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Film editing help.

LivingRoomPornstar

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Hi,

I'm currently working on a 2 min comedy short for possible screening at Second City which we're shooting next weekend. There will be a fair bit of editing in post-production and wanted to get thoughts from those who know on the best software for PC to get the job done. Don't need something with a ton of bells and whistles, but need to be be able to cut and rearrange footage while adding an audio track.

Any tips or suggestions to streamline the process are welcome!

Thanks

Dan
 
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Boss Hog

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From what I understand the most user friendly is Final Cut Pro, though that's a Mac app. If you're working with PC I found Sony Vegas fairly easy to pick up in a short amount of time. Good luck with it. :)
 

The Peej

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I've worked in Final Cut and it certainly is "the standard" for us Mac owners. But at work we use Adobe Premiere Pro on PC. As an avid Photoshop and Illustrator user I find Premiere makes a little bit more sense in terms of menu's and things. But function wise the programs are laughably identical.

So in conclusion, for editing video on a PC, I recommend Adobe Premiere.
 

Spinsah

TRIBE Member
Premiere is fairly easy. If you're a total n00b to this sort of thing you might as well just use Windows Movie Maker. It is free and does everything you need.
 
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mrtunes

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i vote for Vegas, but i don't think it renders things like text very well. on the other hand it has almost all the filters and color correction tools one could possibly need. Premiere is more standard so i'm going to switch over to that soon.

Vegas is nice if you come from an audio background because it lets you edit video like you would audio.

btw Premiere and Final Cut were born out of the same program at one point. kind of like Logic and Cubase.
 

LivingRoomPornstar

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If you're a total n00b to this sort of thing you might as well just use Windows Movie Maker. It is free and does everything you need.

This.

Planning on using Imovie or Windows Movie Maker for this first project. I have a friend well versed in premier pro that has some time next week to work on it with me, so we'll see.
 
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