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Hi guys, so I have been searching around for a good video editor that is FREE and I really have no idea which one is good or not. I'm very new to this, so any suggestions would be great. What I need mostly is to beable to cut out certain parts of the .avi video, and also add certain .avi videos together to make a longer video. I'm really hoping to be able to have some sort of smooth transition affect when I do this, so it doesn't seem choppy or amateurish.

Another thing I would like suggestions on is: Do I use the video editor to add sound to the video? What about when I want to create an "Intro" to the video with some sort of graphics and sound, then just see the video and hear the voices in the video? As I'm sure it's obvious, I'm pretty new to this but would love to get my feet wet, and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction to:

1. A good video editor, audio editor??? FREE?
2. Links for tutorials on how to make a good video
3. Does the "Intro" with graphics need some sort of 3D graphics editor of some sort?

Thanks and I look forward to a response,
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i do a lot of vid editing and the best bet is nero

i use nero in my windows for vid editing, mainly because i had a little trouble finding a free editor

nero 9 trial

i eventually changed to linux as it has all the programs i need - all free and 'built in'
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Audacity for audio editing.
Avidemux for video editing.
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you can also use Virtualdub http://www.virtualdub.org/

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Edited by Thunderbird1988, 18 May 2009 - 02:46 AM.

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I bookmarked that!
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Thanks for the suggestions thus far. Right now, and I feel so dumb, I am using Windows Movie Maker... which has everything I want to do so far. I didn't know windows came with something like that and I kinda just stumbled across it.

With that said, what program(s) do you use to make intros to a video you are making. Just as an example, like have a picture of me, with a cartoon background of blue sky and white clouds(clouds would be moving slowly) and lets say have words in the back ground going from left and right saying something like, "This video is great" (moving left) and ummm the title of the video moving to the right "Christmas Vacation". Did that put a picture in your head??? :)

Here is some examples of videos that has a beginning that seems to have been created/animated somehow. This is basically what I'm wanting to know how to do, or what program can do it. Keep in mind, this may be a little more professional that what I would do or could do. :)




One more... just example remember! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hWI8OzLXSU

What do you need to do that? Looking for something I can teach myself, maybe this sort of thing is out of my league, or I don't have the training for, but any suggestions would really be appreciated, even if it's basic stuff.

Thanks,
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Oh, in that case, have you tried the Windows Live MovieMaker beta?
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Virtualdub is good for video editing.
For animation you can use synfig: http://www.synfig.com/
You will find many tuts just by searching for them.

And for 3D modeling (takes time to learn) use Blender: http://www.blender.org/
I don't know why you would want to know about Blender, but for me it's a good way to spend my time.
There are many tuts but these are the ones I use: http://en.wikibooks....3D:_Noob_to_Pro
http://www.animation...of-blender.html
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