Advice on video editing

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  1. boozer macrumors newbie

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    I have a long video, i need to splice segments of it and reedit it into a new video.

    Whats a good and easy program to use to extract these segments and make a compilation video and how do I use the program.

    FYI. Im relatively new to the video editing game.
     
  2. arjen92 macrumors 65816

    arjen92

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    If you want to do it good, use final cut express. But that's too expensive for what you want I believe.

    You could just imort them into iMove rightaway, and cut out/select the things you do not/do want.

    And if iMovie 8/9 isn't working for you, try iMovie HD. It's around the internet somewhere for free (and legal if you iMovie 8 or 9).

    I can't think of a program or method to just extract segments and placing them together without rendering the files.
     
  3. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    dolphin842

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    A low-fi, but free option:

    1) Use MPEG Streamclip to cut and trim the individual files (losslessly),

    2) Open the first clip you want to show in quicktime player,

    3) Drag and drop each successive clip onto the player in order,

    4) Click the red X button on the player window, and QuickTime will let you save the composited clip as a separate file (also losslessly).
     

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