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Forum topic by jim1mckenna posted 03-19-2010 07:12 PM 899 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2010 07:12 PM

I am in the market for a video editing software just wondering what software anyone uses and how you like it I havfe a pc, not a mac?

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#1 posted 03-19-2010 07:34 PM

For commercial software I prefer Director from Adobe, but at $999.00 that just isn’t going to happen unless I am making my living with it.

For freeware, cheapware, or open source software, I find CineFX very friendly and easy to use. One of the nicest things about CineFX that may or may not be important to you is application portability. Which means that you can run CineFX on Mac, Windows, and Linux. Pretty much any common desktop you are likely to run into these days it will run on…

It’s pretty quick and easy to learn, and for me, the best of all is that it handles the funny extensions to mpeg4 from my JVC Everio cam no problem…

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#2 posted 03-19-2010 07:50 PM

I would recommend Camtasia Studio from TechSmith. Go to and take a look. I use it quite often at home and it is a really great product.

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#3 posted 03-19-2010 08:41 PM

I was working with Avid for years and really liked it. takes time to learn your way about it, but it’s worth it. seems like these days Avid owns Pinnacle which was always a solid consumer level suite.

personally, I now use Final Cut on a Mac though. or for a more affordable option – Final Cut Express which is just as powerful in terms of editing as the full version.

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#4 posted 03-19-2010 09:17 PM

Windows Movie Maker is free. Quite limited, however.

Here is a site with some software and reviews:

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