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Is there such a thing as a free or inexpensive video editor that is easy to use and understand ?

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I am told that my Windows 7 system has a free Video Editing programme. ..but as I have no means of videoing anything it hasn't been looked at!

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7 minutes ago, shipbroker said:

I am told that my Windows 7 system has a free Video Editing programme. ..but as I have no means of videoing anything it hasn't been looked at!

geoff

Thanks Geoff that just sparked the little grey cells and I looked on Windows 10 and found one !  Now all I have to do is understand it !!

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Go on Utube and watch some of the instruction videos as they are all basically the same principle just different effects and transitions available with more expensive software .

 

Over the years I have used a few different makes but mainly Pinnicale .

 

 

Dave

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31 minutes ago, bigbilly said:

Is there such a thing as a free or inexpensive video editor that is easy to use and understand ?

The first half is a simple yes. The "easy to use and understand" is more tricky!

To find what is easy for you will be trial and error, starting with any that came with your version of windows or any other software you have, then searching online for others.

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As CommanderDave posted, start by checking out YouTube for 'free video editor's' and take it from there.

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22 hours ago, bigbilly said:

Is there such a thing as a free or inexpensive video editor that is easy to use and understand ?

 

Over the last few weeks I have been converting and editing over 20 hours of video, this is stiff that I have had from two cameras on two types of cassette.   Luckily I still have both cameras and they are in working order.

 

First I had to get the videos converted to digital and stored in logical folders with meaningful names.   I numbered each folder the same as the cassettes in case I needed to go back.

 

For this I used one of these.   

https://www. amazon. co. uk/gp/product/B002Y4GTVO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

That's the only thing that cost me money.   The bundled software was OK but I preferred this one.   https://www. nchsoftware. com/capture/index. html

 

Once set up each cassette had to be left running.

 

The next job was to cut each into separate scenes.   For this I used this:

https://www. joyoshare. com/video-cutter-win/ there is a free trial. (I got mine as a 'giveaway of the day offer')

 

Once this was done each folder now has sub folders for each scene.

Although this was easy to use it seemed to put a few seconds from the previous scene at the beginning of each cut.   I found it easier to leave it there and trim it accurately at the next stage.

 

Next is editing.   I am using https://www. nchsoftware. com/videopad/index. html

 

Videopad is very good but takes a lot of getting used to.   It does have a problem.   I am using it for home use which is free but with a couple of limitations.   Occasionally it tells me that I need to purchase in order to save.   A little bit of research and I found that other people simply uninstall then reinstall if this happens.   good help on the NCH web site and YouTube.

 

All I have done for editing is trim start and end, add titles and 'THE END'.  I have also taken a bit out I the middle and added text to one scene.   In the right hands it can do a lot more.   

 

It is very time consuming.   I expect I have a good few hours left to finish.

 

for a friend I needed to make a DVD of some of the videos I had edited.   This can be done with VideoPad, but I was advised to use http://www. dvdflick. net  Which was nice and easy, even added a menu.

 

Hope this helps.

 

John

 

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