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Littlejon ­ Dsgn
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Aug 18, 2017 22:22 |  #1

I tried using Microsoft Movie Maker, but it keeps crashing as I try and make our family video from a vacation with a combination of stills and video. Is there something better then Movie Maker without going the Adobe route?




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Aug 19, 2017 01:10 |  #2

https://www.blender.or​g/ (external link)
Blender is a very powerful open source program consisting of several different modules for different tasks. The video editor module is very robust. Here's info from their site.
. . . .
Video Editing
Blender even comes with a built-in Video Editor.

The Video Editor allows you to perform basic actions like video cuts and splicing, as well as more complex tasks like video masking.

The Video Editor includes:

Live preview, luma waveform, chroma vectorscope and histogram displays
Audio mixing, syncing, scrubbing and waveform visualization
Up to 32 slots for adding video, images, audio, scenes, masks and effects
Speed control, adjustment layers, transitions, keyframes, filters and more.
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http://openshot.org/ (external link)
OpenShot is supposed to be pretty good too, and simple to use.




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Aug 19, 2017 02:59 |  #3

Shotcut,
https://www.shotcut.or​g/ (external link)


http://www.flickr.com/​photos/70718847@N02/external link

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Sep 02, 2017 15:51 |  #4

Can't beat davinci.

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Sep 02, 2017 16:20 |  #5

Second for DaVinci


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Sep 04, 2017 10:34 |  #6

Third for davinci
But you need a good computer


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Littlejon ­ Dsgn
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Sep 04, 2017 16:35 |  #7

Thank you all, I am trying out Shotcut as well as Davinci. With regards to Davinci, I thought I had a pretty good computer, this program is showing me just how wrong I am lol. Davinci might be a bit over kill for what I need, however I am finding it easier to navigate and understand, just comes a bit more naturally.




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Sep 04, 2017 17:22 |  #8

If you own photoshop you can do basic video editing with it.


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By The Lake in Big D
Sep 04, 2017 17:39 |  #9

Openshot sounds like it may be more appropriate for your project.




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Sep 09, 2017 00:48 |  #10

Just an FYI.... Noticed OpenShot has released version 2.4.0. Dramatically improved stability. Nice to see so much active development.




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Sep 26, 2017 15:26 |  #11

A bit late, but I am about to try Hitfilm4 Express for editing videos for youtube. It is free and if it works then $350 for the pro version doesn't seem that bad, unlike the $600 for the Sony Vegas Pro.

For my needs, I just need to add a sound track, cut clips, and add words/titles on the screen.


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Sep 29, 2017 12:23 |  #12

With their release of DaVinci Resolve 14 last month, Blackmagic seems to be moving to a solid position for the best freeware video editor.

If you're going to invest your time in learning software, and will come to depend on it, wouldn't you like to know that it will still be around and updated to new camera codecs and computer hardware in years to come? I think Resolve has that.


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JohnnyKarate
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Oct 19, 2017 23:41 |  #13

I totally agree with all of the posters recommending Resolve. At first, you'll look at it and go cross-eyed. Just take a Lynda.com course on DaVinci Resolve, and you'll soon get comfortable with it. It's free, commonly used in professional video studios, and seems to get better and better with each new version.




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Nov 21, 2017 08:59 |  #14

Lightworks works very well for free.

www.lwks.com (external link)




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Nov 21, 2017 13:29 |  #15

elitejp wrote in post #18444248 (external link)
Third for davinci
But you need a good computer

I can't seem to find the platform requirements for Davinci on the site. Can someone point me in the right direction?
Thanks.




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