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    Suggestions for someone who's never edited a video in his life?

    Doing a favor for a family member, since I'm the only member in the family who knows anything about technology so I figured I would give it a go. They need to make a college admission video. I need to edit a few parts, ad subtitles for a few parts, cut a few parts short and merge about 6 clips together. I also filmed everything in 1920x1080 30fps.

    What (free software) would you suggest I use to edit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeo695 View Post
    Doing a favor for a family member, since I'm the only member in the family who knows anything about technology so I figured I would give it a go. They need to make a college admission video. I need to edit a few parts, ad subtitles for a few parts, cut a few parts short and merge about 6 clips together. I also filmed everything in 1920x1080 30fps.

    What (free software) would you suggest I use to edit?
    You could use Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker: Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows which is free or if you have a Mac you can use iMovie

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    Have a look at avidemux or Freemake - they'll do most of it - you can get quite a few "how to" guides on afterdawn.com

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    +1 for Windows Live Movie Maker - it's simple enough to "just use", free and will do everything you need. Not as flexible as some other packages but if you're on a deadline and just want to get it done, it's a very good place to start

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    Discovered this the other day: OpenShot Video Editor | Download

    They've got a live DVD so no need to install, boot from DVD and get straight to work. Very feature rich, but also extremely easy to use. Very, very similar to iMovie on the Mac. Personally I think it's a better choice than Movie Maker.

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    If you have access to a Mac iMovie is easy to use.

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