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Re: Video Editing Software

Postby Xebeth » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:47 pm

I'm with Movie Maker for basic stuff (actually it does most stuff), or ShotCut for more advanced stuff.
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Re: Video Editing Software

Postby Loriath » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:00 am

Thanks for all these ideas. Mickeysoft product is out of the question as I have used it before and would rather walk barefoot on Lego bricks.

I will check out the other ones later this weekend.

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Re: Video Editing Software

Postby TorTorden » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:34 am

I know movie maker must have improved since last I tried it (*mhm* windows 95).
But I guess I'l just suck it up and figure out how to do it with blender, although it's been about 5-6 years since I really did anything in blender.

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Re: Video Editing Software

Postby Turjan » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:16 pm

I've used mostly the same software for all 27 episodes of "Turjan's Travels" so far :-

Windows Movie Maker Live - for video editing and rendering to a YouTube-friendly format.

Audacity - for audio work (speech, music, sound effects etc)

Paint Shop Pro 7 - for making/doctoring stills to use in animation & transitions (such as the duststorm effect I created for episode #16 "Dead and Buried")

More recently I've added the video cropping & resampling program Handbrake to that list. It's good for cropping frame sizes, and has allowed me to do things like chop off the left info panel in the Galaxy map. It also resamples raw footage into a minimally lossy format that drastically cuts down the file sizes I get when I capture footage with Shadowplay - very handy if you're like me and take tons of video you'll never use but like to have on hand "just in case" :D

I do have Blender, but its learning curve is a tad steep, and I'm one of those "learn by tinkering" types, so usually I fall back on some bizarre and probably needlessly cumbersome imaginative workaround to get the effect I want in the other software tools, rather than biting the bullet and actually learning to use Blender's uber-powerful features. So far I've only resorted to Blender once, to reverse a piece of footage - something old Movie Maker could do, but which the current version cannot. Thanks MS! :roll:

I have to say, the current incarnation of Movie Maker is somewhat annoying and limited, especially compared to its predecessor - but it still does the job of basic editing and transitions well enough, and can handle an occasional effect, and that's all I've needed to date in "Turjan's Travels".

However you slice it, the one thing all (except PSP7 - I bought that over 10 years ago...) of these tools have in common is that THEY'RE FREE!!
Because I am poor, and therefore this price tag appeals to me ;)

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