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video editing software

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:54 pm
by EWJ
hey hey!

So my young un is making /wanting to make youtube clips of him and his mates playing games..

I've got him OBS to record his ingame moments but unfortunately I havent a clue about what to use to edit the movies, so he can only upload the bits he wants.. any ideas?

p.s has to be free software that can edit .mp4 files.

ta.

Jim.

Re: video editing software

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:15 am
by Epicurus
I used Lightworks before switching over to Sony Vegas. It has a fairly steep learning curve, but after a few days of practice with Google on the side, he should be fine. If more features are needed, upgrading to pro only costs £40.
And, of course, there's Windows Movie Maker.
Personally, I'd recommend getting Vegas somehow, but if everything has to be legitimate, Lightworks is probably the way to go.

Re: video editing software

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:52 am
by Little_Devil
There are some free packages around, stitching them together to work how you want is another matter.
I have not looked for a while, but you used to be able to get pro and semi-pro software that was no longer being supported for free.

Have a look on here and you will get some links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software

Like the following :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fo ... y_software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fr ... irectories
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fr ... 0_Services

Not looked, but a few searches should get what you want :)

Quick search with the words 'open source video editing software'
Produces these :

http://www.serif.com/free-video-editing ... tAodk08APA

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/ ... ad-1136264

If you have a spare machine or are able to create a dual boot PC, then you can get Linux, which gives you packages for free like this one below.

http://www.openmovieeditor.org/

Re: video editing software

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:40 pm
by SkeletalBOB
The easiest and probably least stressful program is Windows movie maker which you should have installed, if not you can download it or it's live equivalent fairly easily http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/movie-maker#t1=movies. For better results Vegas Pro is the way to go. Either way movie maker is made to be intuitive to learn as it's similar/identical to how office is which i'm guessing he's being taught or has just been taught in school.

Main aspects of use to get to grips with are, the computer will slow down slightly (dependant on spec) when loading in large files or compiling the final video, patience is the key at those points.

Learn how to layer the audio and titles alongside the video on the timeline and effects and transistions, be able to zoom in and out of the timeline for ease of use and you can create fairly good vids no problem.