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Video editing freeware

By Jeff501
Aug 15, 2011
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  1. Hi
    Looking for video editing software that is freeware that my students can use. Any ideas? Thanks
  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    There are lots of types of this kind of software. I like to use VirtualDub for making simple cuts and rendering.

    VirtaulDub.org
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,548   +96

    Picasa from Google has some video editing capabilities. Not sure how comprehensive they are as I have only researched free photo and video editing solutions recently myself and haven't had a chance to play with it (visitors leave on Sunday so will play then...).

    http://picasa.google.com/


    If they are using Windows OS on the machines being used for video editing then I believe there is Microsoft Windows Movie Maker for free.

    http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker?os=other
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    I forgot the source file type (probably an MP4), and I needed to trim it and add some credit to the end of the clip. Movie Maker did the job. And it's free.
  5. Neil010

    Neil010 TS Rookie Posts: 57

    I agree. If your student are using Windows, just ask them to use Windows Movie Maker. It'll most like have a lot more to offer than other, free, open source programs.

    I know this is a bit off-topic for what you need, but if your students need to do audio and image edditting... Audacity (audio edditting) and GIMP (image edditting) would be perhaps the best open source softwares for them to use.


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