Need Help on Editing software for Video

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Blog entry by gene posted 06-13-2008 07:00 PM 1444 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi! Everyone,
I am trying to convert a video that I have shot on my video camera for uploading to the site. My question is, What is the best program to purchase in order to get my video to load as a complete video instead of breaking it down into short segments? I know that the videos I see everyone uploading here are not segmented. Thanks for any help you can give. The next post that I make will probably interest most of the members. Thanks again!
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#1 posted 06-13-2008 09:20 PM

Are you sure that software is the problem? I encountered upload problems and found that my ISP would choke the upload speed after a couple minutes. I started bringing my video to work to upload.

-- Skip....

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Richard Williams

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#2 posted 06-13-2008 11:46 PM

Hi Gene, just caught your email. I was out for most of the day. I’m not sure what it is you want to do but you did mention video. My strong suggestion here is to go look at I believe that will do anything you want to do and the learning curve is very minimal. I believe the program is about $500 but then again you get what you pay for. It handles most of the formats you would ever need I would say and although it is not the cheapest program for what you want to do it is also not the most expensive. A whole master suite of Adobe products goes for over $3,000 for their top of the line stuff. I would not advise that because not only is there a large learning curve but mostly the pros., use those applications. Unless you know somebody that can do that for you that would be cheaper yet. Sorry, but I am not smart enough to use the Adobe products. I don’t even do any of these video things you see now a days on the internet. I should learn it though. Another idea is to check in Best Buy or CompUSA to see what is on the shelf and in your price range. I hope something here helps. Bye Bro.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#3 posted 06-15-2008 04:54 AM

Hi Gene, I currently have two programs that I use. The first is Video Explosion that I got at Office Depot it does a good job and can convert you file to most formats used and was a good budget purchase (under 100$) the other program I use is DVDIT Pro, can not remember where purchased but remeber it was around 500-600$. Both programs are user friendly and it comes down to bells and whistles to which I use for a project. Hope this helps.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#4 posted 06-16-2008 04:55 AM

Thanks everyone!
Richard, I am trying out the 30 day free trial download for Camtasia now. the price must have dropped a little. I think it is around $300.00 now. Again thanks to everyone. I think that my problem is in the software installed for my Canon DV camera. I am going to call the factory tomorrow.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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Gary Ratajczak

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#5 posted 06-16-2008 02:28 PM

Some info on programs I use…

I have Camtasia Studio, but it is meant to be more of a screen capture tool. Great for creating a “software demo” from the computer, but not as handy for editing camera video.

I use “WinDV” (free program) to capture digital video from my camcorder to the pc. Tip – transfering via firewire is the best. Some camcorders only allow transfer via USB. I have always used firewire without a problem. WinDV will transcode all the camera scenes to individual AVI files on your PC. Those can be edited using any of the popular programs.

I use Adobe Premier Elements (less than $100.00). It’s their basic program, but very full featured. I am currently using to creat a saleable DVD for a client.

Good luck on your project.

Gary R

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#6 posted 06-20-2008 12:25 AM

Pinnacle Studio – shop around for prices. Easy and powerful, you have the choice to break it into segments or not. I got it at a couple years ago to edit some home christmas videos. Have used it for some posts here and my blog too.

-- John - Central PA -

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#7 posted 06-20-2008 12:38 AM

Gene, my friend-

So glad to see you posting again. How are you doing?


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 06-20-2008 01:54 AM

Gary mentioned it above and he is correct, without question
The best program you can buy based on flexibilty, ease of learning and price is Adobe Premier ELEMENTS. You can download a free trial at the Adobe site, but I would buy it online after your evaluation, the street price is under 100.
You will not be disappointed.

-- Jeff T in Westport CT.

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#9 posted 06-20-2008 03:48 AM

Kim Komando has lots of info on topics like this.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#10 posted 06-20-2008 04:20 AM

Thanks for all the responses. “Lew,” I am doing “Fantastic” Thanks for asking. I plan on getting back into the swing of thinks here in just a few more days. I am working on something now that is keeping me kind of busy.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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