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04-30-2009, 11:41 PM
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Windows Alternatives to Final Cut Pro

I need to do some editing by tomorrow afternoon for a scene.

I have access to a Mac lab with Final Cut Studio, but I'd much rather do it at home where I can get some sleep.

Currently I'm using Camtasia Studio to edit my videos, so I'm hoping for something a bit better.

I've heard of something called Avid.

Is that any good?

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Yeah, Avid is another professional editing program. I've heard lots of good things about it, but I personally haven't tried it.

I believe that you may need a dongle to use it, though. So I'm not sure if you'll be able to.

I think something like Adobe Premiere Pro would work well.

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Yeah, Avid is another professional editing program. I've heard lots of good things about it, but I personally haven't tried it.

I believe that you may need a dongle to use it, though. So I'm not sure if you'll be able to.

I think something like Adobe Premiere Pro would work well.
How does Premiere handle HD footage?

I have about 15 gigs of HD footage to work with.

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I use Premiere Pro for everything (currently a short film).

Never tried it with HD though, I'm no help there. I would blindly assume it depends on your hardware.

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Anyone know of a good free video editor? I've got a video I shot of the Flaming Lips doing a Prince then a Madonna cover. I want to post it to YouTube but since Prince is such a ***** I want to edit that part out.

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You've got to use avid.

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I use Premiere Pro for everything (currently a short film).

Never tried it with HD though, I'm no help there. I would blindly assume it depends on your hardware.
Was using it last night and it's working out really well.

Just wish I could split clips with the keyboard, and not with a tool.

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Probably should be careful using pirated programs for your work. If you have access to professional software legally you should use it.

That is, just assuming that this would be an illegal version of Premiere and that you didn't go out and buy it for one project.

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Probably should be careful using pirated programs for your work. If you have access to professional software legally you should use it.

That is, just assuming that this would be an illegal version of Premiere and that you didn't go out and buy it for one project.
I downloaded the trial from Adobe's site. 1.2 gigs in about 5 minutes.

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Was using it last night and it's working out really well.

Just wish I could split clips with the keyboard, and not with a tool.
ctrl+k

It'll splice on whatever frame your marker is. Make sure the timeline part is highlighted, of course.

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I downloaded the trial from Adobe's site. 1.2 gigs in about 5 minutes.
My bad, I forgot about Adobe's bizarre trial restrictions, or lack thereof.

But obviously be careful about using it past the trial period. My paper got fined a year ago for using a pile of pirated Adobe products after being audited.

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