Story   Photographer   Editor   Student/Intern   Assistant   Job/Item

SportsShooter.com: The Online Resource for Sports Photography

Contents:
 Front Page
 Member Index
 Latest Headlines
 Special Features
 'Fun Pix'
 Message Board
 Educate Yourself
 Equipment Profiles
 Bookshelf
 my.SportsShooter
 Classified Ads
 Workshop
Contests:
 Monthly Clip Contest
 Annual Contest
 Rules/Info
Newsletter:
 Current Issue
 Back Issues
Members:
 Members Area
 "The Guide"
 Join
About Us:
 About SportsShooter
 Contact Us
 Terms & Conditions


Sign in:
Members log in here with your user name and password to access the your admin page and other special features.

Name:



Password:







||
SportsShooter.com: Member Message Board

Need good, affordable, easy to use video editing software
Kevin Johnston, Photographer
Oden | MI | USA | Posted: 4:53 PM on 07.26.13
->> I have yet to do any video editing but I get the feeling its in my future. What would be your choice for a good, easy to use and affordable video editing program?
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Mark Loundy, Photo Editor, Photographer
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 4:59 PM on 07.26.13
->> Mac or not?

--Mark
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Kevin Johnston, Photographer
Oden | MI | USA | Posted: 5:20 PM on 07.26.13
->> PC. Something that will handle everything from iphone video to GoPro and Nikon DSLR video.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Will Powers, Photographer
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 6:12 PM on 07.26.13
->> I did a duckduckgo.com search for video editing software. Looks like Adobe may have something. Microsoft has something, too. My son did some early editing in his career on a PC.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Ting Shen, Student/Intern, Photographer
Chicago | IL | U.S. | Posted: 6:44 PM on 07.26.13
->> go creative cloud (if you have CS3-5 you get a 40% discount) and go Premier Pro
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 6:47 PM on 07.26.13
->> Photoshop CS6 does video editing. Not sure how many format flavors beyond dSLR standards. And you can change/correct color balance.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Clark Brooks, Photo Editor, Photographer
Urbana | IL | USA | Posted: 7:10 PM on 07.26.13
->> Corel Pro X5 on sale for $24.95 at Dell
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04...:20130726230631:s&dgc=ST&cid=262075&lid=4742361&acd=1230980794501410

Or you can go with VideoStudio Ultimate X6 ... $89.00
http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?pid=prod4900077&skuId=VSPRX6UL...

I use a program called Movie Edit Pro. Bought it half a decade ago at Best Buy for $35. Still selling at that price:
http://www.magix.com/index.php?id=9698&L=52&AffiliateID=92&phash=A4489d5Dv6...
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Curtis Clegg, Photographer
Sycamore | IL | USA | Posted: 7:56 PM on 07.26.13
->> Here is a nice roundup that might help you choose:
http://mashable.com/2013/07/24/best-video-editing-software/?utm_cid=mash-co...
 This post is:  Informative (1) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Perrone Ford, Photographer
Tallahassee | FL | US | Posted: 10:25 AM on 07.27.13
->> Premiere Elements may be your best bet. Most of the software listed in Curtis' link is utter crap. At least the PC stuff. Sony Vegas "Pro" is decent, but has always been buggy, their lower end apps have a decent set of features and seem to work better.

THe problem is that you are asking for the equivalent of Photoshop for video (something that handles DSLR Video which is one of THE hardest things to edit) for no money. That never works out well.

I cut on Avid but unless you're planning to drop a couple grand, I wouldn't recommend that route.
 This post is:  Informative (1) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 10:39 AM on 07.27.13
->> Final Cut Pro X is available from Apple for $299 and if you or someone you know has a valid student ID you can get Avid Media Composer (Mac or Windows) at a student price of $299. Both are full featured video editing programs.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Perrone Ford, Photographer
Tallahassee | FL | US | Posted: 10:47 AM on 07.27.13
->> Final Cut Pro X is Mac only... he said he's on a PC. Avid on the Student discount is one of the best deals there is. Period. But Avid is about the furthest thing there is from "easy to use", which he indicated as a desired feature. I love cutting in Avid, but I absolutely would NOT recommend it for a beginner... and frankly it's tough for even intermediate cutters.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Clark Brooks, Photo Editor, Photographer
Urbana | IL | USA | Posted: 11:25 AM on 07.27.13
->> "... you are asking for the equivalent of Photoshop for video (something that handles DSLR Video which is one of THE hardest things to edit) for no money."

Don't be misled the world revolves around Adobe products. I think you should try Movie Edit Pro. For what you want to do at this time and cost, it is a minimal investment for a program that will help you learn and produce a more than acceptable video product for the web and mobile viewing. If you want to do broadcast-quality video or looking to do lots of special effects, then you are going to need to open you wallet wide and investigate other packages that are available.

The thing left out of this conversation, regardless of the software you purchase, make sure you have plenty of hard drive space and RAM (max it out if you can) on the machine you will use for editing. It will make all the difference in the quality and time it takes to render your final cut.

