Best video editing software?

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Best video editing software?

Post by J295 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:07 pm

Making a family video dubbing in music and videos from smart phones.
Can use either Dell of Apple laptops.
What video editing software is recommended.
Thx.

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Post by David Jay » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:12 pm

What is your criteria for "best"?

Low cost? Functionality?

Any of the common products will do what you want. Adobe Elements is user friendly and moderately priced.
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Post by arizonaslim » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:22 pm

Adobe Premiere is supposed to be the top of the line. And it has quite the learning curve.

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Post by lthenderson » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:26 pm

I've used the default Windows software that comes with it successfully a number of times. It is easy to figure out and does all the basic stuff I need to do and best of all, it comes with my computer. I think it is called Windows Movie Maker.

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Post by vitaflo » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:12 pm

arizonaslim wrote:Adobe Premiere is supposed to be the top of the line. And it has quite the learning curve.
I wouldn't say so. I find it way easier to use than iMovie, as a comparison.

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Post by David Jay » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:22 pm

lthenderson wrote:I've used the default Windows software that comes with it successfully a number of times. It is easy to figure out and does all the basic stuff I need to do and best of all, it comes with my computer. I think it is called Windows Movie Maker.
Windows Movie Maker would likely give them the functionality they need, but I don't know what they expect.
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Post by J295 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:19 pm

OP here ..... just looking for or something user friendly that produces a decent video that the the family can enjoy and have a few laughs. It will be our version of the Pharrell Williams Happy video.

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Post by Teague » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:25 pm

vitaflo wrote:
arizonaslim wrote:Adobe Premiere is supposed to be the top of the line. And it has quite the learning curve.
I wouldn't say so. I find it way easier to use than iMovie, as a comparison.
I assume you mean Adobe Premiere Elements, not the full-blown Premiere Pro? Big difference in ease of use.
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Post by vitaflo » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:28 pm

Teague wrote:
vitaflo wrote:
arizonaslim wrote:Adobe Premiere is supposed to be the top of the line. And it has quite the learning curve.
I wouldn't say so. I find it way easier to use than iMovie, as a comparison.
I assume you mean Adobe Premiere Elements, not the full-blown Premiere Pro? Big difference in ease of use.
Full blown Premiere Pro. Just watch a 10 min video on Youtube on how to use it and you're good to go. That's all I did. It's not like you have to get fancy with it if you don't want to. I certainly don't. It's great.

That said it's not the most cost effective tool. But I have an Adobe CC subscription (I'm a designer) so it's included.

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Post by Cheyenne » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:26 am

We use Sony Vegas on a PC to produce full-length professional videos. It works well and is much cheaper than the Mac products that most pros use.

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Post by J295 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:49 pm

OP here ..... many thanks to posters.

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Post by wcshaff » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:11 pm

I have used Magix Video Pro X for quite a while. It is a professional grade editor but at a reasonable prosumer price ($399). I would encourage you to look at the features and see how it fits in with what you are looking to do.

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Post by dcdowden » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:23 pm

I have finally settled on Cyberlink Powerdirector as my video editor of choice - for a tool in the $50-$100 range.
I have gone through three or four other products in the last 15 years, and I am very happy with the reliability, functionality, and speed of PowerDirector. There are lots of tutorials on-line to help you learn the product as well as both an easy and advanced mode.

There also seems to be a big sale on PowerDirector 14 now - probably because they will be bringing out a new version soon.

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Post by Calhoon » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:04 pm

Final Cut Pro is awesome. Been using it since it first came out.

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