Video Editing Software

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Ampersand, Oct 11, 2003.

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    Ampersand Guest

    Could anyone recommend me some good video editing software that would be
    easy to use and that would deliver good quality video (same quality as the
    source vids)? I'm not an advanced user so I don't need stuff like Vegas or
    Adobe Premiere (Heck, I've been using ArcSoft VideoImpression! :) What I'm
    looking for is just a simple videoeditor that I could create videos with,
    using transitions between them, add audio, text, effects, and, if possible,
    that would have a few templates I could add to my videos. Also something
    that would be easy to use, much like VideoImpression (where you have a
    timeframe and you drag and drop your videos, your audio files, your
    transitions, etc.), but that would be better in terms of video quality.
    Thanks a lot for your help!
    Ampersand, Oct 11, 2003
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    Enough Guest

    iPhoto. Free.
    Enough, Oct 11, 2003
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    Ampersand Guest

    You mean Apple iPhoto? This lets you edit photos, not videos doesn't it?
    Also, if you're talking about the same software, it's Mac only and I've got
    a PC.
    Ampersand, Oct 11, 2003
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    First of all, join the rest of us and ignore Enough.
    As far as a software package goes, have a look at Screenblast Movie Studio
    from Sony (formerly Sonic Foundry). It starts at $100 and looks like it'll
    fill your needs. More info at
    or if this link is broken.

    Mike Kujbida, Oct 11, 2003
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    Ampersand Guest

    This is one I've seen yesterday. It looked pretty good and easy to use, yet
    simple enough. As I said I don't need those extra features or bells and
    whistles or DVD-quality authoring, etc. I have seen other choices
    also...they include:
    Adobe Premiere
    Pinnacle Expression
    Roxio VideoWave Movie Creator

    However, the first 2 look more complicated to use. Roxio VideoWave seemed
    OK, but the one that was the closest to what I was looking for, I think, is
    Screenblast Movie Studio. By the way, do you know if any of those programs
    accept a lot of file formats as an input? (say, Quicktime (.mov), .avi,
    ..mpg, etc.? Thanks!
    Ampersand, Oct 11, 2003
  6. Movie Maker - if you are running Windows Me or XP.

    PapaJohn \(MVP\), Oct 11, 2003
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    According to the Sony site, Screenblast accepts DV, AVI, and MPEG 1 & 2
    files. I don't know about the others so you'll have to compare.
    Personally, I use Vegas at home and DPS Velocity at work.

    Mike Kujbida, Oct 11, 2003
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    PTRAVEL Guest

    Or, for free, you can download AVID software from the avid website. I
    haven't tried it yet, but the description of it sounds like it's pretty
    capable, and the price is certainly right.
    PTRAVEL, Oct 12, 2003
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    David Guest

    Have you ever tried fadetoblack, or fancy movie maker?
    David, Oct 12, 2003
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