Recommend Video Editor

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Dub, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Dub

    Dub Guest

    Hi,

    After downloading the trial of Sony Vegas Studio Platinum 9, I eventually
    (after some hours) found it won't import sound with avi files:
    http://tinyurl.com/5ppn4c

    On the basis that I am looking to pay for video editing software that will
    actually do the job without being dependant on 3rd party plugs, can anyone
    recommend a decent product for under £100.

    This will only be used perhaps 6 times a year, so I don't have a need to
    learn the ins and outs of every option. Just simple and reliable clipping,
    editing etc.


    TIA for every personal recommendation suggested.
     
    Dub, Sep 1, 2008
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    Jerry Guest

    Are you sure that it's not just a restriction in the trail version,
    sorry but I haven't followed your URL as I do not follow any
    tinyurl.com link for security reasons, perhaps you could post the full
    URL? Normally one of the things people prise about the Vegas family of
    video editors is their audio capabilities!
    Have you looked at Adobe Premiere Elements
    (<http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Adobe_Premiere_Elements_3.html>), in
    fact for just over your 100 quid you can get both Premiere and
    Photoshop Elements...
     
    Jerry, Sep 1, 2008
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  3. Dub

    Netmask Guest


    Based on your last sentence "Just simple and reliable clipping,
    editing etc. I would suggest you see if AVI Trimmer
    http://www.solveigmm.com/?Products&p=AVITrimmer fulfils your needs and it's
    free. Then there is VirtualDub http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/ and
    MPEGStreamclip http://www.squared5.com/ that's worth having also free.
     
    Netmask, Sep 2, 2008
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  4. Dub

    Jerry Guest


    VirtualDub is, in many peoples opinion, an essential part of any
    computer based video 'tool kit' regardless of what other video
    edition/possessing programmes one also has.
     
    Jerry, Sep 2, 2008
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  5. Dub

    G Hardy Guest

    ...sorry but I haven't followed your URL as I do not follow any
    Not really on topic, but if you prefix tinyurl with "preview." you'll be
    taken to the tinyurl page first and it will tell you where you're going if
    you follow the link. For example, in this case, you'd use
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/5ppn4c

    Hope it helps.
     
    G Hardy, Sep 2, 2008
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  6. Dub

    Jerry Guest

    No, not really! One still needs to *go via* the 'tinyurl' web
    server...
     
    Jerry, Sep 2, 2008
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  7. Dub

    G Hardy Guest

    Some people are really hard to please. What is it about the tinyurl server
    that upsets you?
     
    G Hardy, Sep 4, 2008
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  8. Dub

    Jerry Guest

    I don't trust it or those behind it, why can't people just post the
    original URL, what is the problem with that - surely it's no more
    difficult to copy and paste the original URL than getting and then
    posting one of these shorter URLs? If people want *me* to follow a
    URL, so that *I might help them*, then they either do it my way or
    they don't get the help they might otherwise get (and I'm sure than
    I'm not the only person who thinks that way either)...
     
    Jerry, Sep 4, 2008
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  9. Dub

    Robin Guest

    The message <g9o83k$vuj$>
    Isn't this all a bit 'off topic'?

    Robin
     
    Robin, Sep 4, 2008
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  10. Dub

    Jerry Guest

    "Trev" <trevbowdenAT.dsl.pipex.COM> wrote in message
    <snip>

    [ shorterned URLs ]
    But all can be 'reconstructed', next....
     
    Jerry, Sep 4, 2008
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  11. Dub

    Dub Guest


    <snip>



    Thanks all.

    Here is the full link if you want to read it Jerry.


    http://www.custcenter.com/cgi-bin/s...GV4dD1pbXBvcnQgYXZpIHNvdW5k&p_li=&p_topview=1
























    (and I'm sure than
     
    Dub, Sep 7, 2008
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  12. Dub

    Jerry Guest

    <full URL snipped>

    Well according to that page it's a simple codec issue, something that
    you could be faced with in *any* other editors, there are open codecs
    (MPG type1, as used in authoring VCD, being the most obvious) and
    commercial codecs (Dvix being an example), trail versions of
    programmes can have all sorts of limitations due to the non payment of
    licences whilst not all paid-for software contains all the commercial
    codecs - this is especially true of some of the more recent or obscure
    codec. Basically if you need to use a commercial codec that has not
    been inclued you need to buy a licence from the codec provider.
    Something else the novice needs to be aware of, just because you can
    play a file using a certain (commercial) codec it doesn't follow that
    you can create a new media file using that codec as there are often
    both play only versions and play/write versions IYSWIM.

    What you need to check is what actual codec you need, "AVI" is just a
    wrapper (as Tony Morgan would say), if you don't have it already then
    I suggest you download a copy of Gspot <http://gspot.headbands.com/>
    (freeware), 'open' the media file in that software and then be guided
    by the information extracted/given.
     
    Jerry, Sep 8, 2008
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