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    Question OT-Video Editing?

    OK, which one of you youts use some sort of video editing program and what are its advantages over the others?
    The best I can do is an 8 millimeter camcorder with a tape splicing machine from the 60's.
    I've hoid of some such as Final Cut 2, Movie Edit Pro 14, Sony Vegas, Chevy Vega, and what ev-va.

    Any questions, comments, or concerns? Next window please ...
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    Re: OT-Video Editing?

    There tends to be four major video editing solutions: Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas, and Avid Media Composer. While one could keep on going on about the pros and cons, it comes down to which one you feel most comfortable with. For example, I've used Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut Pro. I went with Apple Final Cut Pro as I personally found it easier for me to use as a Mac/Linux user. I know of a person who uses Premiere. I also know of a TV studio that uses Vegas. And I've heard of movies that use Media Composer. In the end, it is just personal preference.

    And if you are on Linux, you can check out Kino, a solution for Linux.
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    I use Movie Edit Pro (only I have the 9th edition...it was cheap at the time). It's ok, but it's more consumer grade than professional and no where near as flexible as the other programs. One really irritating thing about it (to me at least) is they offer all kinds of nice "small" upgrades (for example, different title screens, different transitions, etc.), but they sell each one of them "one at a time" and that can get really costly. If all you're doing is stuff for home, it's alright, but I would recommend going with one of the others.
    Ooorrrr....

    Stick with the tape splicing!!! Yee Ha!
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    Re: OT-Video Editing?

    Serenity Musician, The pic of splicing is great!
    I've been dabbling with MEP14 but not thrilled at it so far. Right now I am looking into Sony Vegas Pro and it's promises. I guess I could upgrade my Acid 5 to Acid 6 and try the video portion however, I was never really successful at using video in Acid 5 to begin with.
    Anyone use or have used Sony Vegas?
    Styxx

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    Re: OT-Video Editing?

    On the Mac, go with Final Cut. On the PC, Vegas.

    We use Vegas for all of our Colonel Crush stuff. I also used Vegas at work to edit a Blu-ray disc for an IEC international standard. Works great.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/techn...technologyNews

    I've also got Premiere, but it hasn't been reliable on my machine.

    Avid is too pricey for most mortals.

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    Re: OT-Video Editing?

    Avid is too pricey for most mortals.
    What's Avid? Or do you mean Acid or some clone of the two?

    I take it you are using the latest version of Vegas? Yes? No? Maybe? Not?
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    Re: OT-Video Editing?

    It's Avid...
    http://www.avid.com

    I use Final Cut Pro. Though it took a little getting used to, I do find it very stable and a good editing environment.
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    Re: OT-Video Editing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx View Post
    What's Avid?
    If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

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    I'll throw in iMovie to the mix for Mac. (Cheap and there are a ton of plug-ins you can use that will probably keep you happy for a very long time.)

    Also I'll throw in Pinnacle Studio Pro. I've used Studio for about 6 years now and have loved it. I still use it even though I've gone to Mac for the majority of my applications. It is hard to leave it behind when I have so many plug-ins for it.

    Final Cut Studio is $1,200 dollars and probably too involved for what you want. Final Cut is $200 (I think) and is also a great program, but I've found the total cost of ownership is more than iMovie and you don't get that much bang for the extra bucks. For instance, I found plugs for Final Cut are generally more expensive than for iMovie.

    I will also throw in these two indispensable tools for the Mac platform. The first is Stomp, a very good and very easy to use video compression program. The second is iShowU, a companion to Stomp that allows you to do flexible video screen capturing.

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    Re: OT-Video Editing?

    Styxx,

    If you ever broadcast an Olympics, go with Avid.

    NBC selects Avid for Beijing Olympics editing workflow

    http://broadcastengineering.com/news...workflow-0801/

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