The overall theme of this site is to try to simplify the process of how to choose video editing software and how to get started in both shooting and editing your footage. So in this section of the site I have outlined what I believe is an effective strategy anyone can follow when trying to decide on which video editing software is best for you. This page will give you a good … [Read more...] about How to Choose Video Editing Software
How to Choose an Editor
A step by step guide to choosing the best video editing software to suit your needs.
In this section of the D.I.Y Video Editor you will find a series of articles covering the important points you need to cover when choosing a video editor.
Years of software development in this area has resulted in an apparent "sameness" when it comes to performance and features.
Unfortunately any group of products that have reached that point will then resort to aggressive marketing to then create an apparent "difference."
All features are not created equal and their importance can vary wildly.
Prices and Budget
This is a more detailed page as part of the series on how to choose the best video editing software for you. On this page we will cover the need for deciding on a price range and setting (and sticking to!) a budget. In sales I think they say that the very last thing you should discuss with the customer is the price. So in the spirit of not selling... let's discuss the … [Read more...] about Prices and Budget
Making Sense of the User Interface
One of the first things you will see when you open any video editing program is of course the user interface. When trying to decide which editing software you want to choose there is an importance to this point but there is also a need to put it in its correct perspective. All computer software attempts to some degree, to mimic the same function that the software is replacing … [Read more...] about Making Sense of the User Interface
Video File Format Compatibility
Video File Import and Export Choices As I mentioned in the basic editing functions post in this series on how to choose the best video editing software for you one thing to keep in mind during the selection process is, "What is it that I am REALLY going to do with this software?" There is absolutely no point in spending extra money on software that handles all sorts of TV … [Read more...] about Video File Format Compatibility
Basic Editing Functions
The software you will be looking at for home video editing goes by the name of Non-Linear Editing (NLE). NLE video editors differ from old video editing techniques due to the entire process being carried out within a computer environment. The main concept of this, that benefits you the user, is that all editing decisions you make, everything you do to a clip or a project is … [Read more...] about Basic Editing Functions