What is a good inexpensive video viewing software

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Tonso, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Tonso

    Tonso Guest

    I am an Industrial Engineer. I sometimes use a digital video camera to
    record a process in order to analyze the various tasks involved. I
    currently use Windows Movie Maker ver. 5.1. It works fine and has lot
    of features I like, such as frame by frame viewing, the ability to
    start/stop by pressing the spacebar, and a clock that shows 1/100 of a
    minute for timing purposes. However, at times I could really use fast
    forwarding, so i could scan a video quickly to find just the part I am
    interested in at that time. Is there an inexpensive software product
    available with all the features I like as mentioned above, and also
    has fast motion search capabilties?
    Thank you,

    Tonso, Apr 6, 2007
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  2. I am not a WMM user, but with other video (and audio) editing apps,
    you can "drag" the cursor along the timeline to quickly view (or hear)
    the content. Can you do that in WMM?

    Perhaps the next step up in price and performance would be
    something like Adobe Premiere Elements.
    Richard Crowley, Apr 6, 2007
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  3. Tonso

    Steve King Guest

    I've just tried it. Yes you can. I think the OP has what he needs. Click
    on the time line to place the cursor. Click on the cursor and hold down the
    left mouse button. Drag across the time line.

    Steve King
    Steve King, Apr 6, 2007
  4. Another alternative is Womble Video Wizard. WVW has playing speed
    options of 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 (and 1/2, 1/5), as well as the usual
    timeline cursor.
    Terry Pinnell, Apr 7, 2007
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