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Mar 28, 2012 19:28 |  #1

Hey guys, I am a noob at video work and such, started getting into it with a canon t2i and a canon 50mm F1.8 II lens. I am wondering what is a good program to use to edit videos?

I heard After Effects is super hard to use as a beginner, but I kind of know some basics... some.

What do you guys use? and what would you guys recommend?


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Mar 28, 2012 22:39 |  #2

I use Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Just keep practicing and learn the keyboard shortcuts. They will allow your workflow to be more efficient.

Once you get past the basics, check out Magic Bullet software for color grading and different film effects. Hope this helps somewhat! I'm sure others will post more info and experience. Good luck!




  
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Mar 29, 2012 09:51 |  #3

Final Cut Pro, but I really need to get into AE for motion graphics...


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Mar 29, 2012 11:25 |  #4

I use Adobe Premiere Pro. Pick up this book and withing a week or two youll know all you need to know to get started: LINK (external link)


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Mar 29, 2012 11:58 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #5

Premier and AE, but check out Vegas Pro, it's a pretty intense alternative for a reasonable price.


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Mar 29, 2012 20:10 |  #6

Thanks guys! I just hope it wont get my head stuck in some gutter with too much information :P. Ill look into all these programs and see what fits me the most.

Edit: didnt notice there was a sticky on this... woops.


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Mar 30, 2012 08:16 |  #7

One of the cut down versions of Vegas is a good starting point and would count towards an upgrade if you went for the full version ultimately.

HitFilm is a pretty good tool for simple compositing effects and comes with one of the Vegas suites. You do really need to upgrade to HitFilm Ultimate to get motoring though. Object tracking is particularly good and it's nowhere near the cost of After Effects.


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Mar 30, 2012 12:44 |  #8

Premier and AE. But for AE I only use templates.


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Mar 30, 2012 16:26 |  #9

Vegas is probably the best serious editing tool for beginners.
I find the best way to learn is watch YouTube tutorials. Some books offer very in-depth comprehensive guides... but honestly the fastest way to learn how to do something is watch somebody else do it and try it yourself. A lot of working with NLE's is trial error.

Of course knowing the ins/outs of the software won't make you a good editor, so look into what makes a good edit.




  
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Mar 31, 2012 07:27 |  #10

benesotor wrote in post #14182522 (external link)
....I find the best way to learn is watch YouTube tutorials. ......


I agree 100%. It is an incredible learning resource.


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Mar 31, 2012 14:49 |  #11

John Sims wrote in post #14185374 (external link)
I agree 100%. It is an incredible learning resource.

Yup, even the non-proffesional tutorials are good enough. I gained a solid basis for InDesign and Illustrator within a few weeks just using a few tutorials.




  
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Mar 31, 2012 16:20 |  #12

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Mar 31, 2012 20:21 |  #13

benesotor wrote in post #14182522 (external link)
...I find the best way to learn is watch YouTube tutorials.

Your comment was directed at Vegas, but for Premiere Pro, Adobe has produced a number of fantastic tutorials. Incredible resource for Premiere users, as well as all the other Adobe products (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc., etc.)

Nobody has mentioned it, but Premiere Elements isn't bad as a consumer-level NLE editor, and it's a good prep if you wish to move up to Premiere Pro.


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Apr 03, 2012 09:32 as a reply to  @ Snafoo's post |  #14

I used to use Premiere but recently have really enjoyed using the below programs:

PowerDirector 10 Ultra
Corel Video Studio X5
Corel Motion Studio 3D

http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.c​om/ (external link)

http://www.corel.com …oreKey=ca&langu​ageCode=en (external link)

Always fun testing and trying out new applications if you have an up to date PC.

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Apr 03, 2012 09:37 as a reply to  @ Silverfox1's post |  #15

I haven't tried it yet but there is a brand new version of Corel VideoStudio X5 (external link).

I've been very pleased with Corel's other recent releases so I will consider this one as well.




  
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