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Free video editing software for Windows 8?


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#1 illage3


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:11

Hi everyone,


I was wondering is there any free video editing applications out there for Windows 8.


I want to be able to put clips from my HDPVR and add some commentary to them.  I've tried Windows Live movie maker but I dislike it as its too basic for my needs.





#2 Copernic


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:28

VSDC Free Video Editor - was shareware and now is free, just disconect from internet before installing to avoid crapware.


#3 Dutchie64



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:33

Well... If you think Windows Live movie maker is too basic, you're not going to get far with free software I'm afraid.


There are some nice <$100,= editors out there if you don't want to spend too much money on starters. Adobe Premiere Elements comes to mind, or Pinnacle Studio.


Als, have a look at this: http://video-editing...tenreviews.com/


There's also Jashaka (http://www.jahshaka.com/), an open source editor. But this one has leaps and bounds for development. Not sure what the status is at this point.


hope it helps.



#4 PsYcHoKiLLa


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:02

Try this mebbe?



#5 dark-heart



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 23:15

http://www.videolan.org/index.html Home of VLC media player, on the website click onto VLMC as it's there free movie editing software.

#6 +warwagon


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 23:22

Ya new Movie maker SUCKS BALLS!!! Bring back the one in XP and Vista. The new one is geared towards morons.

#7 Crisp


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 23:24

Ya new Movie maker SUCKS BALLS!!! Bring back the one in XP and Vista. The new one is geared towards morons.


But that's the idea behind Windows 8...

#8 BajiRav


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 23:27

Movie Maker on Windows 8 is really bad for me. It introduces weird banding on the output (input Canon VixiaHF31)

#9 ElDani



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:29

The basic version of Lightworks is free, but contains some limitations (format support, stereoscopic, project sharing).