Guide On How to Increase Video Quality

How to Increase Video Quality

In video content creation, the quality of your output matters a lot. The quality of your video will determine whether your content engages and captivates your audience’s imagination or becomes an ignored piece of content on YouTube, Facebook, or any other social media site.

As a vlogger or filmmaker, you need to take care of the quality of your work and, crucially, work on your craft, process, and product quality. As such, it’s understandable when you spend your waking hours trying to improve your videos. Herein, we’ll delve into ways you can improve your video quality and the tools available to you.

6 Ways to Create Better Videos

Undoubtedly, using a quality video editor is the best way to improve video quality. Without quality video editing software, your best video might appear as if it’s been filmed using a flip phone. In other words, post-production processing is critical to elevate the quality of your film that much more. 

Some of the ways you can create better videos using editing tools include:

#1. Use Sharp, Blur, Soften, and/or Smooth Filters And Effects – Applying a sharp filter gives your videos are crispier look, thereby improving the quality of your video. On the other hand, blur, smooth, and softening filters allow you to denoise your video, further enhancing its quality.

#2. Master Colour Correction – Colour correction (colour grading) are skills that can help you make up for limited gear. When you master colour correction, you can overcome the inherent limitations of not having the suitable lens variety and/or camera rig to produce exceptional quality.

Colour correction filters such as hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, and levels allow you to improve your video’s colour balance, shadows, and light.

#3. Learn More About Codecs – While you might be tempted to place codecs on the back burner, they’re essential to the final quality of your video. Codecs are file formats that take the terabytes of uncompressed video and audio and compress them into a smaller size and format that other programs can decode. 

It will help if you choose a codec that will meet your needs regarding preserving various elements of the video and accessibility and ease of sharing. Some of the most popular codecs include Apple’s .mov and H.264.

#4. Learn To Use Plugins – Video editing tools come with some plugins, while others are available for download. Try out different plugins to enhance the quality of your video. For instance, some plugins allow you to add special effects, which help you polish your videos.

#5. Employ Video Denoising – Video denoising is the process of eliminating or diminishing noise that comes from colour degradation, dots, lines, or any other unwanted element in the video. Denoising makes your video cleaner and gives them a professional look.

#6. Stabilise Shaky Videos – The vast majority of free and premium video editing software have a stabilisation effect that moves the entire frame to compensate for global motion. Use this feature to reduce the shakiness of your videos. 

Other editing techniques to improve the quality of your video include de-interlacing options and post-processing filters. You should also learn to adjust the camera setting manually to capture the best video clip possible. For instance, when shooting video with your phone, record your phone in 4K or HD to capture the highest resolution your phone can.

How to Increase Video Quality

Free Software to Improve Video Quality

  • Window Video Editor – This free video enhancer is available in Windows 10. While it does not have a comprehensive list of features, it allows users to slow down or speed up the video, add text, trim, resize, rotate and add 3D objects.
  • HandBrake – HandBrake is an open-source video editing software designed to help users enhance the quality of their videos. It’s available on Windows and Mac.
  • iMovie – This is Apple’s answer to free video editing software. It allows users to crop footage, add transitions and special effects, reduce background noise, and much more.
  • Shotcut – Shotcut is beloved for its intuitive interface and straightforward nature of editing. It also comes with a wide variety of editing features.
  • Avidemux – Avidemux is a video editing app that puts function over form while being practical. It allows users to add and remove colour, remove video borders, cut, crop, resize clips, and much more.
  • Wondershare Filmora – This is a feature-packed software to ease newbies into the video editing world. It allows users to add text and title cards, trim, resize, rotate videos, etc. 

Paid Software to Improve Video Quality

  • Final Cut Pro X – This is Apple’s video editing premium offering. Many consider it the best video editing software available outside Hollywood. The software comes with a full range of editing features you need to transform your videos.
  • Pinnacle Studio – Used by over 13 million users, Pinnacle is one of the most popular video editing apps. Like every premium editing app, it has a full suite of editing features.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro – Adobe is one of the most advanced video editing tools, allowing users to edit 8K and virtual reality videos. Nonetheless, it’s still easy to use, and you can enhance the software with plugins.

Other popular premium video editing software is VideoStudio Pro, Vegas Pro, and CyberLink PowerDirector 365

Final thoughts

Using any of the above editing tools, you can improve the quality of your videos significantly. Using your chosen software, implement the tips we’ve given above, and you’ll improve the quality of your videos significantly.

Hire a Professional Video Production Company

Talk to the experts at Inspireworks for the best video production service. Our team is not only experienced but vastly knowledgeable in the production of a wide variety of videos. 

You can rest assured that our team will produce exceptional quality, whether you’re interested in event videos, training videos, explainer and instructional videos, safety training videos, employee training videos, etc. 

Give us a call today at 1300 885 968 or send us a message to learn more about our video podcasting services.