Hey Guys As the title says, what is some good video editing software? I know there are some threads on this but seeing as it is quite a long time since they were first written I figured that some new technology has come out and they will not be very relevant? I'm looking for some good quality software to edit riding videos as at the moment I have been using windows movie maker which isn't very inspiring to be honest. It also needs to be able to publish to a decent quality though I do realize that this will probably be relate to the price that I spend?
so any ideas? I have heard that Sony Vegas is pretty good?
I use Vegas for all my stuff, it's pretty wicked. Takes a while to get your head around some things (I'm talking compositing and stuff like that, just chopping clips together is a piece of piss), but it's one of those things that the more you put into it the more you get out. I'm on Vegas 7 on XP, version 8 is the most recent and would no doubt be the go for Vista.
Never used Premiere so can't comment on that, but heard good things.
If I didn't have any experience with either I'd be tracking down a free demo of both and trying them out for yourself.
The latest version of Premiere is pretty much professional level video editting, you can do almost anything, however its very complicated, I have the hang on the basics, but you will need a decent PC to make it run properly, I have an 8 core cpu with 6gb ram and its great for it. Very expensive if you decide to ahhem purchase it.
I wish that the movie maker in windows vista worked, I can never get it to render a movie properly, its just flaky, but if it did work would be good for most things as its simple to use.
ThingOne wrote:The latest version of Premiere is pretty much professional level video editting, you can do almost anything
yep - premiere pro is great, but has a BIG learning curve. For a lot of people who just want to do relatively basic editting, premiere elements would be a better bet - simpler but still capable (and most importantly still happy handling avchd input files)
Have you tried the latest Windows Live Movie Maker? It is a ground-up rewrite and streets ahead of the older versions. It's dead simple to use, fast (even on my low-end Sempron box) and can publish to YouTube, high-definition (1080p), and DVD.
cheers for the replys. yes I have used sony vegas, but it was ages ago and I think it was vegas 5. I did quite like it though, adobe premier sounds possibly a bit complicated. I also don't think that the laptop would be able to keep up with it either!! anybody have any idea on the vegas pricing?