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Author Topic: [Looking For] Free (or very cheap) Video Editing Software  (Read 509 times)

Stephen66515

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[Looking For] Free (or very cheap) Video Editing Software
« on: November 19, 2018, 11:18 AM »
Hey guys,

I am in the market for a Video Editing suite.  It needs to have at least the following features (or the majority of), and be free if possible.

• Multi-track Facilities for cutting/splicing video tracks and audio tracks
• Built-in transitions
• Decent overlay features (for adding text over video)
• Green-screen editing (Not required but would be nice)
• No stupid watermarks that show up after rendering

Thanks

~Stephen
« Last Edit: November 19, 2018, 11:29 AM by Stephen66515 »

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Re: [Looking For] Free (or very cheap) Video Editing Software
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 11:38 AM »
There are quite a few free ones, a nice overview video here https://www.youtube..../watch?v=YiesMpzFYf8 with pros/cons (DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm, Avid Media Composer First, Lightworks, Kdenlive, OpenShot and Shotcut - all free, non-watermarked - windows/mac/linux)

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Re: [Looking For] Free (or very cheap) Video Editing Software
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 11:41 AM »
There are quite a few free ones, a nice overview video here https://www.youtube..../watch?v=YiesMpzFYf8 with pros/cons (DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm, Avid Media Composer First, Lightworks, Kdenlive, OpenShot and Shotcut - all free, non-watermarked - windows/mac/linux)

Lightworks doesn't seem to be free anymore (from what I can see) - When I went to the website it only had an option to buy it, or download a trial.

I'm actually downloading HitFilm right now, but from what I gather it's very resource intensive so may not like my measly 4GB RAM lol.  I'll take a look at the video for the rest of them though, thanks!

~Stephen

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Re: [Looking For] Free (or very cheap) Video Editing Software
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2018, 12:56 PM »
Perhaps the trial reverts to "free" - don't know of course. You may try to find it on an "old download site" (not illegal or something like that but there are websites that keep archive(s) of installers of all versions of popular software. (Won't be able to recommend any in particular but Google will know no doubt)

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Re: [Looking For] Free (or very cheap) Video Editing Software
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2018, 03:05 PM »
Lightworks has a free edition:

    http://www.lwks.com/compareversions
   
The installer is the same - features are enabled by the license installed. You need to register an account for the free version.

From the Installation and Activation Guide:

If you do not have a valid license for Lightworks, a renewable seven day license is issued to your system the first time you start Lightworks. You must have an active connection to the internet when you do this, otherwise the license will not be issued and you will be unable to use Lightworks until you do connect online.

When you start Lightworks, you will see a display in the Project Browser which counts down your free seven day trial period. Before the seven day period expires, you must register an account before you can continue using the free version of Lightworks.

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Re: [Looking For] Free (or very cheap) Video Editing Software
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2018, 08:41 PM »
I used VSDC http://www.videosoftdev.com a project and it did what I wanted.  If you pay a subscription  you can get hardware acceleration; I didn't need it.

Chris