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KomodoDave
26th Jun 2010, 17:01
Would anyone recommend any specific video editing software above others? Free is good, non-free is ok though.

My main issue is that the recording software I use seems to build up a delay between a recorded video and its audio track. Thus some editor which allows for separation of the audio track from an avi, as well as allowing segmentation of the video to let me insert gaps to rectify this delay would be ideal. It would be even better if the software could simply reduce the output frame rate so the video lasts longer, to tally with the audio track length.

I hear good things about VirtualDub, but recall trying to use it a couple of years ago and being baffled by its complexity (and I'm no schmuck, I write software for a living). If you think I should use VirtualDub and just read up thoroughly on how to use, that's fair enough.

Thanks.

- KD

Driber
27th Jun 2010, 12:28
You could use VirtualDubMod (http://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualdubmod/files/), it's easier than VirtualDub.

I use it all the time to create or edit .AVI and it's pretty straight forward once you take a few hours to familiarize yourself with it.

If your audio builds up a delay, it's possible that the audio track uses a VBR (Variable Bitrate). Use VirtualDubMod to demux the audio and re-encode it using a CBR (Constant Bitrate), then mux it again with the video.

You can select "direct stream copy" for quick muxing without re-encoding the video.

chip5541
27th Jun 2010, 13:21
I just tried Sony's Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum demo. I was really impressed with all the functions available.

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/vegassoftware

I am saving up to purchase.

Check the tools

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudiope/compare

Rios
27th Jun 2010, 15:52
Adobe Premiere, maybe. You can usually find a free trial.

KomodoDave
28th Jun 2010, 00:36
You could use VirtualDubMod (http://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualdubmod/files/), it's easier than VirtualDub.
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it's possible that the audio track uses a VBR (Variable Bitrate). Use VirtualDubMod to demux the audio and re-encode it using a CBR (Constant Bitrate), then mux it again with the video.
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Very useful VBR vs CBR mention there Driber, thanks for that :thumb: I've just downloaded VDM, will give remuxing a go now, as you've suggested.


I just tried Sony's Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum demo. I was really impressed with all the functions available.

Thanks for the link, chip. It certainly looks very capable - I'll give it a whirl if there's no success with VirtualDubMod.


Adobe Premiere, maybe. You can usually find a free trial.

Cheers Rios, I'll have a look at that as well.