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    Hi All

    I have a friend who is a writer and has asked me " I recorded the [book] launch event on Zoom. I'd like to clean up the video a bit - maybe top and tail it with a slide and take out some of my ums and ers - but I've no idea how to. This may be an impossible ask, but can you recommend some free or cheap software that is easy to learn and use on the PC?"

    She does about one launch a year, it was only zoom because of COVID. She isn't going to get into film making.

    I am using Resolve which is not a solution. It is Over kill and far too much of Learning curve. Any suggestions for a PC iMovie?


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    Microsoft Windows used to come with a free program called Movie Maker, and Windows 10 replaced it with Video Editor. I haven't used either, though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by combatentropy View Post
    Microsoft Windows used to come with a free program called Movie Maker, and Windows 10 replaced it with Video Editor. I haven't used either, though.
    An obvious answer (now some one has pointed it out to me!) in 3 minutes.
    Many thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMedia View Post
    Hi All

    I have a friend who is a writer and has asked me " I recorded the [book] launch event on Zoom. I'd like to clean up the video a bit - maybe top and tail it with a slide and take out some of my ums and ers - but I've no idea how to. This may be an impossible ask, but can you recommend some free or cheap software that is easy to learn and use on the PC?"

    She does about one launch a year, it was only zoom because of COVID. She isn't going to get into film making.

    I am using Resolve which is not a solution. It is Over kill and far too much of Learning curve. Any suggestions for a PC iMovie?
    I agree. Resolve I love for getting detailed about things, but is a bit of a bear for simple things.


    If you get a Mac with an M1, you can get this one app for your desktop, laptop, iPhone, and iPad. lumafusion

    $19
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lumafusion/id1062022008


    But as Combat mentioned, the free video editors on Mac and Windows are serviceable too. =)


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    Try Magix movie studio. Haven't used it in a few years, but it used to have a bunch of built in tutorials showing you how to do stuff. And if you ever need more detailed stuff, can upgrade to Vegas Pro


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    By sheer coincidence, Magix Vegas movie studio is now available as part of a Humble Bundle for $25.
    https://www.humblebundle.com/softwar...ent=cta_button


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    I believe OP is asking for a simple NLE more than anything else.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CBS View Post
    I believe OP is asking for a simple NLE more than anything else.
    Correct, the simpler the better for a complete novice to use (no, not me :-) ) one or twice a year with no learning curve.
    As noted above I pointed her at the "video Editor" that is built into Win 10. I had no idea it was there and it is the PC equivalent of iMovie i.e. free, simple and already installed.

    But don't let that stop people discussing other free/cheap entry level editors.
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    Probably should suggest KDEnlive on Windows, tons of tutorial stuff on YouTube, and free.
    https://kdenlive.org/en/


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