What Video Editor Do I Want?
March 30, 2012 12:52 AM Subscribe
I would like a video editing program for Windows 7 that does the following. I am willing to pay a modest amount, free is good, too.
posted by maxwelton to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I have tried Movie Maker, vdub and Avidemux, but none of these do what I want. Wish list:
- Ability to add multiple titles or captions over the same segment of film, with different font styles and screen locations.
- Ability to mix still images with video clips.
- Cross fade and similar effects; nothing too fancy needed here, but some basic tools would be good.
- Ability to lay in a couple of audio tracks, recording narration as I watch the clip would be awesome but not necessary.
- Ability to take a large sequence of images and turn them into a time-lapse video. (I can use avidemux for this and import the resulting movie, but it would be nice to be able to pause the time-lapse and insert a still image and then pick up the time lapse again, so I guess the wish list would include the ability to break an imported video into segments which could be moved around if it can't handle 3,000-4,000 imported images.).
- My images are 1280 x 720, so I was hoping to output this as HD video, like I know what I'm talking about.
Things I'm not looking for are awful user interfaces with counter-intuitive ways of accomplishing what I want.
I'd be tempted to do this in Flash and output as a movie (since I've done a fair amount of work in Flash and can picture how to accomplish nearly everything on my list), but I have an ancient (8) version of Flash and I'm not sure what kind of movie quality I'd get out of it.
I could maybe afford to spend $100 or a bit more, but not $990. I have a fairly powerful windows 7 64-bit box with a decent amount of ram.