The final step in the video production process is post-production, where you edit your raw footage to create your finished video.
Make sure you stick with one video editing software program to make things easier. Final Cut Pro and iMovie are Macintosh only video editing software programs, while Windows Movie Maker is Windows only. Adobe Premiere Pro supports both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. If you're interested in motion graphics, Apple Motion works with Macintosh computers, while Adobe After Effects works with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems.
Consider data storage and file management. Develop an organization system for archiving and logging your original source material. If you don't have your own computer, be prepared for moving large multimedia files and projects between locations. Since video files can become very large, it is best to store your files on an external hard drive. A USB flash drive (memory stick) is usable for smaller projects. You can also use the UD Dropbox to store your files, or purchase blank CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, flash drives, and SD cards at the Student Multimedia Design Center's service desk.
Lynda.com has a helpful tutorial on finding the story in the footage you capture: