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Title: Free Video Editing Software PC
Post by: tomtom on July 14, 2017, 12:48:30 pm
Hello,
Just got a 4k 'action cam' gopro clone thing on an amazon prime day special - and as I usually do all my video stuff on my phone will now need to edit on a PC.. any recommendations - nothing fancy - just enough to add some titles, be able to cut and splice - add some music if need be etc...
thanks,
TT
Title: Re: Free Video Editing Software PC
Post by: andy_e on July 14, 2017, 12:52:48 pm
Some tips herewithin... (http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,28021.0.html)
Title: Re: Free Video Editing Software PC
Post by: Fiend on September 22, 2019, 03:17:48 pm
BUMP.

I am pondering on upping my video editing game, obviously focusing on more coffee-making scenes, driving to the crag, endless drone footage especially of peaceful quiet areas, rampant stop-start editing in the hope that most of the 10 viewers pass out or throw up, slo-mo shoe-horned in at any possible but pointless opportunity and of course at least 5 minutes of me shoving my face into the camera and blethering shite before 30 seconds of falling off the same move from 8 different angles.

To facilitate this, I'd like some recommendations for free, user-friendly editing software for Windows (hence the linked thread above is mostly useless). I've been using Windows Movie Maker which is fine and nicely ergonomic but limited in some tweaking options.

Specifically I'd like the ability to edit:

Shadow / highlight
Contrast
Saturation
Tone if possible
Different fonts / font sizes on captions (mostly so I can put the grades in fucking massive letters ofc)
1920x1080x60fps output etc

I definitely don't need lots of snazzy effects and transitions, the less of that the better.

Ta in advance.
Title: Re: Free Video Editing Software PC
Post by: tomtom on September 22, 2019, 03:21:13 pm
I've been using Hit Film Express 2017 (later ones probably exist now). Its quite a step up from Windows movie maker - but seems to allow quite a lot of complicated shit to be done. I generally use none of the features and just cut/slice/paste and the odd crop... Seems alright.

Though I try and download most films to the iphone/pad and use iMovie which is great for my needs...
Title: Re: Free Video Editing Software PC
Post by: cheque on September 22, 2019, 03:54:15 pm
Specifically I'd like the ability to edit:

Shadow / highlight
Contrast
Saturation
Tone if possible

Bear in mind that, unlike photos, video is massively compressed on anything but quite fancy cameras (and if you do shoot high-quality video on fancy cameras you very quickly need to start using external storage as the files are huge) so it quickly “falls apart” if you subject it to anything but very moderate tweaking- I imagine free video editing software won’t have extensive features like this partly because the files it’s designed to work on will look like shit as a result.

I definitely don't need lots of snazzy effects and transitions, the less of that the better.

 :agree: Of course it doesn’t matter if the software has these features or not though, you can just not use them.
Title: Re: Free Video Editing Software PC
Post by: Fiend on September 22, 2019, 04:37:12 pm
Thanks TT, I gave that a brief try. Anything slightly more user-friendly than that would be ideal, given so far it is utterly baffling and bloated with incomprehensible stuff - although does seem to have useful colour corrections, not that I can find any intuitive way of getting them to work.

Cheque, I'm only after moderate stuff. WMM brightness tool is fairly crude but definitely works just for brightness alone.
Title: Re: Free Video Editing Software PC
Post by: mrjonathanr on September 22, 2019, 04:38:16 pm
I have just started using a GoPro (real one) to video trad routes.

It turns out I am extremely boring to watch- even to me.

Does anyone know of any inexpensive software that can fix this?
Title: Re: Free Video Editing Software PC
Post by: tomtom on September 22, 2019, 05:21:47 pm
Thanks TT, I gave that a brief try. Anything slightly more user-friendly than that would be ideal, given so far it is utterly baffling and bloated with incomprehensible stuff - although does seem to have useful colour corrections, not that I can find any intuitive way of getting them to work.

Cheque, I'm only after moderate stuff. WMM brightness tool is fairly crude but definitely works just for brightness alone.

Yeah — its a bit baffling at times. I watched a very brief tutorial how to do the basic stuff and left it at that.
Title: Re: Free Video Editing Software PC
Post by: Fiend on September 30, 2019, 01:25:02 pm
Cheers TT I've given it more of a proper try and am getting some useful stuff working  :beer2:
Title: Re: Free Video Editing Software PC
Post by: SA Chris on September 30, 2019, 01:53:45 pm
I have just started using a GoPro (real one) to video trad routes.

It turns out I am extremely boring to watch- even to me.

Does anyone know of any inexpensive software that can fix this?

There is only so much a computer can do.
Title: Re: Free Video Editing Software PC
Post by: Fiend on September 30, 2019, 02:12:56 pm
I dunno you could use it to google for stock footage of driving to crags and coffee-making....
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