From the article: Free Video Editing!
What's your favorite video editor and why? Is your favorite video editor a simple, free tool, or is it a complex program that lets you edit Hollywood style videos? Share your favorite video editor and your reasons for loving it. Share Your Reasons
i like aneesoft free video editor
- it's easy to use and totally free, the speed and quailty are very good
- —Guest jeey
- We're talking about free software and not one mentioned Cinelerra? Completely free and open source. Cinelerra is what the big studios in Hollywood use to do Movies like Matrix, Titanic, Monsters vs. Aliens , etc. What about Blender and the Gimp also. Both can be used to edit video and still free and Open Source. Openshot, KDEnlive, Avidemux, Lives, Kino, PiTv are also available as free and open source editors. Take a look at any of them. Because their free, anyone can add functionality to them at will. Next time you want to spend big money on software make a donation in the amount you were going to spend to the developers and ask for the functionality that you may need. Plus, updates and new versions will be free also.
- —Guest Todd
windows movie maker
- It was fun at first, but then its flaws leaked out. All of the videos I made with it have become corrupt, and they only have one format so they cannot be downloaded to youtube( the only reason I downloaded it in the first place. all I need now is instructions on how to undownload it... I am not pleased
- —Guest Andrew
Fav. Video Editing Program
- Movie Maker 2 and Movie Maker 6/just as advertised--its the fastest..though I also use Roxio-easy media Creator 10(suite)..Movie Maker 6 alongside Vista HomePrem. and dual core processing has been great/I create all my Master Files in Movie Maker 6..and use Roxio for furthering the project..Roxio has a more complete line in Video Editing Services.
- DVD Flick will handle just about any file you can throw at it and convert it into a movie or burn to dvd, and its free!!! It can add sound but unfortunately cannot do photos... maybe in a future release
- —Guest MT
Friends' edit programmes
- Good idea to consider choosing a programme that friends own. This means that help is more likely to be available and better explained.
- —Guest John Devenish
- Wonderful product. Heaps of free video tutorials. TechSmith support this product to the extreme.
- —Guest Colin1942
- Lots of features, easy to use, and doesn't take time to render the way Premier does...make an edit and there it is! If it's complex, it may be jerky, but you can prerender just the transition section. Final output is perfect.
Adobe Premiere Elements
- Over the years, I have tried Ulead, Studio, WIndows MovieMaker, and others. I presently prefer Adobe Premiere Elements 7 (version 8 is latest). It has become intuitive, has seemingly unlimited video & audio tracks, and shares most of the desired features from big, expensive brother Adobe Premiere CS4. Non of these video editors is bug-free, but each subsequent release improves performance, and I work-around unfixed bugs. I also use Roxio Creator suite: under one application are my most frequently used programs: 2 video editors, 1 audio editor, and copying
- —Guest Steve
sony vegas movie studio platinum 9
- Does it all and affordable.Very easy to use .Does all formats that I want.
Pinnacle Studio for Simple Projects
- I started on Pinnacle Studio and followed it from version 9 through 12. Pinnacle is absolutely idiot proof and a breeze to take a project from concept to completed DVD. However, with only two video tracks and two audio tracks, it can be very limiting. What it does, it does artfully. But when you push its limits, it gets quirky and finicky - renders have glitches and it just gets messy. I finally admitted that I had outgrown Pinnacle and switched over to Final Cut on a Mac. With 99 video and 99 audio tracks, I felt freed. But it does take some know-how to get a project in and out of the system. Obstacles aren't always obvious - if you run out of disk space you can't render a final project but it doesn't tell you why. I use final cut pro but have a friend with Final Cut Express - except for a few extra file fomats (that neither of us use) and a few templates for cool transitions, there is nothing that I use on FCPro that she doesn't have on FC Excpress.
- —Guest tytyree
CyberLink Power Director V7
- Power Director does just about everything I need it to. Can turn home video footage into nice movies. Also nice for making slide shows. Doesnt have all the bells and whistles that some of the other ones have, but there isnt anything thing I wished it had. The price is right for a home user.
- —Guest Mark
Adobe Premiere Pro & Encore CS4
- I love how these 2 tools work together. I started with Premiere Pro v1 and love all of the new features added with each new version. I find it very intuitive, it has its own title generator, custom effects, transitions, and so much more. Encore has to be used to burn DVDs (including BlueRay), but it is very feature rich and has great menu creation tools.
- I have them all and Studio by Pinnacle has more capabilities and usage than all the others. I like being able to purchase only the special effects I need and not a comprehensive group at a costly price.
- —Guest rharrison003
Windows Movie Maker
- I think this is one of the best because you can cut, edit, merge and do loads basically! I love messing around with videos to help. I also enjoy Adobe After Effects 7.0 and is really good
- —Guest Ben K
- I like Ulead Pro. Very intuitive, lots of choices, lots of room to do ovelays, titles, etc. choices of output, allows HD, choice of screen size/resoilution. Apparently ULead purchased by Corel who are not continuing the program. TOO BAD!
- —Guest Paul