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I don't mind paying for a good software

I have been using window live movie maker and AVS video converter (win XP, now win 7) to cut my videos since years ago and I was doing fine. Recently though I've been dealing with 720p and occasionally even 1080p material and I noticed that quality drops significantly in resulting video for both programs. This is forcing me to find a new program that actually can perform well with modern HD vids


what I want with it (more important aspects ranked first) :

1) able to cut 1080p videos without losing video quality (the very basic functions are fine)
2) support most of the common formats, and can save video as common video formats such as AVI or WMV, etc
3) noob-friendly interface. I don't do fancy stuff so complicated interface with pro functions don't really help
Edited by HarrisLam - 6/20/14 at 11:30am
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iirc the gold standard is final cut pro. mucho dienero though.
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I am using Lightworks right now. It is an editing program, not oriented to effects. You can try 1 month pro version for free.
http://www.lwks.com/
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Thanks for your recommendation Mazeppa, reps will be distributed when I finally make a decision.
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iirc the gold standard is final cut pro. mucho dienero though.

I'm sorry but is this software for MAC only? I have a PC so regular windows program would be easier for me to work with, sorry for not specifying that part earlier though.
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Thanks for your recommendation Mazeppa, reps will be distributed when I finally make a decision.
I'm sorry but is this software for MAC only? I have a PC so regular windows program would be easier for me to work with, sorry for not specifying that part earlier though.
Yes, but looking at your system there is a pretty good chance you can get it to run osx. The only iffy bit is the mobo.
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checked out the lightworks thingy, its quite pricey to me considering I'm doing basic work, feel like spending 100% of the money using 2% of the functions.

bombast : meh....don't feel like going through all that hassle though


Anyway, thanks the both of you for giving suggestions, repped. Guess I might have phrased the thread wrong. I'm looking for a software with a pretty basic video cutting function, it's just that it has to be 1080p capable at the same time.
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What kind of a budget do you have for this? And what do you need for functions?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HarrisLam View Post

I don't mind paying for a good software

I have been using window live movie maker and AVS video converter (win XP, now win 7) to cut my videos since years ago and I was doing fine. Recently though I've been dealing with 720p and occasionally even 1080p material and I noticed that quality drops significantly in resulting video for both programs. This is forcing me to find a new program that actually can perform well with modern HD vids


what I want with it (more important aspects ranked first) :

1) able to cut 1080p videos without losing video quality (the very basic functions are fine)
2) support most of the common formats, and can save video as common video formats such as AVI or WMV, etc
3) noob-friendly interface. I don't do fancy stuff so complicated interface with pro functions don't really help

Much clearer now. You are right, Lightworks is maybe too much biggrin.gif

So... you need to import your video, make a simple cut and export it, is that?

More options:
-"GoPro Studio". It is free and quite simple. It exports to Mp4 and requires Quicktime.
http://es.gopro.com/software-app/gopro-studio-edit-software#features
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzq0DqX0TlQ

Video editing is very complex. To make a simple cut without losing quality is not so easy as it looks. GoPro works quite well and you can convert to others formats later using a free converter (there are a lot).
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