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#444043 - 12/10/17 01:43 PM [Best of YouTube] What Video Editor do you use/recommend for beginner?
Tobias Offline
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I want to get started creating videos and slide shows with my music to upload to Youtube. I've sort of reviewed the free versions of nch VideoPad and the VSDC. Both seam to be suitable enough from what I can tell. But, I'd rather not get started learning a certain GUI, hit limitations or restriction, and then have to learn another. However, I won't mind learning, say, two, if they compliment each other such as Band In A Box and Reaper do for audio.
Thanks for your recommendations.
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#444169 - 12/11/17 04:21 AM [Best of YouTube] Re: What Video Editor do you use/recommend for beginner? [Re: Tobias]
VideoTrack Offline
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Do you want Free or Paid?

You have mentioned using Free already, but didn't say if you are only seeking recommendations on Free products.

I don't use Free, and actually the system I use is expensive and has a very steep learning curve.

Separately, Camtasia Studio (Techsmith) offers great value for the price. I use that also.
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#444298 - 12/11/17 11:56 AM [Best of YouTube] Re: What Video Editor do you use/recommend for beginner? [Re: Tobias]
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I recently went through a similar odyssey, actually, still going through it. I settled on NCH Video Pad, installedc the trial and then bought it.
On the way, I made a mistake of buying one product, based strictly on name, and lived to regret it. It wouldn't install and they kept my money., after dancing around the moon.
The NCH results have been good, but there is a learning curve, as any visit to the online tutorials soon reveals. The good news is that results show promise -- just a little different way of working. NCH has picked up on some of the old Final Cut features, which is good to know. Still, I won't buy any video editor that does not offer free trial, if there are any of them.
I am waiting on the coders of Reaper. If you are familiar with SONY Acid and Movie Studio, you'll recognize many similarities in Reaper. I don't know why people did not embrace SONY audio and video. They were great products, but never seemed to catch on. Anyway, Reaper is making noises about a video editor in the works. If and when I'm there.
I will add, don't overlook the free Movie that comes with Windows. It is quite capable, esp for You Tubers.


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#444716 - 12/12/17 05:06 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: What Video Editor do you use/recommend for beginner? [Re: edshaw]
Don Gaynor Offline
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YouTube has a very nice video editor that you can do most basic to intermediate work in.

If you're running Windows, Windows Movie Maker is built into most versions of Windows. Macs have something similar, forgot the name. They will all teach you basic editing.

Go to YouTube and click on or create a free account. Click on that account and then on Create video. An editor will open.

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#444990 - 12/13/17 08:33 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: What Video Editor do you use/recommend for beginner? [Re: Tobias]
Tobias Offline
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Thanks for the recommendations. I started using VSDC and had so much fun in one evening I paid the $20 for the full version. I also started trying NCH VideoPad and I like that one also.
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#445011 - 12/13/17 10:26 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: What Video Editor do you use/recommend for beginner? [Re: Tobias]
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I use NCH video pad and have been very happy with it. Good luck with your video making!

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#447281 - 12/26/17 06:58 AM [Best of YouTube] Re: What Video Editor do you use/recommend for beginner? [Re: Tobias]
Fldrummerman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/17
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I've been using Magix products for 15 years and found them to be a wonderful value. I'm currently using Magix Movie Editor Pro MX Plus. It's an older version but I really like it.

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#449622 - 01/06/18 06:56 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: What Video Editor do you use/recommend for beginner? [Re: Tobias]
Don Gaynor Offline
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Lightworks is free movie studio level video editor that has been used to do entire movie editing but the GUI is very intimidating and requires a thorough knowledge of esoteric terminology.

The brave at heart can download it here: ( it's 87 meg )

https://www.lwks.com/

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