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Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 3:57am

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Hey FX'Homers and Merry Christmas

As of now I am using Pinnacle Studio 8 to edit. I want to get a better program without really spending too much extra $$ compaared to Pinnacle. I would want it to have good titles, a reverse clip option, a way to change the speed of a clip, many video formats support (ie Quicktime, Windows Media, Etc),and things like this. I was actually looking at Video Explosion. Does anyone know if that is better than Pinnacle and has the feautures I want? Recommend whatever you can think of that isn't much more money than Pinnacle.

-Thanks-

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Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 3:41pm

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ok i have final cut Express it is not as advanced as final cut Pro but it is still very good (better than pinacal(or how ever you spell it)) i got mine for only 99$ and it came with a DVD to teach you. so now i am going to get final cut pro. well here a link to where you can get final cut express.
http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?query=final+cut+express&ht=1&sosortproperty=1&from=R10&BasicSearch=
ya so get final cut, because that is where the profesionals are all heading, and trust me my friend works at a studio and he told me biggrin
peace out
Merry Christmas
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 3:47pm

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I actually have Final Cut Pro academic on my mac( this is in another house.) I'm looking to get something for my windows where I am now.
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 5:41pm

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video explosion, it looks like a cheap program but it is so good, comes with like 2000 sound effects, a huge clip library, tons of effects and very good titling, reccomended.
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 5:42pm

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Actually, Video Explosion looked surprisingly good. Can you reverse clips and alter the speed?
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 6:42pm

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Video editing for me will most likely always be done on PC. I think that Adobe has a powerful collection of video editing tools such as Premiere and After Effect also as well as some great DVD Authoring software. I myself have a copy of Adobe Premiere 6.5 and once i've purchased my Canon GL-2 I plan to save up my money to buy the Adobe Video Collection Bundle. It comes with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effect and DVD Authoring Software. If you are like me and are a PC user than after having the great line of Adobe productions all you need is a few affordable programs from CSB-Digital than your set.. wink
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 9:11pm

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What kind of Price range are we talking about here?
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 10:46pm

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Not much higher than 100 i guess, but any thing near it tell me.

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Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 1:28am

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I highly doubt you'll be able to get anything much more advanced than Studio for $100. Unless you get academic versions. I've heard that Vegas Video is pretty good, and you can get it for $150.

www.academicsuperstore.com

www.sprysoft.com

www.journeyed.com

(If you're not a student, sorry. confused )
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 1:52am

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Then what are some products above 100 but below 4.

Also does anyone know the differences between photoshop elements and photoshop cs?

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Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 2:56am

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Media Studio Pro sells for $299. (B&H Price)
Have fun.
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 2:21pm

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Brettsta wrote:

Then what are some products above 100 but below 4.

Also does anyone know the differences between photoshop elements and photoshop cs?
Photoshop Elements (which i have) is a simplified Photoshop. It does JUST ABOUT everything photoshop does...their are a couple of advanced features that photoshop has, but that photoshop elements doesnt have, but it opens all the same files. Also, keep in mind i have the first Photoshop Elements so the second version might be a whole lot better, i donno. If i had the money, i would get the full blown photoshop, but for what i usually do, its not really worth it at the moment.

This is just me, but hey! it might help...

Andrew biggrin
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 2:41pm

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Thanks Andrew.

I was considering getting that and now I probably will.
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 3:10pm

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cool, glad it helped! biggrin


Andrew
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 8:36pm

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I used to use this program it was the very first piece of editing software i ever used! Its quite good and can probably do what yo need it to do!

www.stoik.com

or

Video Man - http://www.stoik.com/products/videoman/vm1_main.htm
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 2:40pm

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Before you spend any money try this

http://www.avid.com/freedv/welcome.asp

I haven't used the free version but I am guessing it is just a cut down of Avid express DV
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 3:42pm

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And if otteypm's link isnt any good for your purposes, try this:
{Just so ya know, JourneyEd.com is a student discount site...its where i got my Premiere 6.5}

JourneyEd's Adobe Premiere

JourneyEd's Adobe After Effects

JourneyEd's Adobe Section

JourneyEd Website - look here for just about any software - from 3D Progs to Cad..etc.


Hope this helps!

Andrew biggrin
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 4:06pm

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Hey, on the TechTV filmaking special they had a roundup of the best editing software below 100 $

Check it out!

http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/products/story/0,24330,3568969,00.html
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 6:24pm

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I don't necessarily recommend this but it is cheap and fits the criteria you stated:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3647668112&category=51345

By the way I just went to Ebay and put in video software for search VIOLA!
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 6:51pm

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Im gonna go with Premiere! I checked out the educational and it has everything I want. Thanks to everyone whjo helped me out
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 9:02pm

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Just so you know, the educational versions are the EXACT SAME PROGRAM as the ones you find at a software store, only 2 diffrences that i can find:

1 - it costs less

2 - it has a label on that says that i bought it for a student discount


Its great!



justinsane wrote:

I don't necessarily recommend this but it is cheap and fits the criteria you stated:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3647668112&category=51345

By the way I just went to Ebay and put in video software for search VIOLA!
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!
That is what i used to do, and you can do nothing what so ever! DONT GET IT! sorry, i understand you were trying to help justinsane, but I AM SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE! eeeeeeeww, hardly any control over anything in video wave...thats why its 9 dollars on ebay!




EWW! unsure

Have a nice day, get another prog. besides video wave. Its not proffessional like it says, its for making christmas day present opening homemovies to send to aunts and uncles in utah.
hehe

Have a nice day.
Andrew biggrin
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 9:10pm

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At least download the demo to see if you like it. I've read a lot of posts from people having numerous problems with Premiere.

As a general rule, ALWAYS try out software before spending $100+ dollars on it.
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 9:11pm

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that is a good idea, i tried premiere before i got it
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 9:18pm

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PREMIERE ROCKS!!!!

All though costly!
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 10:21pm

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I've tried Premiere. It's a really good program and I found it for $228.95 on an eduactional discount. I have also found educational elements for 59! Thanks for all your help. Finally, I am not limited by Pinnacle!(although Pinnacle is the best beginner software I've seen).

BTW, it is Premiere 7. What are teh new features from 6.5?
Posted: Mon, 29th Dec 2003, 12:07pm

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The 'title maker' is a fair bit better...

Erm - various other bits that I can't remember.

Cheers,
Arkitc.
Posted: Mon, 29th Dec 2003, 12:22pm

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Don't buy software from Ebay unless the user has a very high rating. It could be an illegal, pirated version that doesn't work... There's a list of obvious reasons. If you do, don't spend much.

Allways downloaded the demos of products before buying them, if you don't have broadband you can allways find demos on video magazines, such as http://www.digitmag.co.uk
Make sure the demo works on your pc, and if it doesn't... email the software company and ask about it.

Don't go with some cheapy budget programme. They're crap, if you want cheap... download the free Avid FREEDV (which is actually quite good)
at http://www.avid.com/freeDV/index.asp

EDIT : Just saw Otteypm posted the same link, didn't mean to copy I didn't realise...

Back to Photoshop (PS) v Photoshop Elements (PSE).
I have PS7 and PSE1, and I have to say... there isn't much PS7 can do that PSE1 can't.
Infact, I'd say PSE1 is MUCH easier to use. PSE2 can do even more, but definitely consider buying Photoshop Elements if you can't afford Photoshop.

Don't be a sheep either, Premiere certaintly isn't the best video editor around. For some people, it's 'the best' but I prefur Vegas Video and Ulead Media Studio Pro.