Simple Video Editing Software

Discussion in 'IT & Internet' started by GraemeL, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. GraemeL

    GraemeL Pain in the neck? Full Member - Verified Business

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    Hello.

    Can anyone recommend software that I can use to make (what I think are) simple edits to videos please? All software I have looked at seem to be hugely complicated and I can't figure out if they can do what I want.

    This software is to tidy up videos of athletes, who could be running, hurdling, throwing. I want to be able to do three things.

    1) trim off the start and finish of each clip - that seems easy enough to do

    2) zoom in on the athlete for several seconds of the clip (so that the amount of sky and ground in the clip is reduced and the athlete is larger - struggling with this

    3) Output the video in a format that can be viewed easily on the athletes own computer/pad - struggling with this also

    I don't mind buying the software, trouble is that bought versions seem even more complex than free versions.

    Thank you for any guidance.

    Graeme
     
    Posted: Aug 23, 2019 By: GraemeL Member since: Sep 7, 2011
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  2. TargetICT

    TargetICT UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Camtasia
     
    Posted: Aug 23, 2019 By: TargetICT Member since: Feb 26, 2018
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  3. The Byre

    The Byre UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Hit-Film and DaVinci-Resolve are free and far easier to use than it appears at first. You just have to look at the 'Getting Started' videos! They will also do everything you want and so much more. Almost every major movie is today finished in DaVinci-Resolve. Hit-Film is British, DaVinci-Resolve is from 'Stralia (that's down-there!)

    If you don't want to zoom in and do similarly complex things like that, the audio programme 'Reaper' is also a simple video editor and is about as easy to use as picking your nose!
     
    Posted: Aug 23, 2019 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
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