SYS 119: Streamlining Video Editing: Our Experience Using an AI Video Editing App for Short Clips


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Steve shares his experience using an AI video editing app to repurpose his long-form podcast videos on Instagram, TikTok, Reels and other social media.

Find out how fared when maximising the use of recorded media to create short clips.


💡 It has traditionally taken quite a lot of manual editing time to chop up a long video into usable short clips.

💡Short clips are required for apps like TikTok and Reels as the run time permitted is curtailed to short 1 to 2-minute videos.

💡 Currently, Steve uses Descript, an all-in-one video and podcast editing app that allows video editing via transcribed and edited text.

💡Using, Steve and his team learned that it cuts out individual talking points from a long-form video which can't be used as stand-alone short clips.

💡 With a large amount of uploading and downloading required, plus the time to quality control the clips, did not provide a time or quality benefit over Descript.

💡The key lesson learned is that as a business owner, do not waste time testing new apps and processes yourself. Instead, delegate the testing to the staff member responsible for that task.

Video Editing Using an AI for Short Clips


1:43 – 💬 ‘We looked at as an alternative to hopefully speed up the whole process of editing and creating short clips and use artificial intelligence to do all the hard work for us.’

05:59 💬 ‘ produced stuff that was possibly useable, but it wasn't really at the standard we want it to be.’

09:58 💬 ‘If you're going to test new apps, don't waste your time. If this is to improve an existing process, get the person currently doing it to do the testing for you and get them to come back to you and provide feedback with a report. In that way, you're not wasting your time trying out an app you may never use.’

11:37 💬 ‘Don't get sucked in by all the hype about all the AI stuff. I'm not saying there's no place for AI apps doing amazing things, and we're using it now to help us to craft blog posts based on our episodes. So we're using it cleverly to save huge amounts of time and reduce our costs.’



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Steve used to be a slave to his business, but when he moved to Sweden in 2015, he was forced to change how he worked. He switched to running his businesses remotely. After totally nailing this concept, he spent his time helping other small business owners do the same. Steve’s been investing in property since 2002, has a degree in Computing, and worked as a doctor in the NHS before quitting to focus full-time on sharing his systems and outsourcing Methodology with the world. He now lives in Sweden and runs his UK-based businesses remotely with the help of his team of Filipino and UK-based Virtual Assistants.

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Steve Day

About the Author

Since 2016, Steve has helped hundreds of business owners to systemise their businesses and outsource their work. In doing so, he has helped them regain control of their lives and create the businesses they set out to build.

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