Dim person wants video editing software....

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by nickc, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. nickc

    nickc Guest

    Can anyone recommend video editing software that has a manual that clearly
    explains ( in one side of A4) how to

    1. take footage from DVD RAM camera
    2. transfer to hard drive.
    3. cut and rearrange clips
    4. transfer back to DVD (ram -r +r ....etc)

    The software I've seen thus far have operating manuals that assume the
    reader intends to spend the rest of their life learning how to do fancy
    titles and effects.

    The first manufacturer who recognises that 99% of potential users will use
    only 0.1% of the features will clean up the market.....IMO

    I'll bet there's freeware out there somewhere that does just
    that......anyone know?......Please.
     
    nickc, Apr 12, 2006
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  2. nickc

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Yes, it's called a DVD RAM capable DVD recorder coupled to a DVD RAM
    camera, whilst using the transport controls of both machines - some
    call it 'crash editing' !....
    If you don't want to use them, then don't, but they are available
    should you wish to do so - just because you walk into a McDonalds
    doesn't mean you have to eat a double half-pounder with extra large
    fries or every item on the menu....

    Perhaps the real problem is not the software but the user manual, or
    more likely the person attempting to read the user manual...
     
    :::Jerry::::, Apr 12, 2006
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  3. nickc

    John Russell Guest

    Horses for Courses!

    There are more simple packages out there than full blown pro quality editors
    if you look. That means none of these are "cleaning up" as it's highly
    competitive.
     
    John Russell, Apr 12, 2006
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  4. nickc

    John Russell Guest

    What you need to check out are the cheaper DVD authoring packages, which
    usually include a basic video editor.
     
    John Russell, Apr 12, 2006
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  5. nickc

    G Hardy Guest

    The current version of Ulead Videostudio, which can burn DVDs, or the
    current version of Ulead DVD MovieFactory, which can offer basic editing.

    You'll probably be able to find an older version bundled with a firewire
    card, capture device, pack of Frosties etc, so it may be cheaper to buy that
    for the old licence, then pay the upgrade price.
     
    G Hardy, Apr 12, 2006
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