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Embee

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#1 8 years ago

Does anyone know a good (free) video editing software, something like Windows Movie Maker except much deeper. Like, being able to make an intro (with something like "Paramount presents, a film by X") with tons of possibilities. You know, these things like speeding up a clip, slowing it down, changing the filter, putting 4 different clips into splitscreen, changing voice setup, ... Something like Windows Movie Maker, but really, really better. I'm thinking of making a short movie by just editing some clips that I've recorded, like, adding soundtracks and such ... Any suggestions ? Thanks for reading =p




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#2 8 years ago

You want all those features and you want it free? Are you mad?

Seriously though, some have TRIED to offer free open source editors as full featured as that, like Jahshaka, but it never really got finished.

Blender is an open source 3D modeling tool that can also be used as a video editor, but it has a steep learning curve.




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#3 8 years ago

Why's he mad?

Cinelerra | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com


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#4 8 years ago

I didn't say there weren't other options, in fact I listed one, but when you consider he's merely coming off Movie Maker, I'm doubting Cinelerra will be easy enough for him to use. Check the reviews, some are having a hard time figuring out how to install it, let alone use it. Well, that's because it's source code. It's not an app you can install.

Here's a disclaimer from the description of it on that link you posted...

"Please note that Cinelerra is currently only offered as source code - so you need a certain degree of Linux experience to get it running."

...so one has to have experience not just with Linux, but compiling source code as well.

I've used AutoMKV, another open source option that works with H264, but it has no preview window and you have to hex edit just to apply basic filters. I chatted with a programmer whom sets it up via raw source code and claims he gets better file sizes than I was with my compressions.

He said he would get back to me on showing me how to setup AutoMKV to get the same results. Never happened. I get the feeling some that know how to work with source code either aren't familiar with some of the raw editors (VirtualDUb is another one, but has viewer), or overestimate their efficiency.

There have been many attempts to make a free, full featured open source video editor that works with a wide range of codecs and is user friendly to the general public like the retail editors are. I don't see anyone really succeeding at it.




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#5 8 years ago
in fact I listed one

You've edited your post.

In any case, coming off movie maker into free or paid software regardless is going to be a learning curve, he's going to have to go on it to produce results, so it's not really relevant.


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#6 8 years ago
FileTrekker;5400351You've edited your post.

Yeah I did edit it, but originally I was thinking he was looking for something simple to use like most drag and drop editors. Blender, Cinelerra and even AutoMKV are far from that. Truth is it takes a bit of a learning curve just going from a very simple editor like Movie Maker to Adobe, Vegas, Ulead, etc. Expecting him to step up from Movie Maker to using raw source code in the tool you recommended could be asking too much.

In any case, coming off movie maker into free or paid software regardless is going to be a learning curve, he's going to have to go on it to produce results, so it's not really relevant.

"Paid" software? He didn't mention retail software as you imply, he only referred to free editors. So I do find it very relevant and quite a leap of the imagination to assume someone whom has only mentioned having had experience with MM to be capable of working with raw code of something as complex as Cinelerra, and in Linux no less. Like I said, even some of the retail ones are fairly complex compared to MM.

Speaking of relavnace, he even said "something like Movie Maker, but much deeper". To me that sounds like he want's it to be easy to use like MM, but more full featured. No such thing exists in freeware, that's why I made the pun are you mad, it was nothing personal. Cinelerra is nothing at all like MM.

I've seen beginners bite off more than they can chew with complex tools and it puts them off toward editing, vs encouraging them to continue.




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#7 8 years ago
>Omen<;5400320You want all those features and you want it free? Are you mad? Seriously though, some have TRIED to offer free open source editors as full featured as that, like Jahshaka, but it never really got finished. Blender is an open source 3D modeling tool that can also be used as a video editor, but it has a steep learning curve.

I mainly meant something which I can put clips in, align them, put some background music to it, a little bit text, etc ... Like I said, something close to WMM, but with much more tools Not something in which I have to create models ... Thanks anyway




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#8 8 years ago

FileTrekker;5400322Why's he mad?

Cinelerra | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com

That looks great, but it only comes in tar.bz2 format, and I'm not experienced in compiling from source code, unless you can give a tutorial or alternate download =p

EDIT: I see now it's only available for Linux :\


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#9 8 years ago
Embee;5400617I mainly meant something which I can put clips in, align them, put some background music to it, a little bit text, etc ...

Yeah that's basically a drag and drop editor you're looking for and like I said I'm pretty sure there are no free ones.

Like I said, something close to WMM, but with much more tools Not something in which I have to create models ... Thanks anyway

As mentioned you don't have to use Blender for 3D modeling. That was just it's primary function when designed. It can also be used as a video editor, but it has a steep learning curve.




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#10 8 years ago

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