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Posted: 12/1/2002 6:14:16 PM EDT
I don't need to do anything fancy, just the ability to edit out parts of videos and maybe move segments around if I don't want them to play in the order I shot the video. I also need to be able to put up text at the bottom of the video. Will just about any software do this? It doesn't seem like too much to ask for, but I'm debating buying a Mini DV camera and don't want it if I have to spend a small fortune on software to edit video or if it takes days to do it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 7:09:21 PM EDT
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[Last Edit: 12/1/2002 8:09:49 PM EDT by FanoftheBlackRifle]
Adobe Premier would do everything you want, and quite a bit more (overkill, as it were, for what you asked for). However, there is quite a bit out there, often a lot of it has shareware/demo versions you can download or play with first. I'd suggest some of pinnacle systems ([url]www.pinnaclesys.com[/url]) software, especially "Studio 7" or its replacement (haven't looked lately) as its pretty simple and fairly easy to learn, although not as "powerful" as some of the other offerings. Their stuff is also fairly reasonably priced too. HTH, -FOTBR
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 8:01:34 PM EDT
videowave is good and is ussualy bundeled in with most capture cards.
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 8:23:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle: Adobe Premier would do everything you want, and quite a bit more (overkill, as it were, for what you asked for). However, there is quite a bit out there, often a lot of it has shareware/demo versions you can download or play with first. I'd suggest some of pinnacle systems ([url]www.pinnacleys.com[/url]) software, especially "Studio 7" or its replacement (haven't looked lately) as its pretty simple and fairly easy to learn, although not as "powerful" as some of the other offerings. Their stuff is also fairly reasonably priced too. HTH, -FOTBR
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Adobe Premier is the way to go. That way if you do get more advanced you wont have to buy more software.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 7:41:00 AM EDT
Thanks for the replies. Looks like the Pinnacle stuff is good and not too expensive. The Adobe program looks great, but $500 is a bit much.
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Link Posted: 12/2/2002 11:18:50 AM EDT
The one I found was studica.com. $199.95 for the full student version of Premiere. Educational version doesn't include photoshop, i guess. If you've never done video editing, it might be a bit daunting. Just goof around with it till you feel comfortable with the interface. Practice all the cool things, look on Adobe's website for some cool tips on using premiere.
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