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Filming TikTok Video

TIPS FOR EDITING TIKTOK VIDEOS

Set the resolution to 1080 x 1920 before you start importing media. In DaVinci these settings can be accessed from the cog icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

When using music in DaVinci be sure to find and link to the track in TikTok then mute the TikTok track so anyone searching for that track can still find the video.

You’ll be spending most of your time in the edit tab and it makes sense to learn this first. You can do a lot of effects just within this tab without going into the more advanced fusion tab.

If you have shaky handheld footage use the built-in image stabilisation to make it more steady. There are a number of options which will affect the warp around the edges.

Effects should be used to add to production rather than just for the sake of it. There’s a lot of times when a hard cut between clips is the best choice of transition when you only have 15s to play with.

If possible film in 4k and then output in 1080p. This will add sharpness and clarity to your video as well as giving you the option to crop and punch/zoom in on your raw footage. 

Green screening on TikTok is generally pretty bad so doing it properly can work really well. The ultra-screen tool is easy to learn and you can use it with any solid color background like a painted wall or non-creased sheet.