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Good open source video editing software?

08-16-2012, 03:17 PM
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Good open source video editing software?

Hey, I'm looking for a good free video editor, but can't seem to find any good ones... It doesn't have to be fancy, just something simple enough to replace Windows Movie Maker. Anyone know of a few good open source video editors for Windows? Thanks!

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12-12-2012, 05:04 PM
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Windows? Why not edit the video on your iPhone/iPod touch? There's quite a few free video editing apps out there.

12-12-2012, 05:28 PM
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Virtuadub is really the only thing that comes to mind for me personally

It's not that simple though so might not be a good choice, people tend to use it more for encoding than editing in truth but it's capable enough.

avidemux is another but most of what I said above is true for it as well.

Just out of interest why are you moving away from microsofts movie maker as far as I know it's still free and probably a good bit easier than the ones I mentioned.

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12-12-2012, 05:45 PM
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A lot of companies offer free trials, not sure if you need a longer term solution but Avid and Adobe Premier offer 30 day free trials and they're excellent programs.

12-13-2012, 08:32 AM
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i love lives and is supposed to work on Windows and Mac, (though i never tried it myself - I use it on a Linux machine)

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12-24-2012, 12:09 PM
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Hmm... Thanks for all the suggestions guys!

So, which is the best (and least expensive) video editing app on the App Store?
12-24-2012, 01:17 PM
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Splice editor is free and pretty good.
12-24-2012, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by LOLavi View Post
Splice editor is free and pretty good.
Thanks! I checked it out, and yeah it is pretty sweet. Looks like there's no way to delete audio from video clips, though... Anyone know of any apps that can do this?