Post by DashCamExtraordinaire on Mar 31, 2014 21:42:57 GMT -5
Yeah, torture is right! Ha ha! Mine was a long clip at first. I didn't know what the heck I was doing! My first video took me about a week to put together! Just a five minute video took a week! I look back on it now and I'm like "That took a whole week ?".....
Post by georgiacammer on Mar 31, 2014 22:15:06 GMT -5
My first video took roughly 6 months to compile because I did very little driving. I had so much time to edit and tweak, but the content was underwhelming xD It's a shame it's one of my most watched vids...
Torture. I was using Windows Movie Maker because I wasn't ready to spend money on editing software until I had experimented a little. I had previously used the older version of Movie Maker, the one that came with Windows Vista with an interface closer to Microsoft Office 2003 than to the current Office 2007-and-later version. So I thought I had at least a rudimentary idea of what to do. But the Movie Maker interface on Windows 7 is very different and it gave me a lot of trouble at first. I figured it out without too much trouble, but the software's performance left a lot to be desired (random extreme slowdowns, choppy playback, etc.).
I also made some mistakes of my own. For example, when I was editing the raw downloads to save just the clips I thought I'd want to use, I put in captions during the editing process so I'd remember why I wanted to save a clip or what thoughts I had. Problem was, that doesn't work well if you later decide you want to speed up the video or slow it down or otherwise fiddle with it. The caption gets embedded into the video and cannot easily be edited later unless you save the clip as a "project" (which I almost never do). This led to my first compilation video having a few captions that go past so quickly you can't read them.
The software I use now (Corel VideoStudio Pro X6) is much more reliable and easier to use. It also makes the YouTube upload easier. I may upload to the new version 7, which purports to be 64-bit, but I'm not sure I want to spend the money ($79).
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Post by Bad Drivers of Columbus, GA on Apr 2, 2014 18:11:36 GMT -5
I made my first one with Sony Movie Studio, which is pretty easy to use, though it does have a learning curve. It was a trial and it ran out before my second video, so I used Movie Maker for my second. Movie Maker is actually pretty darn easy to use, though it's quite limited in what you can do. I've used a couple of different editors, and I found Sony Movie Studio to be the best balance between ease of use, smooth running, and functionality. I tried out Cyberlink PowerDirector, but it ran terribly even though I have a relatively well-spec'ed computer. I downloaded Adobe Premiere Elements, but it placed a watermark on the video with the trial so I didn't even care to try it out. I've made quite a few videos of my RC cars years back, but the main problem I have with editing video is procrastinating. It takes quite a while to cut down the clips and then caption them. And then it takes forever to upload since I export the video in the highest setting even though I probably shouldn't and our upload speed is .5 Mbps.
Post by HLW OnTheRoad on Apr 2, 2014 18:22:06 GMT -5
Well I already had some basic experience with video editing, because I have been making other videos than dash camming before. Didn't have to "learn" much more in order to create my dash cam videos. I currently just Adobe Premiere Elements, but I'd love to change my editing program to Sony Vegas in the near future.
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