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  • Started 8 years ago by Chanta
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Chanta
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Hi!
Can anyone recommend good video editing software?
Thanks

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Lighthouse
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Free or pay for?

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Chanta
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Ideally, free. (heee heee) And I'm pretty much fed up with Movie maker and Premiere - are there any alternatives?

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ScottW
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There is some free software out there for video editing, but it tends to be specific to one format and you don't get a fancy interface. For a list of free, trial, and paid video editors, stop over at videohelp.com and check out the tools section. There are specific categories for video editors:
http://www.videohelp.com/tools

If I were making a list of commercial products, it would include Adobe Premiere (which you've used), Pinnacle Studio, Cyberlink PowerDirector and Ulead VideoStudio. I haven't tried all of these products, but I would suspect that in some ways they are very similar. They probably all give you a timeline or a storyboard to assemble your video and audio plus a whole bunch of crazy wipes and other effects that have a big WOW factor, but aren't really useful. Most products have a trial version, so you should probably try them out and see what you like.

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