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    need video editing software
    greetings everyone!

    i am a new macbook user and i am curious on what's the best video editing software for macs.

    can anyone suggest or comment on what's the best video editing that you use for your macbook?

    replies are much appreciated...
    thanks!

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    rman's Avatar
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    Depends on your needs. Your system should have come with iMovie and iDVD, that would be a start. You can get Final Cut Express also.
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    I was using iMovie (the older one, 06) and it's quite good. I recently got Final Cut Express 4, but haven't learned to use it. I want to soon as it's very powerful, I know Studio would be overkill for me.
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    Final Cut is a more advanced editing software, but you just need to sit and play around with the video options to get a good feel for it. the new iMovie '09 is a perfect beginners program. it has many extra options, like themes and built-in SFX. but they are all very basic and preset, no settings...

    Final Cut Express is a cheaper version, and definitely worth the dough. color correction/replacement, Green/Bluescreen, Even 3-D possibilities! so I suppose it depends on what you are going to want to do with the video you shoot. Good Luck
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    As noted, you get iMovie with a Mac. This is great for a more than the basics and likely is good enough for most people.

    In the high end, you have Apple's Final Cut Studio, Adobe's Premier Pro, and tools from Avid.

    Here is a list I've compiled of editors and other tools of concern.

    Editing


    Pictures to Video


    DVD Authoring
    iDVD
    MoveGate
    Toast 10 Titanium
    DVD Studio Pro (part of the FCS package)


    Blu-Ray Authoring
    Roxio Toast Titanium
    Adobe Premier Pro
    Apple Compressor (in the latest FCS package)


    Notes:
    Toast is a general purpose tool, so don't expect the full features of the dedicated tools.

    Apples tools are: iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Studio which includes FCP, DVD Studio Pro, and much more.

    Blu-Ray is a tricky business but here are some interesing links.
    CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

    Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.

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    What video editing software do I need to get to be able to blur out faces, I would like to know the name of it, and if you know, I would like to know how much it costs

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    For blurring multiple faces, Final Cut will work. See the Apple site for pricing. Search the net for tutorials on how to do it.
    CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

    Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.

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    I recommend iMovie....Final Cut is way too complicated, even the express version

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