Video software editing new to it and want to learn more!

Video software editing new to it and want to learn more!

7 posts
17 July 2016
Hey lovely people ! Amy from Sheffield here! I'm wanting to start a new hobby such as editing videos with software but I'm completely new to all this but want to learn the basics simply editing YouTube videos making little holiday videos you know that sort of thing I have a laptop but no idea where to start so any advice on this or teaching training would be muchly appreciated ! XXXX
Posted 17 July 2016
Keltica
Photographer
Keltica
It's free and on your laptop or PC if it's pre Win10 but you can download it from here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17779 Windows Movie Maker.

Unless it's changed, it only outputs as a WMV file but it does the job, and there are plenty of tutorials.



Posted 18 July 2016
Tim
Model
Tim
Hey Amy, How's Sheffield treating you with the current heat wave? A great starter question and it sounds like you have some fun projects planned to get you started. I'm just curious if you are using a Windows or Mac laptop? Tim.
Posted 21 July 2016
TheChrisS
Photographer
TheChrisS
Windows Movie maker is certainly a good place to start, but if it's something you enjoy and want to be serious try Adobe Premiere Elements as a starting point - it's not too expensive and is fairly easy to learn.

Don't worry too much about file formats at this point such as WMV. While they are important for down the line I suspect that you're just wanting to make personal videos for yourself or to share on Social media in a non professional capacity so experiment and most important,y have fun. Video editing is part of my job so if you need any tips let me know.

Posted 22 July 2016
Ladiesman
Photographer
Ladiesman
And of course whatever video editing software you're using, you can always find plenty of video tutorials on YouTube etc.
Posted 25 July 2016
Tim
Model
Tim
I know Pinnacle Studio was a rather popular video editing tool too but Windows Movie Maker has come along way and it's at the best price, free!
Posted 26 July 2016
CCP
Photographer
CCP
Apart from Adobe Premiere elements, I recommend Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13, as it's really user friendly and there are some good tuition videos on youtube, and it doesn't cost much. Windows movie maker is ok, but you can't do that much with it. Have fun.

Posted 25 Aug 2016
Edited by CCP 25 Aug 2016
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