HTH
 This post is:  Informative (1) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Nigel Farrow, Photographer
Suffolk | UK | United Kingdom | Posted: 2:01 PM on 07.28.13
->> I've been looking for the same thing and came across Lightworks :

http://www.lwks.com/

Being new to the idea of video editing, with it being Windows only, and not having had the chance to compare the specs, I can't say much more about it. Hopefully somebody with more knowledge on this topic will know it's pros and cons.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Perrone Ford, Photographer
Tallahassee | FL | US | Posted: 3:39 PM on 07.28.13
->> Lightworks has been around a LONG time. It died a graceful death many years ago only to be unceremoniously revived. After a dizzying flurry of hype and advertising, the public beta was released a few years ago. Like many other editors, I was eager to give it a try since it said it was project compatible with Avid. That alone would save me having to buy a second copy of Avid for the house at over $2k.

I downloaded the beta as did some friends and colleagues. To call it a beta was an insult. It was a poor alpha at best. After wasting time with it for 2 weeks, and seeing literally HUNDREDS of irate messages and emails from other similar users, I uninstalled it and swore I'd never waste my time again.

It may be much improved from what I tried. But I'd never believe anything coming out of the mouth of that company again. If they PAID ME MONEY, I wouldn't install it.

Maybe it will work better for others.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Mark Loundy, Photo Editor, Photographer
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 4:11 PM on 07.28.13
->> If you care about any sort of standardization or product support, Premiere Elements.

--Mark
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 8:44 PM on 07.28.13
->> "Final Cut Pro X is Mac only... he said he's on a PC"

True. But thinking that someone reading this thread may be facing the same problem with a Mac I included OSX options.

As to Avid. "Easy To Use" is in the eye of the beholder. The basics of the program are not that hard to learn and I'd rather learn to use 20% of a "complex" program (with the full capabilities of the program waiting for me to progress) than get a stripped-down program now and have to pay more to "upgrade" to a full-features program later.
 This post is:  Informative (1) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Perrone Ford, Photographer
Tallahassee | FL | US | Posted: 1:01 AM on 07.29.13
->> Jim, good points all. Avid does some things that are just absolutely brilliant! Avid's Scriptsync... just wow. When I cut my first feature, I can't even imagine doing it without that tool.

But things that should be basic.. like getting a solid export, should NOT be so darn tricky, I cut weekly on Sony Vegas for 7 years before going to Avid, and it was pretty painful. Prior to that I had cut on Premiere.

Adobe's products are very good in general, and After Effects is an industry standard. But MAN are their programs memory hogs. I mean, James Cameron cut Avatar (in Avid) on machines that wouldn't even RUN Premiere!
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Thomas Oed, Photographer
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 9:07 PM on 07.29.13
->> To chime in with my 2 cents...

I was in the same position a couple of months ago, and ended up settling on Sony Movie Studio. It's a 'lite' version of Sony Vegas, their premier package.

One of the features that was pointed out in its favor was that even this lite version installs as a full 64-bit app, assuming you have a 64-bit version of Windows, of course.

After realizing that my old PC was not up to the task of crunching massive amounts of video, I upgraded to a new workstation with dual quad-core processors, and the same amount of RAM as my old one (although faster... DDR3 vs. DDR2), and the rendering performance increased by more than double.

Anyway, my point is that the software makes very good use of the available resources that the machine has. And also, just be aware that if you start getting into video (a move which I am already starting to regret.. lol), you may find that your existing hardware isn't quite up to the task. My old PC is still great at crunching through photos, and doing whatever else I need to do, so the cool thing is that now I can turn the new workstation loose on rendering any video I might need to deal with, and switch back tot he old tower for my other tasks.

As far as 'ease of use', I can't really say. Took me the better part of a couple weeks of messing around to get the hang of doing what I needed to do. The general consensus among my friends that have done any video work is that editing video is just much more painful than editing photos (or getting a root canal), and so far I can't disagree with that assessment. lol
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Pat Lovell, Photographer
Bloomington | IN | US | Posted: 9:21 AM on 07.30.13
->> One of the easiest to use and many different options from beginner to professional editing.

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/vegassoftware
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Eric Thieszen, Photographer
Mooresville | IN | USA | Posted: 9:27 AM on 07.30.13
->> I went through this several years ago when I got my 7D and was messing around with video. I tried most all the trials and ended up with Magix Movie Edit Pro because of the price, $15 with a coupon. Premiere Elements was the easiest to learn but was $99. Now I use Windows Live Movie Maker for simple projects and Premiere Pro for more elaberate stuff.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Add your comments...
If you'd like to add your comments to this thread, use this form. You need to be an active (paying) member of SportsShooter.com in order to post messages to the system.

NOTE: If you would like to report a problem you've found within the SportsShooter.com website, please let us know via the 'Contact Us' form, which alerts us immediately. It is not guaranteed that a member of the staff will see your message board post.
Thread Title: Need good, affordable, easy to use video editing software
Thread Started By: Kevin Johnston
Message:
Member Login:
Password:




Return to -->
Message Board Main Index
Wanna see some cool golf shots .....click me! ::..