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    Free Video editing software

    I have been running a time lapse camera for a building project that we have going on. I now want to edit the output and puts some music to it. The output file is in .avi format.

    Anyone got a recomendations for free software that will help me out. Needs to be relatively easy to use, so I can show my colleagues for future projects.

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    I have to say I think Windows Live Movie Maker is one of the best free video editing tools out there in terms of ease of use:

    Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows

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    Yeah, got to second Movie Maker to be honest!

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    Movie Maker is ok but gets a bit cumbersome when you have a lot of images.

    Our latest timelapse I put together using Sony Vegas Studio - downloaded the demo and really impressed how it handled the image sequences. (The Commonweal Sixth C6 Building Progress Time Lapse - YouTube) - We're looking to get a site license of this in the near future.

    I'm also looking at lightworks - which seems to handle large amounts of images files and it is available free. Not had a real chance to play with it though.

    Pete

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    Yeah movie maker if you are after some simple to create a simple project.

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    Download Adobe premier for free 30 day trial, promise you wont look back

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    We have looked into a few different bits of software:

    - Windows Live Movie Maker (quick and simple - doesn't like network shares)
    - VLMC (VideoLans free offering (lacks certain features but works well)
    - Lightworks (Great program for editors but has a steep learning curve)
    - Cheapest reliable product is probable premiere elements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewerd View Post
    We have looked into a few different bits of software:

    - Windows Live Movie Maker (quick and simple - doesn't like network shares)
    - VLMC (VideoLans free offering (lacks certain features but works well)
    - Lightworks (Great program for editors but has a steep learning curve)
    - Cheapest reliable product is probable premiere elements.
    I know about Movie Maker stuck on it now

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    Scroll down a bit on this page and shows you some free / open source apps under the below titled section on this site : Free Video Editors (Video Editing Software) (thefreecountry.com)Free Video Editing Software


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveCoop View Post
    Download Adobe premier for free 30 day trial, promise you wont look back
    We're kind of in a quandry in that we want something slightly more powerful than movie maker but not so complex it baffles the pupils and staff. Lightworks looks good but I think the learning curve is too steep for novices and people who want to use it at a basic level.

    Are you using the full version of Adobe Premier or Premier Elements? is it simple enough to package and deploy on a network as previous installs of our Adobe CS Suite have been tricky to get working?

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    Have a look at serif stuff, there educational packages arent that expensive. Have it in one of my primary schools and the kids use it no problem its kind of a step on from movie maker.
    Has a look of the adobe stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveCoop View Post
    Download Adobe premier for free 30 day trial, promise you wont look back
    We're kind of in a quandry in that we want something slightly more powerful than movie maker but not so complex it baffles the pupils and staff. Lightworks looks good but I think the learning curve is too steep for novices and people who want to use it at a basic level.

    Are you using the full version of Adobe Premier or Premier Elements? is it simple enough to package and deploy on a network as previous installs of our Adobe CS Suite have been tricky to get working?

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    I would second the Serif suite if you can find a bit of cash... a definite step-up over the freebies and nowhere near in the same price bracket as the Adobe software. We did a cost and product comparison last year and found it covered most areas we needed (I believe flash was one about the only thing we found completely lacking which, lets be honest, isnt a bad thing!) and price-wise cost us less for a perpetual license than Adobe would have for 1 year!

    Everything else covered what we needed in ICT/Design as a KS3 school and should be fine going forward to KS4.

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    on a slightly related note I had a play around with Premiere Elements a couple of weekends ago to quickly knock together a quick video with my 5 year old son for his homework and even I found it a bit of a struggle to do what I consider should have been relatively simple tasks. Most likely user error though to be fair

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    I use freemake video converter, the free version lets you trim video, add audio, input/output from/to a range of formats. It has a very user friendly interface so very good for the IT-illiterate

    Freemake1.jpg freemake2.jpg freemake3.jpg

    Hope this helps

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