Which Video Editing Software Will Do These Things...?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Larry, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Larry

    Larry Guest

    Currently I use Roxio DVD Creator software. It is okay, but does not
    do a lot of things I wanted to do:

    1. Fade in and fade out capability.
    2. Have intro photos with a caption and title for each chapter.
    3. Have more control of how the main menu will look.
    4. Have a feature to list a title for each chapter if I want to.
    5. Insert funny editing animation/blurring for covering people's
    privates in naked or x-rated clips.

    What is the best video editing software that will do all of these
    things? I've heard Premier is a good one, but I am not sure if it has
    all of these features I want.

    Also, Roxio takes a long time to encode before burning to DVD (a one
    hour DVD took over an hour to encode and only 5 mins to burn). My PC
    sounded like it was going to explode (it was working so hard!). I at
    least thought it was going to crash (but luckily it didn't). Should I
    take my captured/edited .avi and encode it separately with TMPGenc or
    something like that? Would it be faster/better quality mpeg2?

    Larry, Oct 22, 2004
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  2. Larry

    Funprice Guest

    You can download trial-versions of most of the video-editing programs.
    After doing so, you can find out for yourself which program can do the
    things you want. Maybe there isn't anyone that can do it all, then you
    can switch from one to another.

    Try: Premiere from Adobe, MediaStudioPro from Ulead and Vegas from
    Sony. Other posibilities: Avid, Pinnacle's Liquid.

    The fastest mpeg-2 encoder seems to be the one from Cinemacraft.com,
    also one of the very best.
    Funprice, Oct 22, 2004
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  3. (Larry) wrote in message

    yes encode it separately, but then DON'T author with Roxio, use
    something else, as Roxio will STILL re-encode, even though it has no
    good reason to do so, at this point.

    Bay Way 41510, Oct 22, 2004
  4. Larry

    Eric Guest

    Part of the problem is you are trying to find an all-in-one solution.

    EditStudio from Pure Motion <http://www.puremotion.com> does great
    editing and even has tutorials on how to do #5.

    DVDLab from Mediachance <http://www.mediachance.com> is downright
    AMAZING in what it does for menus.

    Each focuses on doing one thing well. Both have astounding tech
    support and time-limited full-featured trial versions you can


    Eric, Oct 22, 2004
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