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    Default Video editing software


    Please can someone recommend me a good video editing program? What I need:

    To be able to import mp4 files (as well as other file types, but this one is the most important)
    To be able to import DVDs
    To be able to import music
    To be able to split the video
    To be able to change the speed of the video
    and colour effects - not vital though

    Someone has mentioned VideoPad Video Editor.. is this a good one? Does anyone know of any that are better?

    I don't mind paying quite a bit for the software so long as I can do the above!

    Thanks for any help.

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    "Consumer level" (for Windows):
    Adobe Premiere Elements
    Corel Video Studio
    CyberLink PowerDirector
    Magix Movie Edit Pro
    Pinnacle Studio
    Sony Movie Studio Platinum
    Download and install (some of) the free time-limited trials of the latest versions from their respective websites and test to see which one suits you.
    That's what I did and found one I like. It's not perfect, but neither am I.

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    As this is in the beginner thread - I've been using Imovie to make my videos. It's very straight forward and does the job (for what I need it for).

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    SOny Movie Studio, will also allow you to post straight to youtube/web

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    Like some of you, I've been looking for something other than renting Adobe. I started editing motion picture film in the early 70s and still electronic edit today. This is more of a warning than a recommendation. I would stay away from any Magix software like the plague. Not only is there very limited technical support, even though they say they have a professional editor. But what is even worse, we ran tests using calibrated test files supplied by Calibug and what we found was not good. When we built a movie in Magix (both editors) with theses calibrated files, what we got out was nothing similar to what we put in. The colors out were not the same as the colors in. 100 ire in was not 100 ire out and the same holds true for 0 and 7.5 ire. If you don't care what your videos look like or that the software will or will not launch when you need it, then Magix is the software for you. We had a slightly (only slightly) similar result from Serif software as far as color and brightness/contrast (except it has always launched over about 20 years of use) and it is a whole lot less expensive with great technical support.

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