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hye, i was just wondering what software you guys use to make videos (and edit) for windows media player, quicktime, or divx (or .wmp/.avi/.mpg/.mov)

i tried doing my movie in InterVideo Windvd creator 2 and it wont play anywhere but in that window...am i just doing something wrong or do i need a different editing tool?
 

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What format are you saving it in? What format are you starting with?

I've played with Quicktime, Windows Movie Maker (built in to XP), and the free trial version of Adobe Premiere Elements, and they all work well enough as basic editors.

Just about anything ought to work well enough as long as you save it in a compatible format for sharing.
 

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Speedub.Nate said:
What format are you saving it in? What format are you starting with?

I've played with Quicktime, Windows Movie Maker (built in to XP), and the free trial version of Adobe Premiere Elements, and they all work well enough as basic editors.

Just about anything ought to work well enough as long as you save it in a compatible format for sharing.
i got it working, im uploading it to putfile as we speek...i used windows movie maker
 

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I use Windows Movie Maker 2.1.40. It won't import the file types my camera outputs so I have to BINK them to make them compatible. There is significant loss of clarity when I do this, and it adds another step. I also have to output them into a DIVX format for them to work properly. Not really a satisfactory arrangement, so this year I am buying a MAC and a real video camera system. I have been using a NIKON COOLPIX 3200 and a SAMSUNG SCx 105L, which was very $hitty in it's original design. I saw some reviews of a redesigned one. The editing software that came with that camera was crap too.

http://www.smacker.com/bnkdown.htm
http://helmetcameracentral.com/2005/12/04/samsung-sc-x105-an-honest-review/
http://www.papajohn.org/
 

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I use winXp and Adobe Premier for editing and Adobe Encore for burning. Adobe software is expensive and profesional grade ... cool stuff with loads of options, but probably not what you need. I think Mac's iMovie will do the job for ya.

If you wanna go low-budget you could try out www.jumpcut.com ... an online video editing site. I've never tried it. Looks like it would take forever to make a mix though.

As far as hosting goes, youtube.com is the best. videos.google.com and www.putfile.com are too unrefined. With youtube you get community feedback, ratings, reviews and you can embed your video in forums.
 

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Since I do more serious vide work then most people, I use adobe premiere pro 2 and on occasion avid xpress HD

I also use adobe premiere 1.5 cause its the only version that supports FilmFX2.
 

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My company specializes in building NLE systems. We build professional turn key NLE systems that start at $2500. They go up from there. These are way overkill for most but I thought I would throw it out there.

Great Northern Video
 

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Pinnacle Studio gets the job done for me. It has more features than Windows MM and even though better packages seem to exist, they're all either a bit pricey (for my wallet, over $500) and/or the learning curve is too steep for my attention span.

I would not run it on a pc with less than < 1/2 gb RAM and < 120GB HD and < P3 CPU. You'll wait forever for stuff to refresh and render.
 
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