Originally posted by Kenny_Stang
OK, maybe I better explain what I need it for. I download "backup copies" of movies off of Kazaa and some of them have glitches, or are too big, etc. I would like a simple-to-use video editing program to cut the video where the glitches are and to cut movies in half when they are too big... that's basically it. I'm not really looking to create my own videos or do fancy effects. I did download a trial version of Ulead software, but I haven't had a lot of luck editing videos with it. Also it must be able to edit divx encoded videos... not sure if they can all do that or not. Thanks.
I'm giving Ulead a go for some of my PVR editing duties. It's simplicity in the purest form. Very straight forward, I figured out how to cut commercials out, and splice the movie back together, and create a new movie with no commercials in about 10 minutes.
And it exports movies on a 1:1 timescale, or at 30fps. I used to use After Effects for stuff like this, or Premier (Ulead is set up similar to Premier, only in a much more watered down UI), and they'd go like 10 - 15fps for straight up convesion ... add some effects in there and I could easily make each frame take a minute or two ... or more
The only potential drawback I see so far, the rendered video (and maybe this is just with mpegs as that's all I've worked with on it so far) has a higher gamma value than the source ... so it's a little brighter. But not by much. And I'm sure there's a setting somewhere to use the source gamma, I just haven't looked around yet.
A tip though ... save. Save often. I started cutting commercials out of the Alias episode I recorded last night, and after cutting the second batch of commercials, and scrolling through to find the next set ... the program just froze. So I had to re-do it all.
Oh yeah, and I gave Blaze Media Pro a try too. It seems even more straight forward ... but when I tried to save the commercial less episode ... it got all the way to the end, and said there was a problem in the save dialog, and it aborted the entire process
So I wiped it out, and gave Ulead a go at that point