New tutorial for video editing

Hi all, as discussed on #wptv SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel I finished the first “betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process.” of the new video tutorial about editing the video before submitting them to WordPress TV.

In a weekly chat we talked about the need for a new tutorial to unify the process and to make the tutorial more consistent because now we have a written tutorial for Windows users (here: Shotcut tutorial) and a video tutorial for Mac users (here: iMovie tutorial) using two different applications, Shotcut for the former, iMovie for the latter.

We chose to use Shotcut because of its easiness of use (at least in doing what editing for WordPress TV requires), and because it matches some important requirements such as open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. code (link to GitHub repo), constant updates and cross platform binaries (it officially supports Windows, MacOS and Linux).

In this video I recorded the basic steps for cutting unwanted footage at the beginning and at the end, adding the intro/outro slides, adding the speaker’s slides when needed and exporting the final video.

I’ll attach to this post the video, the English script and the Italian script. The script are exactly the word I’ll say to explain the process in the audio of the video.

Please note that the video has no audio because I’ll record it when I have the final cut of the video with the improvements I’ll make with your help, so I recommend to watch the video keeping an eye on the script and please leave in the comment every improvement I can make to the video or if some steps are not clear.

English script

Italian script

I was asked to post some of the…

I was asked to post some of the comments I received after I started reaching out to WordCamps concerning the camera kits they will get a few days before their event. Sorry for the length of this post but I wanted to include the majority of responses. Contact was made using the contact page of the WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. website, direct email or SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

I started off each contact with the following:

“Good morning ####, I am a volunteer with WordPress TV. We recently started an outreach program to contact upcoming WordCamps to see if they needed any documentation or advice for the camera kits that will be shipped a few days prior to your event. If we can be of service, please reach out to me or leave a message on the #wptv channel and someone will reply.”

Listed below are some of the response:

Great, thanks for letting me know! I’ll pass this on to our AV guy and see what he says.

johnparkinson [12:30 PM]
Thanks ####! If you want to pass this link along:

[12:31 PM]

Will to, thanks!

[2:21 PM]

Hey John, I think we’re good, we are using the same outside contractor as last year.

johnparkinson [2:21 PM]
Thanks Mikel, I thought WCNYC used an outside agency but wanted to offer just incase.

[2:22 PM]

sure glad to know you’ve got our back… 🙂

Hi ####, I am a volunteer with WordPress TV. We recently started to reach out to upcoming WordCamp to see if they needed any help with the camera kits that will be shipped a few days before the event. We have documents and videos available, if needed.

[4:00 PM]

Thanks John! I think we’re okay with the usage (I scored a volunteer who’s great with a/v) :simple_smile:

The main concern is that the camera kits show up with all parts intact. We had one show up last year missing a component and had to forgo filming one of the tracks.

[4:00 PM]

Should I coordinate with you for how many kits we need, where to ship, etc?

johnparkinson [4:03 PM]
For camera kits you need to contact @roseapplemedia. He has been taking care of the camera kits for a few months for US & Canada WordCamps (I think). He is top notch and will help any way he can.

[4:33 PM]

Sweet. Thank you!

johnparkinson [4:55 PM]
Also, if you need video info, there are some docs on

[5:00 PM]

Awesome – thank you!

[4:24 PM]

Thanks for reaching out! I think we’re good for now on video operations. I’ll pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” you with any questions :simple_smile:

johnparkinson [5:00 PM]
Thanks ####! You can ping me or the #wptv channel and someone will get back with you.

Hi John,

Thanks for reaching out to us.

I do have some questions about videos for WordCamp, can we arrange a call?


Hi John,
Thank You so much for reaching out! I will reach out to ###### who has volunteered to record again for us this year and have him contact you with any questions. We really appreciate the info. Thanks again!

#outreach, #reach-out, #wptv-connect