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#1 Tom H.

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 02:06 PM

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Hi all,

Since the X-T2 will have vastly improved video capabilities, I'm considering dipping my toes in video again. It's been a decade since I did any serious video editing. Any recommendations on a software package considering the following?
- Windows compatible
- Not hilariously expensive
- Easy-ish to learn

#2 Adam Woodhouse

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:28 PM

Maybe look at the Adobe Creative Cloud options.


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#3 Tom H.

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 11:02 PM

Maybe look at the Adobe Creative Cloud options.


Première is 25 bucks a month. I don't mind paying 300 once, if it will last me a while. But 300 a year is just too much.

#4 elmacus

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 06:17 AM

https://en.m.wikiped...diting_software

So many options. Try the free ones.

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#5 Tom H.

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 08:45 AM

https://en.m.wikiped...diting_software

So many options. Try the free ones.

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I know there are plenty of options, that's why I was looking for a recommendation other than "try them all"...



#6 adventsam

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:58 PM

What do you intend to do? 4k? are you ready for the enormous files sizes and only 24/25/30p? If its for normal viewing would 1080p be sufficient, if so consider consider virtualdub for initial tweaks and then filmconvert for grading, you can join the clips and add fades in lots of packages after that including free packages like gopro studio



#7 elmacus

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:07 PM

Go for Lightworks then.
Was high end back in the days.

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 06:39 AM

Perhaps Davinci Resolve can fit your needs.

It's free and you get a great color correction suite as well.


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#9 Tom H.

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 08:40 AM

Thanks, I'll check those out.

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 03:08 PM

If the Adobe CC isn't your cup-of-tea ... I'd recommend purchasing Adobe Premiere Elements.

 

http://www.adobe.com...e-elements.html


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TWO Fujifilm X-T2's
16mm/1.4 | 35mm/1.4 | 10-24mm/4 | 16-55mm/2.8 | 50-140/2.8

Rokinon 8mm/2.8

Flashes: Fujifilm EF-X500, iNissin i40 and two Yongnou 565's

Classic Lens Adapters: M42, Canon FD, Nikon and Minolta MD

 

Adam Woodhouse, Wedding Photographer
Ontario, Canada
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Twitter: @woodhousephoto


#11 sacherjj

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 08:40 PM

I use Sony Vegas.  I've tried Premiere and it made me want to just stop editing video.  You can get the lower end and it isn't too expensive.  Great multitrack audio editor too.



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Posted 08 October 2016 - 01:46 PM

I use Sony Vegas.  I've tried Premiere and it made me want to just stop editing video.  You can get the lower end and it isn't too expensive.  Great multitrack audio editor too.

 

 

It's 'Sony' Vegas no more. Just Vegas Pro, as Creative Software (the company that made Vegas since Sonic Foundry) was bought by the german company Magix. Anyhow, the last version is still the best and easiest to learn editor in the market (if you need a quick and 'one man band' workflow). And the audio options are the best, no doubt.

 

http://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/



#13 Tom H.

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 08:14 AM

Good tips! Thanks!

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 03:42 PM

It's 'Sony' Vegas no more. Just Vegas Pro, as Creative Software (the company that made Vegas since Sonic Foundry) was bought by the german company Magix. Anyhow, the last version is still the best and easiest to learn editor in the market (if you need a quick and 'one man band' workflow). And the audio options are the best, no doubt.

 

http://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/

 

Ah, I upgraded to version 12, but hadn't looked at the company much since then.  I remember when Sony bought them, but didn't realize they were sold.  

 

For many people, the Vegas Studio is enough video editor.  



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 08:38 PM

Be aware that even some of the free software (Lightworks & DaVinci Resolve) have very high graphic card demands. Be sure to check their lists of approved CPUs, GPUs, RAM, etc. I tried the free version of Resolve a generation or two ago but couldn't even open in on my iMac. They are very capable editors but were originally developed for color correction. But no harm in trying 'em out.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 08:51 PM

System specs are never an issue for me, I build my own systems. But yes, mac users need to be careful with gpu requirements...

#17 mdelrossi

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 10:32 PM

+2 for davinci resolve the free version. You can really play around with the color.
BTW, set your camera
film simulation NS
Highlight -2
Shadow-2
Color-3
Etc
In other words make it as flat as you can, then you can pull it all back in, also watch your histogram.

I'm about to sell my GH4.

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