Gavin W. Burris on 5 Jun 2017 13:33:29 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Video Editing Software

It's great to see Blender recommended!  I have a background in computer animation, did all my senior animations in Blender.  The interface is better these days, but I like to think of Blender as the Vim of computer animation.

These days, I can't see it getting any easier for video editing than the latest iMovie on Mac, especial if you are asking for a relative.  I am biased towards Linux, but would still recommend getting a Mac for iMovie.  Even a used Mac from the last four years, if you're on a budget, is going to be a frustration-eliminating experience.  Simple things, like being able to import the video (without re-encoding) directly off the camera to a thumbnailed event timeline makes a huge difference in usability.  


On Mon 06/05/17 04:03PM EDT, Charlie Li wrote:
> On 05/06/2017 15:29, Thomas Delrue wrote:
> > Hi PLUG,
> > 
> > A relative of mine would like to do some very simple video editing. Is
> > there an easy package she could install that won't overwhelm her and
> > cause her to have to learn the UI and finer points of video editing
> > before being able to create a simple collage?
> > 
> > 
> I used Lightworks for a bit before discovering Blender's built-in video
> editor. I only originally discovered them through Phoronix's reporting
> of them releasing a then-upcoming Linux version, so I pounced on the
> first opportunity to grab it.
> If your relative is familiar with how iMovie/Final Cut Pro feels like,
> this is similar.
> -- 
> Charlie Li
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