Recommended Video Editing App for Windows?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gswilder, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. gswilder macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2007
    I have an iPhone 4 and am looking to edit my videos, and upload to various sites such as YouTube, Facebook, etc.

    I have been away from the PC video editing scene for a few years. So I was wondering which Windows PC (Win7) video editing app would work good with the HD video from the iPhone 4? Also I have some AVCHD video from a Sony Camcorder I also own.

    In the past, I used Sony Vegas. Never liked Adobe Premiere.

    What would you all recommend that would do basic editing, and allow me to upload with a minimum of fuss?

  2. RonHC macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2010
  3. Fidget08 macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2010
    Adobe Premiere is also a very good program to use. And if your on Mac iMovie. Its thats simple. Premiere and Vegas are very similar programs with some differing tools. Good luck on your editting!
  4. xmtgx macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere are my 2 favorites. Much prefer premiere though, I know you said you didnt like it but did you try CS4 or CS5, They were VASTLY improved compared to CS3 and under.
  5. gswilder thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2007
    Looking for Easy and Inexpensive

    Just to clarify, I am not wanting to do anything too complicated editing wise. Trim, a few transitions, maybe a sound track, export.

    Also, probably don't want to spend for the "pro" versions of editing software. Something in the $100 dollar range.

    Thanks for all the responses so far.
  6. ellergek macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2010
    I use Cyberlink's PowerDirector 8 and like it very much; also, Nero Vision has been around for a long time and is very stable. I use both and have never had a problem with either.
  7. deenybird macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2008
    Doesn't get easier, or freer, than your preinstalled Windows Movie Maker.
  8. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    I just downloaded Vegas Platinum HD for a trial. It retails ~$95.

    Trials are free. They also had a $45 version. I didn't download that version though since it won't burn DVD direct.
  9. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    I'll second PowerDirector. Does just what you want.
  10. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    If you go this route (which is ok) find yourself the prior version of WMM. Version 2.6

    The WMM Live version blows :rolleyes:

    Neither though will natively import, much less edit, iP4 video
  11. gswilder thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2007
    Video Formats?

    Do these all work well with the native Video format directly from the iPhone 4? Also, I know my AVCHD video wasn't supported too well early on.

    Thanks again for the suggestions. I will start evaluating.

  12. gswilder thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2007
  13. aohus macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2010
    Comparison of video editing software

    Professionals (professionals meaning those in the film industry) use either Avid / Final Cut Pro / Adobe Premiere CS5

    I personally use Adobe Premiere CS5, as I am a windows user, and FCP is not available for PC.

    btw OP, i would NOT recommend Cyberlink. are you kidding me ?!

    i see bad advice all over on this thread..

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