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    Openshot is way better than moviemaker. To me, it acts like a better and more professional video editing suite. It's different than moviemaker, but once you get the basics it's pretty easy to use.

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    One other thing to think about is what you are using the software for. If just basic stitching of clips, what you guys have mentioned should do the trick. But if you ever want to use multiple cameras (and that includes smartphones), the more expensive software is almost a requirement. Also, if you are going to record full games, specifically multiple full games, you will want a piece of software that will let you render in batch; meaning you can render many final files back to back. We use Adobe Premiere Pro. Yes, it is pretty expensive and you don't really own it (monthly fee). But being able to quickly edit a weekend worth of games, and then let it render all of them at the same time overnight is worth the cost to me.
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    Thanks, Chris! We downloaded Openshot today and will be working with it some tomorrow while itís spring break. Iíll let everyone know how we like it or if we donít.


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    I've used Pinnacle Studio before. Haven't done much with it lately so I'm a few versions behind, but it does a nice job for around $100. I used it to make skills videos, and even a shot a wedding as a favor to one of my former students (actually her mom). It's fairly easy to use. It was definitely a resource hog, however, so be sure you have a computer that can handle it. Actually, that goes for all video editing really. Take their minimum requirements seriously, and try to have more than they call for - especially RAM.
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    OpenShot seems to be working very well. I havenít tried to use it yet, but DD says itís a breeze. Of course, thatís coming from someone who plans to major in graphic design.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TexAg1998 View Post
    OpenShot seems to be working very well. I haven’t tried to use it yet, but DD says it’s a breeze. Of course, that’s coming from someone who plans to major in graphic design.


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    It's honestly not hard. Just import the video from your camcorder into the upper right hand staging area, then drag it down to the timeline section. You don't need any of the other timelines unless you plan to overlay video. Then just right click on the video and see all the options you have. Play around with it. When you're ready export the video. That's the part that takes a long time, depending on your computer. You'll get the hang of it in no time if you play around with it.

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    I spent a few minutes with OpenShot. Seems pretty straightforward and easy, but I haven't dug into the features very far yet. Does it have the ability to zoom/pan? This is a feature I really enjoy with Movavi, but is missing from iMovie.
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    BTW, if you guys haven't looked yet, this wiki is a pretty good overlay of the common video editing platforms out there:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...iting_software

    We are taking a look at OpenShot for a possible recommendation. Seems to be a very usable option when the higher end features aren't needed (and they rarely are). Thanks to all who had mentioned it. I had seen it and dismissed it because it was free....I should know better
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichK View Post
    Windows Moviemaker?

    Yes nothing wrong with it. Great to use on videos up to 1080p
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    I'm using Adobe Premiere Elements. $80, or you can bundle it with Photoshop for $120.

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