I want to make a trailer for a visual novel, but the programme I've been using (OpenShot) crashes a lot and can't handle videos that are over 30 seconds long. I want to find a replacement.
I'm looking for a programme that has the following features:
Available for PC.
Layering/multiple video and audio tracks (meaning, you can layer images/videos on top of each other).
Animating layers (can animate a .png arrow on top of a video, etc)
Video blurring effects.
Can edit the opacity of images/videos.
Can add custom fade-ins/outs to audio.
Can scale videos.
Things I'd also like, but aren't required:
I'd like a small programme that can work on something like a laptop.
Can edit the video's speed (can fast-forward video).
I'm also preferably looking for a free programme, as I want to practice video editing before I start buying things. If it costs money, or has different levels of cost (free vs costly versions), please note that.
Also, please tell me your experiences with the software. Thanks.
I would recommend Shotcut. Its a bit basic but its free and good.
I 'think' everything you listen above under the required features it can do. Personally i have been using it to make speedpaint and i like it very much. It's good to use even with 'not as good' pc's. So far i have had no problems with it either.
Quick update: I'm currently using a free editing program called Kdenlive, and it's so far been very useful, easy-to-use, and doesn't freeze like OpenShot did. Kdenlive also includes different effects that you can drag-and-drop onto your video clips. I recommend it.