What Program Would You Suggest I Buy For Video Editing?
Question: I bought the Canon FS100 & used it to film many clips on vacation. The editing program that came with the camera, Image Mixer 3, will not allow me to cut out individual frames, so what program would you suggest I buy for editing?
Also, this is so important to me .. since my daughter & I filmed using sound, is it possible to have our original voices copied onto a DVD or some other media?
Answer: Hi Karen, you've asked a great question there. the video editing program that comes with a video camera is usually not too good. Your Image Mixer 3 program probably falls into that category. If you're looking for good video editing programs, I have a few to recommend to you here.
These programs can not only cut out individual frames, they allow you to add special effects, music files, transitions and yes, narration in your original voice.
1. Corel Video Studio Pro
One of my perennial favorites, Corel Video Studio Pro is one of the best among all the available video editing programs. With a very simple user interface, the software is capable of completing some complex video editing tasks with ease.
There are also a number of editing tools which are built-in and accessible via a feature called the "Movie Wizard". This wizard allows the users to very quickly put together a video which can be as long as full length movies.
The best part of the Corel VideoStudio is that the output can be saved in a number of formats which allows the viewers to watch the video on computers, TV or even video players for mobiles.
In addition, there are some other additional options like adding movie titles, seamless integration of music as well as creation of simple slide shows.
A great package that can be used by both novice and professional editors with ease. Click here to buy Corel VideoStudio.
Movavi is another one of my recommendations for quick, easy video editing. This is an all-in-one package of powerful yet easy-to-use tools for any video processing needs: edit, enhance, convert, burn Blu-ray Disc & DVD.
For starters, you can transfer video and audio between more than 170 media formats, including DVD and HD.
You can easily create your video masterpiece using a customizable timeline and powerful collection of video editing tools: split, crop, join, rotate, and more. You can also enhance the video with built-in special effects.
Movavi also allows you to capture video straight from DV cameras and or TV-tuners. Save MPEG-2 TS and AVCHD video from camcorders to PC. Now you have a way to revive your old movie collection and family videos stored on VHS cassettes. Check out Movavi here.
3. Adobe Premiere Elements
Adobe Premier Elements is also a hot favorite of mine. Besides the fact that it is from a very trusted name in media software (i.e. Adobe), Premiere Elements is capable of a whole host of features. Uploading a video to the Web or burning a home movie on a DVD can be done with simple commands. The program boasts one-touch transfer which allows you to capture the video output quickly from a DV camcorder. You can also edit photos, narrate audios and create DVD menus. Provided your computer has the minimum system requirements, Adobe Premiere Elements is a lot of fun to use and comes highly recommended.
I hope the above helps you out. If you're just beginning in video editing, I'd certainly suggest a beginner level software like Movavi above. Once you progress to an intermediate level, you should then check out Corel VideoStudio or Adobe Premiere Elements.
For more information on the best video editing programs, you should also check out my review here and also here.