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Old 09-11-2012, 01:00 AM   #1
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EDITING: Best free editing software?

At the moment, i've been using VideoPad Video Editor for PC and its been okay. The good thing is it works with a lot of types of video and does a lot of the things i would need for beginner level to intermediate level editing. The problem is I've been used to using Sony Vegas Pro 8, and since it doesn't work on my Win7 PC that i recently bought, I resorted to using Video Pad. I was wondering if there are any freeware that you would recommend I use? One problem I have is Videopad's lack of a good chroma keying feature, and its b-roll track is a little difficult to use since there is only one main video track, rather than multi tracks for video and audio like it does in Sony Vegas or even Final Cut Pro.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:53 AM   #2
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Lightworks I dont use it, but I would if I hadn't just purchased Adobe Suite..

http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option...=45&Itemid=184
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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Windows Moviemaker - for windows

iMovie - for mac
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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just tried lightworks... wow a horrendous experience...

when it installs, it doesn't put a start shortcut in the start menu.. you can only find the uninstall button..
but it does put one on your desktop...

then i tried importing videos for it.... it imported them, and then nothing happend... i tried all different sorts of formats. Nothing.

It's also not very intuitive i must say...

so i uninstalled it right away, and went back to my old programs...
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:11 PM   #5
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lightworks learning curve is very steep, I didn't get very far either.. but it does work.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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Lightworks is difficult but powerful. It requires the same amount of intensive learning to master as you'd expect with FCP and Premiere (it's actually probably closer to Avid in terms of difficulty).

But it's definitely the best software that's available for free.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:33 PM   #7
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I think the real question you need to ask is how long it will take you to earn the $45 needed to purchase Movie Studio 11, or the $65 needed to upgrade to Movie Studio Platinum 12.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:18 PM   #8
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Try Cyberlink Power Director. I have a slightly older than current version, but it's actually a very good NLE! It's like $80. might be cheaper.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:32 AM   #9
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Lightworks definitely does have a learning curve but it is a great editing system. The system is very difficult to master unless of course you have a console but the downside of the console is that its like $2,800. Not something one can come up with easily. With Lightworks you really have to read the manual and i know not many people like to because they expect to sit down and edit. I've been cutting on it for about 2 years now and i'm happy with it. Its the most distraction free editing system i've been in. If it helps watch the tutorial vids and read the learn Lightworks in 1 hr quick tips guide they have. Helps a lot. I know Shaun from the Lwks.com forum makes great tutorial vids.





I hope this helps for those who are interested in Lightworks
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:21 PM   #10
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I'm having some issues with Lightworks...what kind of format do the videos need to be? I have the free version and it wont let me import my .mov files, saying that it is "unlicensed" or something. HELP
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I'm having some issues with Lightworks...what kind of format do the videos need to be? I have the free version and it wont let me import my .mov files, saying that it is "unlicensed" or something. HELP
http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option...7845&Itemid=81
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:27 PM   #12
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Lightworks 1st 2nd Cinelerra ( on Linux ) w/ many edditors you will need to transcode the raw footage so..time to learn !
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:04 PM   #13
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do u guys recommend any codecs i d/l to use LW?
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:37 PM   #14
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free trial versions of final cut or premiere
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:56 PM   #15
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Dude get Adobe CS6 master collection!! i know you're like......it's not free! ............. ..........EASY AND FREE
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