Another Way To Edit a Video Clip In Lightroom

Hi gang: This is a follow-up to a post I did last week about using the Quick Develop panel in the Library module to edit a video clip (because the Develop module doesn’t support editing video).

One of my readers here on the blog, filhalandilas, noted that there’s another way to do it, and while it takes an extra step, it opens all the editing capabilities of the Develop Module for editing video using a clever workaround (though I’m not sure it was necessary to start his comment with “You’re Doing It Wrong!”).

Anyway, here’s the tip:

Hope you find that helpful, and thanks to filhalandilas for his comment. Well, most of it anyway. 😉

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Author: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books. You can learn more about Scott at

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    • Wow! This kinda helpful to me. All this time, I thought only photos can be edited using lightroom. Thanks!

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  1. Having watched this tutorial on creating a copy of one frame in the Library module and editing the original and copy in Develop, it struck me that having made adjustments in Develop which are not available in Library (Tone curve for instance) you can then return to library and having selected the edited frame you can then use the sync settings option (bottom right) to transfer all the edits, including those not normally available in Library.
    I don’t do videos but maybe you could check to ensure this actually works?

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  2. Awesome tip. Thank you Scott and fellow reader. This gets me excited about shooting and editing video again.

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  3. Scott – Thanks for the review. Since you are still looking I’ll share a recommendation for the backpack I just used for my trip to Costa Rica. After a long search I wound up getting the Tenba Shootout 24L – It was perfect for my needs with plenty of external pockets on the front and sides as well as a Laptop/iPad pocket along the backside. I traveled with the 5Dmk3 w/ 70-200 attached and a 24-70 for wider shots. I also had a few filters, and a small EX 430 flash along with assorted cards and chargers. The nice thing was the extra room I had for a light rain jacket for the occasional storm. Bonus for the side access pocket at the bottom of the backpack so I could pull my camera out without opening the full backpack and take a few shots then return it to the bag with ease. The access pocket was the big selling point for me because I’ve tried several times to get a backpack that would allow me to keep the 70-200 attached and still use the access door but had little success before this bag. So there ya go – a great recommendation from some guy you never met on an internet blog comment thread. 🙂 Good luck in your quest for the perfect travel backpack.

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    • Hmmmmm – Not sure why this comment showed up here – I posted it after watching the backpack review video (seen as the example video Scott is using for his video editing). Oh well.

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  4. Another way to edit video in LR:
    Open video in PSCC, then use camera raw filter.
    Edit one frame as a RAW file, this changes will affect all video frames.

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  5. This doesn’t seem to work for shadows and highlights.

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  6. Remember to activate AUTO SYNC as shown in the video.

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    • Yes, that´s why it didn´t work for me. Thanks Craig!!

      Don´t forget to activate AUTO SYNC 😉

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