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17-09-2008, 04:23 AM
Free Video Editing Software

Microsoft Photo Story 3
Microsoft Photo Story 3 (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx)

Create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail. Watch them on your TV, a computer, or a Windows Mobile–based portable device.

Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2.1
Windows Movie Maker (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx)

Wax (http://www.debugmode.com/wax/)

Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software. The idea for Wax is to be very general purpose and flexible in video compositing and effects, so that you can compose your dream video sequence with ease everytime.
Wax can create 2D & 3D special effects and can work in two modes - as a standalone application which would appeal for home users/beginners, and as a "plug-in" to video editors/NLEs which would be more useful for professional editors. Currently Wax can work as a plug-in with Sony Vegas®, Pure Motion EditStudio and Adobe Premiere® and work for integrating with various other NLEs is in progress.

ZS4 Video Editor
ZS4 Video Editor (http://www.zs4.net/)

ZS4 Video Editor, the new incarnation of Zwei-Stein Video Editor, is advanced video editing and compositing software with over 150 built-in video effects.
ZS4 runs on Windows, Linux and OSX and is free to download and use.

Vivia - The Video Editor
Vivia - The Video Editor (http://vivia-video.org/)

Home user versions with lower learning curves

Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 & Adobe Premiere Elements 7 $179.99
Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 & Adobe Premiere Elements 7 (http://www.adobe.com/products/psprelements/)

Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 7 & Adobe Premiere® Elements 7 software combines the #1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software products at a great value, so you can tell amazing stories with photos and videos*. And now, extend the capabilities of your software with new Photoshop.com Plus** membership
Corel VideoStudio® Pro X2 $99.99
Corel VideoStudio® Pro X2 (http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1175714228541)

Corel VideoStudio® Pro X2 is an all-in-one video-editing software for creating high-quality HD and standard-definition movies, slide shows and DVDs. Edit video or photos quickly and easily using the Movie Wizard, or take full control with hands-on creative tools. Even paint, write or draw on your video. Burn your movies on DVDs, or high-definition AVCHD™ and Blu-ray discs. Share on PSP®, iPod® or iPhone®, upload directly to YouTube™. Watch your movies on set-top players or with the included Corel® WinDVD®.
Ulead DVD MovieFactory® 6 Plus $79.99
Ulead DVD MovieFactory® 6 Plus (http://www.ulead.com/dmf/features.htm)

PureHD™ - HD DVD and Blu-ray
* PureHD™ Capture - Seamlessly capture from the latest high-definition video camcorders from Sony or Canon.
* PureHD™ Authoring & Output - Produce next-generation HD DVD productions with menus.
* Capture from either HDV or DV video camcorder, and burn directly to Blu-ray Disc to create a video disc that plays on your next-generation player.

Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum $84.95
Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum (http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudiope)

Professional-Level Power for Your Home Studio
Video editing, audio production, and DVD authoring come together in a single, powerful solution. Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Edition software has everything needed to produce high-quality movies, corporate videos, wedding DVDs, and more. Easily edit video in almost any format including high definition. Powerful tools for video compositing, color correction, and surround sound mixing help you get feature-film results in your home studio. With integrated DVD authoring, Blu-ray Disc burning, and multiple options for online posting, you can deliver projects however you or your clients desire.

Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 12 $129.99
Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 12 (http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Consumer+Products/Home+Video/Studio+Family/Studio+Ultimate.htm)

Pinnacle Studio™ Ultimate version 12 lets you take advantage of the latest HD video editing technologies, including Blu-ray and AVCHD. All new Pinnacle Montage theme based editing - designed by professional producers and artists

Roxio Creator 2009 $99
Roxio Creator 2009 (http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/suite/overview.html)

Roxio Creator 2009 is the only complete digital media software that lets family members of every age and experience level to easily create, preserve, and share their stories and passions

Pro / Semi-Pro user versions with higher learning curves

Avid Media Composer 3.0 $2,495.00
Avid Media Composer 3.0 (http://www.avid.com/products/Media-Composer-Software/index.asp)
Buy Avid Media Composer 3.0 online (http://store.avid.com/us/index.cfm)

The world's most powerful film and video editing software
If you're a creative editor, you want an editing tool that not only makes storytelling simple, but helps you track your project, organize your media, and pull you through the trouble spots. That's why so many professionals trust their best ideas to Avid Media Composer. Unsurpassed creative tools, rock-solid media management, and the highest quality effects and output make Media Composer the most powerful editing solution available

Avid Liquid 7 $499.99
Pinnacle/Avid Liquid 7 (http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Consumer+Products/Advanced+Video/Liquid+Edition/Avid+Liquid+7.htm)

Avid Liquid’s powerful SD and HD video editor offers integrated DVD authoring; surround sound audio processing and 1000s of powerful real-time effects. Liquid’s integrated toolset provides all of the tools needed to create the highest quality productions and finish to tape, DVD or web streams

