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Old 11-08-2010, 03:20 PM   #1
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Question Recommendation requested simple video editing


This is my first LQ posting.

My question is reasonably straight forward but may be subjective.

I'm looking for an easy to use video editing tool for cleaning up and enhancing the simple movies that can be made with digital compact stills cameras.

My camera (a Panasonic Lumix) records these as Apple Quicktime MOV format and uses a very basic internal microphone to enable it to include a very poor soundtrack. My current desktop is Ubuntu 10.04 running on an old Athlon 64 single core with 2GB RAM with "enough" spare disk capacity for these very short home movie clips. I can play them back with the standard media player at present.

I'm not a professional multimedia artist and I'm looking for a very simple, easy to use tool that will enable me to clean up, convert, etc. Ideally, I'd want to send these either via e-mail or on CD to family and friends.

Recommendations please?

Many thanks in advance.

Jamloc
 
Old 11-08-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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http://www.osalt.com/avidemux
 
Old 11-08-2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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Top 5 rated. Cinelerra was too hard to use. Kino looks interesting.

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/top5-li...stem-software/

Also, new but may be easy to use:

http://www.pitivi.org/
 
Old 11-09-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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Thank you to both udaman and sag47.

It looks as though Avidemux would be the best solution for me.

I have looked at PiTiVi but I think that it is intended for a more sophisticated user. The same can be said for most of the others, although LiVES seems to bridge the divide well.

Once again many thanks for your advice.
 
Old 11-09-2010, 02:59 PM   #5
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