View Full Version : Affordable video editing software?

01-31-2010, 07:35 AM
I've read some of the other threads, but some of the prices of video editing software have changed/gone up, so I wanted to get the newest info I could.

I was using Windows Movie Maker while I was doing videos with my Canon PowerShot A620 camera, but I can no longer use that since Cat'r got me the Flip UltraHD camera. The Canon saved raw video as .avi files; the Flip UltraHD saves raw video in MP4 format. WMM won't take that.

So I am looking for video editing software (FlipShare is rudimentary and sucky) for under $100. What I want to be able to do is grey and sepia tone and other video effects (like old/grainy/etc), do fade ins and fade outs, have nicer-looking title screens than what FlipShare can do, add audio tracks (I have Audacity, but still am fumbling around in that). I am not at the point where I feel I can do split-screen or multiple Mousies. :p

The two that I was looking at (from previous recommendations) are Multiquence Multitrack Mixer ($50) and Vegas Movie Studio ($90). I have a feeling I'm going to have to buy a microphone at some point, and I don't know how much that's going to run me/if we can afford it.

So: comments, suggestions on affordable video editing software? Thanks in advance!

P.S. Too many wingdings might confuse me, so simpler user interface would be better for me.

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01-31-2010, 07:53 AM
I use Cyberlink PowerDirector. It's a great program and has a lot of cool features. You can even upload to YT from it. You can export all kinds of different file types and sizes. If you have a webcam you can capture from it as well. I think you can get it for $79. Herman Street (online retailer) even has a promo code to get 20% off. Highly recommended.

ps. Make sure before you buy though that it can except your camera's file type. Mine are .mod file and it works fine. -John