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Windows Free Video Editing Software

Discussion in 'Software' started by The_Crapman, 20 Mar 2020.

  1. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Just spent an afternoon using a some software that said was free, only to be held at knifepoint for £40 or they'd slap a huge watermark on it. Not amused.

    Recommendations please.

    Requirements: Cut, zoom, insert sound, insert/overlay graphics and be able to size and position them, seperate sound from video footage.
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    No, just hit with a fee or watermark demand. Original footage on my phone and seperate folder on my pc so nothing really lost, other than a big bunch of time.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    kim hardware addict

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    this sort of rips-off is so common those days, that is something that really pisses me off, I experienced that with many so-called freewares, turning out to be inoperable without paying it, but misleading advertises seems to be permitted as a normal and perfectly allowed procedure :miffed:, crazy world we're living in :sigh:
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I mean, it's pretty much the same UX as any other pro-grade video editor - Vegas Pro looks and works in a damn-near identical fashion. But if it's not for you, it's not for you.
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Well I then tried VSDC and I almost smashed my pc to bits in frustration, just trying to crop a clip. Probably more to do with my mental stability and capacity more than anything. It was only when i tried adding a still image in resolve that it spazzed out and i lost patience with it, but going to have another try.
     
  9. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    • Vegas Pro turns up on Humble Bundle with some regularity.
    • Linux favourite KDEnlive is also available for Windows.
    • If you want a really steep learning curve, Blender can also edit video.
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    After calming down and offering a pepperami as a sacrifice I tried resolve again. We're getting on ok now. 3 videos and a still have been cropped and transitioned satisfactorily.

    A repositioning of expectations was also required. My PowerPoint wizardry may be of use, but it's a whole new presentation game.
     
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    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    A sacrifice to the video software gods or to Andy's belly?
     
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    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    both?
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    I accepted it on their behalf, chopped into some Chinese beef noodles.
     
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