Need advice on software for video editing

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by saltyzoo, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. saltyzoo macrumors 65816

    saltyzoo

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    I have a friend who wants to to some editing that's a little too advanced for iMovie, but still not super professional kind of stuff.

    The big feature he wants most of all is the ability to slow portions of footage down and speed others up.

    Also, he is having trouble getting the video from his camera imported into the software he has been trying out so far. His camera creates VOB style dvd's. So any help with that would also be appreciated.

    TIA
     
  2. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure DVD based camcorders are not supported in Final Cut, and if they wanted to do some time remapping, It's kinda hard to do in FCE 4. So other than that, the only editing program that i know of that can do what they want is Adobe Premiere Pro and/with after effects. but thats not cheap unless your a student and I'm not sure if it supports DVD based camcorders.
     
  3. saltyzoo thread starter macrumors 65816

    saltyzoo

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    He's willing to spend a few bucks if it does what he wants.
     
  4. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    iMovie HD has a speed effect. It's a free download if you have iLife '08. http://support.apple.com/downloads/iMovie_HD_6

    Andrew.
     
  5. saltyzoo thread starter macrumors 65816

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