Newbie video editing

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Andy 'B', Feb 27, 2004.

  1. Andy 'B'

    Andy 'B' Guest

    Hi all just started looking at video editing and wondered what your thoughts
    are on Microsoft's movie maker 2.
    I have had a quick look at the other popular packages but found I could get
    results instantly without reading all the help files. What are the pitfalls
    I will come across as across if I use this basic program. As I use sound
    forge products for audio editing would it be a good progression to move on
    to Vegas. I know this is I higher end product but will I benefits from
    learning it.
    I just really at this stage wish to edit my holiday videos.

    Thanks

    Andy
     
    Andy 'B', Feb 27, 2004
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    Gavin Hill Guest

    I can give you advice based on my new experience to this hobby as I
    just started a month ago. Since you already are familiar with Sonic
    Foundry products and your intent is to move to Vegas, you might take a
    look at Sony's Screenblast Movie Studio. It was developed by Sonic
    Foundry to rev 2. When sold to Sony it was enhanced to rev 3. After
    much research I concluded it has the most bang for the buck of the
    lower priced editing solutions. I have had a good time learning the
    basic editing process and using the multiple features. It has numerous
    transitions for use with two audio, two video and one text tracks. It
    is a timeline style editor.

    look here http://www.screenblast.com/main/content_assets/html/SEO/movie-studio.html

    There is also a good forum hosted by Sony -
    http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.com/forums/default.asp

    Racer
     
    Gavin Hill, Feb 27, 2004
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    Andy Lee Guest

    Andy,

    Spend some time and read it.

    http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,4148,4835,00.asp

    It's not only about editing. It's also how you want to deliver your
    end product. If all you want is to play it though your PC/Laptop,
    movie maker will do. However, you might need more sophisticated
    package if you want to deliver it in a DVD format.
     
    Andy Lee, Feb 27, 2004
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