Which video editing software to get?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by MeNotHome, Aug 29, 2003.

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    MeNotHome Guest

    I just bought a sony trv38 with firewire connection and card.

    Which video editing software should I get for editing home moves and
    also for putting some video clips on a website.

    Thanks for any advice.
    MeNotHome, Aug 29, 2003
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    Sanman Guest

    Vegas 4.0 + DVD. Enough said.

    Sanman, Aug 29, 2003
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    Alison Guest

    Vegas 4.0 + DVD is an excellent program, but is quite expensive - $800 -
    and may be more than you need just for home videos. (You can get just
    Vegas 4.0 without the DVD software for $560.) I can recommend Vegas'
    "little brother," Screenblast Movie Studio, which used to be called
    Video Factory. I use Video Factory and am very happy with it.
    Screenblast, which I believe is basically Video Factory with a few new
    features, costs about $100. Check it out on the Sonic Foundry website
    at http://www.sonicfoundry.com/products .

    Do not be put off by the rather dorky-looking picture on the
    Screenblast box, which screams "Amateur!" to me - this is a
    well-designed, powerful program for the price. (But when you think
    about it, we ARE amateurs.)
    Alison, Aug 29, 2003
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    Proto Guest

    Try here first. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/moviemaker/default.asp
    Proto, Aug 29, 2003
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    MeNotHome Guest

    Someone asked which O/S....I'm on windows xp pro
    MeNotHome, Aug 30, 2003
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    AnthonyR Guest

    Hey i will be selling my copy of Edition Pro 5 soon on ebay,
    I just got the adobe video collection and really don't need to editors.
    Let me know if you are interested, I'll either e-mail you a link or
    my asking price. It's the full version, I upgraded from 4.5.
    And I have Hollywood FX Pro and Title Deko pro also to go with it.
    If I get 30% of what i paid, I'd be happy. :)
    Enough to buy a new 4x dvd burner.

    AnthonyR, Aug 30, 2003
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    Fred Guest

    I downloaded many trial versions of video editing software, most useless.

    I would download the trial version (don't buy it) of Pinnacle Studio 8 and
    try it out completely. It does a lot of stuff you want to do.

    It is under $100.

    I don't recommend anything, I just suggest you try things out. Video
    software under $100 is very iffy.
    Fred, Aug 30, 2003
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    Westie Guest

    FWIW, I'm a newbie and have just gotten Vegas 4.0+DVD.
    This is the very latest version of Vegas and is tweaked to provide help with
    producing and burning DVD's as well as editing. It's was at the expensive
    end of things but it's great. There is a real jump in prices for editing
    software. I haven't scoured the internet for the best deal but for a newbie
    there seems to be nothing at a 'bargin' price. I thought that getting the
    camera would be the big $$$. I was wrong, the software is takes $$ too. To
    get anything decent you're really looking at paying at least $500 or more -
    at least of what I could find. You can get Vegas 4.0 without the DVD option
    for something like $600 (off the top of my head). I was frustrated with
    things like Windows Movie Maker and some of the other basic products that
    showed your movie as a series of 'film clips' that you dragged and dropped
    together. I just couldn't get audio sync right. The transitions and other
    functions were basic and limited but OK.

    However, I'm ecstatic with Vegas. I'm still trying to get my head around
    some of the finer points of using it but it's fantastic for what I want.
    More than I'll ever need but it does have everything I want and need too.
    That's something that the basic ones just didn't have.

    I really suggest that you download the demo and give it a try. It's a big
    download but it's well worth the effort. Get the downloadable manual too
    and give that a read and spend some time learning how to use it.
    Westie, Aug 30, 2003
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