What's your Favorite Video Editing Software? Try to list some Paid and Free ones, and cross platform ones (or alternatives for the single-platform software, i.e "I Like iMovie but a great alternative for Windows is Sony Vegas")
Answer by Fish · Aug 03, 2012 at 12:09 PM
My favourite is Final Cut Pro 7 but for work I have moved over to Avid Media Composer 6. I much preferred the FCP7 workflow but as it is not 64bit and as FCPX is not very good I was required to move. Occasionally I will use Premiere Pro CS6 if required.
Answer by catchatyou · Aug 03, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I use Final Cut Express 4 all of the time, but since it's getting older and older, I'm thinking about switching either to FCP X or Adobe CS6. However, CS6 (Production Premium) costs $1,899, and the whole FCP package costs $400.
Since FCP X costs $300, it's incredibly hard to get the same value wherever you go, so if I do upgrade, I'll be sticking with FCP X.
Answer by TjWallas · Aug 03, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I use Sony Vegas pro in conjunction with Adobe after effects. Gives me the power to do almost everything I want in a video.
I use Cyberlink power director for family videos and various other stuff like that.
Answer by Zbob750 · Aug 03, 2012 at 03:02 PM
I primarily use Premiere Pro CS5 in conjunction with the rest of the CS5 suite. I did buy a copy of Vegas Pro but I could just never get into it after spending that much time with Premiere Pro. I imagine if I got into it earlier I would use it more but, for me at least, Premiere has basically stolen the #1 spot.
Before that I used FCP. I stopped using it before FCP X, but I think the direction they took it in is not the greatest from a professional standpoint, but I see what they were trying to do with making it more friendly to entry-level and pro-sumer customers.
Answer by Claassen · Aug 10, 2012 at 01:26 PM
I prefer to use Final Cut Pro mainly for cutting a video and adding any audio that I need to. I use Adobe After Effects for any effects I need to add to a video for example, muzzle flares, smoke, animating an object(s). These are the two that I use currently and are paid programs.
For a free program, I suggest VideoPad. I wouldn't use it for effects as much as just general cutting and adding audio.
Answer by kanemonster · Aug 10, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I like to use iMovie, it's what I'm most familiar with. I do have Motion 5 which I've used a few times and also Final Cut Pro which I've used a couple times. I haven't made the complete switch to Final Cut Pro because I haven't really had a video project for which FCP would be more appropriate.
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