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Good Movie Editing Program?


#1

Hey guys I was curious as to whether anyone knew of any good movie editing programs? Price isn't an issue, also any personal experiences with any of them would be great!

Thanks
Nik


#2

Sony Vegas

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#3

I’ve used Adobe Premiere Elements and plain Windows Movie Maker. Adobe Premiere Elements really f’ed up the audio track. I like the interface, it was pretty easy to figure out, and I’m sure there are some more advanced things you can do w/ it. I played around w/ Premiere too, but my computer couldn’t handle it.

Windows movie maker always crashes unless I pre-convert the files to .wmv. Otherwise, it works fine. I

I’ve only used it for form checks and to put together training clips, so nothing really presentable/professional, but Windows Movie Maker got the job done w/o a big headache for free.


#4

FinalCut is outstanding and I’m pretty sure they have a cheaper/limited consumer version. AVID can be sort of miserable for a beginner. I hear the new iMovie is user friendly for really basic editing. A LOT of amateur editors seem to like Sony Vegas. I am more used to the ‘professional grade’ editing software so the Vegas interface bothers me on account of certain features but it’s definitely a capable program. A better question is, what are you trying to edit?


#5

Sony Vegas for PC. Final Cut Pro for Mac.


#6

If price isnt an issue I strongly recommend Adobe Premiere , and After Effects. Ive worked with them before, its a lil hard to master but once u get used to the tools you will love it.