Typical Video Editing Issues and How to Address Them

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If you’re a videographer or video editor that has problems with editing videos, you’ve clicked on the right blog! Whether you’re new to the world of video editing or you’re someone with experience, there’s definitely something for you here.

Video editing is a complicated process that requires technical skills paired with a whole lot of practice and, of course, a whole lot creativity. It’s not immune to setbacks on the tech end that usually happens when various editing software is used.

Read on for the most typical video editing issues and how to address them:

THE ISSUE: By the time editing is done, the video quality has gone down considerably.

The original footage may be of good quality, but after editing, it becomes of poor quality. This can happen when you have used a video editing tool that may have altered the resolution or bit-rate of the video to a lower value.

ADDRESS IT: Review all of your video settings. There’s a likelihood that your video settings have been converted unknowingly. Even a small change like changing the color encoding system (NTSC to PAL) or even something to do with the frame rate can lead the video quality to be affected entirely.

THE ISSUE: A video (or a few videos) have dead and stuck pixels.

These are pixels that are basically unwanted. Dead pixels are black spots which come about when the RGB sub-pixels are turned off permanently. “Stuck” pixels are spots, usually red, green and blue, that appear on a video screen. This happens when a transistor does not receive enough power, which means light is able to pass through the RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) layer.

ADDRESS IT: Unfortunately, these pixel issues are usually a manufacturing flaw. Your best bet is to call on the manufacturer to ask for some type of support.

THE ISSUE: The computer slows down or crashes entirely while editing.

Video editing takes heavy horsepower. When you’re working on large video files, there’s a good chance your computer will crash – or worse, corrupt important files. The problem occurs when your computer system specifications don’t meet the demands of the editing software. When you’re working on the heavy video files, the system freezes, shuts down, or operates erratically.

ADDRESS IT: Review all of your editing programs side-by-side with the specifications of your system. Chances are you might need to get some upgrades done. Another fix is to simply outsource your editing, which will take the pressure off your computer system and save you time as well.

THE ISSUE: During the editing process, the video files get corrupted.

ADDRESS IT: If your video files are corrupted, use a professional video repair tool from a reputable software developer. The tool should be safe and able to fix all kinds of video issues, including errors in sound, video frames, movement of videos, sound and more.


Video editing requires quite a lot of skill technically to be paired with creativity. That said, both beginners and more experienced editors are prone to run into issues. Typical ones include video files getting corrupted, dead and stuck pixels in videos and more.

In need of help from a reliable social media video editing agency? Reach out to Editing Machine today! We want to help YouTubers get the time they would have spent editing back so they can focus on content creation. 

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