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if any one know any top video editing software please let me know. I try to buy one to start editing my youtube video. thank

asked Jul 16 '10 at 14:46

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Do you want to do generic editing such as transitions or special effects such as lightsabers?

(Jul 17 '10 at 00:37) Baoster Wowster Baoster%20Wowster's gravatar image

I would suggest using Sony Vegas 9.0 Pro or one of the older versions, it's up to you which version you use I guess. I absolutely love Sony Vegas, it's very straight forward and easy to use and renders video with great quality.

(Dec 11 '10 at 22:44) Hugo Hugo's gravatar image

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Final Cut Pro (Mac)

Final Cut Express (Mac)

Premiere (PC & Mac)

Avid (PC & Mac)

answered Jul 16 '10 at 14:51

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does are some good product video editing.

(Jul 20 '10 at 18:09) JJiphone1 JJiphone1's gravatar image

The best I've come across, and I mean the best, is Windows Movie Maker, and then Garage Band.

answered Jul 16 '10 at 14:48

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Noah Rainey

Movie Maker is a good free program, but you can't tell me it's the best (over all) you've ever come across. It lacks thousands of features to professional software. You might have meant best "free" software you've come across, in which case it was simply an error in your wording.

(Jul 16 '10 at 14:56) Peter Murphy Peter%20Murphy's gravatar image

I'm thinking sarcasm :)

(Dec 12 '10 at 02:26) Nomad Nomad's gravatar image

Lets try GarageBand is an audio software not an video editing software.

(Dec 12 '10 at 15:16) bdenn bdenn's gravatar image

GarageBand isn't even available on the PC, and it's for audio EXCLUSIVELY. Movie Maker... just don't talk about it when we're dealing with high-end editing suites. Please.

(Dec 12 '10 at 16:21) HHBones HHBones's gravatar image

I would say Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, then Sony Vegas Pro.

answered Jul 16 '10 at 14:52

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The consumer, free software for Windows and Mac OS 10 are Windows Live Movie Maker and iMovie (09) respectively. In terms of professional software, for Windows there's Adobe Premier Pro and Sony Vegas Pro (At least these are the more prevalent ones). For Mac OS 10 there's Final Cut and Adobe Premier Pro as well. I do believe there is a watered down version of Sont Vegas Pro that costs far less ($89 vs $600 I believe) that Sony sells, but it's name eludes me at the time. I might note that Sony's software is Windows only, where as Apple's software (Final Cut Studio) is Mac OS X only. Adobe's is cross platform. As for free software, iMovie is pretty cool, but can't do everything in the book. Same with Live Movie Maker (if you're using Vista or Xp, there's also another "Movie Maker" already installed).

answered Jul 16 '10 at 14:53

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Peter Murphy

Asked and answered. Why are we doing this again? - http://lockergnome.net/questions/3971/what-is-the-best-video-editing-software

And, Adobe CS5 Production Premium suite, If you don't have a PC, go get one. (Way better than a Mac for this, and significantly cheaper - Try buying 16-32 Gb or ram and a pair of 6 cores in a mac...)

For linux, Look at Kino. It works better than many, (including Vegas and win movie maker/imovie.)

As far as AVID and others that those (obviously NOT in the trade) say. there really is no industry standard, any real project has a dozen different apps often on three different platforms. But most everything at least uses Adobe after effects for part of it. - and @evilpundant, After Effects isn't a video editor, it's used for special effects generation...

answered Jul 17 '10 at 01:50

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edited Jul 17 '10 at 01:53

Sony Vegas 9 Pro FTW!
I have a Core i7 920 and Sony Vegas 9 Pro uses all 8 threads and it renders 1080p videos so quickly.
I love it!

answered Jul 17 '10 at 04:28

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Blind Fury

I just put together a machine with an i7-930 and a 5770. And just bought a Sony HDR-XR150 that will produce 1080. Glad to hear Vegas runs so well as that was what I was considering. OS is Win 7 Pro.

(Jul 24 '10 at 04:15) Mathman47 Mathman47's gravatar image

64 bit: After Effects CS5 + Premiere Pro CS5 makes for an amazing editing solution that I prefer over FCP hands down 32 bit: After Effects CS4 + Premiere Pro CS4 Unfortunately Adobe doesn't want After Effects CS5 or Premiere Pro CS5 running on 32 bit Which I Can kind of understand Premiere Pro & After Effects CS(4 or 5) beat FCP no doubt

answered Jul 18 '10 at 23:09

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I know a few for Windows and possibly they are available for Mac... Adobe Premier... Adobe After Effects, Sony Vegas Pro... For n00b editing use the pre-installed Windows Movie Maker / Windows Live Movie Maker

I prefer to use Sony Vegas Pro

answered Jul 19 '10 at 02:22

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Jan Cauchi

edited Jul 19 '10 at 02:23

If you really want professional stuff, than Final Cut Pro or Avid are the way to go, since they are the industry standard.

answered Jul 16 '10 at 14:57

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I use Sony Vegas 9 Pro and Camtasia Studio 7, Adobe Premiere and Avid are great too :p, if you are using Windows you should already have W. Movie maker witch is another great software to edit home videos and easy to use. If they are for youtube, they made a video editor builded in their website so go and check that out ^^

answered Jul 16 '10 at 15:46

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