Movies on T1i

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Rhino, May 17, 2010.

  1. Rhino

    Rhino Guest

    I got a Canon T1i for Christmas and have started making short movies with
    it. I am going to want to do some editing to remove boring bits and to add
    transitions, titles, maybe even voiceovers. I know that the movies are in
    ..MOV files when I transfer them to my computer but I'm not sure exactly
    what audio and video formats are being produced nor what codecs are used
    for the compression and I can't find the information in the manual.

    Can anyone fill me in on that?

    I'd like to get some video editing software but I need to know the answers
    to those questions first so that I can figure out which software to get.

    Since some of you may be editing movies yourselves, I'd also be interested
    in recommendations for good FREE editing software that works with movies
    shot by my T1i. I'm on a very tight budget for the moment so I can't afford
    to buy editing software yet.....
    Rhino, May 17, 2010
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  2. Rhino

    Rhino Guest

    Thanks for your speedy reply and please forgive my slow response....

    Money is very tight for me right now so I will have to start with free
    editors although I think it very likely that I will buy better software
    once I start stumbling on the pitfalls associated with the freeware
    editors (and have a bit more money).

    What are the "best of breed" free editors for my Canon T1i movies?

    You raised a lot of good points in your reply. I have a strong feeling
    that I'm going to really get into this kind of editing once I get the
    basics under my belt. Unfortunately, I know so little right now that I
    don't know exactly what I will want to do once I get the basics nailed
    down. It really would be best if I deferred trying to select an advanced
    editor until I better understand all that is possible and all that I am
    likely to want to do.
    Rhino, May 20, 2010
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