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What video editing software do you use and why?

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Hello I’m new to the forum. Been a fan of LTT show for a while. Thanks to Linus making videos about their render servers (I had no idea how servers worked before those videos) it made me be interested into looking into video editing. I also had a very weak computer for a while but right now I finally have something decent for the time being 3rd gen I5 with gtx 1060. 

 

I have been slowly learning davinci resolve for the time being. I like it’s color effects ability and the fact I can throw just about any video on the timeline without transcoding although I did find I had an issue with some GoPro footage and I needed to transcode it so it wouldn’t be glitchy in the timeline (another thing I had no idea about transcoding....) 

 

i want to eventually look into hit film. I’m mainly going to the cheap cheerful and as free as possible route for now so I can learn it and then when I get more comfortable I’ll go from there. 

 

What software do you like to use and why? Also like I said I’m very new to this whole thing it’s kind of overwhelming for me but I’m willing to learn about it. 

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I use this program called Shotcut. It's free and pretty straightforward. There are some features that I wish it had, but considering the fact that it is free and provides a huge range of options, it's amazing.

 

I have Song Vegas Pro, but don't use it much since my PC is too slow for it.


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I use vegas pro.

Also used premiere and after effects in the part but I am faster in vegas for the kind of stuff I do.


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I use Final Cut, Motion 5, Premiere, After Effects, Resolve, and Fusion 9. They all have their pros and cons


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I'm trying to use Davinci Resolve, its free which is a big plus. The only issue I have with it is that trying to scrub through footage from the GoPro is so laggy. I have an i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB RAM and SSD.

Apparently, the Studio version runs a lot better but I don't fancy spending $300 and finding out that it makes no difference. has anyone tried it before with similar specs? and got good results?


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On 3/6/2019 at 7:54 PM, lph said:

I'm trying to use Davinci Resolve, its free which is a big plus. The only issue I have with it is that trying to scrub through footage from the GoPro is so laggy. I have an i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB RAM and SSD.

Apparently, the Studio version runs a lot better but I don't fancy spending $300 and finding out that it makes no difference. has anyone tried it before with similar specs? and got good results?

Havent heard anything about studio running better before.

 

If you don't mind using more storage space, use  "create optimized media" feature.


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I use Resolve 15 because it's free and seems powerful, it can do more than I use it for.


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Where I work we all use premiere and after effects, but I'm interested to look into DaVinci Resolve for it's color grading. I've heard a lot of good things about it. But if you're just starting out, I think PP would be the best, because it seems there are the most tutorials for it. And once you know what you are doing, I think you won't need more than a month to switch to whatever NLE. 


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15 hours ago, Mihle said:

Havent heard anything about studio running better before. 

 

If you don't mind using more storage space, use  "create optimized media" feature.

I read on other forums saying that the studio version is better as it has an ability to switch to GPU instead of CPU for video playback and encoding/decoding.

Yeah optimizing media helps a lot for laggy playback but it takes time and storage space, but still its free so cant really complain too much.

'Mihle' what are you running on your rig? are you getting good playback from your video files without optimizing media or trans coding?


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3 hours ago, lph said:

I read on other forums saying that the studio version is better as it has an ability to switch to GPU instead of CPU for video playback and encoding/decoding.

Yeah optimizing media helps a lot for laggy playback but it takes time and storage space, but still its free so cant really complain too much.

'Mihle' what are you running on your rig? are you getting good playback from your video files without optimizing media or trans coding?

Well, I usually use optimized media, and it then works fine. I have stuff on my HDDs. But if I don't, 4k footage from my Fuji X-T20 (100 Mbps) play fine before edits, but after some are done, it can start to drop frames yes. Especially in transitions. If I remember right.

 

But don't notice any of that with optimized media. Haven't done much Fusion stuff apart from the built in titles yet tho... After I have edited one project, I do delete the optimized media.

 

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I just learned recently davinci let’s you add more effects. The hit film effects can be imported into resolve. It’s called ignite express 2017. It’s free. 

 

Also so I found shutterstock had a free download of effects you can download and drop right on the timeline. Like light leaks and light flairs and explosions and other effects 

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And oh yes the use optimized media. So I transcoded an 11gb mov file. It turned into a 220gb file 😨 so have lots of space available for that feature 

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I personally use Premiere, I was certified in it back in high school, and since then I've never put it down. I know how to use it and I just prefer it.. But one thing I did try Final Cut Pro X, and I love the automatic time line rendering (as well as the magnetic timeline) I just didn't know it well enough to actually adopt it as my go to. But its also a great editing program

 

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I've been using Hitfilm Express for editing and combining GoPro footage.  I find it's pretty easy to match up multiple videos and overlay them, which is really all I've been doing with it.  I've had some good experiences recently with post processing video stabilization in HitFilm since I often have some shaky bits of footage from bumpy roads.

 

Davinci Resolve seems to be pretty popular, has anyone using that used HitFilm as a comparison?  

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I use FCPx, premiere and Resolve.  They all have their qurks and you can make any of them work for you if you learn their methods but honestly Resolve is the one I kike the most as they add new features every 6 months too 12 months which untill recently neither fcp or premiere did. 

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