What video editor do you use?

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What video editor do you prefer?

  1. Sony Vegas

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  2. Adobe Premiere

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Windows Movie Maker

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. Other

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    30.0%
  1. VinLark
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    Random question, sure. I was just wondering what people prefer. I love Sony Vegas and Adobe After Effects. I never got the hang of Premiere though. What do you people like?
     
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  2. Davidosky99

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    Vegas all the way.
    Very documented and also fairly easy and simple to learn
     
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  3. Seriel

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    I don't even edit videos lol
     
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    Adobe After Effects. I mainly use it for keyframing.
     
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    Avisynth
    http://avisynth.nl/index.php/Main_Page
    open source/Free, extremely powerful (not as good as after effects for animations and some of the effects it does but anything you can do in vegas or premiere or final cut you can in it), supports basically every video format in, write basically anything out, has a workflow I like (not timeline but clip based which helps for some things I like), usually gets features well ahead of other things (seam carving in video? Try 2008 http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=135735 ) and for restoring footage and making it look better it has some amazing gear ( http://avisynth.org.ru/mvtools/mvtools.html http://avisynth.nl/index.php/Nnedi3 .

    The reason you might never have heard of it? You write scripts rather than click on a GUI. It works for me as that means it documents itself as you write with scripts, and can then remake projects or effects pretty trivially when you have new footage, or can go back and change individual elements
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/be-a-great-video-maker-and-replicate-this-video-effect.360509/
    http://filetrip.net/dl?SyDFQejFZH
    All done with avisynth.
     
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    Premiere pro ^^ but actually what matter the most is not the sofware but the user
     
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    A bad video editor will make for bad results, or if you prefer good software will not make a bad editor/producer good*, but if I am hamstrung by the software I am using then other things go out the window if I have deadlines or just don't want to spend 30 more hours on something. Windows movie maker has improved considerably since the earlier versions but if I had to use it I would probably stop after everything is cut approximately where it needs to be.

    *I reckon with modern music generation algorithms you could probably get something done for music, can't wait until something similar exists for video and the obvious start is some of the motion detection stuff we see for security cameras. I don't know when it will come but given my CAD program will tell me I am being an idiot when designing something I can see it happen some day in my lifetime.
     
  9. dorayaki95

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    Vegas pro all the way.

    I do occasionally use imovie on an ipad for casual videos tho
     
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    I use Vegas Pro 13 and I totally spent £400 on it. ;)
     
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    Windows Movie Maker, because I can't justify subscribing to Adobe Creative Cloud for something i'd use a couple of times a year.

    To be honest Windows Movie Maker does what I need to do, which is cut a few clips, edit them together and do a voice over.
     
  12. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Virtual dub anyone?:creep:
     
  13. VinLark
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    I used some of the plugins in a program called video-pad but that's all the experience I have with it lol.
     
  14. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I used to mess around with video editor/encoder/renderer Cause i used to record games from emulators playing Classic 8-bit 16-bit games, then dump the video with the emulator then try to encode them in HD. I have a youtube channel that people can see that i messed around with the video encoders. I even used graphic filters as well... But then i figured it easier to just buy a capture card, then playback emulator videos in full screen and Get HD Encoded Compressed mp4 Files. :)
     
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    Windows movie maker does the job.
     
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    Depends on what I need it for.

    For 3DS videos, the quality is already shit, so I use movie maker. For Wii U videos and stuff that needs maximum quality, I use vegas pro.

    For videos that require an overlay (2 peoples perspectives on something, for example) I use AVS video editor.
     
  18. FAST6191

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    It is a lovely capture program and my go to thing for that, and makes a decent output for avisynth. However editing in it for more than trimming a section out or appending another video is a pain. If you want something that simple but more geared towards editing then I suggest avidemux. Granted I would prefer to use vdub to windows movie maker.

    If we are going other video editors then I suggest giving https://www.lwks.com/ a go.

    There are also a few decent editors on Linux these days (and on the freeware GUI driven front probably better than windows), kdenlive doing very well for a lot of things I would want to do -- it is timeline based, can quite happily key (greenscreen) things, can do colour grading/correction and more besides.
     
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    Camtasia. It has a wonderful and simple to understand gui plus a brilliant short tutorial on the first run.
     
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  20. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I just like using avisynth to add filters to classic games. :D

    HQx4 Genesis games :)

    Here is a impressive video i found of Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Is Encoded in HD 1080 (1920X1334) In HQX4 With enhanced ogm audio. It's over 2 GB and requires a way to play MKV Files It is possible to stream this video with the right video player.

    CLICK TO SEE GREATNESS

    Here is a youtube sample video of the same thing in 60FPS
    Notice how good the video looks compared to original source.