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I'd like something to do some basic video editing, but more than windows movie maker can offer. Price isn't an issue as I won't be buying it. The only program I heard of is Adobe Premier. So what are your recommendations?
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post #2 of 25
Sony Vegas. Definetely. It's probably the closest thing you'll get to commercial video editing programs.

Read into it: Sony Vegas

    
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Another vote for Sony Vegas. For starters, I'd go through this youtube tutorial
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post #4 of 25
Adobe Premiere
Edius
Sony Vegas
Avid (express, liquid, adrenaline, nitro)
Final Cut Pro (Audi's Number One)

Sony Vegas is the cheapest and it's pretty entry level slash beginner.

Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro share the same sort of interface, though Final Cut takes it for me.

Avid is old school and a bit of a steep learning curve. Not as intuitive as the rest though eXpress is kinda fun; albeit slow.

Premiere is actually very simple. If you can get Premiere Pro CS3 or PP2.0, that'd be the intermediate to begin with and should open doors easier if you ever decide to become "hardcore" and have to train on AVID or FINAL CUT PRO.

Final Cut Pro certification gets you a long way. =DDD Trust me.
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Well I'm a video editing newb but I use Ulead Videstudio 11 it works well for me!
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Wow the sony one looks complicated. thanks, I'll see if I can obtain that program, and thanks for the tutorial link. And I'll also get Premiere. rep+'s. I'm still open to other thoughts.
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post #7 of 25
Oh, duh. Windows Movie Maker will work for you, then. It's already installed.
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Oh, duh. Windows Movie Maker will work for you, then. It's already installed.
huh
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Start > All Programs > Windows Movie Maker

You have XP, right?

If all you're doing is editing some game videos, then Windows Movie Maker is enough. Anything more is Vegas or Ulead, maybe.
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post #10 of 25
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Start > All Programs > Windows Movie Maker

You have XP, right?

If all you're doing is editing some game videos, then Windows Movie Maker is enough. Anything more is Vegas or Ulead, maybe.
Yea I've used movie maker, it sucks, it doesn't have any good features. That's why I'm looking for something better. I decided to download both Vegas and Premiere and see which I like.
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