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Video creation software recommendations

Discussion in 'SCIENCE!!' started by Severian Silk, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. I'm With Her Severian Silk for prison Arcane

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    Can anyone recommend some good basic video creation software for Windows? I have been using Windows Movie Maker and it is okay, but it restricts me to either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio and I need other aspect ratios such as 1:1. I am willing to spend ~$50 if it's good software. Webm format is preferred if possible. Thanks.
     
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    Proshow Producer is a pretty fun program to use in my weaker computer. It's amateur-friendly. My recommendation.

    Adobe Premiere is pretty much a professional's tool. You can do great things with it provided you spent much time on master it.
     
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    Blender is free and has a basic video editing feature that is quite flexible if you're not looking to create something complicated. Beware though that it does not have built-in effects. You can create them yourself, but you'll have to look up tutorials for that. Either that or there might be some community made plug-ins available.
     
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    I ended up discovering Shotcut, a FOSS tool that seems to do what I need. Only problem is that it doesn't measure time in milliseconds, but rather in 1/24 second intervals AFAIK.
     
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  6. Declinator Savant

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    Are you certain that the footage you are cutting isn't 24 fps and so rather than 1/24 second intervals they are simply frames?
     
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    I am assembling the video out of an image sequence I myself created.
     
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    Took a look at the program. You can just do Settings -> Video Mode -> Custom -> Add and set the frame rate to your wishes so if you actually want millisecond accuracy then 1000 frames per second (which would be ridiculous unless you have something real special that can handle that sort of a frame rate). You'll probably want 60 frames per second. The intervals on the timeline will shift accordingly.
     
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    I have 128 frames and want them to play at 20fps. That means the video should be 6.4 seconds long. I did as you said and created a new video mode, but the duration is stuck at 5 3/24 seconds.
     
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  10. Nostaljaded Learned

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    I've tested on both Shotcut & OpenShot before and IMO OpenShot is a better option as Shotcut is missing 'image overlay on top of video track' transitions & effects (or UI is so unintuitive that I couldn't find it).

    Did a quick check on your video requirements that it can be easily done.
    The settings is at 'File\Export Video\Advanced\Profile'.
     
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  12. Declinator Savant

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    This Shotcut is really not the most intuitive editor but image specific duration can be set accurately by pressing properties and Duration. You should then add them to the timeline (plus button) where you can drag-edit their duration also. If you don't see the timeline then press the timeline button. You can possibly have transitions if you have them overlap on different video tracks which you can add by right clicking on the left side of the timeline and pressing add video track (audio tracks can be added similarly).
     
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    Nvidia Shadowplay or OBS for capturing raw footage. Hitfilm for editing. All free.
     
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