Video editing software

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  1. unweakend

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    Hi people, i want to edit together a few clips of my gaming to make a video to psot on youtube, but i dont know whats the best software to use, anyone got any idea's? Sony Vegas comes out a crap quality, windows movie maker is terrible coz it wont let me upload the file it makes to youtube. does anyone have an idea? and i've tried pinnacle didnt like it.
     
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    I use Nero 9, with the included Nero Vision

    Nero Vision is very simple to use and will output in to most video formats

    It is not a Professional Editing Suite, but it does everything I want it to

    Outputs to:-
    DVD, BluRay, AVCHD, AVI, AVI (DV), WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, 1280x720p, 1440x1080i, 1920x1080p, PSP, iPhone, iPod, etc, etc, to name a few
    all with multiple ways to configure Frame Rate, Resolution, Bit Rate, Interlaced, Progressive etc to your taste
    You can also add Text, Audio and other effects to the video

    It is a little bit slow in encoding, which other progams may do faster, but it is so simple to use and comes within the Nero 9 Suite along with many other programs like:-
    Recode (similar to DVD Shrink)
    Live (similar Media Centre)
    Showtime (Video Player)
    SoundTrax (Audio Mixer)
    Wave Editor
    PhotoSnap (Photo Viewer and Editor)
     
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    You have mentioned

    • Sony Vegas.. crap quality
    • WMM..... terrible

    • Pinnacle Studio.. Didnt like it
    It is true that you have to " get on" with whatever you use but Sony Vegas is not crap at all.. you simply have to get it to work for you ( It has a little learning curve like all of them)
    WMM.. wmv is supported by You Tube AFAIK
    Pinnacle.. whats there not to like?

    You dont say what you are " capturing" your game play with

    I dont think that the differences in software vary a great deal as far as quality goes. I have used all of them including the Nero suggested above , Cyberlink, Adobe Premiere /Premiere Elements and Ulead VS amongst others
    As such I would suggest you do a search here ( for software /you tube) and ask about which other one you wish to try
    Sometimes with uploading to You Tube a little experimenting is called for to get the right combination of format, size and settings to keep quality
     
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    Well I use Adobe Premiere and was really happy with it. However it cant edit the AVCHD files I get from my fantastic new Sony TG3 so i'm forced to change.

    Even if Adobe build this into their next version (which I dont think theyve said so far) the "upgrade" costs are so huge I may as well go for a cheaper solution.

    So I'm on the market for new editing s/w too!

    Cheers

    Jez
     
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    Oh I was going to say that even with Adobe Premiere and some really nice SD footage I had to really mess about with the output settings in order to get decent quality youtube video's.

    Here's one I did of a review of an original AT-AT helmet used in The Empire Strikes Back
    YouTube - Review of Original AT-AT Driver Helmet from Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

    ...and yeah I know I'm anal!

    Its available in standard and high quality (though not HD)

    So as Senu's said, whatever you do you'll need to spend a fair mount of time fiddling....

    Cheers

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    Adobe Premiere Elements 7 does edit AVCHD AFAIK, It shouldnt cost as much as a Premiere ( upgrade)
    Its GUI may appeal to you for (familiarity)
    It isnt the only SW out there though
     
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    Captured with fraps and it's perfect quality.

    Sony vegas has no transitions or effects unfortunatly, it keeps tellign me to reinstall it and when i do it still has none. so took it back coz was annoying.
     
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    As Senu says, Adobe Elements 7 does edit AVCHD.
    And of course, Sony Vegas, in all variants, does have transitions and effects.
     
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    Fraps is dedicated for screen capture though and it would be a shame if it didnt do that well
    It isnt a video edition software a such
    You clearly dont need it:cool:
    For anyone else reading, As stated above in alpine101s post, All variants of Vegas have a generous helping of transitions and effects built-in in addition to free and paid for third party plug-ins
     
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    I have been using Vegas (only the £30 version so low end of the scale) and found it to do everything I could want brilliantly, it does take a bit of reading and learning how to use it but I wouldn't let that put you off because it does so many things you may want to add one day.
     
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    Im going to chip and say Sony Vegas is amazing. It bar far the easiest editing package ive ever used and its very professional. Does things a little different but once you realise it just cliks. By far the most enjoyable program I use right now and very powerful with great output.

    my 2 cents.
     

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