Video editing tool? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-19-2015, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
The Swiss Miss
 
neni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alps
Posts: 3,458
Blog Entries: 5
Default Video editing tool?

Anyone can recommend an easy to use but good free video editing software?

I tried to use Movie Maker - I've no problem to actually use it, but it has several drawbacks which make it impossible fir me to make a useful edit... I've no clue why, but some takes get damaged after they run initially well (instead of a fluent flow they are suddenly stagnant) or the worst thing: an underlying sound is never in phase when starting in the middle somewhere, I've to start always from the beginning to have an exact play/flow of the song (which makes it very cumbersome to cut takes to fit to the music flow).

Would be very thankful for recommendations... I'm close to give this editing thing up.
__________________
The average human has one breast and one testicle ~ Des McHale
Jones Flagship/Solution/Mothership, Volkl Savvy Rocker
Spark Afterburner, Burton Lexa LTD, Burton Escapade
neni is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-19-2015, 07:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
Moving to the dark side...
 
Kevin137's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Drammen
Posts: 1,354
Default

Most of the problems associated with edited are down to machine performance...

The Graphics card, processor speed and RAM make up a very large portion of such software working correctly...

They all state minimum requirements, but that does not mean it will run well, and if it is a laptop, then you can pretty much guarantee that unless it is a very high end machine, it will not really be upto the job...

Specs of your machine will help in working out what the issue is, but as i don't use PC's, i doubt i can help, i am a Mac man, so very rarely struggle with editing, unless i use 4K, then my machine will slow down, but it still works...

You really should have a machine with at least 512mb dedicated graphics and 8Gb of RAM in my mind for it too work, then you have to consider drive speed and if it is an external you are using what is the transfer rate etc.

As an example, my machine is a 2.9Ghz Quad core, with 512mb Graphics and 32Gb of Ram... The external HD i use is Thunderbolt, so 10 times (minimum) the data transfer speed of USB 2 and twice as fast as USB 3

You can never have too much processing power...!!!
__________________
Height 5"11, Weight 200-210lbs, Born 1969
Regular Stance, Ability NOT GOOD


2012/13 114 days
2013/14 102 days
2014/15 57 days and counting


Rides

K2 Fastplant 154, Ride DH2 158, Endeavour Vice 155, Signal OG 155, NS Evo 157 (Stolen), Flow Quantum 155
Kevin137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2015, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
The Swiss Miss
 
neni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alps
Posts: 3,458
Blog Entries: 5
Default

I use a HP Probook, dual core 2.5Ghz, 8GB RAM.
__________________
The average human has one breast and one testicle ~ Des McHale
Jones Flagship/Solution/Mothership, Volkl Savvy Rocker
Spark Afterburner, Burton Lexa LTD, Burton Escapade
neni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2015, 05:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Moving to the dark side...
 
Kevin137's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Drammen
Posts: 1,354
Default

That should be enough to at least edit even if slowly, not so sure what other editing software is available for the pc, not used them for so long, but i know my neighbour uses Movie Maker, on roughly the same specs as you have.

Have you tried uninstalling the software and reinstalling and or updating to the latest version etc... Or using a different machine...???

You could also look at the processes running and see what is drawing the processor performance while the editing suite is running, you may find there is something else not helping the situation...
__________________
Height 5"11, Weight 200-210lbs, Born 1969
Regular Stance, Ability NOT GOOD


2012/13 114 days
2013/14 102 days
2014/15 57 days and counting


Rides

K2 Fastplant 154, Ride DH2 158, Endeavour Vice 155, Signal OG 155, NS Evo 157 (Stolen), Flow Quantum 155
Kevin137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2015, 05:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
f00bar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Western Mass
Posts: 1,264
Default

What format? 1080p? If so you may have a rough time. If so, try knocking it down to 1080i or further down to one 720p/i
f00bar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2015, 05:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vail, CO
Posts: 4,644
Default

Are you trying to make the video off of your SD card or did you download it to your computer and then try to make the video?

I have found that downloading the items into the computer, then importing them into the movie maker will make a difference in quality.

I use Adobe Premier, it costs money but it works well.
Argo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2015, 05:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
The Swiss Miss
 
neni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alps
Posts: 3,458
Blog Entries: 5
Default

Naw, havent reinstalled yet, tho... it is actually brand new...
Yeah... with the stangnant thing, I assume is the Movie Maker itself causing the issues, not the lack of processor performance (got the feeling that this happens when that specific take was manipulated multiple times). If I delete the "damaged" take and all other tiled takes from that vid and reinsert it, it runs well again. Solvable but cumbersome...

what drives me nuts is the slight shifting of the underlying sound if starting the vid inbetween. I don't have the nerves to watch always from the start just to check, if at min 3 take x is now finally cut well to fit the music . And it's cumbersome that the music stream isn't shown liner... if a take is short, the sound stream is visually squeezed, so I also lack the visual orientation of how long a certain stretch is /where a beat is

Willing to try any other editor... suggestions? Anybody?
__________________
The average human has one breast and one testicle ~ Des McHale
Jones Flagship/Solution/Mothership, Volkl Savvy Rocker
Spark Afterburner, Burton Lexa LTD, Burton Escapade

Last edited by neni; 04-19-2015 at 05:53 PM.
neni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2015, 05:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
The Swiss Miss
 
neni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alps
Posts: 3,458
Blog Entries: 5
Default

Vids are 1080, all stored on the computer.
__________________
The average human has one breast and one testicle ~ Des McHale
Jones Flagship/Solution/Mothership, Volkl Savvy Rocker
Spark Afterburner, Burton Lexa LTD, Burton Escapade
neni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2015, 05:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
f00bar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Western Mass
Posts: 1,264
Default

Convert it down to 720p and see if it's happier.
f00bar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2015, 05:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
Not quite reformed yet
 
chomps1211's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: S.E. Mich.
Posts: 5,164
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Argo View Post
Are you trying to make the video off of your SD card or did you download it to your computer and then try to make the video?

I have found that downloading the items into the computer, then importing them into the movie maker will make a difference in quality.
^this^
Even just trying to play the raw clips in any media player straight from the sd card will usually play pretty choppy!

Also,.. you want to be sure you have a large(ish) chunk of drive disk space free for the editing software to access, store, write, and re-write all the temp files it creates and uses when editing video!

If I import say a 200-500 mb video file into my editing software,..? I can often (…temporarily) lose a gig or two sometimes more of HD disk space. And that's before I begin cutting and pasting clips!

Being a mac guy also,.. I'll probably be of little or no help to you, but just as a comparison,..? On my 1.7ghz i5 processor Mac Airbook laptop with only 4gb RAM? I use iMovie to load, edit and paste together multiple GoPro raw video files. I Add effects, transitions, Titles, music, etc. and the only thing that will slow it down considerably is the available hard disk space I have left!

Hope you get things sorted out! We're all anxious to see your AK trip clips!


-EDIT-
Neni,.. :C-Net Downloads: here's a link to a site that you can use to search for different video editing software. Ther's a lot of free/shareware apps here. I've used this site to download various software. Hope it helps!
__________________
You're only Young Once,.. but you can be Immature FOREVER!

2012/13 (48) days out!
2013/14 (44) days out!
2014/15 (00)

Last edited by chomps1211; 04-19-2015 at 06:01 PM.
chomps1211 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:29 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums