What video editing software do you use?

Trichter

Member
For simple videos Shotcut is working as well. Features are somewhat limited, but it is free, open-source and available for Win, Mac and Linux.
 

jamesperrett

Active member
Shotcut has worked for me and so has Da Vinci Resolve, but for most things I tend to use the editing built into Reaper. Most video editing software tends to do things in a slightly different way to audio editing software so I prefer the way that Reaper does things. I think Vegas also works in a similar way to Reaper seeing as it started life as an audio program.
 

bouldersoundguy

Well-known member
Shotcut has worked for me and so has Da Vinci Resolve, but for most things I tend to use the editing built into Reaper. Most video editing software tends to do things in a slightly different way to audio editing software so I prefer the way that Reaper does things. I think Vegas also works in a similar way to Reaper seeing as it started life as an audio program.
Reaper appears to put just the audio tracks in the timeline. To edit a video track, you have to edit the associated audio track. In Vegas Pro, you have audio and video tracks in the timeline, and you can edit them together or ungroup them to edit them independently. When you edit video in Vegas Pro, you get a direct visual representation of the video clips on the timeline. Also, it has a large number of plugins for video transitions, processing and effects. The way it handles video is very similar to the way it handles audio, so most of the skills you learn for dealing with audio clips transfer directly to dealing with video clips.

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Rickious

Caveman
I use Adobe Premier Pro, and dabble/learning After Effects too. But also Photoshop and Illustrator for graphic elements.

I have the Adobe CC (Creative Cloud), so monthly subscription, but I use it all a lot so worth it for me. They do different packaged with different sets of software, but if you use photoshop, illustrator and premier, its much cheaper to get the full creative cloud. Depends on budget as it can feel a bit held for ransom now a lot of software has gone subscription based. They do update regularly though. So if thats important to you and if Premier is the way for you, its an option. Just not the cheapest.

Bonus with adobe CC is access to fonts and a lot of free stock images, good ones too.
 

SEDstar

Member
I tried for years to try to get started learning how to fool around with audio and video.

finally? "LINUX"
theres a linux called "A/V linux", its a custom redo of "MX" linux...
you run it LIVE, and its loaded with tons of audio and video software.

I learned to do RANK BASIC video and audio with "Avidemux" (limited, but, great introduction)
then? I had to force myself to learn to use (a little bit anyways) the "Cinelerra GG")

it was like pulling teeth, but, at least I got started in the hobby.

there are 2 or 3 other AV editors that seem advanbced like cinelerra GG, but, I can only teach myself "so much" and am kinda hooked on CIN for now.

its FREE
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I write my own software, to do rolling titles/end credits. Then... use a screen recorder to get them into an editing software...
I fooled a few people, when I "re-did" the end credits to the movie "shooter" with my own music in place of the original otis redding "bad letter" that was trhemusic for the end credits
 
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