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video editing software for PC
« on: January 04, 2011, 04:11:45 pm »
Hi All,

I am about to purchase a new home PC / media centre running Windows 7 and would like to do some basic video editing - holiday videos and the like.  Can anyone recommend a good windows based editing software or can anyone let me know if any comes with Windows 7 anyway?

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Re: video editing software for PC
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 04:52:19 pm »
windows movie maker is a standard issue package on most win op systems.

theres loads of stuff available after market. we use final cut pro at work-seems to be the most popular. i am sure they do a lite (cheap) version.

good luck bp
 

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Re: video editing software for PC
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 05:25:00 pm »
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Re: video editing software for PC
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 06:50:23 pm »
Windows Live Movie Maker comes licensed as part of Windows 7 although I think you have to download it. It is very basic with the emphasis on ease of use but I had problems with quality - the output seemed very jerky.

I believe the best paid for consumer package is Sony Vegas.

I've started using something called Videopad which can be downloaded from NCH software (look on Google) - it is a trial version and seems to create much better quality video than the free Windows stuff. After the trial version expires you can downgrade to the free version easily enough.. It will burn directly to DVD but doesnt have any menu authoring although you can use Windoes to do that if required.


 

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Re: video editing software for PC
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 11:21:23 am »
Why not come along to the Potters bar cine and Video Society?
We meet at Wyllotts every fortnight, Wilding suite. Everyone is very friendly and you'll get lots of help and ideas.
The next meeting is on Thursday 13th January., 7.15 for 7.30
Movie Maker will do the job and comes with windows.
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Re: video editing software for PC
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 11:52:08 am »
Thanks All,

I shall certainly try to get along to Wyllots and shall also give movie maker a go.

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Re: video editing software for PC
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 02:00:58 pm »
Apologies, I am still trying to get days of the week sorted. The next meeting of the PBCVS is tomorrow. The meeting after that will be on the 20th.
I hope you can get to at last one of them.
 

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Re: video editing software for PC
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2011, 02:34:54 pm »
No worries, message received!

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