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If I use Audacity to edit music, I use ??? to edit video?

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KatyMac Tue 21-May-13 18:34:07

I'm not even sure what I am asking......but what do I use to edit a video/dvd?

Ideally free/cheap?

CMOTDibbler Tue 21-May-13 18:37:13

Camtasia. And theres a 30 day free trial

KatyMac Tue 21-May-13 18:56:04

& it is easy?

I'm panicking

CMOTDibbler Tue 21-May-13 19:03:43

Yes, very

KatyMac Tue 21-May-13 19:13:27

Thanks ou

I won't download it yet, I have nether filmed nor decided what to film

KatyMac Tue 21-May-13 19:13:49

or even Thank you

<sigh> it's been a very long day

nannynick Tue 21-May-13 22:26:30

For very simple editing, such as cutting a bit out, I use Windows Live Movie Maker. It may already be installed on your system. If not, you can download it free from Microsoft - here.
Very easy to cut bits out of videos.

I suggest doing some tests, so that you make sure whatever software you use can open the video file whatever camera you are using produces.

EatenByZombies Wed 22-May-13 01:11:55

Depends how pro you want your video. WLMM if you're not that bothered/only editing home videos, Camtasia if you want it to look amazing and want to fiddle with different things smile

KatyMac Wed 22-May-13 07:57:37

It's for a dance audition so needs to be a bit OK but not worth paying for I guess

EatenByZombies Wed 22-May-13 16:14:43

Then Windows Movie Maker should be fine. You can put in effects and stuff easy enough smile

KatyMac Fri 07-Jun-13 14:50:04

OK - I'm starting this now

So.......any tips?

I think I need to crop the start & the finish

KatyMac Fri 07-Jun-13 14:54:06

Oh dear - this is not a good start

My files end with .mov.........Windows can't import .mov

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Jun-13 14:59:00

Open WLMM, add your film, click edit and then set your start and end points.

If you can't load a mov file into WLMM, you should be able to google and find something that will convert the file for you first into a wmv. Like this.

KatyMac Fri 07-Jun-13 15:37:40

Thanks Sorrel

If I use that Camtasia thing do you know if I'll have to convert them all?

KatyMac Fri 07-Jun-13 17:12:13

Oh dear - that converter distorts the picture

& You tube won't even accept it unedited

nannynick Sat 08-Jun-13 08:18:45

Try using a converter called Handbrake. short guide to using handbrake

KatyMac Sat 08-Jun-13 08:23:43

Thanks Nick its sorted

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