Free video editing software??


mabudon
#1
I'm looking for something fairly simple that works with raw .AVI files (hopefully) to make a few goofy videos and tho I've seen a lot of freeware I am totally wary of trying something unproven, and the meta-spam from searches makes it tricky to know exactly what's what- any advice from anyone??

I ain't looking for special effects, mostly something to just trim clips and stick them together- any help here would be hot
 
MHz
#2
You might want to check to see if Gimp can do what you want to do.
 
eh1eh
#3
Why don't you just use MS Movie Maker? Does all the basics nicely.
 
mabudon
#4
I don't like moviemaker the way it runs... oh and good to "see" you again eh1eh, how's the pond lookin??

MHz- on searching all I could find relating to "gimp" software wise was an image editing program- is there a different version of it that does video??

Thanks for the response!
 
miniboss
#5
VirtualdubMod is free, and it works with avi files. It's suitable for basic editing, like editing commercials from recorded video from a dvd recorder, or splicing multible avi files together, as long as they are equal in respect to audio sampling rate and resolution.
 
MHz
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by mabudon View Post

I don't like moviemaker the way it runs... oh and good to "see" you again eh1eh, how's the pond lookin??

MHz- on searching all I could find relating to "gimp" software wise was an image editing program- is there a different version of it that does video??

Thanks for the response!

Sorry I forgot this thread.
http://www.brickfilms.com/wiki/index.php?title=GIMP-GAP

The GAP (abbreviation for "GIMP Animation Plugin") is an add-on package to the GIMP. It was originally authored for Linux-based operating systems but has subsequently been ported to other computer systems. It allows the user to import video and process them as a series of individual frames. Frames can be copied, deleted, moved, and cropped/re-sized. Additional tools allow the user to apply various filters to a range of frames (lightening/darkening, colorization, chroma-keying, etc), to play the file at different frame rates or even single-stepping frame-by-frame, and to export the end result back to a video file (e.g., MPEG, AVI, RM). A more detailed description of the GAP and its operation can be found on the GIMP-GAP Overview page.
Note: The Windows version of the GAP only supports importing and exporting of uncompressed AVI video*; an external program must be used to convert other formats to a series of graphic images (i.e., "file_0001.JPEG", "file_0002.JPEG", etc).

http://registry.gimp.org/node/3700

here is a tutorial
http://carol.gimp.org/gimp2/animation/gap/extract/
Last edited by MHz; May 21st, 2008 at 10:41 AM..
 

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