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Video creating....editing...whatnot / advice needed
« on: November 29, 2012, 03:09:52 PM »
Blimey I think this is the first post I've made, instead of just hijacking others'  :o ;D

Got myself on a product video making idea, but to be honest...it's one of the few things I haven't got a single clue about!
I have the ability to record to mp4, avi, 3gp or what have you, so that's not a problem. The problem is getting this sort of thing done, just simple stuff, no fancy effects:

1) getting a music track (that isnt illegal) and using it on a vid - I'm not into the "uh...HERROW...this is my nerd voice" approach to youtube videos lol
2) subtitles / titles / text narration???
3) just...general cut/editing

I know a few names of software but really...what's the easiest way to get something done? For free would be a bonus, or at least nominal cost, as opposed to adobe's joke prices.

Any hints/clues welcomed [and possibly heckled  ;) ]

Cheers!  :P
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Re: Video creating....editing...whatnot / advice needed
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 06:52:48 PM »
Free - and can do all of the above is built into Vista/Windows 7 - Windows Movie Maker.  (Although grab the freeware Audacity for MP3 editing as the one built-in isn't that good).


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Re: Video creating....editing...whatnot / advice needed
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 07:14:10 PM »
Yup win7 Movie Maker is actually rather good, with quite a few nice effects and simple drag drop editing. Use it quite a bit myself, especially the one click upload to YouTube button.


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Re: Video creating....editing...whatnot / advice needed
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 07:59:30 PM »
Quick guides are here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-live/movie-maker-get-started?T1=t3

I refuse to spoil my browser with Silver$hite so I don't know how good the actual video is :)

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Re: Video creating....editing...whatnot / advice needed
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 10:21:12 PM »
As an alternative have a look at Lightworks (free).


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Re: Video creating....editing...whatnot / advice needed
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 04:08:41 PM »
cheers guys - I tried lightworks first but it was being a pain, refusing to open mp4s on the grounds of licences, etc...

I'd heard bad things about windows movie maker so hadn't tried it, but it looks to do just what I want, figured out the basics on how to use it in about 8 minutes, bonus!  :)
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