Sonly Vegas Pro 8 $549.95
Sonly Vegas Pro 8 (http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/vegaspro)

Professional HD video editing, audio editing, and DVD authoring software
The Vegas Pro collection combines Vegas Pro 8, DVD Architect Pro 4.5, and Dolby® Digital AC-3 encoding software to offer an integrated environment for all phases of professional video, audio, DVD, and broadcast production. These tools let you edit and process DV, AVCHD, HDV, SD/HD-SDI, and all XDCAM™ formats in real time, fine-tune audio with precision, and author surround sound, dual-layer DVDs.
Vegas Pro 8.0c Features XDCAM HD 4:2:2 Camera Support, Fit-to-Fill Editing and Trimmer Tool Enhancements Including Source/Preview Mode; Vegas Pro 8.1 is Industry’s First Available Mainstream 64-bit NLE Software

Edius / Canopus - full line of Video Editing Software and Equipment
Canopus (http://desktop.thomsongrassvalley.com/home.php)

Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium $1,699
Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium (http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/production/)
Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium software combines

Adobe Bridge CS3
Adobe Dynamic Link
Adobe Device Central CS3
Adobe Acrobat® Connect™
Adobe After Effects® CS3 Professional
Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3
Adobe Photoshop® CS3 Extended
Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional
Adobe Illustrator® CS3
Adobe Soundbooth™ CS3
Adobe Encore® CS3
Adobe OnLocation™ CS3* (Windows® only)
Adobe Ultra® CS3 (Windows only)

Maximize your productivity with Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium software, the total post-production solution available for both Mac and Windows®. Tighter-than-ever integration between Adobe's all-new video, audio, and design tools — now including Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional software — offers a smooth workflow from concept to delivery. Reach the widest possible audience by delivering content to film, video, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, the web, and mobile devices.

Adobe® Creative Suite® 3.3 Master Collection $2,499
Adobe® Creative Suite® 3.3 Master Collection (http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/mastercollection/?xNav=MC)
Adobe® Creative Suite® 3.3 Master Collection combines
Adobe Bridge CS3
Adobe Version Cue® CS3
Adobe Device Central CS3
Adobe Acrobat® Connect™
Adobe Dynamic Link
Adobe InDesign® CS3
Adobe Photoshop® CS3 Extended
Adobe Illustrator® CS3
Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro
Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional
Adobe Dreamweaver® CS3
Adobe Fireworks® CS3
Adobe Contribute®
Adobe After Effects® CS3 Professional
Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3
Adobe Soundbooth® CS3
Adobe Encore® CS3
Adobe OnLocation™ CS3 (Windows® only)
Adobe Ultra® CS3 (Windows only)

Other Video / 3D related software

Blender (http://www.blender.org/)

Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

Jahshaka (http://jahshaka.org)

Edit with flexibility and speed
Create Effects in real time
Animate with unlimited features
Paint and design on moving video
Create music with all the tools the pros use
Work in any format at any resolution

AVIedit (http://www.am-soft.ru/aviedit.html)

AVIedit allows you to join and split avi files, extract frames and do whatever you want... You can capture video by number of ways, including one-frame-per-minute (web camera) option, workaround annoying 2 Gb file size limit, send your videos to printer, heavy compress it and post to your webpage. You can change framerate, duration, frame size, color depth of your videos and other properties, even without recompression and without loss of video quality. AVIedit allows you to convert avi clips to bmp and bmp to avi, animated GIFs etc.

Avidemux (http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/)

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks

StoryBoard Pro
StoryBoard Pro (http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/storyboardpro/)

Atomic Learning's FREE Video StoryBoard Pro is designed to give teachers, students, and home movie makers a tool to plan ahead when creating video projects

Video Help
Video Help (http://www.videohelp.com/)

Video Guys - Sales {can be used to find products and information - then search for better pricing elsewhere if desired}
Video Guys (http://www.videoguys.com/)

Videoguys.com is family owned and operated and has proudly served videographers and producers like you for the past 25 years. For three generations, we have been shooting footage of our growing families and have spent countless hours editing. We actually install and use the equipment we sell and we love to share our experience and expertise with you.
Whether you’re a beginner or professional, our knowledgeable Videoguys Team is available to answer all of your questions before, during and after the sale. We’ll even stand behind our recommendations with a 30-day money-back guarantee and FREE tech support – a customer service policy unmatched in the industry!

17-09-2008, 07:21 AM
That is a very extensive list Ron. An absolutely great post!

-- Goku

18-09-2008, 08:53 AM
Forgot these and I even own a copy of all of them

TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress
TMPGEnc DVD Author 3 with DivX® Authoring
TMPGEnc MPEG Editor 3

TMPGEnc Software (http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/index.html)