Video Editing Software Recommendations?

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Video Editing Software Recommendations?

#1 Post by Katy133 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:05 pm

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).
  • Masking.
  • Chroma-keying/green-screen effects.
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.
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Re: Video Editing Software Recommendations?

#2 Post by mitoky » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:51 pm

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.
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Re: Video Editing Software Recommendations?

#3 Post by Katy133 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:33 pm

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.

Here are two videos I've edited using Kdenlive:



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