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The Best Home Video-Editing Software  September 23, 2015 – 08:46 am

CyberLink PowerDirector 9Video-editing software has come a long way, now offering easy stop-motion, cool transitions, picture-in-picture, Blu-ray burning, and much more.

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The camcorder is an endangered species. With smartphones, point-and-shoot digital cameras, and DSLRs all sporting video-recording—often in HD—and even tablets getting into the game, you just don't see people with camcorders at every tourist spot the way you once did. But while the video-taking hardware may be changing, there's still a real need for consumer video editing software. Aside from the those who need the raw power of Adobe Premier or Apple Final Cut, anyone who wants to make decent video needs one of these apps. That includes small businesses that want to make a good impression with a promotional video.

The good news, there are a lot of strong choices out there. Consumer video editing software is generally mature, polished, and highly capable, as you'll see from the mostly high ratings. Anyone who wants to delve into the wooly new world of 3D video now has a choice, too—Magix Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus HD. For stop-motion and time-lapse effects, too, these applications are indispensible: Avid Studio includes tools just for creating stop motion movies, while Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 adds to that a better one a time-lapse tool. Importing Video

Most video editors include three main stages—import, edit, and output—and separate modes for each activity are common. Not only can these apps import video stored in a vast array of formats—MPEG-1, -2, -4, AVCHD, QuickTime, and WMV, just to name a few, but they can often record directly from a connected camera—such as a webcam (many of which are HD nowadays). Surprisingly few of the apps, including Adobe Premiere Elements 9 and Avid Studio, let you apply tags to imported movie clips, just as you could with any photo organizer/editor app. Tags seems like a no-brainer, and anyone to whom organization and easy retrieval from a large collection of assets is of paramount importance should consider one of those two apps. Apple iMovie and Premiere Elements go even farther, with basic face recognition and auto-tagging.

Editing Video
After import comes the meat of editing your video clips—trimming and splitting clips to just get the best parts, joining them together with beautiful transitions, fixing lighting and color, applying titles and other text overlays, and superimposing multiple simultaneous clips, and maybe throwing in some special effects. A couple, like PowerDirector and Corel, excel at making the most needed function—trimming clips—a far more painless task, by including a multi-trim tool that lets you specify multiple in and out points on a clip so that just the best parts show up in your movie. The better programs also let you specify exact frames for effects to start and stop, and smoothly transition the two, in a process called key-framing.


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Digital Software (MAGIX)
  • Full 4K and HD support for all camcorders/action cameras
  • Unique integrated touch elements - With the large buttons, you can now easily use the program by touching and using swipe gestures
  • Improved multitrack performance, faster loading times
  • Over 1 templates for effects and interactive menus
  • Export to DVD, Blu-ray Disc, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and as files

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    • I have adobe premier CS3 also, it is fantastic. if you're not too flash with computers maybe adobe premiere elements(slightly more basic), I recommend the CS3 version though. It is very expensive as all adobe programs are but there are other ways of getting it.... If you know what I mean.

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