Dream reportedly uses Final Cut Pro to edit his videos and OBS to record his videos, but it is his editing style that sets his videos apart.
Every now and then, there are YouTubers that skyrocket to success on the platform. One in particular that did this in recent years is Minecraft Youtuber, Dream, otherwise known as DreamWasTaken or Clay. He is considered one of the fastest growing YouTubers in history.
Best known for his “Speedrunner vs. Hunter” videos, the Minecraft YouTuber has garnered such a massive following on his main channel that his subscribers are always interested in his video editing and the recording software that he uses, which is believed to be Final Cut Pro for editing and OBS for recording his videos.
Why is Dream so popular?
Dream created his YouTube channel in January 2014. However, it was only in 2019 that he started uploading videos on his channel.
The reason the YouTuber is so popular is because he is one of the fastest growing YouTube channels in the history of the platform. Within a year, he went from an average of a thousand subscribers to five million.
In 2021, he had over 15 million subscribers, and currently in 2022, he has 30.1 million subscribers and many, if not most of these subscribers enjoy his videos for his editing style.
What video editor does Dream use?
Due to his exponential annual growth, subscribers and Minecraft YouTubers alike are curious about the video editing software and recording software that he uses. Therefore, the gamer is continually being asked about these two aspects of his videos.
During one of his live videos, Dream shared that he uses Final Cut Pro to edit his videos. The video editing software is eligible to be used on Apple devices, meaning that for PCs, you can also use Adobe Premiere Pro.
Final Cut Pro costs $299. Fortunately, there is a free-trial period before committing to the high price that it costs to have the software installed legally.
Moreover, the video recording system that he uses for his videos is Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). This software is touted as a free and open source solution for offline video recording and live streaming that is Mac and Windows compliant.
This makes the recording software more accessible for all aspiring Minecraft YouTuber content creators.
However, it should be noted that getting the same video editing and video recording software does not guarantee that your videos will have the same effect as Dream’s videos.
This is because aside from the software that he uses, his editing style is what sets his videos apart from other Minecraft YouTube content creators.
Two aspects that influence his videos is the lack of sound bites of himself that he uses, and the use of music to heighten the overall experience.
How does the mystery about Dream influence his video editing style?
A big part of the reason for Dream’s popularity is the fact that he is considered an enigma by many of his subscribers, since his face is rarely seen and when it is, it is usually obscured by a mask or a hat that he wears.
This aspect translates to the way that he edits his videos as he does not speak in most of them, especially those that are pre-recorded and edited before he uploads them. This aspect has gone on to define his editing style for his videos.
How is music integral in heightening Dream’s video-watching experience?
Another key aspect in how Dream edits his videos is his use of atmospheric music to heighten the viewing experience.
This technique he handles in two ways – either by introducing intense, dramatic and operatic ambience music when there is impending danger, or light-hearted and comical soundtracks when he has survived a deadly move and has countered the move effectively.
This subtle but effective aspect in his video editing style is what has arguably set him apart from other Minecraft YouTubers and common video editing styles.
What is Dream’s most popular video?
The video has now amassed over 115 million views since it was uploaded in August 2020, as new and old subscribers continue to revisit the video in the two years since it was first released on the platform.