Best Free Video Editing Software

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by taskmanager, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. taskmanager macrumors regular

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    Everything I'm finding is around $100... is there anything that is free? Besides windows movie maker
     
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    iMovie, apart of iLife comes with every new mac. (You know since this is a Mac forum and all);).
     
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    I would have to agree, except the OP referenced Windows Movie Maker
    OP, are you looking for Mac software or Windows?
     
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    That's why I said "this is a mac forum and all".;)
     
  6. GeraldButton macrumors member

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    I do recall there being a free version of an editor called Pinnacle, it was somewhat similar to iMovie HD and iMovie '08, pretty good for a free application. I don't know if it is still available or not though. Windows only as well if memory serves me correct.
     
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    Avid Free DV has been discontinued in 2007 and was PowerPC only, so one needs to have Rosetta on an X86 Mac to run it, if one can find it.

    FAQ - http://www.avid.com/freedv/faq.asp#3


    taskmanager, have a look here.
     
  8. taskmanager thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry guys.. all I have is a iphone 3g... so im stuck on windows. I have used Pinnacle which used to be avid.. its no longer free. Pinnacle seemed cool, but i found a few bugs while I demo'd it..

    No Mac Book yet...:eek: someday
     
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    If only you had an iPhone 3GS...
     
  10. Seo macrumors regular

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    Nothing free, but Sony Vegas (choose your flavor) is well worth the investment. It's widely used by many indie filmmakers on the PC.
     
  11. burner72450 macrumors newbie

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    i would splurge with some money and get Final Cut PRo, or for quite a bit less you can get Final Cut Express. these are both amazing editing programs.

    i know you said free, but buying some great software pays off in the long run, trust me!
     
  12. taskmanager thread starter macrumors regular

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    Agreed photoshop is way better than gimp for photo editting
     
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    To what post is that the reply?

    You know that the poster above you is just a spammer, don't you?
     
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  15. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but the OP said he was on Windows and was looking for a good free video editor. So you suggested that he buy Final Cut Studio, which is not only expensive but requires that he buy a Mac as well.

    That's like someone asking for a recommendation on an economy car and you suggest a Porsche.

    Great advice.
     
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    I didn't mean you, but a poster who did post between you and taskmanager had some kind of spam in its post, thus my post referring to a spammer above you. The spam probably got deleted, therefore you seem to be the mentioned spammer.



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  17. SuperBrown macrumors member

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    If you're still on Windows, try to find a copy of Avid Free. I'm sure you might be able to find it out there in the interwebz.
     
  18. taskmanager thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry..sometimes I forget people can't see my thought process. lol I was just saying that while gimp is free... I understand that buying photoshop was better. In comparison to video software.. I'm sure it is the same. Ill try looking for an old version of avid... this is just for home videos so i dont need anything too crazy.. just something with more option that windows movie maker if you know what I mean. Sorry for the confusion.
     

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