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Basic Video Editing Software for PC

I am currently taking a basic digital editing class that uses Final Cut for Mac. I am enjoying it, but use PC at home. What is the best free or inexpensive video editing software for PC? [more inside]
posted by hworth on Mar 26, 2014 - 5 answers

Sony Vegas Video Blues

Digital video editing help with Sony Vegas 11 -- 50 GB for 15 minutes of video! Yikes! [more inside]
posted by GnomeChompsky on Sep 7, 2012 - 4 answers

flip camera replacement?

We want to replace our Flip video camera ... with what? [more inside]
posted by aunt_winnifred on May 3, 2012 - 6 answers

How to create a raw footage library?

How can I organize all of these video clips from different sources (Flip cam, iPhone cam, etc) into some kind of database to make it usable? [more inside]
posted by JMB1138 on Apr 11, 2011 - 4 answers

DV/HDV Camera and mic solution?

What is a good DV/HDV camera with wireless mic for a historical society to use in creating videos for uploading on youtube and making DVDs? Budget: $2.5k [more inside]
posted by dhammallama on Sep 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Live video from non-FW camera

New Panasonic camcorder doesn't seem to send out live video through USB2. Do I have alternatives to get the HDMI output into my Mac, or am I back at square one? [more inside]
posted by j-dawg on Sep 14, 2009 - 4 answers

AVI-to-MP4 while preserving creation dates?

I'd like to make a script to mass convert .avi files from my digital camera into iPod-sized .mp4 files, while preserving the creation dates from my camera. I'm on a (non-snowy) Leopard mac. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Sep 8, 2009 - 2 answers

This video, it does not play

Help me stop feeling stupid about working with (converting, compressing, and editing) digital video files. [more inside]
posted by jeoc on Aug 31, 2009 - 8 answers

USB or Firewire for Maximum Efficiency?

I'm video recording a long event through software on my Mac, and am using a USB-connected Panasonic camcorder. Since I'll need an external drive for the files, should I choose a USB disk or Firewire disk, or does it matter? [more inside]
posted by j-dawg on Aug 20, 2009 - 6 answers

What digital video format is best for the technologically impaired?

I am pre-loading some flash drives with promotional material to give away to students. I want to put three videos on the drives, and I want them to be immediately viewable by anyone, regardless of their level of technical ability. What's the best format? [more inside]
posted by latentflip on Aug 11, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I get into filmmaking?

I want to get into filmmaking as a hobby, but I'm not sure where to start. [more inside]
posted by fishtacos on Feb 5, 2009 - 10 answers

How to edit 15fps .avi files in Final Cut Pro?

I have Final Cut Studio 2. I've been asked by my mom to assemble a small edit of all the videos shot on point-and-shoot still cameras during our family vacation this year. When I try bringing the files directly into FCP, it's buggy / i can't edit without problems. I assume there's some conversion I need to do before bringing them in but nothing seems to work. [more inside]
posted by cg1 on Jan 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Best Bang for the Buck in an Inexpensive Digital Video Camera

Best bang for the buck in an inexpensive digital video camera? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Oct 10, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me get the flim school education I missed.

I want to make films. What equipment do I need, and what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by nulledge on Aug 14, 2008 - 11 answers

"synchronized scrolling" for video?

Is there any existing software that'll let you view two or more digital video files locked in sync, say for comparing the content/quality against each other? [more inside]
posted by estherbester on Apr 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Neighbourhood Poker Tour: How do we record it?

Custom poker table, with in-table cams, facecams, dealercam. How to build it yourself? [more inside]
posted by lodev on Oct 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Real-time video manipulaton [mac]

Anybody have experience doing manipulation of video in near real-time? Advice and general guidance needed. [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Sep 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Software needed to create a DVD from multiple video sources.

I am attempting to create a DVD using several different file types. Can this be done, and if so, what software do I need to do it? [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on Sep 13, 2007 - 5 answers

Professional transfer of 16mm movies to digital?

I inherited some 70-year-old, 16mm home movies (not 8 or Super 8) and am looking for a reliable expert to transfer them to digital video. Many vendors say that they can do this. Can you comment on any from personal experience? (I have seen this thread and the links therein.) Are there any issues I should particularly look out for? Thanks.
posted by Dave 9 on Sep 4, 2007 - 15 answers

Digital Transfer?

