Digital Logistics when Editing Videos for Clients

External hard drive
Now, if you've been editing videos for clients you know one thing: they always change their minds about what they want.

They love your final clip but then they ask you to change some scenes. You do that and then it's perfect! Sort of... because if you can change that other part too then it would be really amazing. And so on.

No big deal - they're paying, right? So if you expect this to happen (and you should) you'll be prepared.

That's why it is important to store all your media files (videos, images, graphics, music) within the same folder. Coz I assume at some point you're gonna move that whole folder onto an external hard drive.

So when the client comes and asks for a modification, you can access your project directly from your external storage device and you'll know your files will be there - and the editing software will pull all the files into the timeline.

Sending the file to the client

Cloud Storage
Two nice ways to send your edits to the client are Dropbox and YouTube.

With Dropbox, you upload your file to your Public folder, then you copy the public download link (right click on the file and you'll see that option) and you simply send the download link to the client.

With YouTube, you upload your file as Unlisted (so your subscribers won't see it) and the client can watch the video directly on YouTube. They can even embedded it on their website. So you can basically host your clients' vids on your account without annoying your subscribers.

Selling footage

Another reason why you don't wanna delete your raw material, especially if it's really good, is because you can sell it. If your vids on YouTube are being watched by many people, there are some chances someone will approach you to buy your footage. It happened to me a few times and I don't even have the best quality footage.

And even if this doesn't happen, you wanna upload your best shots to a stock footage site. Who knows what might come out of it?! Nothing bad that's for sure.


My point is this: always store your files for a certain project within the same folder even if you'll have redundancy (which may happen with music files, graphics and images).

This way you can always come back and modify your video with ease. Not to mention retrieving parts of the video for selling.

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  1. Hi, there. I'm looking for a software by which I can able to edit video and image. Would you refer some editing software ? Thanks for your sharing.

    1. Hi William! Corel has a bundle with both video and image editing software.

      I don't do much image editing - I use Microsoft Visio for vector graphics but that's about it. :-)


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