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Posted: 8/31/2018 7:48:22 PM EDT
I have a Canon Vixia RF800 that we are using to film my sons baseball, basketball, and football games.

What kind of video editing software do I need and what is the specs on the computer I need to do this?
Link Posted: 8/31/2018 8:03:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NEXT23:
I have a Canon Vixia RF800 that we are using to film my sons baseball, basketball, and football games.

What kind of video editing software do I need and what is the specs on the computer I need to do this?
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It depends on the quality of video. Unless you're editing 4k, pretty much anything made in the last ~5-7 years can edit 1080p if it has a decent graphics card.

Software wise, Adobe Premiere Elements is pretty solid and beginner friendly. There's a lot of free software out there like Shotcut or DaVinci Resolve but they have a very steep learning curve. Especially with Resolve as that is a few year old version of the professional suite they put out. So if you don't know what you're doing (and I sure as fuck don't) there's a lot of buttons that might blow up the world, hell if I know for sure.

There are guys that know a lot more about video than I do, so reference their experience over mine if they chime in though.
Link Posted: 8/31/2018 8:19:16 PM EDT
Isn't Premier like $20 a month?
Link Posted: 8/31/2018 9:36:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Cobalty2004:
Isn't Premier like $20 a month?
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Premiere Elements is a one time buy, same with Photoshop Elements. You can get one or the other for around $60, or catch both on sale for $70 or some every now and again.
Link Posted: 8/31/2018 10:21:19 PM EDT
The DaVinci Resolve public betas are free to use. It's not an easy learning curve, though.
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Originally Posted By NorthPolar:

Premiere Elements is a one time buy, same with Photoshop Elements. You can get one or the other for around $60, or catch both on sale for $70 or some every now and again.
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I'm a teacher so I can pay $20 month for the whole suite....is it worth it?
Link Posted: 9/3/2018 4:44:47 PM EDT
I’m using LumaFusion, it does 4K on my iPad and only cost twenty bucks.
Link Posted: 9/3/2018 8:34:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2018 12:27:03 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:
$10 a month for LR/PS

$20 a month for Premiere by itself.

If you can get the entire adobe suite for $20 a month it's basically a no brainer.
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Originally Posted By NEXT23:

I'm a teacher so I can pay $20 month for the whole suite....is it worth it?
$10 a month for LR/PS

$20 a month for Premiere by itself.

If you can get the entire adobe suite for $20 a month it's basically a no brainer.
I'm a teacher, and I think I'm now paying $29/mo for the whole shebang. I use PS, LR, Audition, and Premiere pretty regularly during the school year though, so it is well worth it.
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