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(08-17-2016, 05:38 PM)Fridget Wrote: So for years in the past, and the time that I've been editing my youtube videos, I have been using 'Lightworks' as my editing software; its free and has a lot of professional features. What I want to know is: what would you guys recommend as a software to change to. Light works can't cope with the sheer amount of editing I'm now doing and it doesn't help that it limits itself to only 2GB of virtual RAM (despite efforts to change that). The features I use most (and that I would need) are:
-ability to overlay an image over the video
-ability to re-size and reposition the video (to do picture in picture / zooms)
-ability to change speed of video and audio
-ability to mark and park and remove and replace
-ability to make the video black and white/greyscale
So can anyone help me with finding some new software? Budget is free - as low as possible (preferably under £100 but I could save up if needed)
Thanks guys

I use Adobe Premiere Elements, currently, because I didn't want to pay monthly for the Pro version & I really do LOVE it.  It can do all that you are asking for, although I'm not exactly sure what "mark & park / remove & replace" means.. but you could easily look up Elements to see if it can do it.  I believe I paid around $90 for it, but it's on sale now for $59.99 until Monday!!  I have used the Adobe Premier Pro as a trial & it is amazing.. but the Elemements does A LOT of what the Pro does.. just not in as fancy of a package.  I've never been disappointed with my purchase.  I'm sure I'll upgrade some day, but I imagine that'll be a few years from now.

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I'm using Filmora by Wondershare. It's pretty easy to use, but isn't free. Worthy of investment though, if you're planning on doing lots of YouTube videos. It hits all the criteria that you've listed.
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I'm sure this has been said a lot when it comes to editing software, but for all the things you've listed and more you cannot go wrong with Premier Pro on PC and Final Cut Pro on Mac.

They are the top of the game.  Why settle for less?
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I use Cyberlink PowerDirector also and I have for 2 years. I love it, easy to use and affordable.
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(09-09-2016, 03:18 AM)TheShenanigans Wrote: I use Cyberlink PowerDirector also and I have for 2 years. I love it, easy to use and affordable.

I use PowerDirector for my mobile videos and I love it! So Easy! Is the computer app awesome as well?
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This is definitely a topic I struggled with for a very very long time.. Especially on Windows 10, they offer no free video editing software which really irritated me. After months of figuring out what I am going to do I actually went ahead and got Sony Vegas Pro. The price point isn't funny at all, but someone who is serious about YouTube is serious about YouTube...Haha, I think Adobe is a good way to go, however, because it offers very good features and I believe it allows you to pay by month instead of shelling out hundreds and hundreds of dollars right off the bat.
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Definitely Adobe Premiere. It can be a little bit daunting for someone who has come from really easy to use software but it's not too bad at all and there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube for Premiere. The features in Premiere are awesome and even better if you also have After Effects :)
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I go with Song Vegas Movie Studio 11. It's not the most recent version of Vegas but it is really versatile and stable. I really can't fault how well it works and the price point is great as well, being only around £25 on Amazon.
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(09-01-2016, 04:48 PM)dolphinstar3331 Wrote: I use Wondershare Filmora and I really like it! It has all the capabilities that you listed and works on all computers. There is also a way to get it for free without the watermark. There is a lot of tutorials on youtube as to how to do that so I won't explain it here.

I've been using Filmora as well. Its a great platform to start on. I was brand new into editing video and this program is extremely easy to use and puts on great edits! I feel like i will be using it for quite some time.
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I have used:
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe After Effects
- iMovie
- Final Cut Pro (10)
- Sony Vegas
- Avid

I strongly recommend investing and purchasing Adobe Premiere Pro. By far my favorite software to use.
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