New to video editing: ditch Roxio or bite the bullet?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Roscoe''s Mom, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. I am trying to get into video editing. I usually pick up new skills easily,
    and I have a powerful computer with Vista Ultimate, so theoretically I
    should be in good shape. Right now, I don't need to do anything too
    complicated--just simple editing, trimming, combining clips from various
    sources, adding titles and simple transitions, and burning the finished
    production onto a cd that will play on my dvd player. However, I have been
    struggling for months with Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 and have had very
    little success. I am sure some of my problems have been based on
    compatibility issues between Vista and Roxio, and I understand that most of
    these are now ironed out; I just downloaded the EMC9.1, but before I waste
    any more time with this program, I would love to know whether it is the best
    one for my purposes. I have been told that if I really want to get into this
    stuff, I should ditch Roxio and move up to Photoshop Elements. On the other
    hand, that's an expensive program. I'm wondering if I should just give up on
    the more powerful programs and go with Windows Movie Maker and until I am
    more proficient at the whole thing. Two factors make me hesitate to settle
    for a quick fix: first, I am capturing video off a sophisticated high def
    camcorder, and I don't want to lose either video or audio quality in the
    translation; secondly, I would like to be able to re-edit my video
    productions without starting over from scratch later as I become more
    proficient at the process. Is it possible to begin a production using a
    program like Windows Movie Maker, and later edit it with a more sophisticated
    program? Is any of the quality of my captured video lost in the Windows
    Movie Maker transfer to dvd? Who out there has a recommendation about which
    video editing program is ultimately best for me ?
     
    Roscoe''s Mom, Dec 31, 2007
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    Klaus Guest

    I'm blowed! How long-winded you Americans can be sometimes! Why don't you
    simply try out WMM instead of forcing us to read your dull story, in the
    assumption that you have a real problem..
    WMM *is a sopihisticated, easy to use program, if not better than Roxy.
     
    Klaus, Dec 31, 2007
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    Bill Condie Guest

    Windows Movie Maker is the easy way to go.

    It also gives you the option of saving to DVD or whatever.

    The Vista HELP is very informative

    PS: Ignore the Kraut's snide remarks.
     
    Bill Condie, Dec 31, 2007
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