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    I have a Sony HDR MV1 - it has no zoom. I was thinking a guitar player friend and I could do some videos for YouTube. But it also occurred to me that we could get a friend with another camera to do zooming and what not. What software would be used for this ? To edit video from 2 cameras together. I'm thinking maybe it wouldn't be too complicated, but of course I don't really know. All I've done is record MP4 files and trim off the beginnings and endings. And upload to YT.
    Last edited by davd_indigo; 06-06-2016, 04:44 PM.
    https://soundcloud.com/david-goethe/tracks

    Dave's ,YouTube channel

  • #2
    I've had good luck with AVS. Disclaimer: I have very little experience in video work.
    But I like how it's similar to a DAW. You put the video tracks in a track editor and comp them, with fades.
    I also like the fact that once done editing, my bloated pig MP4 files reduce to about 1/2 their original size when saved as an MPG. I've even stripped off audio and replaced it with audio from a different file. It seems pretty versatile.
    And the price (free) is definitely right.

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    • #3
      The main issue you'll probably run into is synchronization, and assuming you'll be using phone or other inexpensive cameras you won't be able to stripe SMPTE and lock them that way, so you may have to do some nudging and alignment in software, but that's not that difficult with a program like Sony's (now Magix's) Vegas. Vegas uses a multitrack paradigm similar to your DAW. On the iPad I use a program that is conceptually similar, but simpler and cheaper called Pinnacle Studio Pro.

      One recommendation - use the audio tracks from a single source; trying to switch between different audio sources will be a nightmare and won't sound right.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by philboking View Post
        I've had good luck with AVS. Disclaimer: I have very little experience in video work.
        But I like how it's similar to a DAW. You put the video tracks in a track editor and comp them, with fades.
        I also like the fact that once done editing, my bloated pig MP4 files reduce to about 1/2 their original size when saved as an MPG. I've even stripped off audio and replaced it with audio from a different file. It seems pretty versatile.
        And the price (free) is definitely right.
        Sounds interesting Phil - do you have a link?

        Is this a Mac or PC program?
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        "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

        - George Carlin

        "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

        - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

        "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

        - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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        • #5
          Here you go: http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Video-Editor.aspx
          Looks like it's Windows only (no linux or Mac)

          It appears to have changed since I downloaded it; it now puts a watermark in the video if you don't register/pay...
          On the other hand, the unlimited licence is $59, certainly very reasonable.

          As Peter Green says, "Oh well."

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        • #6
          I'm a big fan of PowerDirector by Cyberlink for editing videos, but it's all I've ever used.
          I'm guessing you can do some decent edits using Windows Movie Maker.

          Totally agree with Phil, choose a single source for the audio.
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          • #7
            All video is smoke and mirrors (spoiler alert: the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park weren't real ). Shoot a video with you performing and playing with the camera in a fixed position. Then, place the camera somewhere else (like close up), play back the audio over a boombox or whatever, and "play" along with it and lip-sync. Make sure the camera is recording the audio. You'll end up with a bunch of videos; sync them together by listening to the audio and avoiding "slapback." If your lip-synching isn't perfect, just use the sections that are good, and cut away to something else. If you play some cool improvised solo that you can't duplicate, then have the camera on your face...you get the idea.

            Check out the following video, it used one camera (an Olympus flip cam) and was shot entirely in my bathroom. You'll see some SERIOUS smoke and mirrors!! The zoom and pan wasn't done with the camera, but while editing with Magix Vegas.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Anderton View Post
              Check out the following video, it used one camera (an Olympus flip cam) and was shot entirely in my bathroom. You'll see some SERIOUS smoke and mirrors!! The zoom and pan wasn't done with the camera, but while editing with Magix Vegas.

              Your method sounds like the most easily doable at this point by me, the novice. Maybe I'll try it in the near term and later (hopefully) learn to marry audio with two camera footage.

              And BTW, from some video editing roundup reviews, Adobe, Corel and CyberLink seem to be preferred:

              http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,2806,4835,00.asp

              http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-vid...view-2167.html
              https://soundcloud.com/david-goethe/tracks

              Dave's ,YouTube channel

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              • #9
                Don't forget that video editing programs have the equivalent of "effects" for audio. A little blur and glow goes a long way
                Simplicity, my new album project, is now streamable from my YouTube channel.

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                • #10
                  hey indigo dave... welcome to teh boards!
                  my p0asting days were numb bird... now im done... bye.

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                  • #11
                    I have had great success with PowerDirector by Cyberlink. You can sync the audio as long as you have audio on all video cameras. It will sync as many as 100 camcorders although I would imagine that you would need a whole bunch of RAM. I only use 2 camcorders and I also use green screen backgrounds.

                    Examples can be found on YouTube.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPGRMe6REvA

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk9Ml36116U

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Icgk6IOz6C8

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPaEud-TwFk
                    Kenny Begun
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