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Five good tools for editing your videos

31 comments
bwallan
bwallan

Agree w/ slide shows being a waste of time. Gimme a list with links. My favorite of the ones listed in NCH's video pad (and their other suite of associated products) for audio/video editing. The more you delve into the product, the more features you find...

edward_schoenecker
edward_schoenecker

Don't like the slide show at all. It's like a PowerPoint without the presenter.

Jaiwa
Jaiwa

I've always hated PowerPoint! This thread is making me LOL now. :o)

jerush
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Get rid of it!

Mary1010
Mary1010 like.author.displayName 1 Like

I agree with Bob and the others. The topic of the discussion is interesting but due to the formatting problems we are not able to be enjoying it.

homesjc
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Like so many others the medium gets in the way of the message. Please a simple list so that we can see if any takes our interest, and then options to expand both details of the products, as well as comparative comments - ie what they are good and not so good for. Just an old bloke who has seen fads rise and fall. Drop this one further into the article please. A good abstract is needed first, not bandwidth wasting.

mikifinaz1
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These people must think we can't read. I have decided to look for a better resource myself.

roblightwater
roblightwater

Yeah- I find them off-putting too. Why not just detail the actual features, what they're capable of and how much they cost.

techrepx
techrepx

Finally some complaints. I totally agree the slide show format is a real pain. I too find myself giving up after a few clicks.

meg49
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I must agree. The slide show format is a pain and I find myself exiting the article before completing it.

LuisCU
LuisCU

I'm also with Bob. Please TR Editors, use a more user useful format.

David_Brown
David_Brown

Hear Hear.... I agree entirely that the current format is a major hassle, I rarely go past a couple of thumbnails any more

LeftieLouie
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I agree, some of us just like to READ! Well formatted text has been around for a long long time for a reason. The eye can scan text a WHOLE lot faster than click-load-read-click-load-read. The Click-Load-Read has taken the flow, thrown it out the window and required a physical action, then a waiting/latency time, then we get to find out if we want to read what we got. I usually bail out 1/3 of the way through the slides because the content is too thin. I was wrong, it's even worse. click-wait-scroll down-read one sentence- scroll up-click...

radar_z
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I find the slideshows almost as bad as videos. My time is important to me even though I am retired. Videos and slideshows take up way too much time compared with reading. Plus a written report can be saved by printing to pdf. Better yet have the "report" in pdf form ready to be saved or printed.

paul
paul

[quote] [i]"Some of the finest films of the past 20 years have been edited with Lightworks. We're proud of its heritage and we want to share it with you for free. Read more about Lightworks and discover why Oscar-winning editors across the world use it every day."[/i][/quote] They have a reasonably advanced free version, and a quite low cost "Professional" one. Features: http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=182

C.Daly
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The editors seem to think they need several exciting article styles to present their information. The "Picture" style is great for ComicCon costume photos, but a waste of time to display screen captures of user interfaces. I love the 5 and 10 lists, but I always prefer when I click a list link and get a plain old webpage. The "Download files" or "slide show" styles are unnecessarily cumbersome. The blog style is fine.

Qoppa Software
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Love the information offered, do NOT love the formatting! Slideshows *could* work, IF the authors consider their viewers' time: Please start with a list of the tools that are mentioned/reviewed in ensuing slides. Thanks.

sh10453
sh10453

Hi Brien, Please remember that your audience here is not a bunch of grade school kids, or AOL great grandmothers. Please abandon this silly slide show format & talk to us as colleagues, as professionals, as IT people, with many of them probably have twice your education, background and experience, for crying out loud. We don't need screen shots at all. Just say the words, and perhaps a link to the app, for convenience, not because we can't find its web site on our own. Next, we'll probably have to send mass emails to TR's Customer Service or management about this ridiculous format of articles. Enough said. I'll go bang my head against the wall.

Shrike49
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I have to agree with Bob B. - The 5 Apps format is far more informative and easier than scrolling through a whole heap of Pic's!

Bob B.
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Would you please run a survey for all TechRepublic readers to see who actually likes these slideshows? I haven't talked to anyone who thinks this is a good format. Thanks to all your writers who also offer a "blog" option so we don't have to wade through all these slides, scrolling up and down through each one and clicking on the advance buttons. Again...when I see these slideshow only articles, I just delete them.

Regulus
Regulus

'New Year's Resolutions No Smoking, No Drinking, No Shoveling Snow and NO SLIDE SHOWS!' 'NO, No, No, No & NoNO. A Coffee-Break level Slide Show is NOT a respectable lead article in what should be a primary technical news magazine. Sheldon would probably comment to the effect, " This is just SO Wrong on so many levels".' 'SHAME, SHAME, SHAME on you. Slide Shows without a comprehensive 'Print' capability, PDF Option or slide deck download availability are TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE ! Don't you dare to wag your finger at others.' The above are just a few of my 'canned' responses to slide shows that I keep in a .txt doc on my desktop. They just don't ever seem to get the message. Just because one is less evil than another does NOT make one 'Good'. From an entity that we pay for access to, we should have more respect. Tech Republic - Please take note.

roswhale
roswhale

I totally agree with the tediousness of these slide shows; most certainly fantastic for page count stats, and absolutely horrendous from a user point of view (usability) especially when the net gets slow. I'm really wondering about the use of spending time giving feedbak to TechRepublic since an answer to serious reader concerns remains to be seen (as for example the links of software programs on TR leading to a direct download instead of to an informatiive page about what this software is doing). Soon is probably going to be the last straw for me about this slide shows. Thanks TR for everything else which is good.

Jaiwa
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I'm with you Bob, I can't stand the slideshows either!

iTrucker
iTrucker

Pinnacle Studio 14 still have major problems that isn??t good at all... my video camera is able to record in 1080p, but Pinnacle Studio don??t like that video format ! Pinnacle Studio accept 720p, so you need to use an outside converter to be able to see your recorded 1080p videos... shame on them ! I did buy Pinnacle Studio 10 Plus Titanium Edition some years ago, but there haven??t been much changed since then, so... (Version 10 is from 2006 and version 14 is from 2009 !) 3 years and only the program-start loading speed and a few bugs have been altered... Just to make sure that nobody think that I hate Pinnacle... In one of my older PCs there is a TV card made by Pinnacle... The TV card haven??t worked very well at any time... and the AVI videos can??t be edited or be seen in Pinnacle Studio version 10 Plus TE or version 14 Ultimate ! My next video editor program will be chosed with extremely good care and consern about its cababilities...

jackblue
jackblue

VideoReDo beats the hell out of anything you have mentioned

SpatsTriptiphan
SpatsTriptiphan like.author.displayName 1 Like

The link to "Five good tools for editing your videos" is still broken - please fix

SpatsTriptiphan
SpatsTriptiphan like.author.displayName 1 Like

Tech Republic! Please fix broken link on your page We???re sorry, but the page you requested could not be found. Thanks John

daboochmeister
daboochmeister

If you thought one of the best features of VideoPad is that there's a free version, then you should probably also mention the numerous free Non-Linear Editing apps that are available on Linux ... the ones I listed, and more. I'm also curious why you didn't mention Windows MovieMaker, which is a pretty capable app as well.

richard.s
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I prefer MoviePlus X6 from Serif. Easy for beginners: Plenty for advanced users. Better than many well-known and more expensive programs.

iTrucker
iTrucker

They do make user friendly software... I did try their offer, but well they still have a long way to go...