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looking for a semi-professional video editing software

by hasanrulz / July 27, 2007 2:31 PM PDT

i am looking for a semi-professional video editing software, that might compare itself to Final Cut Express. i need some recommendations from softwares from Ulead, pinnacle, adobe or sth else.

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Sorry, nothing compares well.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2007 10:32 PM PDT

But you can look at the demos (free!) from Sony Vegas and

Then you can decide what you like.


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Same question
by tubaloth / September 11, 2007 12:50 AM PDT

I was going to post the same thing.
Every so often I have enough footage to create a DVD. Nothing really professional just vacations and family stuff. But I also like to be pretty creative with the DVD. What is the BEST home use program for creating DVD?s. Is seems like each program that I have tried (free trial) does something?s very well but lacks in other areas (or doesn?t do it at all). Example: I downloaded the trial of DVD MovieFactory

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(NT) Then why not iMovie?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2007 1:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Same question
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by tubaloth / September 11, 2007 7:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Then why not iMovie?

Do they make iMovie for a PC? I have near heard of it.

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No they don't
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2007 7:44 AM PDT
In reply to: PC

Many wish they did and may move to an Apple just to get the great applications there.


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Unless iMovie has improved a lot since I used it, it leaves
by Kiddpeat / September 11, 2007 10:14 AM PDT
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LOT to be desired.

The Studio version of Sony Vegas is substantially better than iMovie, but it is not free or included in the operating system. I have not used the built-in Windows movie maker to compare to iMovie. However, iMovie is a bit limited, so I would not assume that it is better than the Windows application.

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By the Way, Sony Vegas is a video editor. It is not a DVD
by Kiddpeat / September 11, 2007 10:19 AM PDT

authoring package. The authoring package (menus, etc.) is a separate application which may, or may not, be included with the editor. I don't remember any authoring capability in iMovie. Nero, Roxio, etc. have authoring capability.

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Yes I know
by tubaloth / September 12, 2007 1:43 AM PDT

I have used Sony Vegas and it sure did have a lot of options. (and it cost a lot) That part it did well, but like you say you have to find another program to build a menu and chapters around the video you already did.
I have Premiere Elements 2.0 and over all not bad until you have to create a menu. (some features are kind of dumbed down because they want you to get the Premiere Pro).

The best one I have used so far probably was Premiere Pro 2.0. But it seems like again to take full advantage of all the features I need other Adobe Products (like PhotoShop and so forth). I don't know if Adobe Encore has a menu building capacity, this is probably the only one I haven't tried. (next to iMovie or Final Cut).

I also us to use an old version of Pinnacle, that came with my DVD burner. Not bad for beginners but the version I used had a lot of bugs, and seems kind of bloated. I don?t know if that has been fixed. But it was easy to create the DVD with it.

Maybe Corel buying up some of these DVD program companies well come out with one Super product.

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