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Hi All,

I took some video of some tennis play over the weekend and sat down to work on editing it. We recently replaced our desktop (Win7) with a laptop (Win10).

Where did Movie Maker go???:eek:

And how do you use Video Editor??:confused::mad::( All it wants to do is look at my photos from the cloud or something. When I tried to import an actual video, all I got were still images. Is there a tutorial somewhere? I'm so behind the times on current tech...
 

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I use Da Vinci Resolve 15. It's free professional software, that might look complex but very intuitive once you get it.
Yeah, huge move when they made it free this year. We have a lot of students that use it, and here is the video I send them for learning basics. Jamie does a good job of breaking it down.

 
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I edited an hour of 720hd video with Windows Movie Maker, on an older Windows 7 laptop.

Took about 4 hours, between WMM processing for preview, editing and saving moving.

The original video was well under 2 gigs, the edited 30 minute video was 2.5 gigs!

Definitely going to give this a try! (thanks)

P.S. Did a search for it and another free video editor came up called 'Filmora Video Editor'.

That might be worth a try too.
 
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I edited an hour of 720hd video with Windows Movie Maker, on an older Windows 7 laptop.

Took about 4 hours, between WMM processing for preview, editing and saving moving.

The original video was well under 2 gigs, the edited 30 minute video was 2.5 gigs!

Definitely going to give this a try! (thanks)

P.S. Did a search for it and another free video editor came up called 'Filmora Video Editor'.

That might be worth a try too.
Filmora is kinda kludgy. We have students that use it, but they seem to have to do a lot of troubleshooting. Or more than others.

If anyone is looking to buy something, Premiere or Camtasia are really solid.


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Win10 can still add Movie Maker

See here
The free version is pretty limited. Supposedly all they allow you to do is trim the beginning and the end. I couldn't even get that to work properly. You gotta pay for the Pro version to do anything more.

I'm just looking for a tool that can cut out all the time picking up balls and DF'ing.
 

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The free version is pretty limited. Supposedly all they allow you to do is trim the beginning and the end. I couldn't even get that to work properly. You gotta pay for the Pro version to do anything more.

I'm just looking for a tool that can cut out all the time picking up balls and DF'ing.
Hadn't used it, so good to know it basically sucks now. DaVinci is still probably the best bet. learning curve is a bit steep, but rock solid product that used to be a padi for program.

Actually, if you upload to YouTube the new Studio Beta has a decent cutting tool for the video. Downside is, you have to upload the whole uncut versoin first. But it is an option.
 
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I haven't tried DaVinci. Heard good things about Lightworks, not sure it's free though? I use Blender, I can recommend it but I think it requires a lot more effort to get going with than the others, I had to watch a tutorial just to do basic stuff. It's fast to work with once you know the shortcuts and figure out the workspace layout. It was a contrast to Adobe Premiere (and Final Cut Pro) which as far as I remember (it was ten years ago) I could figure out straight away, I don't use them anymore though.
 
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Also forgot, Avid had a free version of their NLE. Just looked and I think, from what I can tell at least, that the MediaComposer First is free. Worht checking. When I strted in the business Avid and Media100 were the shizz.
 
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Also forgot, Avid had a free version of their NLE. Just looked and I think, from what I can tell at least, that the MediaComposer First is free. Worht checking. When I strted in the business Avid and Media100 were the shizz.
I remember when Avid seemed to be by far the most robust and reliable.

Then Final Cut came.

I had a tiny personal project and couldn’t believe how all the annoying hiccups and headaches went away once I went from i think a windows editor to FCP. Nowadays Adobe Preimiere is pretty good and there have even been indie films and a bit bigger budget films edited on it.

If you have a small team and need some special effects a lot of people like Autodesk’s suite of software. A lot of the TV commecials in the US and Asia appear to be using it.
 

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I remember when Avid seemed to be by far the most robust and reliable.

Then Final Cut came.

I had a tiny personal project and couldn’t believe how all the annoying hiccups and headaches went away once I went from i think a windows editor to FCP. Nowadays Adobe Preimiere is pretty good and there have even been indie films and a bit bigger budget films edited on it.

If you have a small team and need some special effects a lot of people like Autodesk’s suite of software. A lot of the TV commecials in the US and Asia appear to be using it.


SO DO NOT USE THE AVID PRODUCT. Wow! Thought I would test it since I hadn't played around in Avid for a while, and what a pain in the butt to sign up for an account, download the HUGE file to install it, which installs all kinds of cloud services, which you have to login to again to get the free access, and it runs a bunch of stuff in the background. Worse yet, it didn't even open native mp4 files and was going to convert them. Not worth the time!

Stick with the others mentioned above. DaVinci Resolve is still my recommendation for power and simplicity.
 

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I just want to trim the beginning, maybe add a title, then just trim the time picking up balls on the court, and add clips to the file since GoPro cuts up the video into 20min chunks.
 
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I've been using iMovie for years but I went Mac back in 2008. I have a Windows 7 Virtual Machine on my Mac though, so I guess I could still use Movie Maker. We have 7 on a few old laptops which are likely in a closet somewhere but it would be nice to use the faster systems for something as demanding as video editing.
 

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For my Win machines I liked Movie Maker. I haven't used it on any of our Win10 machines though. Like @movdqa I am a Mac guy and the free iMovie on my phone or desktop is free and excellent, but I virtualize Win7 as well and still ahve Movie Maker on it. I may have to upgrade to Win10 and test the new MM and a few others.

But glad you found a solution! Let's see that video now.
 
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