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Jun 6, 2019 19:18:16   #
Los-Angeles-Shooter (a regular here)
 
I'm starting to learn video. Win 10 does not come with a video editor. I'd appreciate suggestions on which to get. I am a beginner and would like to get an editor that is easy to learn and easy to use. If it matters, the video will be shot with a Nikon D3300 or a Panasonic Lumix G85. Thank you.

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Jun 6, 2019 19:31:26   #
Paloviejo
 
Go to the lower left corner where the "Search" box is and type in "Video Editor" and the W10 video editor comes up.

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Jun 6, 2019 21:31:29   #
bsprague
 
I shoot with Panasonic gear including a GX8.

I've been using and enjoying Adobe Premiere Elements for several years and several versions. It is about $100, but sometimes on sale for about $60. It is exceptionally good. But, better is the third party training available.

I can list the other choices if you want.

How can I help you get going?

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Jun 7, 2019 05:40:54   #
Modbuilder
 
Davinci Resolve is free, full featured, incredibly powerful, and a very steep learning curve with lots of online instruction, 1600+ pg manual..
Wondershare Filmora is $40-$100 depending on purchase decision, simpler to learn/use, not as powerful, also lots online instruction.
Be prepared to stay up lots of nights learning video ediiting. It's a "Hill for a Stepper".
Good Luck............. R

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Jun 7, 2019 08:48:28   #
markngolf (a regular here)
 
Paloviejo wrote:
Go to the lower left corner where the "Search" box is and type in "Video Editor" and the W10 video editor comes up.


That's a sub function of "Photos", Win 10 photo/video editor and storage.
Good suggestion.
Mark

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Jun 7, 2019 08:56:28   #
CPR
 
I have the Photoshop/Lightroom package so use Photoshop's video capabilities. It's not as good as some of the dedicated software but lets me use all the filters and such in Photoshop. I've had a couple of videos that were too dark to use and lightened them to usability with PS. I use Corel VideoStudio V7 for the few finished videos that I do.

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Jun 7, 2019 09:36:21   #
burkphoto (a regular here)
 
Los-Angeles-Shooter wrote:
I'm starting to learn video. Win 10 does not come with a video editor. I'd appreciate suggestions on which to get. I am a beginner and would like to get an editor that is easy to learn and easy to use. If it matters, the video will be shot with a Nikon D3300 or a Panasonic Lumix G85. Thank you.


Camera choice does not really affect editing software choice.

The G85 records better video than the D3300, but both do a good job. (My wife uses a D3300 at work, and my GH4 has a similar video “look” to the G85.)

Look at Adobe Premiere Elements. Plenty of online training content is available for it. DaVinci Resolve is another good and free option, with a paid growth path to greater functionality.

Pay attention to sound. On-Camera mics are universally awful. The golden rule of audio: Even a $25 microphone, placed a foot from your sound source, is 100 times better than a $1000 microphone placed ten feet away.

That’s not hyperbole — just physics. The inverse/square law applies to light, sound, and the entire electromagnetic spectrum: 1/D^2 where D = distance. Sound dissipates as the inverse of the square of the distance. At ten feet, you have 1% of the desired sound you have at one foot from the source. And you also have 100 times as much background noise in the signal, relative to the sound you want... once you turn up the volume (gain) to compensate.

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Jun 7, 2019 09:39:01   #
lsaguy
 
Windows Movie Maker is a good place to start.

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Jun 7, 2019 09:54:02   #
burkphoto (a regular here)
 
lsaguy wrote:
Windows Movie Maker is a good place to start.


Watch this...

https://youtu.be/u26YPhZiFy4

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Jun 7, 2019 10:12:37   #
lamontcranston
 
burkphoto wrote:

That’s not hyperbole — just physics. The inverse/square law applies to light, sound, and the entire electromagnetic spectrum: 1/D^2 where D = distance. Sound dissipates as the inverse of the square of the distance. At ten feet, you have 1% of the desired sound you have at one foot from the source. And you also have 100 times as much background noise in the signal, relative to the sound you want... once you turn up the volume (gain) to compensate.


Thank you for clearing that up. Everything makes sense now.

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Jun 7, 2019 10:18:45   #
bsprague
 
burkphoto wrote:
Camera choice does not really affect editing software choice.

The G85 records better video than the D3300, but both do a good job. (My wife uses a D3300 at work, and my GH4 has a similar video “look” to the G85.)

Look at Adobe Premiere Elements. Plenty of online training content is available for it. DaVinci Resolve is another good and free option, with a paid growth path to greater functionality.

Pay attention to sound. On-Camera mics are universally awful. The golden rule of audio: Even a $25 microphone, placed a foot from your sound source, is 100 times better than a $1000 microphone placed ten feet away.

That’s not hyperbole — just physics. The inverse/square law applies to light, sound, and the entire electromagnetic spectrum: 1/D^2 where D = distance. Sound dissipates as the inverse of the square of the distance. At ten feet, you have 1% of the desired sound you have at one foot from the source. And you also have 100 times as much background noise in the signal, relative to the sound you want... once you turn up the volume (gain) to compensate.
Camera choice does not really affect editing softw... (show quote)


"Pay attention to sound. On-Camera mics are universally awful. The golden rule of audio: Even a $25 microphone, placed a foot from your sound source, is 100 times better than a $1000 microphone placed ten feet away. "

Rode has a brand new solution for better sound.....

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1471382-REG/rode_wireless_go_compact_wireless.html

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Jun 7, 2019 10:19:25   #
burkphoto (a regular here)
 
lamontcranston wrote:
Thank you for clearing that up. Everything makes sense now.


You're welcome. That's why I clip lapel mics on people for interviews. It's why I put a shotgun mic on a boom pole and hold it above talent's heads. It's why I use wireless mic transmitters near a source, and wireless receivers at the camera...

When we participate in the 48 Hour Film Project in a couple of weeks, we will use a wireless transmitter and a shotgun mic on a boom pole. We will use two cameras, and use the awful audio on one of them to synchronize to the other one that we plug the mic into.

"Get close..." the number one rule of audio.

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Jun 7, 2019 10:28:15   #
dandev
 
Try Shotcut for software. It's free and there are tutorials for it. I just edited my first movie with it. I'm now trying Davinci Resolve. More complex, but it builds on what I learned by using Shotcut.

I bought a pair of the new Rode Wireless Go's. I like them. I did by a lavalier mic to go with it - so the receiver, albeit small, doesn't have to be seen.

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Jun 7, 2019 10:44:30   #
burkphoto (a regular here)
 
bsprague wrote:
"Pay attention to sound. On-Camera mics are universally awful. The golden rule of audio: Even a $25 microphone, placed a foot from your sound source, is 100 times better than a $1000 microphone placed ten feet away. "

Rode has a brand new solution for better sound.....

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1471382-REG/rode_wireless_go_compact_wireless.html


And I would own two of them now, but they're not available from dealers just yet! I've been searching for them for weeks.

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Jun 7, 2019 10:48:34   #
burkphoto (a regular here)
 
dandev wrote:
Try Shotcut for software. It's free and there are tutorials for it. I just edited my first movie with it. I'm now trying Davinci Resolve. More complex, but it builds on what I learned by using Shotcut.

I bought a pair of the new Rode Wireless Go's. I like them. I did by a lavalier mic to go with it - so the receiver, albeit small, doesn't have to be seen.


dandev, where did you find the Wireless Go's? All my usual sources don't have them yet.

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