Hey lovely people !
Amy from Sheffield here!
I'm wanting to start a new hobby such as editing videos with software but I'm completely new to all this but want to learn the basics simply editing YouTube videos making little holiday videos you know that sort of thing I have a laptop but no idea where to start so any advice on this or teaching training would be muchly appreciated !
How's Sheffield treating you with the current heat wave?
A great starter question and it sounds like you have some fun projects planned to get you started. I'm just curious if you are using a Windows or Mac laptop?
Windows Movie maker is certainly a good place to start, but if it's something you enjoy and want to be serious try Adobe Premiere Elements as a starting point - it's not too expensive and is fairly easy to learn.
Don't worry too much about file formats at this point such as WMV. While they are important for down the line I suspect that you're just wanting to make personal videos for yourself or to share on Social media in a non professional capacity so experiment and most important,y have fun. Video editing is part of my job so if you need any tips let me know.
Apart from Adobe Premiere elements, I recommend Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13, as it's really user friendly and there are some good tuition videos on youtube, and it doesn't cost much. Windows movie maker is ok, but you can't do that much with it. Have fun.