Documenting the construction process has been a key goal from the start. I’ve learned a lot from other model railroaders’ video stories, so I wanted to do the same for my own enjoyment and to maybe share some things I have learned.
The video editing software I will use is Hit Film Express. Ron of Ron’s Trains and Things uses this package; it has many optional plug-ins but the base system is very reasonably priced. To create clips for inclusion that can capture COmputer screens, I will use the free package, OBS. It can overlay several different video and audio feeds to create clips.
I do not need a full professional package, and this hit the sweet spot in terms of features vs. cost.
I have a sound recording setup already based on Audacity which is free.
I am going to look at adding an opener and log effect from the videohive website. I am still looking through those, although I think I have an opener video picked out.
Youtube has a nice selection of free music. I like the ‘Tupelo Train’ track for maybe the ending video, but I do not think it goes especially well with the train opener video I am looking at.
Another source of free music can be found here.