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    Video-editing apps: When using multiple cameras


    Digital Entertainment

    Video-editing apps: When using multiple cameras


    By Lincoln Spector

    These days, it seems nearly every event, big and small, is captured by a battery of digital cameras and smartphones.

    With the right software, it's relatively easy to combine these random videos into a record that's truly worth sharing.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/digital-entertainment/video-editing-apps-when-using-multiple-cameras/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    I have been a long time user of Pinnacle Studio and I am up to version 17. The most current version is 19.5. Studio comes in 3 viersions with the cheapest going for $59 all the way up to the Ultimate version costing $130. The higher priced versions usually come with more effects packages but all three versions now offer multi-camera editing for at least 2 cameras from the cheaper version all the way up to 6 cameras with the highest priced version.

    I have found this product to be very intiutive with a variety of videos on Youtube explaining the finer details if you run into a problem. You can burn the finished product directly to DVD or you can render it to a folder for later burning. You can also export the final product into a number of video formats.

    Just my opinion on this product.

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    I'd also suggest looking at Sony Movie Studio - it's part of the highly-respected and widely-used Vegas family of video editing tools and is very capable and easy to use. You can see a comparison of the features on offer in the different editions here.

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    Did you take a look at Premier Elements 14 (latest version)? It is $119.00 and comes with Photoshop elements 14 as a bundle. This is the Adobe price, could probably do a web search for a lower price. If you are a student or a teacher you can get it for $79.99 Been using Premier Elements for years until switching to Adobe Elements (more expensive but has pro features I need in my business). A really great app and one can export to YouTube etc. Supports multiple timelines, etc. Check out the Adobe sitehttp://www.adobe.com/products/premiere-elements.html for details. No, I do not work for Adobe.






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    I got Pinnacle Studio with some hardware and found it really easy to use compared to some. I don't edit too often though so didn't end up upgrading when I migrated OSs but would certainly also recommend it.

    I'm a bit spoiled because I learned on some higher end software like Avid. Most consumer software has glaring deficiencies - needing a workaround to edit 2 cameras? Nope.

    My fallback is Adobe Premier. I have an older version of that with a suite so I used it last time. Once you understand the process, it's pretty easy to step back into it.

    The mention of Magix is interesting. I got notice from Sony today that this company has bought their "creative solutions" software and I'd not heard of them. This includes Sound Forge, ACID, and some related software. If interested:
    http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/...ducts-to-magix

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    Lincoln Spector wrote:
    "Leaning to use a video editor is effectively a two-part task."

    The first part is to look down and make sure your dog or cat is not lying right beside the chair. The second part is to lean over as far as necessary to facilitate the video editing. Personally, i have found that leaning at a 30 degree angle is most efficacious. Alternatively, Serif Movie Plus software doesn't require any leaning whatsoever.

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    I have used Pinnacle Studio in the Past and I have it on an XP machine I still use. It is a good Program. I use Pinnacle Studio with a WIN XP Computer, because WIN XP is compatible with older Mini DV Camcorders (some older CAMCORDER HARDWARE not compatible with WIN 7). I now use Cyberlink Power Director 14. It does multiple cameras, (several), Hi Def, 4K and 3D. Excellent program. If bought as a package deal as I did, you get Power Director 14, Color Director 7, Audio Director 6 & a Screen Recorder. I also got a DVD copy sent to my home. All this for 154 bucks. Worth every penny. If sections of your video are too dark or has other problems, or audio is too low in volume, Power Director14 will evoke Color Director 7 or Audio Director 6. You fix what is wrong using MANY TOOLS within these programs & then Power Director 14 will import the corrected file back into the main program. Tons of support available by watching Video Tutorials from Cyberlink AND MANY Tutorials on YouTube. I highly recommend this program. I've been editing video for more than 15 years. I have been hired to record Weddings over the years. Cyberlink Power Director 14 is the best program I have found to perform the task of Editing and Creating Videos that look like a professional made the video. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I hope it helps some of you who are unsure of which program to invest in to make your Videos. Raymond Ste Marie.

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    If you can figure out how to get a viewing (or a copy), Britain's Channel Four broadcast a full documentary on the Costa Concordia disaster by compiling videos taken by passengers and others, and that is definitely worth a view for interested parties.

    If anyone knows the score on viewing it (again), I think we'd all like to know how to tune in.

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