I have been teaching myself the in's and out's of videography lately, but I was struggling with editing. I have a very streamlined workflow for editing my photos with my presets in Lightroom, so it was hard to edit videos in Photoshop with no presets or actions. After getting backed up with editing personal photos and videos, I knew I needed to find a solution. And sure enough, I found it! You can edit videos in LIGHTROOM!
I can now use all of my presets on my images AND my videos, which allows everything to be streamlined and cohesive. This is fantastic news if you ask me. So here is the quick tutorial for easily editing videos in Lightroom using any presets. These videos were editing with my new Sunkissed Presets, available today in the Clickin Moms Store. Use code: SUNKISSED to save $15 off the set. The presets used in the video below are Pool Side and Roadtrippin.
Step 1: Open up your folder in the "Library" module in Lightroom. (Note: You will get an error notification if you are trying to edit videos in the "Develop" Module.
Step 2: In the "Quick Develop" panel on the right hand side of the "Library" module, click on "Saved Preset".
Step 3: Navigate to the correct presets folder. The presets do not need to be purchased. You can create your own, or use the ones included in Lightroom as well.
Step 4: Choose a preset, and click it! And that's it, your video is now completely edited! You can also play with the contrast, color and temperature, exposure, and more within the "Quick Develop" panel! Enjoy :)