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Editing Programs To Get Started?

Discussion in 'Editing Talk' started by ncyrider16, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. ncyrider16

    ncyrider16 United States Wannabie Member

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    Looking for a good, easy to use, do-it-all, cheap (or free) app/program to download on my new Dell Windows 10 laptop. Right now I only need a program for some basic editing features: trim out parts of a video, put music in videos, put pictures/memes in videos, zoom in/out of parts of a video, insert other video clips/thread videos together, and do slow-mo/speed-up parts of a video. I know Youtube has some of these editing features, but the quality of the video I posted went to crap during my last attempt.
    I recently tried 4 or 5 different free video editing apps from the Windows store and I couldn't get any of them to do the basic editing stuff I want to do for posting videos on Youtube. Let me know what I should download or buy...
     


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    HippoDrone United Kingdom Moderator

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    HippoDrone United Kingdom Moderator

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    The full version is a lot better than the free demo version and is very simple yo use.
     


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    ShiftHer United States Wannabie Member

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    I use Adobe Premier Elements. I think it's about 80 bucks. There is a basic mode and an expert mode. Lots of tutorials on YouTube, too, if you ever get stuck on how to do something. I think there is a free trial.
     


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    AmpdMoto United States Check Me Out on Youtube

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    Download the GoPro editor. It's free and has all of the features that you are wanting. It's simple and renders in full quality.

    I personally use Premier Pro but lately have been editing with iMovie that comes standard on my Mac. Simple and quick are what stand out to me when it comes to a motovlog.
     


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    If you're on Windows, give Windows Movie Maker a shot. Simple to use, like dead simple. Obviously not super advanced.
     


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    Reize Singapore 2 Wheeled Islander

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    I actually used that waay back when I started, but it's seriously lacking.

    It's better to pick one good solid program from the get go regardless of the learning curve and get good with it so you don't have to eventually change down the line when you want to do advanced editing and compositing.

    For the most basic, I recommend to nycrider to try using Sony Vegas Pro as a baseline, it's one of the easiest editors out there with decent features. Or you can pick up Adobe Premiere Pro which is even better, or I dare say the pinnacle of editing software.
     


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    Superballs Canada Superballs' Supervids

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    Unfortunately, you cant get this from Microsoft's site anymore. I think there are some third party download locations but those have become more often dubious at best with their proprietary installers and download managers these days.

    Does anyone have a good source for anyone who is interested in WMM?
     


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    Superballs Canada Superballs' Supervids

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    I can second Premiere Pro.

    Since I already had the photography package, I subbed to the yearly plan for the entire creative suite.

    It's not cheap...but when you factor in always having updated software, it's way cheaper than buying it every year.
     


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    WheelyPerd South Africa Wannabie Member

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    You right, it was discontinued earlier this year, but MS plan to replace it with another video editor coming out later this year.

    I still have the Windows Essentials 2012 installer on my local hard drive. I could dropbox this for anyone interested.
     


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    NF Vulcan United States Wannabie Member

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    Used GoPro studio for my first video. It was pretty easy but I could tell that it wasn't the best one out there, plus it doesn't help that my computer is slow as molasses. I might try different ones in the future but for now I'm going to learn the ins and outs of GoPro studio.
     


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    I started out on Sony Vegas Pro which was okay. It did the job and some big vloggers use it still today. But i soon jumped over to the Adobe Family range of programs as i was already very familiar with their After Effects so Premiere Pro came naturally to me. You'll have to pay a subscription if you want to use it though
     


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    scooterwuf United States Wannabie Member

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    If it's affordable go with the Adobe suites package. Having access to Premiere, After Effects, Audition and Photoshop allows you do so much more. I just designed my channel logo, and integrated into a number of AE templates. Plus you can download presets and plug-ins made specifically for Premiere and AE. There may be more of them than ones available in other programs.

    If you are starting out use something simple in Windows or on a MAC, but also look into sources and tutorials just on editing, color correction and for sound -- compression, normalization, de-humming, de-hissing, etc. ... . When you'r ready (and you'll know when you've outgrown a program, then move up.

    - Wuf
     


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    I use wondershare filmora. There should be some tutorials on youtube showing you how to register it for free... you know... if you don't want to pay for it ;)
     


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    If your at college or sibs etc are ask them about getting software legit from college. For example where I work all students have a free licencee for adobe and Microsoft products.
     


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    lupin Australia 2016 Solar Bear Champion.

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    Look around for older versions of software. e.g. sony vegas 13 or 14. You can normally find them at a heavily discounted rate.

    You tend to get almost all of the stuff you are going to want with the older versions anyway.
     


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    HYF United Kingdom HOLDYOURFIRE

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    i use sony vegas 14/15 i find it very easy and simple to use and its dose everything i need, i have tried a few others but i just could get my head around them at all so i gave up and stuck with vegas
     


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    I'm new here and wanted to recommend Davinci Resolve. (can't share links yet)
    I use Premiere Pro CC for editing, BUT I also have DaVinci Resolve.
    If you're looking to learn a workflow and tool set that is 99% identical to Premiere or Final Cut then you should start with Davinci Resolve.
    The only reason I am still using Premiere is that I have a subscription and use Photoshop and After Effects.
    • It's free. (does 4k UHD)
    • Has fully customizable panel layout, programmable keys, etc.
    • When you first setup the software you can have it mimic the layout and shortcuts of either Premiere Pro or Final Cut (makes it easy to learn then transition if needed)
    • One of the best color grading systems in the industry.
    • It's free.
    • YouTube Casey Faris for good free training.
    Thanks....
     


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    Is it cross platform -- PC and Mac?

    - Wuf
     


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    Might have to give Davinci a ganders at some point, sound alright to be fair.
     


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