DigitalTransferFilter: I have a Hi-8(I think) tape with about 30-45 minutes of video on it from 2001. I would like to get it transfered to a digital format in the DC area. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_Jedi on Feb 5, 2007 - 3 answers

How to use After Effects to clean up crappy DV footage?

How do you clean up ugly DV footage? What are some specific techniques you use in Adobe After Effects to turn amateur DV footage into something cleaner? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Nov 8, 2006 - 12 answers

How can I output unrecompressed DV from iMovie?

How can I export DV from iMovie without it being recompressed and pixelated? And no - DV stream isn't doing it. [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Oct 1, 2006 - 8 answers

FCP on a Plane... or, rather, a PowerBook

How are your experiences with Final Cut Pro on a PowerBook G4? [more inside]
posted by hifiparasol on Jul 17, 2006 - 13 answers

iMovie 4: Importing clips larger than 2 GB?

In iMovie 4, how can I import a 25 minute (>2GB) DV clip without purchasing QuickTime Pro to cut the clip into smaller pieces? [more inside]
posted by cramer on Feb 2, 2006 - 11 answers

Which mini-dv/still camera

My 5 year old jvc dvm90 minidv/still camera just gave up. It's my only digital still camera, so I want to get another, but don't have much money now. I was always disappointed by the low light filming any way. So, do I get an equivalent for ~$300 or go for a used "prosumer" like the canon xi, Panasonic 953, etc. for about$450 to $500 if possible(craigslist, ebay)? [more inside]
posted by 445supermag on Jan 16, 2006 - 5 answers

What's the best intermediate codec to use?

I have some video on a DVD that I want to edit in Final Cut Pro. What's the best intermediate codec to use? I don't have space for uncompressed video, and the rest of my footage is DV-quality, so I can afford a bit of quality loss. [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Sep 22, 2005 - 6 answers

HD video camera-buy now? Or buy a 3CCD camera?

HD camcorder- buy now? Or wait? Or buy nice 3CCD camera? [more inside]
posted by geryon on Aug 9, 2005 - 5 answers

DIY Video

Just say for instance - I had an MP3 (or some MP3's) and I wanted to create my own video, maybe with bits of video footage from a variety of sources, and some 'slides' or 'captions' - and then burn that whole thing to a DVD that I could play in a nightclub. What would be good software (Win XP) that could facilitate this for me?
posted by mattr on Jan 2, 2005 - 3 answers

Which software do you use for minor digital video editing?

Which software do you use for minor digital video editing? I'm wanting to crop and color correct a few .avi files on Win2k and/or WinXP, but I'm sure others would appreciate different systems and formats being represented.
posted by rhapsodie on Oct 26, 2004 - 4 answers

Getting Started with Digital Video

What are some good books or web sites for getting started with digital video? What's a good low- to mid-range camera? (I've just started taking classes, and I've got a G5 with Apple's Production Suite.)
posted by kirkaracha on Sep 7, 2004 - 4 answers

Scan My DVDs

I am in the process of creating a DVD of my sketch comedy group's work. This means I have to go through about fifty DV tapes in order to find the ones which have completed sketches rather than footage on them. In addition, many of the tapes are unlabelled. Is there some method or program which can scan a tape quickly and give me an overall impression of what's on it? (I'm thinking via thumbnails, but I presume there are other ways of doing it.)
posted by tweebiscuit on Jul 26, 2004 - 7 answers

What's the difference between the various video formats?

Video formats confuse me. MPEG-1 to 4, DivX, XviD, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, .. help. What do they all mean? [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Jun 27, 2004 - 8 answers

Purchasing a Digital Camcorder

I am looking to purchase a digital camcorder. Quality is important to me, and small size is too. Can anyone recommend a good camcorder in the $600 dollar price range? Can anyone suggest which video format is best?
posted by yevge on May 23, 2004 - 7 answers

How do I rip a DVD into MPEG or AVI?

Best way to rip video from a DVD into MPEG or AVI? I need to grab scenes from a movie and monkey with them in Premiere (Windows).
posted by vraxoin on Apr 24, 2004 - 5 answers

Is there something I can use to open, edit and save MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files in OSX?

Digital video: Is there something I can use to open, edit and save MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files in OSX? Bonus question: What would I need to render said files from After Effects, Final Cut Pro, etc? [more inside]
posted by erebora on Feb 25, 2004 - 8 answers

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