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Any decent video editing software?

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posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 10:47 PM
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I'm getting pretty frustrated with the video editing software out there. I think I've gone through about 8 different types from Windows movie maker to VSDC to pretty much anything I can find. So far, my experience has not been good. Slow choppy rendering, CPU maxing out 100%, trimming issues, poor tutorials and just an overall waste of time. Windows movie maker was the worst. Load a 15 min clip and only the first two frames loop over and over and it takes bloody forever. I think I've wasted 10-15 hours redoing everything from scratch.

Not to mention, my Avast picked up about 21 malicious programs associated with these trial programs. Spent a day just removing all the addons and crap. I'm running windows 7, 2.4 Ghz processor with 2GB ram. If anyone knows of any reasonably decent software with no hidden virus surprises and won't max out my CPU, I would love to know about it. Thanks.




posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 10:59 PM
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You should probably look into getting a good graphics card.



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:09 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo

Yeah try out Virtual Dub
Its GPL and comes with no nasty malware...



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo

Sony Vegas is the only software to use in my opinion. Also as the first responder posted by the looks of your spec you are little underpowered a laptop I would guess, My editor has 3.4 ghz quadcore, 8 gb ram, and dule Nividia gtx 770s. I still take days to render HD videos.



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posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: ParanoidAmerican

malwarebytes stopped that one. Pups.optional.softonic. I don't understand why the frick developers put malware into software they eventually want you to buy. Can't download anything anymore.
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posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo

You can go right to Sony and get a 30 day trial I believe....I will check for you.


Try from here or Here



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posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:27 PM
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Avid, Final Cut, Adobe all have some good editing software.

www.adobe.com...
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posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:41 PM
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a reply to: ParanoidAmerican

crap! 64 bit only.



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:52 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
Avid, Final Cut, Adobe all have some good editing software.

www.adobe.com...


What he said. I have Premiere Pro CS5 and it can do about anything but it's a pain to learn and a system hog.

I honestly use iMovie for most things. It's quick, easy and can do most things you need to do well.



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 11:57 PM
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Based on my past experience the best video editing software is on Linux. Don't ask me why.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: pianopraze

I don't need anything heavy duty, just something I can use to trim video, add a soundtrack and a few fade transitions. I've got all these aerial videos from my drone and I can't do anything with them
What a drag.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 12:37 AM
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a reply to: FlySolo

Movie Studio Suite 13 has a 32 bit version it is just a toned down Vegas.

Here



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 12:44 AM
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Buy a new computer dude. Yours is not made to handle video editing.
Mine is 64 bit OS, Quad 4ghz processor, 16gb Ram, 1gb Video card and 2TB Hard Drive. Using Adobe premiere.
STILL CHUGS during heavy editing. Oh, and using "free" or "trial" software from the net is never a good move.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 02:11 AM
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originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: pianopraze

I don't need anything heavy duty, just something I can use to trim video, add a soundtrack and a few fade transitions. I've got all these aerial videos from my drone and I can't do anything with them
What a drag.



Seriously if that is all you need to do, look at VirtualDub as suggested. It lets you trim with ease, you can add an external audio track (or use something like audacity to create your audio track if you want to keep the original audio with it..) and you can apply a variety of filters to add effects.

It is very very basic however.

Personally, I have not found a decent video editing suite that does everything I want either, I have to rely on a few different things for different features. Transitions, etc.. but trimming a video, compression, audio, I always go to virtualdub. there is a heap of help out there if you search for it, to do things with it too.

Funny thing is, windows movie maker should do everything you say you want to do. I only have a 3.2ghz dual core low end intel cpu, not even an i3. a g850 or something. realllyyy meh. and 4gb ram. and an old hd5850 amd video card. Ive got no problems with most apps, as long as you use the right compression or render things out uncompressed and use a dedicated program to do that...

Freemake video converter is one of the better compression/conversion programs I've seen also. it will let you trim the video also.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 05:52 AM
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As a few others have suggested, a PC o upgrade may be in order. The latest Movie Maker was probably made for systems with 64 bit windows with 4GB of RAM or more and about a 3GHz or more dual or quad core.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 09:31 AM
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I use Camtasia Studio 8 and it works really well. My computer is not the newest but I am able to make great tutorial videos for my job.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 09:36 AM
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originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: ParanoidAmerican

malwarebytes stopped that one. Pups.optional.softonic. I don't understand why the frick developers put malware into software they eventually want you to buy. Can't download anything anymore.


I agree.

But because I am on ATS a lot and follow a lot of links, well, I get a lot of malware.

What I have to do regularly is clean my computer, I use at a minimum of 3 different malware removers, until the last one finds nothing. The ones mentioned here are good. I also like to start with Clean Sweep, cnet downloads is a safe place to get them, click the free box and get a free one, read the fine print though and do not get any software that is free to try in my opinion, the trial versions are always loaded with crap and frequently have 5 -10 minute limits on output or put a watermark over the output - so I would steer clear of free to try at all costs.

I do a lot of editing of the kind you mention and have yet to find a program that is very intuitive and easy to use, and gives great results.



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posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: FlySolo

By moive maker, do you mean Windows Live Movie Maker, or Windows Movie Maker? Cause Movie Maker is waaaaay better than Live Movie Maker. If I had to choose something other than Sony Vegas, it'd be movie maker.

But as stated before, I suggest using Sony Vegas.

Also as stated before, you should upgrade your PC. A 64 bit operating system is a must nowadays!
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posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

3!? That's insane!

This is all you need:

MalwareBytes - $24.95
Microsoft Security Essentials - FREE

Those 2 software's are the ONLY ones you'll need. I've been using them for over 4 years and haven't been hit by a virus/trojan or malware since.


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posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: Kuroodo
a reply to: grandmakdw

3!? That's insane!

This is all you need:

MalwareBytes - $24.95
Microsoft Security Essentials - FREE

Those 2 software's are the ONLY ones you'll need. I've been using them for over 4 years and haven't been hit by a virus/trojan or malware since.



I use Malwarebytes, and Microsoft Security Essentials and Clean Sweep and keep going until there is nothing found.

I won't stop until a different program comes up blank



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