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Discussion in 'Editing (Photo and Video)' started by 1st_time_flyer, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. 1st_time_flyer

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    Hello everyone, i'm new to the quadcopter scene and after watching bunches of videos today I was wondering that the consensus was for the best video editing software for an amateur like myself would be.....something that's easy to point and click and drag videos into would be the ideal program that i'm looking to get....with the option to cut scenes and choose the transition between each if possible....thanks for any help!~Chris
     
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  2. J Dot

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    Hello,
    My name is Jerry, I have a P2V, I use

    MAGIX ( Movie edit pro 2015 premium )
    It can be easy to use for basic editing, like cut,
    Transitions, add music, fades, intro/outro, splice,
    A few cool things like picture in picture, ect.

    But it can also get very complex, as you get better, start exploring
    Animations, special effects, titles, credits, you can even make dvd's with
    Tracks, ect.

    It does all my personal videos, nice and easy, but I have not even scratched the surface
    If it's potential! It is like $70 us, pretty fair price comes with effects cd, and titled software
    Free as well! Great deal, great software!

    ( MY OPINION ).

    Hope this helps!
    Take care, good luck, fly safe!

    Your friend
    J Dot
     
  3. poostik

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    If you've got a Mac, iMovie is great.
     
  4. mazo78

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    try this software
    cyberlink PowerDirector 13

    check my videos
    edited with cyberlink PowerDirector 13

    http://goo.gl/lgvudT
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  5. R4boat

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    Wow mazo78, I must say your videos are great. It helps when you have some beautiful scenery to start with but you have inspired me to work a little harder at this hobby.
     
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    I use final cut pro on a mac
     
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  7. who

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    I'm with mazo, got cyberlink ultimate.
     
  8. poostik

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    To the OP:
    iMovie is a great way stepping stone to Final Cut Pro if you decide to really want to expand your editing.

    Some of my videos are here and done mostly in FCPX. Some of the earlier ones are iMovie.
    http://www.flipmediallc.com/
     
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  9. Jozii

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    I find that Windows Movie Maker does a great job! I know it's basic, but it's very easy to use and you can do basically everything most people need. And it's free! The quality of your videos boil down to how you cut clips together, in other words your own skills as a "director" and camera man.

    I've tried loads of different programs in the past, but when I re-entered the world of video editing after I got my Phantom I didn't see the need to go back to anything more advanced.

    I'm no expert in movie making, but I did this in Windows Movie Maker and I at least hope that it feels better than a simple home-made family video would: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTJC2fevebA
     
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  10. tstowe

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    Best? Adobe Premiere Pro... no where near the cheapest but it is the best.
     
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    You will be impressed with what you can do with Power Director 13 and it won't break the bank.
     
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    Will it apply lens corrections for the Vision 2? I have been using Photoshop with it's lens correction and while it does a great job rendering the video takes hours for a 5 minute video.
     
  14. SteveMann

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    Asking for opinions about Editing Software is like asking about religion.

    The decision of which program to use depends on too many variables to be selected from other people's experiences. First question - is this a career decision?

    You edit with your brain - the NLE is just a tool.

    I am absolutely certain that you will find few unbiased responses to the question: "Which editor should I learn and use"? You are discovering the "Baby Duck Syndrome" which denotes the tendency for editors to "imprint" on the first system they learn, then judge other systems by their similarity to that first system. The result is that users generally prefer systems similar to those they learned on and dislike unfamiliar systems.

    My advice is simple. Most of the modern NLE programs offer free trials:

    Sony Vegas:
    http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/download/trials

    Avid:
    http://www.avid.com/US/specialoffers/product-trials

    Premiere:
    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=premiere_pro

    Corel Video Studio:
    http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?pid=prod4760101&cid=catalog20038&segid=6700256

    Majix Movie Edit:
    http://www.magix.com/us/movie-edit-pro/premium/

    Lightworks:
    http://www.lightworksbeta.com/

    Grass Valley EDIUS Neo 3
    http://www.grassvalley.com/login?r=/support/downloads/demos

    There's dozens of others. All have some strengths and all have some limitations. It costs nothing but time to try all of them with a test project and select the one that best fits your needs.

    Finally: Use what works for you. Try them out. All the NLE programs are great... and they all suck! They are just tools and in today's world they all will get the job done. But as tools go, some are better than others for certain jobs. The right answer for me could be the wrong one for you.

    Personally, I use Sony Vegas Pro. If you decide to use Sony Movie Studio, I can help you, but Vegas is one of the most intuitive programs I have found.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Wow! This one needs to be a stickie! Nice post! Where IS that like button??
     
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    Thanks for the list. I've been meaning to try out a variety of editors but as you said baby duck syndrome. None will be as good as the one I've learned first.
     
  18. GoodnNuff

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    Great post SteveMann. I appreciate your wisdom (despite your feelings about AMA and your "just a bruise" posts :p )
    The "Baby Duck Syndrome" is the perfect analogy.
     
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    I will start with windows movie maker, there is a free software lightworks, www.lwks.com , it will teach you how to paste scenes and music to it, honestly i would not expend any money if you PC does not have the power to handle the rendering, got lenovo laptop amd E1 processor with 8 gig ram and takes a time to render a 2 min video on movie maker, I don't care the time since i'm learning ,most likely will upgrade my desktop with a high end video card and ram.
    Welcome to the aerial video gang, be safe ,hope to see your videos soon,
    there is the link for my You tube channel, to see my learning experience , is Fun.
     
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    Yes i also use adobe premier pro and mazo your work is really great i ll try this hitfilm 2 video editor for sure.