video editing softwares

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by vth101, May 31, 2010.

  1. vth101 macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2010
    hi. so i'm currently using imovie but i want to upgrade into a new video editing program that's free.
    i really want final express because i heard it was good but my parents won't let me get it cause it's too expensive :(
    avid also got discontinued.
    so are there anyother free softwarees that are good to use?
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    For Mac OS X?
    There are several open source free editors, but none of them officially support OS X.

    Here's some ideas:

    A) look on ebay for old versions of Final Cut Express... version 3.5 is very solid.

    B) Save up your money. A new version of FInal Cut Express is probably coming out soon so you've got some time.

    C) Avid ( like you said ) You'll have to review the terms of "Avid Free DV" to see if its still ok to use, but you can still find it on several places on the net. look around... I found a site that had it for download in 5 minutes.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
  4. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    How can you "upgrade" to something that is free?

    Anything that is better than iMovie is going to cost you money.

    I agree with the above, though, get your parents to buy you an older version of FCE.
  5. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    Old on there. We don't know what hardware this kid has.
  6. jamesollor macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2013
    United States
    There are many software's available for video editing. personally I will recommend cyberLink Powerdirector, it is not free to download software. but good as compared to other. Have a look to this may be it can also help you.
  7. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    I'm surprised that program is still around. I ran it on my PowerMac G3 Blue & White (1999). :eek:
  8. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

    Mar 1, 2010
    Take a look at Lightworks which has a free version, is a professional video editor. Currently its available only for windows, but a Linux and Mac version will come out. But probably a long wait.

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