I have been uploading a few, limited video's to Youtube for my travel blog, but I really need to graduate beyond simple one shot video's. Any advice you have as to what sort of video editing software works best, be easiest to use, etc. would be appreciated. I'm not trying to go hollywood, just simple editing (combine video sequences, cut out bad sections, maybe overwrite the sound). Thanks.
The website Videohelp may be of use to you. You can find it here http://www.videohelp.com/
It lists a variety of software, shareware, freeware and commercial and gives reviews and often tips and hints. There are also plenty of 'How-to guides'.
Jeanette, if you use a mac platform, imovie is very easy to work with, especially for beginners. If you're on a pc, supposedly windows movie makers is a similar equivalent. Otherwise, the only other "easy" one that I've heard of is Sony's Vegas...but I know nothing about it. Maybe someone else does?....And then there's this guy who seems to have done a lot of research on the topic: Tim Good luck!
No, I'm on a Windows XP platform. I finally broke down and bought Adobe - but have been too lazy to install it yet. Hope to get that done tonight. Fortunately I don't plan to do anything fancy yet, but can get by with some simple editing for a while and learn the software that way.
I have uploaded a few short video's to YouTube and been able to link to them in my blog - but the quality is pretty poor. Maybe I've got enough tools now to improve a little bit?
From everything that I've heard, Mac is a better platform for this sort of stuff - but I'm afraid I've probably been a PC user too long to switch (bad excuse, isn't it?)