View Full Version : Better than Windows Movie maker?

Tifa's Real Lover(really
05-25-2008, 10:47 PM
anyone know a free video editer thats better than windows movie maker?

i want to learn how to do effects and such, and how to make the static noise+ picture effect! :D

05-25-2008, 11:09 PM
Honestly, there's not much* available that's feature-rich and free. Or, at least, not that I've checked for in recent years.

Jahshaka (http://www.jahshaka.org/) is an interesting program, though its funky interface is something I've never been able to get over to do anything with.

Avidemux (http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/) is a fairly feature-rich linear video editor with a lot of filtering and effects available. You can't really mix and match and reorganize clips, though, because as I mentioned it's a linear video editor. Though for simple things it could be useful.

If you want to install Linux, my personal favorite free editing suite is Cinelerra. (http://cinelerra.org/) It's very powerful and full of useful features, but it's Linux-only.

Really, though, if you want to get into editing (and don't want to install Linux and try out some of its native programs), I would recommend getting something like Adobe Premiere Elements, which runs about $50-$60 and would likely have all that you'd need for solid video editing.

05-25-2008, 11:28 PM
virtualdub isn't free anymore? or is it not feature rich?

05-25-2008, 11:31 PM
I forgot about VDub. I never really used it much, though, since it's mostly just filters, but I guess it's pretty similar to Avidemux in that aspect.

05-25-2008, 11:39 PM
If you don't mind coding lots of complex stuff in notepad or similar (I guess like writing javascript for web pages in a way), AviSynth is the most powerful I've come across, you can do all sorts of things like fades, merge videos, resize, stack videos on top of or next to or even over each other, change frame orders, change speed, videos inside videos and more. Plus you can find all sorts of filters to add to it to do different visual effects :p Use it together with VirtualDub to actually encode it's output to a file - Virtualdub's just for encoding since any filter that you can do in VirtualDub, you can do in Avisynth as well, since you can use virtualdub filters in avisynth :p

Tifa's Real Lover(really
05-26-2008, 01:53 AM
umm, i dont know if i should post another thread but, does anyone know how to reverse a video in windows movie maker?

05-26-2008, 08:15 AM
Auuuug, there's like...TWO WAYS...there's a program that you can download that will reverse your video, then you can import that into WMM.

Tifa's Real Lover(really
05-27-2008, 01:05 AM
what program?

06-11-2008, 04:15 PM
I think there's an Avisynth filter that can do that but its name escapes me.