me every 2 seconds.)

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Audacity is great, I use it a lot.

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If you want to do something really cool:

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

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Ooh very nice topic
Will be super helpful for a lot of people

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I can give an account that Win10 photos is the worst way to attempt to edit a video.

Also, I suggest adding a few higher grade / more professional programs to your list:

  • iOS has a super powerful app called “LumaFusion” and is a video editor that actually gives you full control of the video, unlike nearly all other apps. Only downside: costs $19.99
  • Many free programs can be downloaded on Mac or Windows. For example, Shotcut is a free video editor that gives you more control than any built-in software, although iMovie on Mac is probably easier to learn and use.
  • The two most professional tools are easily Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro. Final cut costs $299.99 but can be obtained at a cheaper price through Apple’s discounts for education ($199.99 for 6 apps), and Premiere Pro is subscription-based, the cost depending on what apps you want from the creative cloud suite.
  • Reflector for Mac allows you to show finger movement during screen mirroring (use this to record the video)
  • Two free video or audio converters: 1, 2

Call me a power user (I’m really not) or whatever, but iMovie just isn’t enough for me. It’s good for most people starting out, but once you get further along, a few other apps might really be useful.

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We should be friends

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Nice, thank you for those!

The reason I did not include a screen recorder app for computers is because I couldn’t find a good free one. 3UTools has one, but it can do so many other stuff as well and does not feel entirely clean.

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