simple video editor
could any of you recommend a simple video editing software for PC ?
I'm not sure how full-featured it is, but there's an app called Movie Maker that comes bundled with Windows XP. I don't do video editing, but it looks simple enough.
Video editing is indeed simple, bit only if you know how to do it :-). It's a creative job so just knowing about it can create good results but not appealing ones.
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I've come across many pleasantly surprised comments from "seasoned pros" regarding Movie Maker 2. If you want to step up to the next level I can't recommend Sonic Foundry's Vegas 4.0 enough ($490). Adobe Premier is a very clunky Mac port in comparison.
iMovie on a mac... very easy to use (automatically splits clips according to cuts on tape) and uses drag and drop to put clips in a sequence. includes some basic effects and text types.
oops, just re-read the original question, sorry, don't have any idea for pc's. have only done video editing on a mac.
I've been doing video editing since past 5-6 years using Ulead's and sometimes Pinnacles' software.
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Vegas is probably worth checking out. I used Premiere for several years, and all I can tell you is... stay away from it. (currently I am using Final Cut Pro on a Mac)
"It's a completely new approach to create video productions and I'm just wondering if this software would make professional editors obsolete" -- sure, if everyone preferred really cheesy-looking videos ;-)
Depending on what you actually want to edit, have you looked at QuickTime Pro? It can be used on a PC to do basic video editing.
My wife and I just adoptd twins 2 months ago, and I've probably already logged 20 hours of editing DV in Movie Maker 2. Since I can't really afford Premier yet, I thought I'd have to sacrifice quality with MM2, but I have to say I've been VERY impressed! The transitions and effects are more than adequate, and it's been stable as a rock even while editing 5 12-gig DV files at once. I did notice a small handle leak after editing for 3 hours straight though.
Seeing the recommendation on this group, I gave a shot to muvee and I'm very impressed. MM2 also offers automatic video editing functionality but it's very basic. I'm not sure who copied whom :-) but you've to try muvee to get the real automation experience. I'm sure many people out there who have the money to purchase a camcorder but not the time for creating good looking production, will find this product very useful. All the dv tapes eating dust on my shelf will finally see the light of day.
Try VideoImpression 1.6. Is very simple, nice and easy. It is from Arcsoft
Whenever you see a ugly interface like Arcsoft photoimpression you should know to stay back. Most of the time that kind of software comes with cameras. And they try to get away cheap with those junky programs
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