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Old 12-25-2017, 11:40 AM   #1
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Free editing software?

As a film making professional, I am well versed with the latest and sharpest trends in software innovation. However, I have no clue what the free NLEs are for a 70 something (my father) who was previously using Windows movie maker. What options are there?

Help!
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Old 12-25-2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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If you're a professional and take film serious, why not invest?
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Old 12-25-2017, 12:47 PM   #3
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COREL has a low cost editing system called VIDEO STUDIO. The most current edition is Video Studio-10, but you can buy a brand new Video Studio 6 or 8 (last year's model) for about $10 on ebay. It's easy to learn, and has all the bells and whistles you would expect, as well as a lot of extra surprises that you would only expect to see in high end editors. Also, it works on a standard PC.
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If you're a professional and take film serious, why not invest?
His father is not a filmmaker.
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For a small price tag look into https://www.wondershare.net/ad/video...SAAEgK0qfD_BwE
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If you're a professional and take film serious, why not invest?
I seems you didn't read his question...
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....for a 70 something (my father) who was previously using Windows movie maker
He's looking for a free option for his 70 year old father who is not a professional.

gorilla, am I right to assume iMove isn't an option?
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Windows Movie Maker was discontinued, but it was replaced with Windows Story Remix. Has he tried it? https://www.pcworld.com/article/3196...hotos-pop.html
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Old 12-25-2017, 05:22 PM   #8
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Resolve, Lightworks and Hitfilm are all free. Depending on how technologically savvy he is, Resolve and lightworks might be outside his comfort zone. Get him to try Hitfilm. If that doesn't work out for him, buy him Vegas.

If you already have Adobe, consider loggin him in under your account. You can use 2 computers under the same license.
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:39 AM   #9
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I too was going to suggest HitFilm. It feels like Premiere or older versions of FinalCut so there may be a little of a learning curve for your dad, but if he was already working with Windows Movie Maker, then there should be no reason for him to want to explore and adjust.
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I seems you didn't read his question...

He's looking for a free option for his 70 year old father who is not a professional.

gorilla, am I right to assume iMove isn't an option?
Absolutely correct in every respect. PC not Mac unfortunately.
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Windows Movie Maker was discontinued, but it was replaced with Windows Story Remix. Has he tried it? https://www.pcworld.com/article/3196...hotos-pop.html
Very interesting, thanks.
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I too was going to suggest HitFilm. It feels like Premiere or older versions of FinalCut so there may be a little of a learning curve for your dad, but if he was already working with Windows Movie Maker, then there should be no reason for him to want to explore and adjust.
Thanks to you and the other dude who suggested it! I'll check it out.
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Old 12-28-2017, 01:28 AM   #13
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There's also a free version of Media Composer, but as with Resolve and Lightworks - might be a bit complicated (depending on technical skill).

I always thought Pinnacle Studio was a nice beginner's piece of software that still had powerful features, but might be out of the price range.
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'Shotcut' is the exact replacement for windows movie maker, if not with quick advantages.
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