Good video editor for trailers?

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Post » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:23 pm

Maybe this isn't the right place to post this, but I'm curious of anyone here knows a good video editing software that can help you put out HQ videos for game trailers or just footage of your game. I made a trailer with windows movie maker (a bad idea), using footage recorded off of fraps, and it's heavily compressed the moment it gets imported into movie maker. The videos from fraps are crisp and fluid, whereas movie makers turns them blurry and choppy.

I was wondering if it might be due to a low quality codec, but I'm not a video editing expert. I've played with MM limited settings and still end up with the same result, if anyone has suggestions I look forward to hearing them!
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Post » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:14 pm

The best is Camtasia but's pricy.
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Post » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:16 am

Run, don't walk over to the Blackmagic site and download Davinci Resolve lite version. It is insanely good and a very high end app, as it is mostly a colour grading solution, but the video editing features are fine for basic use. The new version is out any day now, and will have major new features added to its editing toolset...so good in fact that it will take a lot of market share from Premiere, Finalcut and Vegas. I have been using Vegas professionally for many years and will be moving over to it , once it is released. The free version is not hobbled much at all!

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/au/products/davinciresolve

Other free options are Lightworks, which has been used on hundreds of feature films and Blender which has a basic non-linear editor:

http://www.lwks.com/

http://blender.org

The cut down version of Vegas is also quite nice along with Hitfilm express if you are looking for low priced basic editors.
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Post » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:23 pm

Thanks guys! I'm going to give Light Works a go first, it reminds me of Adobe Premiere a few years ago, and I loved working with that before I lost my CDs and Computer.
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Post » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:48 pm

Premiere is now a subscription thing so you can pay for it month to month if you don't need it that much. I think they have reduced rates, too, if you happen to be a student.
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Post » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:28 am

I picked this up for free a few months ago : http://hitfilm.com/express/

They may still be offering it, or have a cheap price on it. Nothing like after effects or Nuke but it will do for basic compositions.
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Post » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:54 am

I'm also use Windows Movie Maker to make trailers for my games. It isn't advanced actually. But maybe you can use VideoLAN Movie Creator.
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Post » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:25 am

Download VSDC FREE VIDEO EDITOR.

It is even better than Camtasia for average use.

I use it for my HD trailers, check my youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZxpDd ... 4In2B02iYA
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Post » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:29 am

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I don't know what you guys use to edit video but, as for my experience, a bunch of free video editing software actually doing a great job. Here are some of them Windows Movie Maker, VLC Media Player, http://www.videos-converter.net/video-editor/ Filmora Video Editor( not free), VirtualDub, Wax, Moviestorm,etc. Here is the list of top 10 free Windows video editing software.
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Post » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:15 am

I use videopad video editor and handbrake for converting videos.

http://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/

https://handbrake.fr/

If you want to turn a video into an animated gif I use easygif.com

http://ezgif.com/

Lots of fun and good way to advertise your games. You can see my gif in my signature.
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