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Decent (not pro grade) video editing software
« on: April 22, 2020, 11:15:04 AM »
I've been using and OLD Sony product, and Windows Movie Maker, so I don't need anything "pro" grade.  However it's time to be able to do a little more, like edit two videos to be side-by-side into one video.  Maybe that is pro-grade.  Any recommendations for me?  Thanks!
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Re: Decent (not pro grade) video editing software
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2020, 11:53:19 AM »
I've been using and OLD Sony product, and Windows Movie Maker, so I don't need anything "pro" grade.  However it's time to be able to do a little more, like edit two videos to be side-by-side into one video.  Maybe that is pro-grade.  Any recommendations for me?  Thanks!

Sign up for the monthly plan on Adobe.

You don't have to sign up for any period of time as a minimum, so you can use it 'til you're done, then cancel.

I can't really offer any valid, quality, reliable suggestions outside of that for Windows. I've been pretty disappointed with a bunch of them over the years. Liz has tons of various graphics work to do for her myriad jobs and turns on and off her Adobe subscription as necessary, and it's always pretty kick ass.

Caveat: it's been at least 5 years since I tried to do any of that on Windows. There may be better options.
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Re: Decent (not pro grade) video editing software
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 11:54:00 AM »
Hi Clay,

I did a search of video editors a few years ago and landed on Filmora by Wondershare...

https://filmora.wondershare.com/video-editor/

The primary reason I chose this one is that it had the functionality I needed and I could understand how to use it.  So many of these products require a huge time investment to figure out how get the results you want (Photoshop comes to mind).  This is a professional grade solution, but it is relatively easy to do simple stuff.  They have a free trial, of course.  Their video tutorials are also helpful.  Good luck!

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Re: Decent (not pro grade) video editing software
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2020, 11:54:59 AM »
That's what I use too.


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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 12:18:39 PM »
Ok, that looks pretty sweet. Wondershare back in the day was kind of the tail end of "shareware" and had some neat utilities. I didn't know about Filmora. Thanks!
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Re: Decent (not pro grade) video editing software
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2020, 04:06:36 AM »
I use Video Director by Cyberlink (?).  It’s reasonably cost, often on sale, and has worked reliably for me.  I’ve had to upgrade when new formats come out the older version can’t read (e.g., video from iPhone 7).
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Re: Decent (not pro grade) video editing software
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2020, 07:37:56 AM »
Some other stuff mentioned when I axed the same question not long ago...

http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=6272.msg186947#msg186947

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Re: Decent (not pro grade) video editing software
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2020, 07:48:21 AM »
Adobe.  Don't be a skin flint.  It's only 20 bucks for the entire suite for students/teachers

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Re: Decent (not pro grade) video editing software
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2020, 09:56:52 AM »
Adobe.  Don't be a skin flint.  It's only 20 bucks for the entire suite for students/teachers

That's a great price.  Not being a skinflint, I'm just not interested in paying for options that I'd never use.  Of course maybe once I start I'd use them.  Who knows.
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2020, 10:07:25 AM »
Just get the school to pay for everyone.  You could raise tuition 5 or 6 bucks a year to cover it for everyone.


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Re: Decent (not pro grade) video editing software
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2020, 09:35:59 AM »
I use iMovie, Affinity Photo, and some others. I will NEVER "rent" software.

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Re: Decent (not pro grade) video editing software
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2020, 10:36:37 AM »
Never say never.   Plus, think of it as paying for continual updates.


Or just work somewhere where they give you half a dozen licenses for free. 

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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2020, 11:45:26 AM »
Never say never.   Plus, think of it as paying for continual updates.

Yeah that's an excellent point.

Some things I'm ok with subs. Some things I want to just pay it once and be done with it.

Adobe is still king of a couple hills.

Having said that, for photoshoppey stuff, I bought and am super happy with Pixelmator, and Photoshop can suck it.

But Permiere is pretty slick and easy to use.

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Re: Decent (not pro grade) video editing software
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2020, 12:23:15 PM »
Also, just heard a bit about this one on a tech podcast. Tech journalist Andy Ihnatko was kind of raving about it. Might be worth a look

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

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