best video editing program for the best price?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by comebackdwn, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. comebackdwn macrumors regular

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    i work with a church doing video announcements and stuff. im looking to beef the videos up a little bit, but am on a budget. i am running the newest low end iMac. does anyone know of the best video editing program for the best price? :confused: that would run good on my mac.
     
  2. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    iMovie sounds like exactly what you need, and you should already have it installed on your iMac.

    If you have the newest version (iMovie '08), and if you find that's not advanced enough for you (or if you're system isn't powerful enough to run it), then you can download the previous version - iMovie '06 (v6.0.4) - for free from the Apple website (search these forums to find the link).

    iMovie '06 is more powerful than '08 and is less system-hungry, but '08 is supposed to be easier to use.

    You really don't need to go out and buy anything.

    SL
     
  3. comebackdwn thread starter macrumors regular

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    i already use imovie but it doesnt seem to have enough features and such for what i am looking to do.
     
  4. stealthninja macrumors member

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    open soure software is another alternative you could check out (the price is right :D)
    HyperEngine-AV
    or
    Blender
    I havn't used either of these though so i can't comment on their usefulness but I have done many projects in iMovie that have turned out well
     
  5. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    Which version of iMovie are you using? And what features are you looking for, exactly?

    If you're on iMovie 7 ('08) then download iMovie 6.0.4 ('06).

    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/imovieHD6.html

    iMovie '06 is much much more powerful than iMovie '08. Don't go spending a penny 'till you've tried it.

    SL
     
  6. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Final Cut Express is always there and it's full of toasty, toasty goodness.
     
  7. Multimedia macrumors 603

    Multimedia

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  8. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    Blender is more for 3D modeling.
     

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