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Editing Software Recommendation

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I’ve never bought any editing software before, having chosen to just suffer through Windows Movie Maker (with some help from iMovie which I don’t have access to regularly) for my own little projects and Uni assignments. So, with a more substantial doco assignment headed my way, I’ve decided its time I get myself some proper editing software.

I tried to get away without spending a dime and gave Davinci Resolven a go, but my PC isn’t fast enough to run it.

Since many of you here are so knowledgeable about editing and post-production processes in general, I’d like to ask for a recommendation on editing software!

I use Windows and, if the software will last me several years, have a budget of a couple hundred dollars.

I’ll be using the software for fairly general editing, but don’t want to limit myself and get stuck when I become more experienced and attempt more difficult tasks later.

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Vegas Studio is very powerful for how cheap it is. This version (which I’m still using) is old but for $50 you can’t beat the value.

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Studio-Platinum-Production-Version/dp/B0051M6IPI/ref=sr_1_4?s=software&ie=UTF8&qid=1497222856&sr=1-4&keywords=vegas+studio

The new version is $140, not sure if it’s worth the extra money or not.

https://www.amazon.com/VEGAS-Movie-Studio-14-Suite/dp/B01MZE9CWH/ref=dp_ob_title_sw

I’ve purchased the Pro version but I can’t use it until I’m done with my current edit.

https://www.amazon.com/VEGAS-Creative-Software-639191250019-Pro/dp/B01LXFQJEY/ref=dp_ob_title_sw

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TV’s Frink said:

Vegas Studio is very powerful for how cheap it is. This version (which I’m still using) is old but for $50 you can’t beat the value.

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Studio-Platinum-Production-Version/dp/B0051M6IPI/ref=sr_1_4?s=software&ie=UTF8&qid=1497222856&sr=1-4&keywords=vegas+studio

The new version is $140, not sure if it’s worth the extra money or not.

https://www.amazon.com/VEGAS-Movie-Studio-14-Suite/dp/B01MZE9CWH/ref=dp_ob_title_sw

I’ve purchased the Pro version but I can’t use it until I’m done with my current edit.

https://www.amazon.com/VEGAS-Creative-Software-639191250019-Pro/dp/B01LXFQJEY/ref=dp_ob_title_sw

Thanks Frink. The latest Vegas Movie Studio 14 Platinum looks really great. That and Cyberlink’s PowerDirector 15 Ultimate seem like my best two options at the moment!

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