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#1 Daveman

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 03:28 PM

Okay, I realize most folks using Moviestorm just want to use the basics on editing, others have the cool video editing software to do fancy stuff, below is a link to a helpful video, on when and why to use certain cuts and transitions and when not to.  I dont have the uber fancy editors either. Well - I do but I'm too lazy to use them - lol. I used Corel VideoStudio, its affordable and plenty good enough for my basic editing and transitions. Anywho...., simpletons like myself, and advanced editors both can glean helpful information to aid you in putting together a video/film. While its geared for real world, live action stuff - it's 100% applicable to animation scenes. I hope this video from Pond5 answers questions a lot of people have on when and why to apply certain cuts and transitions. Follow this YouTube link..,

https://youtu.be/Fu3vhFlXV0w



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 04:11 PM

Thank you for the link. Much appreciated. Always willing to learn something new every day.

 

I have got both Sony Movie Studio HD 14 and Corel Videostrudio X7 too, though haven't had the chance to actually use them in a MS project thus far.  Who knows, maybe some day I manage to get some project with a minimum of complexity into post-production...  :)


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#3 Daveman

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 04:41 PM

Thank you for the link. Much appreciated. Always willing to learn something new every day.

 

I have got both Sony Movie Studio HD 14 and Corel Videostrudio X7 too, though haven't had the chance to actually use them in a MS project thus far.  Who knows, maybe some day I manage to get some project with a minimum of complexity into post-production...  :)

 

    I'm a firm believer that really good films can and have been made just using basic cuts & simple transitions. Fade to black (or fade to white), cross-fade and jump cuts. That's primarily my go to. Anything else just depends on the subject and complexity of my scene.
   I'm no professional by any stretch. If I were, I'd be using HitFilm express., because it's the best free pro level video editing software out anywhere. I have it but gives me a headache trying to learn it - lol.  Too huge a learning curve for my poor wittle brain to deal with.  Corel VideoStudio 7 is easy and fun to learn. I've heard good things about Sony Movie Studio as well.



#4 EugeneE

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 02:25 AM

My older videos from 2015 were edited on Linux using Openshot. My videos done this year where edited using AVIDemux on Windows.

 

About a month ago, I redid my computer as dual-boot, Linux Mint and Windows 10. I have both Openshot and AviDemux installed on Linux for video editing. I don't have a lot of money considering that I'm disablity here in America, my medical issues are bad to a point where I can't work but I don't have money for the best video editors so I have to use free or open source editors. 



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:16 AM

My older videos from 2015 were edited on Linux using Openshot. My videos done this year where edited using AVIDemux on Windows.

 

About a month ago, I redid my computer as dual-boot, Linux Mint and Windows 10. I have both Openshot and AviDemux installed on Linux for video editing. I don't have a lot of money considering that I'm disablity here in America, my medical issues are bad to a point where I can't work but I don't have money for the best video editors so I have to use free or open source editors. 

 

I've seen some really good video editing done in Linux. A lot of good freeware available for Linux. On the windows end - if you have the time and dedication to tackle the learning curve, Hitfilm Express is probably the very best freeware (and possibly one of the best pay-for) video editors out there. I have it, but its just taking up space because - I'm lazy - LoL. I cant make myself sit there and learn it. I can recall which ones, but there are some awesome theatrical films done with this bad boy.

 

They have a lot of video tutorials to help folks get acclimated. Keep in mind there are two versions; the pay version which is Hitfilm Pro and the free version Hitfilm Express. The pro version comes with a lot of cool special effects applications! Comparable to Adobe After Effects., However - with the free Hitfilm Express, you can buy some of the Pro Features as add-ons, a little at a time, until you have it all muscled up  :) 
 

Anywho - if you or anyone else is interested in the free Hitfilm Express., here's the link.
https://hitfilm.com/express
darn it! they should be paying me for this - hahaha (oops - ran out of cyber ink!)
 




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