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Video Editing Software

By mpd881 ·
I really enjoy all the great information that you can get off the internet. The only problem comes when you are looking at reviews and there are too many people giving their opinions. I am looking at purchasing some video editing software. I have never used any before, but have about 25 hours of home movies I was to edit and burn. I looked at cnet's reviews and found four that I was interested in. Since I am brand new to this, I decided I didn't want to spend more than $100.

The editors rated the software at 7.7 - 7.9, but when I read the user opinions it was at 3.8 or so.

When looking for reviews, which do you pay closer attention to; the website people or the end users.

Also, are the end users looking for too much from the program that costs $80? Is that why they rate it so low?

And, if anyone has any beginning video editing experience, which software do you use (preferrably around $100).


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Adobe Premier Elements

by Mr.Wiz In reply to Video Editing Software

The software I'm using now is Adobe Premier Elements. It's relatively inexpensive (~$150 retail, $79 educational) and works very well. It's very easy to use and can do a lot of effects. It works better than some of the other more expensive software I've used in the past (Sonic DVD-It, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Pinnacle Studio 9 & 10).

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For starters

by jdmercha In reply to Video Editing Software

I would use the software that came with my video capture hardware.

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Here are a few cheap options

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Video Editing Software

1. There is a basic one that comes with Windows, I've never used it or any other VE software.

2. Get a copy of a recent Linux, like Ubuntu, SimplyMEPIS or the like - there are several open source VE programs available for use with Linux and they're free.

3. Every digital camera that is sold coems with software which includes basic VE software, try that as a start.

Moving onto dearer options try the offerings from Macromedia and Adobe, they seem to be the widest used. Magazine write up tend to be more for experienced users, as do some of the user write up. What you need to do is to get on to a forumn or newsgroup that deals with VE and ask there.

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