Video Editing Help.

Discussion in 'Photography Advice & Discussion' started by james60059, 20 Sep 2018.

  1. james60059

    james60059 Member

    6 Jul 2006
    Hi Folks,

    I've recently had to get a new PC as my previous one died on me, had 10 years out of it so can't complain anyway the new one has Windows 10. Unfortunately it doesn't have Movie Maker installed, although it had video editing software installed, it's not really as good.

    Therefore, can anyone point me in the direction of good software that is probably on par with Movie Maker?, I tried to re download it but Microsoft no longer allows it, I think they ceased downloads earlier this year and likewise no longer support it.


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  3. Peter Mugridge

    Peter Mugridge Established Member

    8 Apr 2010
    I use Premier Pro Plus for editing and it works extremely well.

    For file conversion, I use something called Handbrake. Again, it works very well.
  4. etr221

    etr221 Member

    10 Mar 2018
    For very basic editing (not that i do much), I have Avidemux , Handbrake, and MakeMKV.

    My go to source for such things is (other pages for other types of software) - but do read the reviews and comments, and perhaps do your own research; and when I looked at its leading suggestion, Da Vinci Resolve, when I saw their manual was 1200 pages, I said way beyond my needs... (but if you want to make a feature film, might meet yours)
  5. AM9

    AM9 Established Member

    13 May 2014
    St Albans
    Actuall, DaVinci Resolve 15 manual is about 2600 pages. It's a great editor/compositor/sound editior but it needs quite a powerful computer to run properly.
    If you want an effective editor, it might be better to buy one. The problem with most of the free editors (except Davinci) is that most video CODECs are licenced and that rules out supplying them free. I've used the Vegas family of editors since 2006 and find them to be easy to use, can run on relatively modest platforms yet even in their cheapest versions, can handle most video that consumer camera users are likely to throw at them. If DVD/BluRay discs aren't wanted then Vegas Movie Studio is available for £39.99 (until 26th September, £29.99). Also, it can be installed on two separate PCs - against an undertaking that both installations won't be used at the same time.
    There is a free 30-day trial of the full functioning program availble to download and try.

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