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Thread: What really is the best editor.???

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    Default What really is the best editor.???

    Hi all, I will be soon purchasing an editing software such as premiere pro 1.5 or something very close. I have the money but don't want to buy the wrong one. What is your thoughts ?? please.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Stone Mountain, Georgia USA

    Default There is really ...

    ... no best editor, per se; there are editors that are easy to learn, then those that take more time. I suggest you download some demos from Adobe, Ulead and Pinnacle; doing this will give you an idea of different packages to choose from. Good luck!
    There\'s nothing like video editing ... Taking the most boring subject, and making it look exciting ...

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    Jul 2005


    if you have apple mac ox X use final cut!!!

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    Default thanks, any more ideas would be welcome

    Thanks for your advise,
    I have a...
    P4 3.6ghz
    300 gig twin hard drives
    1 gig of ram
    Windows XP home
    any more input would be great.

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    The only way you can decide is to download the trials.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Northern Illinois

    Default The Best Editing Software

    The best editing software is the one that does what you want it to and provides you with a final product that you are happy with. If you are looking for a career in the field I would suggest you become familiar with Avid since it is widely used by professionals (at least here in the U.S.). It's not the easiest package to learn but familiarity with Avid adds weight to your resume. We use Avid and Premeire Pro and own a copy of Vegas, which we don't use much. Premiere is easier to learn, has features that Avid does not, and integrates well with After Effects and Photoshop, both of which we use extensively. There exists significant support for both tools with Premiere possibly having an advantage due to a wider user base. When considering the upgrade paths of both tools the edge slides to Avid since they periodically release new and improved code free of charge whereas Adobe wants you to essentially re-purchase the product every time they fix a bug. This means that the total cost of ownership over the lifespan of the software is less for Avid even though the intial license may cost more. I suggest you make a list of "can't live without" features and research the topic a bit more.

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    fair enough!

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    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Berkshire, UK


    Trial trial trial.

    That's the only way. Each package has it's following and most packages have members who use them here. So you should get support okay.

    That's my opinion. If you don't like it I have others

    System: Apple Macbook Pro 17, and an external Freecom 500GB eSATA drive.
    Software: Final Cut Studio 2 (FCP 6, Motion 3, Soundtrack Pro 2, Color, DVD Studio Pro 4, Compressor 3), Sonicfire Pro 4.5
    Favourite Resources:, Free DVD menus, Ken Stone's FCP Page, Wikivid

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    Default thanks all for your thoughts

    thanks all for your thoughts.

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