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Offline PeteHall

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Free video editing software?
« on: January 05, 2019, 10:44:29 pm »
I have recently taken a bit of video footage on my TG4 (this is in .MOV format) and would like to edit it a bit. I'm not planning anything too adventurous, just cutting out and stitching together. Maybe adjusting the volume of certain bits, or adding the odd subtitle. At most, I may like to try adjusting the light balance.

A quick google suggests there is plenty of free video editing software out there, but I'm slightly sceptical of downloading unknown software, froma an unknown source...

Any advice on what free software is any good and won't load my computer with a virus?

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Offline ogofmole

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Re: Free video editing software?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 10:56:42 pm »
Following, as I have a TG4 and windows does not recognise the TG4 video format.

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Re: Free video editing software?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 10:33:09 am »
HitFilm express is pretty good to start editing with and should be able to open the files. I must admit though, I don't know about its ability to do colour grading without paying for optional extras.

Davinci resolve is another very good bit of software that does practically everything you could ever want including colour grading, but it can be a bit fussy on the hardware required to run it. It can sometimes have too many settings available, but I find it quite intuitive and it's what I use to edit.

Both are free, but there are many others available which you may find more suitable to your needs.

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Re: Free video editing software?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 05:18:24 pm »
I use OpenShot for my video editing. It takes a bit of understanding, is not what you would call 'polished', but it will do what you need.

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Re: Free video editing software?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 10:35:17 pm »
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve is free.  https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/uk Spent a day the other day on Lynda.com learning about it.  Seems very capable.
As with all video stuff more RAM is good.  I'm using a 5yr old MacBook Pro i5 with 16GB RAM and an upgraded 1TB spinning rust hard drive and seems OK.
8GB RAM is probably OK, 4 can cause issues if you want to use HD or 4K.
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Offline PeteHall

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Re: Free video editing software?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 08:13:55 pm »
I think my old laptop just about meets the minimum OS requirements for OpenShot, so going to give that a try.

No hope on the others suggested above!
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